Fukushima

Japan’s top dictionary under fire for insensitive definition of LGBTQ people

If you’ve ever studied Japanese, then you’ve heard of <i>Kojien</i>. It’s one of Japan’s top dictionaries and often cited as the most authoritative resource …

LGBTQ

Can this bike project bring tourists back to Fukushima?

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's been over six years since the northeast coast of Japan's Honshu island was hit by a devastating earthquake, leading to a deadly tsunami and nuclear disaster.<p>The hardest hit of all the affected prefectures, Fukushima is still fighting to lure tourists back to its beautiful natural …

Japan

Wyoming coal company to supply new power plants in Japan

A Wyoming coal company is planning to export coal from its mine in Montana to power two new coal-fired plants in Japan.<p>Cloud Peak Energy on Tuesday …

Business

Little boy adorably gives his mother epic advice: 'You can do anything that you want!'

A little boy adorably proved he's wise beyond his years.<p>One young boy was sitting on the couch when he decided his mom needed to hear some encouraging words. After referencing the events of his favorite movie "Jumanji," he explained that she could do whatever she sets her mind to.<p>"You can do …

AOL

Cloud Peak in Deal to Supply Coal to Japan

One of the country’s biggest coal companies has a deal to send nearly one-quarter of its exports to Japan, the latest boost from Asian markets that have been helping U.S. coal miners recover from one of their bleakest eras.<p>Cloud Peak Energy Inc., a Wyoming company that mines the Powder River Basin …

Energy

Let's discuss the big earthquake that never came

<b>This week’s featured article</b><p>Across the Kanto region and in parts of Fukushima Prefecture on Jan. 5, alarms suddenly rang out at 11:02 a.m. from …

Earthquakes

False-alarm missile alert spooks Hawaii residents but Japanese sanguine

A false alarm warning of an incoming ballistic missile sent Hawaii — a popular destination for Japanese — into a panic Saturday, with some residents …

North Korea

Nissan Will Test Remote Electric-Car Charging

It could form the basis for 'virtual power plants,' the company says.<p>Nissan<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's …

Electric Vehicles

After the tsunami: how tidal energy could help Japan with its nuclear power problem

Japan was the third-largest producer of nuclear power in the world in 2011. Then, on March 11 of that year, an earthquake of magnitude 9 was followed …

Energy

Fukushima's premium sake wins worldwide acclaim, as brewers eye global markets in prefecture's push for recovery

In an area of Japan still decimated by nuclear disaster, sake is offering cause for hope.<p>For the past five years the sake brewers of Fukushima — on a …

Japan

Brookfield leading $5.7-billion deal for nuclear giant Westinghouse

Brookfield Asset Management Inc. is leading a $4.6-billion (U.S.) deal to purchase nuclear power giant Westinghouse Electric Co., which was forced into bankruptcy nearly a year ago owing to massive cost overruns at construction projects in the United States.<p>Brookfield Business Partners LP – the …

Energy

Tepco looks to tie up with other utilities to perform reactor checks, in order to cut costs

Struggling to recover from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear crisis, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. is considering collaborating with other …

Energy

Humongous statues of cats wearing helmets

Kenji Yanobe is a Japanese sculptor who has isolated a fascinating niche for himself. Inspired by the Cold War nuclear nightmares of Japanese kaiju …

Japan

San Onofre 2050: Tide’s in, nukes out

Edison’s greedy-risky radioactive waste burial plan at coast.

San Diego

The Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown Continues Unabated

<i>Featured image: Satellite image shows damage at Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant (via ecowatch.com).</i><b>Dr Helen Caldicott</b> <i>explains recent robot photos taken</i> …

Environment

Fukushima Looks to Sports to Rebuild Its Image After a Nuclear Disaster

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — A sea of brightly colored banners and advertisements decorated Fukushima train station in early November to celebrate coming road races and Fukushima United, the local soccer club.<p>There are new professional baseball and basketball franchises in the region, too. They carry …

Joe Maddon

Fears of another Fukushima as Tepco plans to restart world's biggest nuclear plant

Consent given to turn reactors at the massive Kashiwazaki-kariwa plant back on, but Japanese worry over active fault lines and mismanagement<p>If a single structure can define a community, for the 90,000 residents of Kashiwazaki town and the neighbouring village of Kariwa, it is the sprawling nuclear …

Energy

Fukushima Looks to Top-Tier Sake to Beat Stigma, Lift Economy

In an area of Japan still decimated by a nuclear disaster, sake is giving cause for hope.<p>For the past five years, the sake brewers of Fukushima, on a …

Japan

Fukushima operator wins first safety approval since disaster

Japan's nuclear watchdog Wednesday gave a formal green light to the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to restart two reactors, the …

Japan

Fukushima Operator Wins First Safety Approval Since Disaster

The Nuclear Regulation Authority handed its approval to the Tokyo Electric Power Co following a month of public hearings, judging that the two …

Japan

Two More Japan Nuclear Units Will be Decommissioned

Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) announced it will permanently close two older nuclear reactors in Japan, rather than invest nearly 100 billion yen …

Energy

Safecast: Now More Than Ever

<i>Safecast is a global community dedicated to monitoring the environment and ensuring the public has access to the data, so we can make informed</i> …

Japan

Snake-Like Probe to Get Deepest View Yet Into Damaged Fukushima Reactor

A new probe designed specifically to take a deep view of a damaged nuclear reactor at the Fukushima plant was unveiled by Toshiba earlier today. …

Robots

Toshiba unveils device for Fukushima nuclear reactor probe

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Toshiba Corp.'s energy systems unit has unveiled a long telescopic pipe carrying a pan-tilt camera designed for an internal probe of one of damaged reactor chambers at Japan's tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant.<p>The device shown to media Friday is 13 meters (43 feet) long …

Technology

KQED

Michelle Joyce doesn’t shy away from politicized science topics such as climate change. In fact, she works to equip seniors at Palmetto Ridge High …

Literacy

Kansai Electric to scrap two reactors in latest blow for Japan's nuclear sector

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kansai Electric Power Co said on Friday it will decommission two 38-year-old reactors at its Ohi nuclear plant as Japan's electricity industry struggles to cope with new safety standards imposed after the 2011 Fukushima disaster.<p>The widely expected announcement brings to 14 the …

Energy

$25 billion nuclear projects at Georgia's troubled Plant Vogtle to continue

<b>ATLANTA</b> <b>--</b> Georgia's utility regulators are allowing construction to continue on two new nuclear reactors despite massive cost overruns for the …

Energy

BlackRock Likes Japan Stocks Best After Emerging Markets Shares

BlackRock Inc. favors Japanese equities second only to emerging-market stocks because the nation’s corporate earnings look solid and share valuations …

Business

Japanese school kids post worst eyesight on record as obesity makes comeback in Fukushima: survey

The number of elementary and junior high school students with an uncorrected visual acuity of less than 1.0 has set record highs in fiscal 2017, an …

Japan

This Is What Failing at Nuclear Power Looks Like

The only nuclear reactor under construction in the U.S. is already years behind schedule and billions of dollars over budget. Now, public officials …

Energy