Nuclear energy in Japan http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/29571/all en Powerful 6.9 earthquake shakes northern Japan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/powerful-69-earthquake-shakes-northern-japan-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake struck northern Japan on Saturday, causing strong tremors across Hokkaido island but no damage to several nuclear facilities in the region, officials said.</p> <p>The quake, which was preceded by an early warning broadcast on television and radio, hit near the town of Obihiro at a depth of 103 kilometres (64 miles) at 11:17 pm (1417 GMT), according to US Geological Survey data.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130202/powerful-69-earthquake-shakes-northern-japan-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Earthquakes in Japan Management Nuclear energy in Japan AFP Sat, 02 Feb 2013 19:15:45 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744167 at http://www.globalpost.com Nuclear safety chief questioned over Fukushima: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/nuclear-safety-chief-questioned-over-fukushima-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Japanese police have questioned a former head of the nuclear safety body regarding possible criminal charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, news reports said Sunday.</p> <p>Prosecutors have interviewed Haruki Madarame, former chief of the Nuclear Safety Commission who was responsible for giving the government technical advice about the crisis, national broadcaster NHK quoted sources as saying.</p> <p>It said Madarame appeared voluntarily for questioning and was apparently asked to explain how he dealt with the disaster triggered by the March 2011 tsunami.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130203/nuclear-safety-chief-questioned-over-fukushima-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear energy in Japan Nuclear technology Tōhoku region AFP Sun, 03 Feb 2013 14:16:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5744398 at http://www.globalpost.com AFP Graphics Advisory http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/afp-graphics-advisory <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Friday's graphics:</p> <p>NORTH KOREA SANCTIONS</p> <p>Graphic listing North Korean individuals and companies named on new UN sanctions imposed Thursday against Pyongyang for its nuclear weapons test last month.</p> <p>Text slug: NKorea-nuclear-military-UN-sanctions</p> <p>130 x 174 mm</p> <p>Available now</p> <p>NORTH KOREA NUCLEAR</p> <p>Graphic showing the site of North Korea's nuclear tests, plus timeline of nuclear programme. </p> <p>Text slug: NKorea-nuclear-military-UN-sanctions</p> <p>130 x 234 mm </p> <p>Available now</p> <p>CHINA TRADE SURPLUS</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130308/afp-graphics-advisory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Nuclear energy in Japan Physical geography War AFP Fri, 08 Mar 2013 06:46:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5776880 at http://www.globalpost.com Google reveals views of Japan's nuclear ghost town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/google-reveals-views-japans-nuclear-ghost-town <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Google on Thursday began offering the chance for people to wander virtually through an abandoned town deep within the exclusion zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant.</p> <p>Visitors to the Internet giant's mapping site can take a tour through the overgrown and deserted streets of Namie, where time appears to have stood still for two years.</p> <p>Half of the town on the Pacific coast sits within the 20-kilometre (12-mile) evacuation zone around the nuclear plant, which was wrecked when the 2011 tsunami crashed into Japan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/google-reveals-views-japans-nuclear-ghost-town" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Chernobyl disaster Disaster Geography of Ukraine Nuclear energy in Japan Technology AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 04:45:52 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795921 at http://www.globalpost.com Google reveals views of Japan's nuclear ghost town http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/google-reveals-views-japans-nuclear-ghost-town-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Visitors to Google Maps can now roam virtually through the overgrown streets of an abandoned town where time has stood still since a tsunami crippled Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant two years ago.</p> <p>The Internet giant's mapping site is offering views of the deserted streets of Namie, half of which sits within the 20-kilometre (12-mile) no-go zone around the nuclear plant, wrecked when the 2011 tsunami crashed into Japan.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130328/google-reveals-views-japans-nuclear-ghost-town-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Management Nuclear energy in Japan Physical geography Technology AFP Thu, 28 Mar 2013 09:15:23 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5796037 at http://www.globalpost.com Screams of joy in Tokyo as city awarded 2020 Games http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/screams-joy-tokyo-city-awarded-2020-games <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Elaine Lies</p> <p>TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo celebrated after being awarded the 2020 Olympic Games on Sunday, with a huge roar arising from thousands gathered in a park in the early hours of a grey, humid morning and people embracing on street corners in the city.</p> <p>Tokyo overcame a worsening crisis at a nuclear plant 230km (140 miles) away as well as a one-time lack of local support to convincingly beat rivals Istanbul and Madrid for the right to stage the Games for the second time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130907/screams-joy-tokyo-city-awarded-2020-games" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Nuclear energy in Japan Prefectures of Japan Tōhoku region Thomson Reuters Sat, 07 Sep 2013 23:48:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5927474 at http://www.globalpost.com Japan scraps stranded tsunami ship http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130909/japan-scraps-stranded-tsunami-ship <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Workers in Japan on Monday began scrapping a large fishing boat that was swept far inland by the 2011 tsunami and became one of the most poignant symbols of the disaster.</p> <p>A ceremony to bless the ship was held nearby before workers began dismantling the 60-metre (200-foot) vessel, said officials in the city of Kesennuma, which was flattened when huge waves rushed ashore.</p> <p>The No. 18 Kyotoku-maru had become a much-visited site in the city, and a place to pay homage to some of the more-than 18,000 people who perished.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130909/japan-scraps-stranded-tsunami-ship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Natural disasters Nuclear energy in Japan Physical geography AFP Mon, 09 Sep 2013 10:25:17 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5928463 at http://www.globalpost.com Nuclear power still key to Japan energy mix http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/nuclear-power-still-key-japan-energy-mix <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Nuclear power is set to remain a key part of Japan's energy profile despite the safety concerns raised by the Fukushima disaster, senior Japanese energy officials predicted Monday.</p> <p>"The Japanese government still considers nuclear as an option for the energy mix. It must not be excluded from the overall energy mix," said Zengo Aizawa, Vice President of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) which operates the stricken Fukushima plant.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131014/nuclear-power-still-key-japan-energy-mix" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Economy of Japan Energy Nuclear energy in Japan AFP Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:32:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5960350 at http://www.globalpost.com Santa Claus arrives at Kansai airport http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131204/santa-claus-arrives-at-kansai-airport <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Santa Claus arrived at Kansai airport from Finland on Wednesday, three weeks before Christmas, in the first visit to the airport in western Japan in five years by a Santa recognized by the Finnish government-backed Santa Claus Foundation.</p> <p> Emerging from a Finnair plane, Santa told reporters that he chose to take a plane to Kansai because there was no snow in the area, making it impossible to use his sleigh pulled by reindeers.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/131204/santa-claus-arrives-at-kansai-airport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Christian folklore Nuclear energy in Japan Tōhoku region Kyodo News International Wed, 04 Dec 2013 08:46:09 +0000 Kyodo News International 6008497 at http://www.globalpost.com One in 4 Japan tsunami children needs psychiatric care http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140127/one-4-japan-tsunami-children-needs-psychiatric-care <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>One in four nursery school children caught up in Japan's 2011 tsunami disaster has psychiatric problems, a report said Monday, with experts warning the effects could last a lifetime if left untreated.</p> <p>Researchers found 25.9 percent of children aged between three and five suffers from symptoms including vertigo, nausea and headaches, with some exhibiting worrying behaviour such as violence or withdrawal.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140127/one-4-japan-tsunami-children-needs-psychiatric-care" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Nuclear energy in Japan Sendai Technology Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami AFP Mon, 27 Jan 2014 05:47:13 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6053815 at http://www.globalpost.com Magnitude 6.8 quake, small tsunami hit east Japan, no damage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140711/magnitude-68-quake-small-tsunami-hit-east-japan-no-damage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>TOKYO (Reuters) - A magnitude 6.8 earthquake hit off eastern Japan on Saturday morning, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, with minor tsunami of up to 20 cm but no reports of damage along the northeast coast that was ravaged by the catastrophic March 2011 tsunami.</p> <p>No irregularities were reported at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was damaged in the 2011 disaster in the worst nuclear accident since Ukraine's Chernobyl in 1986.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2014.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140711/magnitude-68-quake-small-tsunami-hit-east-japan-no-damage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Earthquakes in Japan Natural disasters Nuclear energy in Japan Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jul 2014 00:48:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6202922 at http://www.globalpost.com