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Japan to buy disputed islands


September 5th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 5 (IANS) The Japanese government is in talks to buy the disputed Diaoyu Islands from a family that claims to own them, media reports said Wednesday.The central government ... Read more...

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Japan may ban rice from near n-plant


November 17th, 2011 - 5:57 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Nov 17 (IANS) The Japanese government Thursday said it was considering banning shipments of rice from an area near the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant after samples showed radioactive ... Read more...

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Japan to continue using n-power despite Fukushima crisis


May 9th, 2011 - 8:55 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, May 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japan will continue to use nuclear power despite the ongoing crisis caused by radiation leak at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, a top official has ... Read more...

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Japan expands nuclear evacuation zone


April 22nd, 2011 - 8:41 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- The Japanese government on Friday expanded the evacuation zone beyond the 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) radius surrounding the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was established on Thursday.Japanese Chief Cabinet ... Read more...

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Fukushima Gov. will not allow TEPCO to resume work at Fukushima nuke plant


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 22 (ANI): Fukushima Governor Yuhei Sato has said Tokyo Electric Power Corporation (TEPCO) would never be allowed to resume its operations at the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. ... Read more...

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Japan widens evacuation zone near tsunami hit Fukushima nuke plant


April 22nd, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 22 (ANI): Japan has included some towns outside a 20-kilometer radius of the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to the list of areas covered by its evacuation directive ... Read more...

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Japan declares 20 km no-go zone around Fukushima n-plant


April 21st, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 21 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the Fukushima prefecture as the government Thursday declared the 20-km evacuation area around the crippled nuclear power plant as ... Read more...

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If cooling continues, no meltdown in Japan’s nuke plant


April 19th, 2011 - 1:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 19 (ANI): Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will not have a total meltdown if the current cooling of its overheating reactors continues, said Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano.'Compared with ... Read more...

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Japan n-plant to stabilise in 6-9 months


April 17th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 17 (IANS) The crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant will be stabilised to a condition known as "cold shutdown" in about six to nine months, the plant's operator said ... Read more...

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Japan to announce time of completion for nuke emergency


April 17th, 2011 - 12:54 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 17 (ANI): Japan is likely to announce a timeline for resolving the nuclear emergency at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano said while meeting with Fukushima ... Read more...

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Japan n-plant operator told to compensate residents


April 15th, 2011 - 9:51 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 15 (IANS) The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant must pay one million yen ($12,000) to each household displaced or forced indoors by the nuclear accident ... Read more...

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Japan bans shipment of shiitake mushrooms near Fukushima nuke plant


April 13th, 2011 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 13 (ANI): Japan has imposed a ban on the shipment of shiitake mushrooms grown outdoors in areas near the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, citing high levels of radioactivity, ... Read more...

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Japan raises Fukushima accident level to worst


April 12th, 2011 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 12 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Japanese government has assigned the maximum severity level to nuclear accident at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant, the Kyodo news agency said Tuesday ... Read more...

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Radiation risk from Japan nuke plant ‘considerably smaller’: Official


April 11th, 2011 - 3:40 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 11 (ANI): Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano has said the risk of massive radiation leaks from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is lower than what it was ... Read more...

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Japan dumps contaminated water into ocean


April 5th, 2011 - 2:47 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 5 (IANS) The operator of the Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has started to discharge contaminated water into the Pacific Ocean to speed up efforts to tackle ... Read more...

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Japan seeks Russia’s help to dispose radioactive water


April 5th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 5 (ANI): The Japanese Government has asked Russia to send a special radiation treatment vessel to help dispose of contaminated water from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.A spokesman for Russia's ... Read more...

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Japan: radioactive source contaminating sea not clear


April 4th, 2011 - 7:34 pm ICT by BNO News
TOKYO (BNO NEWS) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. (Tepco) on Monday used colored powder in an effort to locate the source of highly radioactive water leaking into the sea, officials said.In its ... Read more...

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Japan nuke plant could continue releasing radiation for months


April 4th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 4 (ANI): The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan could continue to release dangerous radiation into the air for several months, said Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency officials.Chief Cabinet Secretary ... Read more...

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Japan’s PM to visit Fukushima nuke operation base to encourage workers


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 2 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan will pay a visit to an operation base in Fukushima Prefecture to give encouragement to Self-Defense Forces members and other workers at the ... Read more...

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‘Long battle’ to resolve Fukushima nuke crisis: Japanese PM


April 2nd, 2011 - 12:20 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 2 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has admitted that there will be a long-term battle to stabilize Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.The Japanese government has also indicated ... Read more...

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Japan ignores UN advice on expansion of nuclear exclusion zone


April 1st, 2011 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Apr 1(ANI): Japan has said that there is no need to expand the 20-kilometre evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, despite warnings from the United Nations nuclear ... Read more...

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“Workers losing race to save quake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant”: Expert


March 30th, 2011 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): The radioactive core in a reactor at the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima nuclear power plant has melted through the bottom of its containment vessel to a concrete floor raising ... Read more...

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Japanese govt. discussing ways to bring tsunami hit Fukushima nuke plant under control


March 30th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 30 (ANI): The Japanese government is reportedly considering adopting new measures to prevent the earthquake-cum-tsunami hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant from further spreading radioactive particles.The Kyodo news agency quoted ... Read more...

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Japanese govt. asks people living within 30 km of nuke plant to voluntarily vacate


March 25th, 2011 - 1:28 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 25 (ANI): Japanese government spokesman Yukio Edano has said that people living within 30 kilometers of the troubled nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture have been voluntarily asked to leave the ... Read more...

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Condition at Fukushima n-plant improving: Japan (Second Intro Roundup)


March 20th, 2011 - 1:07 am ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Japanese government said Saturday condition at four reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant were improving.Following Japan's Self-Defence Force (SDF) and firefighting personnel shooting water ... Read more...

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Radiation levels high in food, Japan fights n-fallout (Roundup)


March 19th, 2011 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Japan Saturday said radiation levels in food items were much higher than normal limits near its tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant as workers struggled to restore power ... Read more...

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Food items with high radiation levels found near Japan’s tsunami affected nuke power plant


March 19th, 2011 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar 19 (ANI): Milk and spinach have been contaminated in areas near the earthquake-cum-tsunami affected Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, with reports saying that radiation levels in these food items have ... Read more...

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Radioactive substances found in Japan food


March 19th, 2011 - 4:16 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 19 (IANS) Radiation levels have exceeded allowable limits in foodstuff like spinach and milk following leaks at the Fukushima nuclear plant, the Japanese government's top spokesman said Saturday.Chief ... Read more...

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Thousands flee Tokyo as radiation fears mount


March 16th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Tokyo, Mar.16 (ANI): Thousands of tourists and residents left Tokyo and fled to safer areas on wednesday, despite official reassurances that radiation levels in the capital were negligible and posed no threat ... Read more...

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Fukushima plant operator to evacuate control room personnel


March 15th, 2011 - 10:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The operator of Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant said Tuesday that all personnel must be evacuated from the control room at the plant's reactor No.1 ... Read more...

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More damage to Japan’s n-reactors, radiation levels soar (Third Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Fears of a nuclear meltdown escalated sharply Tuesday with an explosion in a third reactor in Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant and a fire at a fourth ... Read more...

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Temperature rises in two more reactors at Japan n-plant


March 15th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) Temperatures have been rising slightly in two units of Japan's Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant, where four other reactors were already shut following a series of ... Read more...

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Fourth n-reactor on fire in Japan, PM tells people to leave area (Lead)


March 15th, 2011 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 15 (IANS) A fire broke out at a fourth reactor in Japan's Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant Tuesday, hours after a blast ripped its third reactor. As the ... Read more...

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Fresh blast in Japan n-plant; 2,000 more bodies found (Third Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 14 (IANS) An explosion rocked another Japanese reactor in Fukushima Monday, injuring 11 people as technicians scrambled to tackle the cooling problem in a third reactor.The toll is ... Read more...

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Blast in another n-reactor in Japan, 2,000 more bodies found (Second Lead)


March 14th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, March 12 (IANS) Eleven people were injured in an explosion that rocked a second nuclear reactor in Fukushima in Japan Monday as 2,000 more bodies were found in the ... Read more...

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