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JAPAN | Elderly Fukushima woman kills self ‘to evacuate to grave’

July 9, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 9 July 2011 This is one of four suicide notes that the 93-year-old woman left behind in her house in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture. (Mainichi) MINAMISOMA, Fukushima — A 93-year-old woman, dejected over the ongoing nuclear crisis, was found hanged at her home in Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, in late June, leaving behind […]

JAPAN | More Fukushima beef found contaminated with cesium

July 9, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Sunday, July 10, 2011 02:12 +0900 (JST) The Tokyo metropolitan government has ordered that beef from 11 cows from a farm in Fukushima Prefecture be removed from distribution because of radioactive contamination. The meat has been found contaminated with cesium. The animals came from a farm in Minami Soma, about 20 kilometers […]

JAPAN | Survey: radioactive materials found in plankton

July 9, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Saturday, July 09, 2011 06:14 +0900 (JST) A scientific survey has found radioactive substances in plankton collected from the seafloor off Fukushima Prefecture. A group of researchers from the Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology ended its 8-day survey on Friday. The goal was to study the spread of radioactive materials […]

JAPAN | Fukushima fuel rods removal can begin in 10 years

July 9, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | Sunday, July 10, 2011 02:12 +0900 (JST) An expert on decommissioning nuclear power plants says work to remove fuel rods at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant can begin in 10 years. Koji Okamoto made the comments in an interview with NHK on Saturday. Okamoto said the reactors and the containment vessels […]

JAPAN | Govt., TEPCO draw roadmap to reactor decommission

July 9, 2011

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JAPAN | NHK | 9 July 2011 A roadmap toward decommissioning of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant indicates that the removal of melted nuclear fuel rods at the plant may begin in 10 years. NHK has obtained the mid- and long-term roadmap which was presented when officials from the operator of the Fukushima […]

USA | This Time, Japan’s Gloom Runs Deeper

July 9, 2011

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USA | NEW YORK TIMES | 9 July 2011 TRADERS here are fond of joking that no one has lost money betting againstJapan since the collapse of the bubble economy of the 1980s. More than two decades later, the Nikkei 225 stock index is still three-quarters off of its peak. And the economy has been hit […]

JAPAN | Moms rally around antinuke cause

July 9, 2011

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JAPAN | JAPAN TIMES  | 9 July 2011 Japanese mothers, many with no history of political activism, have started taking to the streets to urge the government to protect their children from radiation leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant. Emotive issue: A woman breaks into tears while calling for children to be […]