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Mothers, Students Join Japan’s Protests Over Security Bills via ABC News

Mothers holding their children’s hands stood in the sprinkling rain, some carrying anti-war placards, while students chanted slogans to the beat of a drum against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his defense policies. Japan is seeing new faces join the … Continue reading

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Hiroshima remembers atomic bomb: ‘abolish the evil of nuclear weapons’ via The Guardian

The Japanese city falls quiet as it remembers the moment 70 years ago that the Enola Gay dropped a bomb that obliterated tens of thousands of lives […] Thursday’s ceremony was attended by 40,000 people, including representatives of more than … Continue reading

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Abe mum on Fukushima at U.N. disaster risk confab via the Japan Times

On the second day of the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, French Minister of State for Development and Francophony Annick Girardin said climate change is responsible for over 80 percent of the damage caused by natural … Continue reading

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Move to switch Japan’s nuclear reactors back on divides communities via Australian Broadcasting Corporation

SABRA LANE, PRESENTER: Four years on from one of the world’s nuclear disasters, the meltdown at Fukushima, Japan is on the verge of a historic move to switch its mothballed nuclear reactors back on. The move is deeply controversial, as … Continue reading

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ANALYSIS: Abe bereft of reasons to continue nuclear recycling program via The Asahi Shimbun

The main components of the government’s nuclear fuel recycling project have all been sidelined. But the program was already in a state of collapse even before the March 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster led to a shift in Japan’s energy policy. … Continue reading

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Koizumi: Government’s nuclear-energy logic a complete failure via The Asahi Shimbun

Former Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi again blasted the Abe administration’s pro-nuclear energy strategy, saying the plan to restart reactors across the nation is “too optimistic” and goes against public opinion. “The logic of those who have promoted nuclear power generation … Continue reading

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Abe’s nuclear renaissance ignores stiff opposition via The Japan Times

[…] The NRA is reviewing applications to restart 19 nuclear reactors. The safety screenings involve confirming that they meet new stricter safety standards, but Niigata Gov. Hirohiko Izumida warns that this doesn’t mean they are safe to operate. He points … Continue reading

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Going nuclear: How close has Japan come? via The Japan Times

We examine the historical debate on the country’s atomic ambitions On Oct. 3, 1946, readers of The Atlanta Constitution woke up to a shocking front-page headline: “Japan Developed Atom Bomb; Russians Grabbed Scientists.” What followed was a detailed account of … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe via OEN

[…] Several of us from the weekly vigil wrote letters from our hearts to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and to Consul General of Boston Akira Muto. After our vigil, two of us then met with a representative of the Consul … Continue reading

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Pro-nuclear candidate elected Tokyo governor via Aljazeera

Ruling party backed candidate Yoichi Masuzoe wins gubernatorial vote, raising concerns over PM Abe’s pro-nuclear agenda. Yoichi Masuzoe, a former health minister backed by Japan’s ruling party, has been elected as the new governor of Tokyo, after defeating two candidates who … Continue reading

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