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Nuclear issue again takes center stage in Niigata election via Asahi Shimbun

NIIGATA–The election for a new governor of Niigata Prefecture was triggered by a sex scandal, but the key issue facing voters is where the candidates stand on restarting the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant, one of the world’s biggest nuclear facilities. … Continue reading

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Governor quits over sex scandal, affects nuclear reactor restart via The Mainichi

NIIGATA (Kyodo) — Niigata Gov. Ryuichi Yoneyama said Wednesday he will resign after admitting to a sex scandal in a move affecting the approval process for the restart of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.’s nuclear reactors in the central … Continue reading

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A decade after Niigata’s nuclear close call via The Japan Times

Jeff Kingston On July 16, 2007, a 6.8 magnitude earthquake rattled the world’s largest nuclear power complex at Kashiwazaki-Kariwa in Niigata Prefecture. This was on a site that the government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. had insisted was seismically safe. … Continue reading

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TEPCO hopes to restart Niigata nuclear power plant in 2019 via The Asahi Shimbun

Tokyo Electric Power Co. is seeking to restart its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear power plant in Kashiwazaki, Niigata Prefecture, one of the largest in the world, in April 2019 at the earliest. However, among the many obstacles that TEPCO faces is obtaining … Continue reading

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VOX POPULI: Exit of ‘eccentric’ Niigata governor in mysterious manner a loss via The Asahi Shimbun

[…]It appears that he has been losing the support of the local political community although he has denied this has anything to do with his decision not to seek re-election. The fact is, while the ruling Liberal Democratic Party was … Continue reading

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Tepco Rises Most in Year After Governor Opposing Restart Retires via Bloomberg News

Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc., operator of the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant, jumped the most in more than a year after a prefecture governor opposing the restart of one of its reactors abandoned his bid for re-election. Tokyo … Continue reading

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Yamagata&Niigata prefectural governors request FUKUSHIMA prefecture housing support extension for Nuclear disaster voluntary evacuees via Taminokoe Shimbun

Yamagata and Niigata prefectural governors strongly request that FUKUSHIMA prefecture should extend the housing support for Nuclear disaster voluntary evacuees.But Fukushima governor, Uchibori Masao did not answer anything to their request. Why? […] he Fukushima Prefecture governor to enforce central … Continue reading

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Japanese Governor Says It’s Too Soon To Restart Nuclear Reactors After Fukushima via Huffington Post

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese governor said Wednesday the country should not restart any nuclear plants until the cause of the Fukushima meltdown is fully understood and nearby communities have emergency plans that can effectively respond to another major accident. … Continue reading

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Tokyo rally protests moves to restart Kashiwazaki-Kariwa reactors via The Asahi Shimbun

Anti-nuclear demonstrators rallied in central Tokyo on Sept. 27 to oppose Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s moves to restart two reactors at the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant in Niigata Prefecture. TEPCO applied to the Nuclear Regulation Authority earlier in the day for … Continue reading

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Niigata nursery school workers set up space for Fukushima parents and children via The Mainichi Daily News

KASHIWAZAKI, Niigata — Nursery school workers have set up a child welfare facility here for parents displaced by the Fukushima nuclear disaster. “I want people to come any time of the year, like a fir tree is green all year … Continue reading

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