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So, fat cats and a blue caterpillar will save Japan from nuclear hell. OK via Japan Focus

If you visit the Alice Pavillion at the Shika nuclear power plant in the town of Shika, Ishikawa Prefecture, you will be happily entertained by Prof. Aomushi (Blue Caterpillar), who, water pipe in mouth, sits in the sun and, together … Continue reading

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Cabinet fails to OK new nuclear strategy via The Japan Times

In a shocking reversal, the Cabinet on Wednesday failed to approve the government’s new energy policy by watering down its main goal — the elimination of Japan’s reliance on nuclear energy by the 2030s — in a document needed to … Continue reading

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Japan’s anti-nuclear protests The heat rises via The Economist

The restart of two nuclear reactors has belatedly lit a fuse under the Japanese … Recent reports into last year’s triple Fukushima meltdown 210km (130 miles) away have shown that the world’s most crowded metropolis narrowly avoided catastrophe. Though many … Continue reading

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Japan faces nuclear-free summer, power shortage risks via Reuters

(Reuters) – The possibility of a nuclear power-free summer in Japan draws closer when one of two remaining reactors shuts down for on Monday for maintenance, raising concerns about a power crunch if none of those taken off-line after the … Continue reading

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