Tag Archives: Yamaguchi Prefecture

Incumbents win in Nagasaki, Yamaguchi gubernatorial elections via The Mainichi

[…] In Yamaguchi, Tsugumasa Muraoka, 45, was elected to his second term in a two-man race against Yuzuru Kumano, 64, a former head of the local teachers’ union. Muraoka, recommended by the ruling coalition, vowed to boost the local economy … Continue reading

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New Japanese nuclear power plant project given go ahead by local authorities via RT

Yamaguchi prefecture in Japan has renewed a landfill license for construction of a new nuclear power plant. The license was halted after the Fukushima disaster. The renewal comes amid heated debate on whether Japan needs new reactors at all. The … Continue reading

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Nuclear Energy Critic Loses Japan Election via The New York Times

TOKYO — A candidate who pushed an antinuclear agenda lost a closely watched race for governor in western Japan on Sunday, underscoring the challenges opponents of nuclear energy face in translating recent mass protests into votes. Tetsunari Iida received 35 … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: Anti-Nuclear Candidate Gains Ground in Yamaguchi Race via The Wall Street Journal

Pro- and anti-nuclear candidates are again locked in battle in a Japanese local election. But while pro-nuclear candidates have had the upper hand in all post-Fukushima elections until now, a clean slate of newcomers has made the gubernatorial contest in … Continue reading

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Japan’s New Green Political Innovators Respond to Government Attempts to Restart Nuclear Power Plants via Japan Focus

Just when it seemed Japanese politics was being pulled back into the hands of the collusive interests who brought us Fukushima, it’s thrown up another surprise. The reformists, centred in innovative capital and local government, seem to have found a … Continue reading

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Iida enters race in Yamaguchi via The Japan Times

YAMAGUCHI — Tetsunari Iida, head of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, will run for governor of Yamaguchi in July, sources said Sunday. The 53-year-old promoter of renewable energy, from Shunan in Fukushima, has supported efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in … Continue reading

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