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Pearl Harbor Twitter row after US World Cup win via BBC News

Victory for the US against Japan in the Women’s World Cup final turned into a Twitter row on Monday after some fans began to relate the win to Japan’s 1941 attack on the US Navy’s Pearl Harbor base. Pearl Harbor … Continue reading

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Ministry withholds minutes from nuclear accident compensation resolution meetings via Mainichi

The Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Ministry is withholding minutes from meetings held by the top decision-making panel of the Nuclear Damage Compensation Dispute Resolution Center, which is the government-backed body handling alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for the Fukushima … Continue reading

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Standing on Shaky Ground: Taiwan via ABC News

A massive earthquake and series of tsunami triggered 2011’s Fukushima nuclear disaster and exposed major shortcomings and widespread complacency in safety and preparedness but the shockwaves reverberated well beyond Japan. Further along the fault lines of the Pacific Rim of … Continue reading

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Radiation map gives close-up fallout readings via The Japan Times Online

The science ministry said Wednesday it has posted a radiation map that visitors to its website can enlarge to see to what extent their neighborhoods had been contaminated by fallout from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. The website … Continue reading

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Japanese Goalie Shaken by Fukushima Chants via Japan Realtime (WSJ)

Jeering at soccer games is as expected as silence at opera performances. But derisive chants from opposing fans towards Eiji Kawashima at a Belgian soccer match over the weekend reached a low for the goalkeeper, a regular in Japan’s national … Continue reading

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Belgian soccer game halted by fans comments to Japan goalkeeper about Fukushima disaster via The Washington Post

BRUSSELS — A Belgian soccer was temporarily stopped on Saturday after visiting fans taunted Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima over the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster. The referee halted the match between Lierse SK and Beerschot after some Beerschot supporters began chanting: … Continue reading

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