Daily Archives: 2013/10/02


The stickers went up a few months after Japan’s triple disaster in 2011—an earthquake and tsunami that took twenty thousand lives, and an ongoing nuclear crisis that threatens more. They first appeared along the shabby backstreets of Shibuya, in downtown … Continue reading

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Koizumi’s call for nuclear-free Japan raises speculation about his intent via The Asahi Shimbun

Some political sources say Koizumi is simply expressing his true feelings about nuclear power. But others point to a political motive behind this anti-nuclear stance. They say Koizumi may be trying to protect, albeit indirectly, the Abe administration and even … Continue reading

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Japan fast-food chain to grow food 100 km from wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant via The Asahi Shimbun

A Japanese fast-food chain has announced plans to grow rice and vegetables on a farm 100 km (60 miles) from the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, site of the world’s worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986. Yoshinoya Holdings, … Continue reading

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PCB waste from US military sites will be disposed in Fukushima via Japan Press Weekly

Highly toxic PCB waste from former U.S. military facilities in Okinawa will be disposed of in the 3.11 disaster-hit prefecture of Fukushima, Akahata reported on September 23. Citizens are raising voices of protest against the plan. On behalf of the … Continue reading

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South Korean minister calls Japan ‘immoral’ for covering up Fukushima leaks via Japan Daily Press

Short of calling the Japanese government a liar, South Korea’s fisheries minister strongly blasted Japan on Monday for trying to downplay and cover up the now high-profile contaminated water leaks at the disaster stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant. Yoon Jin-sook, … Continue reading

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Fukushima Autumn via Reader Supported News

By William Boardman “Don’t panic” may be the best advice for thinking about the relentless accident at Fukushima, as readers of and listeners to the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy already know. After all, even if there is plenty to … Continue reading

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寛仁親王妃が復興支援で料理本出版 via ニッカンスポーツ

東日本大震災の被災地復興を支援しようと、寛仁親王妃信子さま(58)が10月、福島県伊達市の食材を使った料理のレシピを紹介する「思い出の先に はいつも家庭料理」(マガジンハウス刊)を出版される。宮内庁を通じて30日、「この本を料理の参考にされた皆さまが、被災された方々に思いを寄せていた だければありがたい」などとする文書を発表した。 信子さまはぜんそくのため2008年12月から約10カ月間入院。退院後は宮内庁分庁舎(旧宮内庁長官公邸)で療養中だが、最近は発作もほとんどなく、近く公務に復帰することも検討しているという。 信子さまの文書によると、伊達市には古くからの知人で同市在住の写真家青柳陽一さんに誘われ、療養の一環として通い始めた。地元産の野菜などを使った料理を振る舞いながら、地域の人たちと交流するうちに病状も回復に向かったという。 その後、大震災が発生。約20年前にも料理本を執筆した経験を生かし、農産物の風評被害に苦しむ地元の人々に恩返しをしたいと執筆を決めた。 続きは 寛仁親王妃が復興支援で料理本出版

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Japan’s Nuclear Refugees, Still Stuck in Limbo via The New York Times

[…] While the continuing environmental disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has grabbed world headlines — with hundreds of tons of contaminated water flowing into the Pacific Ocean daily — a human crisis has been quietly unfolding. Two and a … Continue reading

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Former Prime Minister Declares Opposition to Nuclear Power in Japan via The New York Times

TOKYO — Japan’s flagging anti-nuclear movement received an unexpected new recruit when one of the nation’s most popular figures, former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, made a very public about-face from his previous embrace of atomic power. In a speech to … Continue reading

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小泉元首相に政権困惑=原発ゼロ発言「無視できぬ」via 時事ドットコム

 小泉純一郎元首相が「原発ゼロ」を主張し始めたことに、政府・与党が困惑している。安倍政権は 原発の再稼働や海外輸出を推進しており、「個人の発言だ」(政府関係者)と表向き静観の構え。ただ、抜群の発信力を持つ小泉氏の発言に、野党の「脱原発」 派は勢いづいており、政権幹部は「無視できない」 続きは小泉元首相に政権困惑=原発ゼロ発言「無視できぬ」 関連記事:小泉元首相発言「言論自由」=菅官房長官 当サイト既出関連記事: 小泉元首相「原発ゼロ」発言が止まらない! 安倍政権「汚染水漏れ」「再稼働」に身内からダメ出し via J-Cast News 小泉元首相「首相決めれば脱原発進む」 渡辺代表に吐露 via 朝日新聞  小泉元首相「原発進める方が無責任」 名古屋で講演 via 朝日新聞

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