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Kepco restarts Takahama No. 4 reactor amid anti-nuclear protest via Japan Times

OSAKA – Kansai Electric Power Co.’s Takahama No. 4 reactor was restarted Wednesday just over 14 months after it was forced to shut down, bringing to four the number of reactors currently operating in Japan. […] Kepco officials reported no … Continue reading

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EDITORIAL: Court ruling on Oi nuclear plant should be accepted via The Asahi Shimbun

The catastrophic accident three years ago revealed “the true nature of risks inherent in nuclear power technology and the scale of damage” that a serious nuclear accident can cause, Higuchi said. “If the court avoided making a judgment on whether … Continue reading

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Tokyo Rally Is Biggest Yet to Oppose Nuclear Plan via The New York Times

TOKYO — In Japan’s largest antinuclear rally since the disaster at Fukushima, tens of thousands of protesters gathered at a park in central Tokyo on Monday to urge the government to halt its restarting of the nation’s reactors. Organizers said … Continue reading

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A Moving Video by a Protester via FukushimaVoice

There was a huge demonstration in front of the Prime Minister’s official residence in Tokyo by ordinary citizens, on June 15, 2012, against the restart of nuclear power plants in Japan, all of which have been stopped for routine inspections … Continue reading

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Japan Approves Two Reactor Restarts, More Seen Ahead via The New York Times

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Saturday approved the resumption of nuclear power operations at two reactors despite mass public opposition, the first to come back on line after they were all shut down following the Fukushima crisis. Prime Minister Yoshihiko … Continue reading

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Gov’t mulling having vice minister stationed at Oi nuke plant: Hosono via The Mainichi

TOTTORI, Japan (Kyodo) — The government may station political officials, such as a senior vice industry minister, at the Oi nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture to ensure its safety, nuclear accident minister Goshi Hosono said Wednesday, in an effort … Continue reading

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Fukui nuclear panel members took utility-linked grants via The Asahi Shimbun

Several members of a panel expected to be key in the restart of nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture have accepted 14.9 million yen ($180,000) in research grants from an organization linked to the plant operator as well as an electric … Continue reading

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