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Sep/Oct 2019 4th Reshuffled Abe Cabinet Inaugurated The fourth reshuffled cabinet of Prime Minister Abe Shinzo’s administration was inaugurated on September 11. Koizumi Shinjiro was appointed Environment Minister and Minister of State for Nuclear...

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International Round Table on final Disposal of HLW Participants of the G20 Ministerial Meeting on Energy Transitions and Global Environment for Sustainable Growth, held in Karuizawa, Nagano Prefecture on June 15-16, agreed to set...

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Trial Conclusion and Sentencing in Fukushima Nuclear Accident Criminal Suit Set for September 19 The Tokyo District Court has set 19 September 2019 as the date for trial conclusion and sentencing of the three...

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Onagawa Unit 1 to be Decommissioned The Tohoku Electric Power Company submitted a notification of changes to power generation facilities to the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry on December 21, 2018, saying it...

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Suspension of Ikata NPP Operations DiscontinuedOn December 13, 2017, the Hiroshima High Court handed down a provisional decision to suspend operation of Shikoku Electric Power Co.’s Ikata Unit 3 reactor (PWR, 890 MW) until...

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Earthquake and blackout in HokkaidoOn September 6, an M6.7 inland earthquake struck the eastern Iburi district of Hokkaido, registering an intensity of 7 (the largest on the Japanese seismic intensity scale) at Atsuma Town...

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High Court Overturns Suspension of Ohi Nuclear Power StationOn July 4th, the Kanazawa Branch of the Nagoya High Court overturned the Fukui District Court’s decision (May 21, 2014) to suspend operations of Units 3...

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Itochu Withdraws from Turkish NPP ProjectThe trading house Itochu was to have a greater than 10 percent stake in a company (not yet established), it was said, that would run the Sinop Nuclear Power...