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Indie | Shizuoka Governor Kawakatsu Entertains NY Tea Drinkers

July 14, 2011

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Indie | EX-SKF | 14 July 2011 The Oxford PhD governor strikes again, this time in New York, telling green tea lovers in the city that Shizuoka tea is safe because it has tested below the safety limit and it’s good for their health. He also reminds them that Shizuoka is very far from Fukushima. […]

JAPAN | Japan not announcing complete phasing out of nuclear power: Edano

July 14, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 14 July 2011 TOKYO (Kyodo) — Japan has not announced a complete phasing out of nuclear power, the top government spokesman said Thursday, in reference to Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s remarks a day before. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano told a news conference that Kan’s call to create a society that […]

JAPAN | LDP to promote reduced reliance on nuclear power in new energy policy

July 14, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 14 July 2011 LDP President Sadakazu Tanigaki is pictured at the Diet on June 17. (Mainichi) The largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is set to shift its energy policy to promote reduced reliance on nuclear power following the Fukushima nuclear crisis. The LDP decided to review its nuclear energy policy […]

JAPAN | Softbank, 35 prefectures launch council to promote renewable energy

July 14, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 14 July 2011 Softbank Corp. President Masayoshi Son, second from left, talks about the Renewable Energy Council, in Akita on July 13, 2011. (Mainichi) AKITA — Telecom giant Softbank Corp. and 35 prefectural governments have launched a council to promote renewable energy across Japan as part of ambitious efforts to reduce […]

JAPAN | Kan’s energy speech draws praise, skepticism, resignation

July 14, 2011

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JAPAN | MAINICHI | 14 July 2011 TOKYO (Kyodo) — Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s speech Wednesday in which he expressed his idea for a society not reliant on nuclear power drew high praise from environmentalists, while victims of the March 11 disaster expressed skepticism. The mayor of a southwestern Japan town hosting the Genkai nuclear […]

USA | Could Japan’s Radioactive Beef Be a Good Thing?

July 14, 2011

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USA | TIME | 14 July 2011 Over 950 pounds of beef contaminated with radioactive cesium above the legal limit has been distributed and eaten in at least eight prefectures across Japan, Tokyo city authorities have announced. The beef, which came from cows raised on a farm in Minamisoma in Fukushima prefecture, contained cesium at […]

UK | A question of trust : Japan’s nuclear crisis is eroding deference to authority

July 14, 2011

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UK | THE ECONOMIST | 14 July 2011 TWO weeks after Japan’s trade minister gave the all-clear to restart nuclear-power plants that had been shut for maintenance, Naoto Kan, the prime minister, ordered on July 6th that they should first undergo rigorous stress tests. The inverted sequence showed that only a cursory examination had taken […]