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Japan Says It Needs Nuclear Power. Can Host Towns Ever Trust It Again? via the New York Times

By Motoko rich and Hikari Hida KASHIWAZAKI, Japan — Growing up, Mika Kasahara saw the nuclear power plant that hugs the coast of her hometown simply as the place where her father worked, a familiar fortress of cooling tanks and … Continue reading

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Editorial: Consent to restart Japan nuclear plant won’t sweep away concerns via The Mainichi

The Miyagi Prefectural Assembly has approved reactivation of the No. 2 unit of the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant in the northeastern Japan Prefecture of Miyagi, and Miyagi Gov. Yoshihiro Murai is set to make a final decision on the restart … Continue reading

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Aging Tokai nuclear plant outside Tokyo cleared to restart via Asahi Shimbun

[…] After the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, the operational life of nuclear reactors was set at up to 40 years in principle. But power companies can continue to operate their facilities for an additional 20 … Continue reading

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Japan’s nuclear industry growing but likely to miss government’s 2030 target via Japan Times

By Aaron Sheldrick and Osamu Tsukimori     The domestic nuclear industry will miss a government target of providing at least a fifth of the country’s electricity by 2030, analysis shows, but the sector is showing signs of life more … Continue reading

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UPDATE 1-Japan’s Kyushu Electric may restrict renewable energy supplies after nuclear ramp-up via Reuters

By Osamu Tsukimori TOKYO, Aug 29 (Reuters) – Kyushu Electric Power Co may start restricting third-party supplies of solar energy after it restarts a fourth nuclear reactor, the company said on Wednesday, underscoring the risks to a government push to … Continue reading

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TABLE-Japan nuclear reactor operations: Kansai restarts Ohi No.4 via Reuters

TOKYO, May 9 (Reuters) – Japan’s Kansai Electric Power Co said on Wednesday it has restarted the No.4 reactor at the Ohi nuclear plant, rebooting a unit that had been shut down for more than four-and-a-half years. The restart means … Continue reading

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Niigata governor resigns in sex scandal; reactor restarts get push via Asahi Shimbun

NIIGATA–Nuclear-power proponents were already accelerating plans to restart two reactors in Niigata Prefecture following Governor Ryuichi Yoneyama’s resignation and admission April 18 that he paid women for sexual relations. “I will ask the new prefectural governor to start discussions on … 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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Fears of another Fukushima as Tepco plans to restart world’s biggest nuclear plant via The Guardian

[…] When all seven of its reactors are in operation, Kashiwazaki-kariwa generates 8.2m kilowatts of electricity – enough to power 16m households. Occupying 4.2 sq km of land along the Japan Sea coast, it is the biggest nuclear power plant in the … Continue reading

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Japan court orders shutdown of nuclear reactor near volcano via The San Luis Obispo Tribune

By Mari Yamaguchi Associated Press TOKYO  A court ruled Wednesday that a nuclear reactor in southwestern Japan should not operate because it is too close to an active volcano and could be affected by a major eruption. The injunction ordered … Continue reading

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