In-Focus Japan: Mayor requests J Power cease construction of nuclear power plant – Energy demand in Japan falls in first half of 2012

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Prime Minister Noda drops greenhouse gas emissions target

Japans new energy strategy aims to reduce emissions by 5-9 pct by 2020 and some 20 pct by 2030.

Source: JiJi Press

Mayor requests J Power cease construction of nuclear power plant

Source: JiJi Press

Japanese power companies see energy demand plunge

Japan’s 10 major power companies produced and bought 455.34 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity in the first six-month period of 2012, down nearly 8.3 pct from the level in the first half of fiscal 2010.  The drop in production and demand reflects energy-saving efforts according to the Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan.

Source: JiJi Press

First Fukushima beef exported to United States after Fukushima nuclear disaster

The cattle will be processed in Japan and the meat will be sold to upscale restaurants in the United States.  Livestock farmers hope the resumption of exports will help to erase concerns about radioactive contamination.

Source: NHK

Lawsuit brought to prohibit restart of Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear reactors

Source: JiJi Press

Since November last year, Japans’ Ministry of the Environment has been investigating radiological effects on wild plants and animals mainly within the no-entry zones in Fukushima Prefecture.

Source: The Denki Shimbun


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