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Kyoto advances nuclear-free agenda with Alaska LNG pact via The Japan Times

By Eric Johnston KYOTO – The Kyoto Prefectural Government signed an agreement with Alaska last month to explore the possibility of importing liquid natural gas from the state to Maizuru, a port city on the Sea of Japan. While daunting … Continue reading

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Japan PM seeks overseas help on Fukushima nuclear plant via The Sydney Morning Herald

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says Japan is open to receiving overseas help to contain widening radioactive water leaks at the crippled nuclear plant in Fukushima, with leaks and mishaps reported almost daily. Abe made the comments in a speech at … Continue reading

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Governors demand halt to restarts via The Japan Times

OTSU, Shiga Pref. — Kyoto Gov. Keiji Yamada and Shiga Gov. Yukiko Kada told reporters Wednesday in Otsu that they have submitted a paper to Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda demanding that the central government halt its planned restart of nuclear … Continue reading

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Kyoto’s top crisis manager slams safety explanation for Oi reactors’ restart via The Japan Times

On Tuesday, Kyoto’s chief crisis manager, Kiyoshi Yamada, told the officials from the organizations that the prefecture cannot fully accept the state’s explanations about the safety of the reactors. Continue reading at Kyoto’s top crisis manager slams safety explanation for … Continue reading

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Vice minister makes case for reactor restart via The Japan Times

Governors of Shiga, Kyoto resist pressure from Tokyo […] Senior vice trade minister Seishu Makino explained to Shiga Gov. Yukiko Kada the central government believes the two idled reactors are safe to use again and that it is necessary to … Continue reading

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Doubt in Kansai grows over plant restarts, blackout predictions via The Japan Times Online

OSAKA — Distrust of the central government’s conclusion that the Oi No. 3 and No. 4 reactors are safe to restart and doubts over Kansai Electric Power Co.’s predictions of possible blackouts without them have grown in Kansai this week. … Continue reading

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Kyoto governor demands reactor safety guarantee via The Japan Times Online

KYOTO — Opposition in the Kansai region to restarting reactors 3 and 4 at the nuclear plant in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, continued to build Thursday, with Kyoto Gov. Keiji Yamada telling the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency that he isn’t … Continue reading

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Big cities lobby Kepco to drop nuclear power via The Japan Times

OSAKA — Three major cities in the Kansai region — Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe — jointly urged Kansai Electric Power Co. on Monday to make greater efforts to part with nuclear power in light of the triple-meltdown crisis at the … Continue reading

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