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  • Abe Coalition Cements Hold on Japan’s Diet

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s coalition won a majority in an election to parliament’s upper house, offering a broader mandate for reform as he seeks to revive the economy and strengthen defense.

  • Japan Opposition’s Hosono Says Abenomics Ignores Risks

    Goshi Hosono, secretary general of Japan’s biggest opposition party, challenged the government to better protect the elderly and small companies, charging Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s policies with ignoring the risks of monetary easing and a weakened currency.

  • Japan May Consider Convention on Nuclear Liability, Hosono Says

    Japan may consider adopting a international convention that defines liability in the event of a nuclear accident, said Goshi Hosono, Japan’s minister in charge of cleaning up the Fukushima Dai-Ichi reactor meltdowns.

  • Hosono Says Fukushima Plant Is in ‘Equivalent of Cold Shutdown’

    Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s crippled reactors in Fukushima are in a state “equivalent to cold shutdown” even though the definition would be different in the case of an undamaged plant, Goshi Hosono, the minister in charge of responding to the disaster, said today.

  • Noda’s Job in Jeopardy After Sales Tax to Reduce Debt

    Yoshihiko Noda has accomplished more than Japan’s five previous prime ministers in his first year in office. He may still lose his job, after dividing his party, outraging anti-nuclear activists and raising taxes.

  • Tepco Ordered to Create Road Map to Decommission Reactors

    The Japanese government ordered Tokyo Electric Power Co. to draw up a road map to decommission the damaged four reactors at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear plant in a process that could take 30 years.

  • Tepco Failed to Disclose Scale of Fukushima Radiation Leaks, Academics Say

    As a team from the International Atomic Energy Agency visits Tokyo Electric Power Co. ’s crippled nuclear plant today, academics warn the company has failed to disclose the scale of radiation leaks and faces a “massive problem” with contaminated water.

  • Japan Calendar, May 9-13

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  • Tokyo Quake May Risk 650,000 Fires as Defenses Seen Lacking

    Tokyo’s preparedness for dealing with a major earthquake after last year’s record temblor in northeast Japan that left more than 19,000 dead or missing may not significantly cut deaths or damage, says Kazuchika Asano, who has studied the city’s emergency procedures for two decades.

  • Japan May Introduce Carbon Tax to Curb Emissions as Nuclear Reactors Shut

    Japan may introduce a carbon tax to curb greenhouse gas emissions amid the increased use of fossil fuels to generate power as nuclear reactors remain shut following the Fukushima disaster, the government said.

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