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Japan to Utilize Nuclear Energy based on Pragmatism

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Japan to Utilize Nuclear Energy based on Pragmatism Michiyo Tanabe and Noriko Watanabe Modern Tokyo Times The government of Japan finally came to the conclusion that the same nuclear energy that played a powerful role in modernization, is once more to be part of the energy policy of this nation. Prime Minister Abe is focused […]

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March 11 and Great East Japan Earthquake Remembered from Distant Tokyo

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March 11 and Great East Japan Earthquake Remembered from Distant Tokyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times On the morning of March 11, 2011, everything seemed normal in trendy Tokyo because the trains were jammed packed and the city was buzzing along like always. However, during the afternoon everything changed after the powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake […]

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Record Trade Deficit in Japan and Nuclear Reality: Is Japan Losing its Independence?

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Record Trade Deficit in Japan and Nuclear Reality: Is Japan Losing its Independence? Noriko Watanabe and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times The anti-nuclear lobby in Japan and the mass media in this nation on a whole continue to focus on the negative side of nuclear power stations. Not surprisingly, the government of Japan is dithering […]

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Restart of Japanese Nuclear Plants: Politically Correct Radiophobia Harms the General Public

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Restart of Japanese Nuclear Plants: Politically Correct Radiophobia Harms the General Public Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA), reinvented in September 2012 in response to shortcomings in the regulatory system highlighted by the March 11, 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, has “finally” published new regulations covering requirements for restart […]

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Japan Government: Nuclear Option and Overstated Myths Related to Nuclear Crisis in Fukushima

Japan Government:  Nuclear Option and Overstated Myths Related to Nuclear Crisis in Fukushima Joachim de Villiers and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The mass media in Japan and internationally overhyped the anti-nuclear reality in this nation after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, which emerged after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake unleashed a brutal tsunami. This tsunami in turn created […]

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Nuclear Alarmism Has Driven Post Fukushima Political Decisions: Japan, Germany and International

Nuclear Alarmism Has Driven Post Fukushima Political Decisions: Japan, Germany and International Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times   The March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident is the worst accident in the 55-year history of commercial nuclear power. The 1986 Chernobyl accident in Ukraine released more radioactivity, but it was a single core-melt plus single hydrogen […]

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Fukushima Disaster “Made in Japan”: A Way Forward

Fukushima Disaster “Made in Japan:” A Way Forward Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times   The “Made in Japan” headlines prevailed in the nuclear and other trade press characterizing conclusions from the report by the Japanese Diet’s commissioned Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC). The NAIIC chairman Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a medical doctor and a […]

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Japan and Fukushima: PM Noda states Oi Nuclear Plant needs to restart

Japan and Fukushima: PM Noda states Oi Nuclear Plant needs to restart Pierre Leblanc and James Jomo Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is gearing Japan up for restarting two reactors at the Oi nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture. The reason for this decision is based on pragmatism because currently Japan doesn’t have an […]

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Japan and Fukushima: it appears likely that Oi Nuclear Plant will restart in Fukui Prefecture

Japan and Fukushima: it appears likely that Oi Nuclear Plant will restart in Fukui Prefecture Pierre Leblanc and James Jomo Modern Tokyo Times It would appear that Japan will restart the Oi nuclear plant early next week or within a relatively short timeframe. The Oi nuclear plant is situated in the Fukui Prefecture and clearly […]

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Merkel Dooms the Eurozone and German Electric Industry: manipulation of Fukushima nuclear crisis

Merkel Dooms the Eurozone and German Electric Industry: manipulation of Fukushima nuclear crisis Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times In a series of my earlier writings published by Modern Tokyo Times, such as Chancellor Merkel and arrogance: is she really committed to save the Euro, I have expressed skepticism about the leadership qualities of Chancellor […]

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