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Japan vows to push ahead with reactor restarts after volcanic...
The Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsuma-Sendai, Kagoshima Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan's government said the sudden deadly eruption of a volcano in central Japan won't derail its push to restart two reactors located near active volcanoes, even though the...
THREE YEARS AFTER: Majority of Japan's nuclear reactors face bleak ...
The No. 1 and No. 2 reactors, shown in the background, at the Mihama nuclear power plant in Fukui Prefecture started operations more than 40 years ago. (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Due to stricter government safety regulations, 30 of Japan's idled 48 nuclear reactors have no immediate prospects of restarting operations, at least in the near future,...
New leak found in Fukushima plant’s wrecked No. 3 building
Leaking water is seen flowing on the first floor of the No. 3 reactor building of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant on Jan. 18. (Provided by Tokyo Electric Power Co.)
A new water leak, possibly from the effort to cool a crippled reactor, has been detected on the first floor of a reactor building at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant,...
ASAHI POLL: 59% oppose Abe's nuclear power policy
Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kenzaburo Oe leads a protest march in central Tokyo on June 2 demanding the abolishment of nuclear energy. (Satoru Ogawa)
Nearly 60 percent of voters oppose Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan to use nuclear energy to fuel economic growth, but 51 percent expect his policies to improve the economy,...
Minister indicates autumn restarts of nuclear reactors
Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Industry minister Toshimitsu Motegi on April 23 said an idled nuclear reactor could be restarted as early as autumn, the first time a Cabinet member has mentioned a timetable...
North Korea to restart nuclear reactor in weapons bid
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a plenary meeting of the central committee of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, March 31. (Provided by Korean News Agency)
SEOUL--North Korea announced plans on April 2 to restart a mothballed nuclear reactor that has been closed since 2007, but emphasized it was seeking a deterrent capacity,...
BIZ BRIEF: MHI completes 1st large-scale parts replacement at nuke ...
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. has completed work to replace the reactor vessel head at Angra 1, a pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant in Brazil, the company said...
EDITORIAL: KEPCO's arrogance on display in comments about...
The mind-set of the management of Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) remains the same despite the March 11, 2011, disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant.
No. 4 reactor at Oi nuclear power plant goes back online
Tight security is maintained at an entrance to the Oi nuclear power plant in Oi, Fukui Prefecture, on July 18. (Reo Takahashi)
OI, Fukui Prefecture--Kansai Electric Power Co. restarted the No. 4 reactor at the Oi nuclear power plant here at 9 p.m. on July 18, marking the second of Japan's 50 idled...
Edano: Japan to pull plug on nuclear power in 40 years
Yukio Edano (The Asahi Shimbun)
Although he has been criticized for flip-flopping on his energy policy, industry minister Yukio Edano now said Japan is moving to eliminate nuclear power with a target date in...
Japan plans 40-yr limit on reactors' life, with exceptions
Goshi Hosono (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Japan plans to limit the life of nuclear reactors to 40 years, allowing extensions only under stringent conditions, and to legally bind plant operators to prepare for severe...
Kansai Electric to manually shut Mihama nuclear unit
Mihama nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Kansai Electric Power Co. will manually halt its Mihama No. 2 nuclear reactor as a safety precaution after it discovered unusual levels of coolant leaking from a valve inside...
Nuclear watchdog releases stress test evaluations on website
The Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency released information on its instructions to Kansai Electric Power Co. regarding a stress test conducted at the No. 3 reactor at its Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture.  (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
To ensure transparency, the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency (NISA) on Nov. 8 began releasing on its website exchanges with utility companies over assessments of how...
Kyushu Electric Power restarts reactor operations
The Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
Kyushu Electric Power Co. on Nov. 1 restarted the No. 4 reactor at its Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga Prefecture, the first resumption of reactor operations in Japan since...
KEPCO to request electricity-saving campaign in winter
Kansai Electric Power Co's head office (The Asahi Shimbun)
Kansai Electric Power Co. (KEPCO) will ask companies and households in its service area to reduce electricity usage this winter to prevent possible electricity shortages when...
Oi reactor stoppage could leave Kansai Electric in the dark
The Asahi Shimbun
Kansai Electric Power Co. now faces the strong possibility of an electricity shortage this summer with the stoppage of operations on July 16 of the No. 1 reactor at its Oi...
Chugoku Electric to delay start of new reactor due to lack of...
The Shimane nuclear power plant (Asahi Shimbun file photo)
MATSUE--Chugoku Electric Power Co. will delay the start of operations at a new reactor under construction at its Shimane nuclear plant here due to inadequate defense against...
Experts: Scrapping Fukushima plant could take decades
(c) The Asahi Shimbun
Regaining control of the four stricken reactors at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant could take months or years, according to nuclear experts.
Radioactive water obstructing Fukushima cooling operation
(c) The Asahi Shimbun
As workers at the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant continue to pump tons of water onto its overheating reactors, the problem of what to do with radioactive water...
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