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Two Hokkaido villages at the heart of race to host nuclear waste via The Japan Times

By Erica Yokoyama Two fishing villages in Hokkaido are vying to host the final storage facility for half a century of Japanese nuclear waste, splitting communities between those seeking investment to stop the towns from dying, and those haunted by … Continue reading

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Nuclear waste near ‘Mount Fuji of Hokkaido?’ Ski towns fear chill via Nikkei Asia

Local businesses in Niseko worry over loss of revenue and investors  TORU TAKAHASHI, Nikkei staff writer SAPPORO, Japan — Niseko, an area renowned for its ski resorts on the northern island of Hokkaido that draws foreign skiers from around the world, … Continue reading

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Japan and Tepco ordered to pay Fukushima residents who fled to Hokkaido via Japan Times

SAPPORO – A court ordered the government and the operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant Tuesday to pay a combined ¥52.9 million ($513,000) in damages to 89 people who evacuated from their hometowns to Hokkaido after the 2011 nuclear disaster. … Continue reading

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Japan’s Hokkaido Electric Delays Resuming Atomic Unit Operations via Bloomberg

Hokkaido Electric Power Co., a power utility serving the northernmost of Japan’s four main islands, said it has no definite plans on when it can resume operations at its Tomari nuclear power plant, delaying a restart it had originally planned … Continue reading

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Japan’s growth in renewable energy dims as nuclear strives for comeback via The Asahi Shimbun

The shining light that was once Japan’s renewable energy industry is beginning to dim as reality sets in and it faces competition from a rejuvenated nuclear power industry. The green energy industry was buoyed by the nation’s distrust and fear … Continue reading

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Hokkaido governor admits gov’t attempt to manipulate opinion on ‘pluthermal’ plan via The Mainichi Daily News The Mainichi

SAPPORO — Hokkaido Gov. Harumi Takahashi has admitted the prefectural government’s involvement in Hokkaido Electric Power Co.’s alleged attempt to manipulate public opinion on a “pluthermal” plan at its nuclear plant. Takahashi told a prefectural assembly session on Nov. 29 … Continue reading

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