In-Focus Japan: Disapproval rates of Noda’s cabinet at highest since formation – Fukushima tobacco contaminated with cesium

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Disapproval rate of Noda’s Cabinet at its highest level

A NHK survey showed that the support rate for the Cabinet of Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda is at 26%, the lowest since Noda’s Cabinet was formed in September 2011, and the disapproval rate is at its highest at 58%.

Source: NHK

Noda calls for speedy decontamination in Fukushima

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda instructed Environment Minister Hiroyuki Nagahama on Sunday to accelerate decontamination work in Fukushima Prefecture.

Referring to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Noda said: “There is a long way to go. We need to maintain a sense of tension through the end in order to ensure steady progress in work to decommission reactors, while paying close attention to plant safety and the health and safety of workers.”

Source: JiJi Press

Tobacco from Fukushima found contaminated with cesium

Source: JiJi Press

Boat from Japan found floating off the coast of Hawaii

Source: Huffington Post


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