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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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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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Japan responds calmly to China and its unilateral stance which is unwarranted

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Japan responds calmly to China and its unilateral stance which is unwarranted Hiroshi Saito and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times   Japan is responding calmly towards the provocations of China by making it clear that dialogue is the best solution to the ongoing dispute in the East China Sea. At the same time Japan is […]

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France and Israel Torpedoed Geneva Deal with Iran: Deal is Still Possible

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France and Israel Torpedoed Geneva Deal with Iran: Deal is Still Possible Vojin Joksimovich, PhD The Modern Tokyo Times The negotiations between the P5+1 (five permanent members of the UN Security Council +Germany) and Iran surprisingly fell apart at the last minute when French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius publicly objected to what he called a […]

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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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Osaka and Tokyo Fashion News: H&M

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Osaka and Tokyo Fashion News: H&M Sarah Deschamps and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times   The continuing expansion of Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) throughout Japan is clear to all fashion lovers in this nation. At first H&M focused heavily on Tokyo and Kanto which is the natural route into the Japanese fashion market. However, […]

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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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Russia and Japan Try (Again) for a Rapprochement

Russia and Japan Try (Again) for a Rapprochement Stephen Blank The Jamestown Foundation  For several months, although Russia has insulted Japan by strengthening its claims to the Kurile Islands and even reinforcing them militarily, Moscow and Tokyo have been trying to initiate a new rapprochement. Despite the missteps over disputed territory, there are several factors […]

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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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