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A Voice for Nuclear Victims via Catholic Outlook

By David Aquije, 15 January 2021 After Japan lifted its state of emergency, due to the coronavirus, on May 31, Maryknoll Sister Kathleen Reiley expressed relief that COVID-19 was settling down in the country. But, she said, “The problem with the … Continue reading

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Fukushima and the Crisis of Democracy: Interview with Murakami Tatsuya via The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus

Katsuya Hirano Murakami Tatsuya is the former mayor of Tōkaimura or Tōkai village located approximately 75 miles north of Tokyo and 111 miles south of the Fukushima Daiichi plant. Tōkaimura is considered the birthplace of nuclear power in Japan since … Continue reading

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Former Tokai mayor says Japan is sleep-walking toward further nuclear disasters via The Japan Times

TOKAI, IBARAKI PREF. – The Fukushima nuclear disaster reflects a failure by the government to learn from Japan’s first deadly nuclear accident 15 years ago in Tokai, Ibaraki Prefecture, according to the village’s former mayor. Speaking to around 350 people … Continue reading

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Ex-mayor of nuclear-reliant village voices opposition to nuclear power via Global Post

The former mayor of a village that had a pioneering role in Japan’s nuclear development expressed his opposition Sunday to the nation continuing to look to nuclear power as an energy source. “It has been said that a local community … Continue reading

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U.S. asks Japan to return plutonium exported during Cold War via Global Post

Washington has been pressing Tokyo to return over 300 kilograms of mostly weapons-grade plutonium given to Japan for research purposes during the Cold War era, Japanese and U.S. government sources said Sunday. U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration, which is keen … Continue reading

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Japanese atomic research lab reports leak of radioactive gold via CTV News

TOKYO — An atomic research lab in northern Japan has reported a radiation leak that may have affected about 55 people, though none were hospitalized and no impact was expected outside the facility, the lab’s operator said Saturday. The Japan … Continue reading

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