In-Focus Japan: Tsunami debris from Fukushima quarantined in Hawaii – Tokyo exhibit showcases new nuclear decontamination tech

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Radiation levels too high to allow residents to return to Okuma for at least 5 years

Source: The Japan Times

Japan’s tsunami debris lands in Hawaii

A large plastic bin is the first confirmed piece of marine debris from last year’s Japan tsunamis to arrive in Hawaii, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Friday.

Japanese consular officials confirmed that the blue bin found earlier this week floating in the ocean is from Fukushima, said Ben Sherman, a NOAA spokesman in Washington, D.C.

Source: The Washington Post

Source: USA Today

USS Arizona Memorial receives A-bomb victim’s crane

Source: The Japan Times

Exhibit opened in Tokyo to showcase new nuclear decontamination tech

The 3-day exhibition at Tokyo’s Science Museum, the first of the kind in Japan, is open until Wednesday and is attended by more than 100 firms and organizations involved in the clean-up.

Source: NHK

Japan to study habitat and activities of wild animals in no-entry zone

Residents who have been allowed to temporarily visit their homes in the no-entry zones around the Fukushima Daiichi site have reported that wild boars and monkeys are expanding their habitats and are more active in the formerly residential areas.

Scientists plan to study the habitat expansions and seasonal changes in their activities by using cameras equipped with sensors.

Source: NHK

Toyota’s new electric car capable of 100 km trip on single charge

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK

Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC) is launching a special section to promote geothermal projects

Source: NHK

Noda names Hosono new policy chief of DPJ

Source: The Japan Times

Source: JiJi Press

Is Japan’s nuclear phase-out smoke and mirrors?

Source: The Japan Times

 

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