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What Future Does Nuclear Power Have in Japan?
Almost a year after the Fukushima disaster, 52 of Japan's 54 nuclear power plants have been shut down. The reactor explosion destroyed the population's trust in nuclear energy. But the atomic lobby -- and the country's industrial needs -- could block a possible phase-out. An icy wind blows through
Japan Poised for Another Leader as Weary Voters Head to Polls
TOKYO — Japanese voters head to the polls Sunday in an election that is expected to shift the balance of power back to the conservative Liberal Democratic Party, just three years after it was ousted in dramatic fashion by the ruling Democratic Party of Japan....
Japan Investigation Finds Fukushima Nuclear Disaster 'Man-Made'
The Fukushima nuclear disaster was a “man-made” accident caused by a utility and government regulators who put self-interest before the interest of the public, an independent parliamentary commission reported today after a six-month investigation into the crises. The 641-page report, the first of
Obama, Putin Top Forbes' List of World's Most Powerful People
What do the president of the United States, the Dalai Lama, a billionaire drug dealer and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg all have in common? They are all featured on FORBES' annual ranking of the World's Most Powerful People. The ranking takes into account four factors. First, we measured how
Japanese Finance Minister Set to Become Country's New PM
Japan's Ruling Party Elected Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda Its New Leader
Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan Resigns
Kan has Officially Stepped Down, Paving way for Country's Sixth PM in Five Years
Japanese Prime Minister Kan Signals Resignation
PM Signals he Will Step Down Once Disaster Reconstruction Efforts Take Hold.
Japan Nuclear Crisis: Retirees Volunteer for Fukushima Duty
Yasuteru Yamada cringes at any comparison to the kamikaze, pilots who flew suicide missions during World War II. The retired engineer has rallied more than 200 aging workers who have volunteered to tackle the nuclear crises at the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi power plant. But he says, this is no
Japan's Nuclear Plant to Halt Operation, Strains Power Supply
The operator of Japan's Hamaoka Nuclear Power Plant agreed to temporarily shut down three reactors today, amid rising concerns about their ability to withstand a powerful earthquake and tsunami. The decision came days after Prime Minister Naoto Kan urged Chubu Electric, Japan's third-largest power