Posts Tagged ‘ Japan disaster ’

Japan anti-nuclear protestors battle Noda’s government on nuclear policy

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08/30/2012
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s Cabinet is swaying on its nuclear policy The administration is being pulled in two directions as it explores the future of nuclear energy in Japan. Noda asked his ministers on August 28 to examine the effects of a non-nuclear Japan in 2030. On the same day,...
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Takashi Murakami’s charity auction at Christie’s raises millions for disaster victims

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11/10/2011
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NEW YORK (majriox news) — International contemporary artist Takashi Murakami and Christie’s Auction House joined forces to raise more than 680 million yen ($8.8 million). Murakami’s “New Day: Artists for Japan” charity sale was held on Nov. 9 in New York to help the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, which hit the country...
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SMAP bops in Beijing

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09/17/2011
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BEIJING (majirox news) — SMAP, Japan’s most popular pop group for the past two decades, gave its first ever overseas concert on Sept. 16, playing to a crowd of about 40,000. SMAP played about 30 of the group’s hits during the concert, which had been long-awaited both in Japan and the Asian mainland after...
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Fukushima Evacuation Zone burglaries up 27 times over 2010

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09/11/2011
Japan extends evacuation areas around Fukushima plant

TOKYO (majirox news) — Burglaries in the 20-kilometer (12.4 miles) Evacuation Zone around the radiation-leaking Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from the March 11 Great East Japan Earthquake to the end of August rose 27-fold compared with 2010, the National Police Agency (NPA) said Sept. 11. There were 722 reported burglaries during that span,...
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Gov’t seeks faster nuke evacuation plan

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08/27/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — The working group devising revisions to the government’s nuclear power disaster prevention guidelines decided Aug. 26 to recommend creating precautionary action zones (PAZ) around nuclear power plants to evacuate residents immediately in the event of major accidents. The Nuclear Safety Commission working group wants to decide on the specific ranges...
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DPJ stalwart rips into disaster area leaders over criticism of gov’t’s crisis management

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07/31/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Jun Azumi, the chairman of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan’s (DPJ) Diet Affairs Committee, used a July 30 TV Tokyo appearance to launch a scathing attack against criticism made by local government leaders on the DPJ’s handling of the crises, saying “they can say great things because mud doesn’t...
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Escape now an option as Japan’s tsunami response policy undergoes major shift

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06/27/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Evacuation should become a major option for the country’s response to huge tsunami instead of the current concentration only on building defensive walls, according to a Central Disaster Prevention Council expert panel on Sunday. Kansai University Prof. Yoshiaki Kawata’s expert panel issued its interim report, which signaled a significant departure...
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Disaster victims now confronting a menace of the mind

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06/19/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) – Victims of Japan’s disaster will face depression and alcoholism, as many health care teams will leave the affected areas by the end of June. These people will need long-term support in recovery, according to Dr. Kazunori Matsumoto of Tohoku University. The National Police Agency reported June 11 that more than...
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