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Japan activates first marines since WW2 to bolster defenses against China

SASEBO/TOKYO, Japan (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday activated its first marine unit since World War Two trained to counter invaders occupying Japanese islands along the edge of the East China Sea that Tokyo fears are vulnerable to attack by China.<p>Soldiers of Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force …

Military

The 15 Best Tote Bags for All Your Travel Needs

Anyone who has traveled a fair amount knows the value of a good tote. The workhorse of the travel bag ensemble, it’s the perfect carry-all for your …

Where to Eat in Tsukiji: 11 Excellent Restaurants

Whatever you decide to do, if you need to know where to eat in Tsukiji, here’s a list of some of the best restaurants in the area.<p>11 Tsukiji …

17 Cool Things to Do in Tokyo

Tokyo is a city like no other. Sure, you can visit museums, temples, and eat at one of the thousands of delicious restaurants, but you can also do …

No Regrets: Things to Do in Tokyo in 72 Unforgettable Hours

People watch at Shibuya Crossing. (Photo: Alamy)<p>Soaring skyscrapers, sacred temples and sushi bars all jostle for space in Japan’s neon-lit capital. …

Japan

It just got easier to become a permanent resident of Japan — here's how you do it

Under the new law, which will take effect in March, applicants with multiple degrees who earn a high salary will only need one year to become residents. The change reflects Japan's desire for more workers with advanced skill sets.<p>But that's not the only way to uproot your current life for a new one …

Japan

Fantastic Gifts for Your Thanksgiving Host

These gifts will make your hosts happy they invited you.<p>There are only two rules when it comes to selecting a host gift for the person who has been …

Japan and South Korea Beef Up Anti-Missile Defenses

The reason: North Korea's nuclear saber-rattling.<p>Defense contractor Lockheed Martin has signed a $490 million dollar contract to provide upgrades to Japanese and South Korean naval destroyers. Once completed, the ships will be capable of shooting down North Korean ballistic missiles.<p>Under the …

Catching the last days of the Tokyo fish market

by Bruce Buschel<p>After operating as the world’s largest wholesale fish and seafood market since 1935, Tokyo will move the Tsukiji market to a more …

Japan's Harajuku Station to be rebuilt ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

<b>East Japan Railway Company</b> today released images of <b>new building designs</b> planned for <b>three stations</b> on two of the city’s popular train lines.<p>JR East …

Miniature Astronomy Lockets That Hide The Universe Inside

“Mini escapes! I get to paint them! You know, the place you want to go instead of where you are.”<p>That’s what it says on the Etsy site of Khara …

10 Breathtaking Real Places Plucked Straight From Fantasy Novels

May 23, 2016<p>Listverse has recently been made aware that this content was not original; consequently we have removed it. We absolutely do not tolerate …

Fukushima Accident

<i>(Updated June 2018)</i><p><b>Following a major earthquake, a 15-metre tsunami disabled the power supply and cooling of three Fukushima Daiichi reactors,</b> …

TEPCO could have determined core meltdown at Fukushima plant earlier

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Wednesday it could have determined nuclear core meltdown occurred at the Fukushima plant sooner than …

Municipal Government

Fukushima: Five Years Later

Japan is still cleaning up one of the world's worst nuclear disasters. Here's how far it has come—and how far it has yet to go.<p>I.<p>A 50-foot wall of water spawned by the quake exploded over Daiichi’s seawall, swamping backup diesel generators. Four of six nuclear reactors on-site experienced a total …

Fukushima Operator Admits It Didn't Reveal Meltdown for Months

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>This story has been updated to reflect that TEPCO attributed the delay in not reporting the meltdown to officials having not read a section about meltdowns in its own manual. The story previously reported TEPCO misread the manual.</i><p>TOKYO — The operator of Japan's Fukushima power plant …

Fukushima Executives Charged With Negligence in Nuclear Meltdown

TOKYO — Three former executives with the operator of Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant have been charged with negligence for failing to prevent multiple meltdowns at the tsunami-struck facility.<p>Court-appointed lawyers indicted Tsunehisa Katsumata, chairman of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) at …

Fukushima Daichii: History of a Nuclear Disaster

Five years after an earthquake and tsunami shattered a Japanese nuclear-power plant, the calamity is still unfolding<p>...

Nuclear Energy

How A Crowd Science Geiger Counter Cast Light On The Fukushima Radioactive Fallout Mystery

In the weeks and months after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, a group of entrepreneurs, engineers, hackers and computer programmers formed Safecast and started constructing their own, crowdsourced Geiger counter. The device, and the power of crowd science, helped shed light on how serious the …

Fukushima

Five Years Later, Cutting Through the Fukushima Myths

Radiation expert Andrew Karam, who covered the disaster for Popular Mechanics in 2011 and later traveled to study the site, explains everything you need to know about Fukushima's legacy and danger five years later.<p>Nuclear reactor accidents are so devastating and world-changing that you know them by …

Fukushima's Radiation Is So Bad It's Even Killing Robots

Five 'bots went in to remove some spent fuel rods, and they didn't come back out.<p>Five years after Fukushima, the exclusion zone is in better shape, but still a mess. The area around its once functional nuclear reactors are by far the most inhospitable. So much so that the radiation even managed to …

Fukushima: Ice wall at nuclear plant turned on to stop radioactive contamination of groundwater

An "ice wall" around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been turned on, Japanese authorities say. The wall will restrict the movement of …

Fallout From Fukushima: A 100,000-Year Hangover

Image: Japan Times<p>It's the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster; the damaged power plant is still leaking 150 tons of water into the ocean every single day, and radiation continues to wash up on the far shores of the Pacific Ocean.<p>So, is nuclear power worth the risk of devastating …

Nuclear Energy

Another inconvenient truth emerges over Fukushima disaster

TOKYO -- More than five years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, another inconsistency in Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings' version of the truth …

Fukushima

How 200 Japanese High School Students Became Fukushima Fallout Scientists

Scientific article titles are often the antithesis of news’ maxim of keeping it short and simple.<p><i>‘Measurement and comparison of individual external doses of high-school students living in Japan, France, Poland and Belarus—the ‘D-shuttle’ project’</i> is no different in that aspect.<p>It is, however, …

Radiation level in tuna off Oregon coast tripled after Fukushima disaster

While the state of Oregon gears up to test its shores for radioactive contamination from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear disaster, university scientists …