Tag Archives: 2012

Observatory on the nuclear crisis, July 2012

The Fukushima nuclear accident is a “man-made in Japan” disaster… A Diet investigative panel’s (NAIIC) report on the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant, which concluded that it was a “man-made” disaster. Kiyoshi Kurokawa, chairman of the investigation … Continue reading

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News for July 2012

Japan restart nuclear power. The restarting of reactor No. 3 at the Ohi nuclear plant was ordered by Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, in a decision that has spurred growing public protests. A Diet investigative panel’s (NAIIC) report on the crisis … Continue reading

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Observatory on the nuclear crisis, June 2012

According Greenpeace the full impact of the Fukushima accident will appear over time. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Japan decide to restart the Oi nuclear power plant, although the majority of Japanese do not agree. By more than a month, … Continue reading

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News for June 2012

The Japan’s government decided to restart nuclear power in Japan. “The battle has only just begun”, said renowned composer Ryuichi Sakamoto. After more than a month that Japan without nuclear energy, Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda persuaded local politicians – as … Continue reading

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Observatory on the nuclear crisis, May 2012

Analysis Timeline: Diet panel avoids asking tough questions about Fukushima disaster The hard questions that needed to be asked never got any airing by the Diet panel looking into last year’s nuclear accident. The Asahi Shimbun’s analysis. Asahi Japan Watch, … Continue reading

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News for May 2012

On May 5, traditionally flown in Japan the koinobori carp-shaped wind socks to celebrate the Children’s Day. The same day, the Japan’s last operating nuclear reactor was taken offline. Since May 5, Japan has no nuclear power. But this is … Continue reading

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News for April 2012

In April, Japanese people having the hanami custom, the traditional outdoor party enjoying the beauty of flowers. The government lifted its off-limits order for parts of Tamura city and Kawauchi village in Fukushima Prefecture, located near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi … Continue reading

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