Daily Archives: 2016/08/05

Sun no longer shines on Japan’s solar boom as subsidies wane via The Japan Times

JUL 14, 2016 Japan’s solar boom is beginning to falter. Until recently, the resource-poor nation has been one of the leading markets for photovoltaic (PV) units, helping to prop up an industry hurt by falling prices for the technology and … Continue reading

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Godzilla Resurgence a Rebirth for Both Godzilla and Hideaki Anno A match made in kaiju heaven via Otaku USA

[…] While the monster surfaces and wreaks havoc, the prime minister and his cabinet change into (entirely symbolic) emergency uniforms – instantly recognizable to anyone who was in Japan during the March 2011 earthquake – and hold meeting after meeting, … Continue reading

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“The Biggest Challenge was Working Amidst the Radiation”: Jake Price on The Invisible Season via Filmmaker

[…] This second project, The Invisible Season, launched in English this spring and Japanese this summer, with further translations in the works. It’s an important addition to the canon of interactive docs on environmental and social issues, and I wrote … Continue reading

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Japan’s new environment minister pledges to build trust, contaminated waste storage facility in Fukushima via The Japan Times

Newly appointed Environment Minister Koichi Yamamoto said Friday he will further efforts to build trust with people in Fukushima Prefecture to facilitate a stalled project to build a temporary nuclear storage facility. The 2011 triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. … Continue reading

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