In-Focus: Japan – Over 9600 deficiencies listed at Monju fast-breeder reactor – None of Japan’s Prefectures positive about hosting nuclear waste disposal site –

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Over 9600 deficiencies listed at Monju fast-breeder reactor

Source: JiJi Press

Source: 47 News

Noda promises to rid Japan of nuclear energy as election looms

Source: Herald Sun

Commission proposal admits when selecting nuclear waste disposal sites “Sharing knowledge with the public and reflecting the latest scientific knowledge lacking”

Source: JiJi Press

Yaita residents angry over government’s radioactive disposal site proposal

Source: Mainichi

Japan to establish council for spent nuclear fuel to discuss disposal of nuclear waste

Source: JiJi Press

None of Japan’s Prefectures positive about hosting nuclear waste disposal site

NHK surveyed Japan’s 47 prefectures last month about a possible proposal by the state government to conduct preliminary surveys for developing a disposal site for nuclear waste generated at power plants.

Source: NHK

Kansai Electric requests 12% hike in household rates

Source: The Japan Times

Companies in Kansai Electric’s service area concerned about rate hikes

Source: JiJi Press

Kansai Electric to cut salaries as part of streamlining measures

The annual salary in fiscal 2013-2015 will be slashed to 6.64 million yen on average from the fiscal 2011 level of 7.9 million yen.

Source: JiJi Press

Kyushu Electric seeking 8.51% increase in residential rates

Kyushu Electric is the third utility to request a rate increase due to rising costs stemming from the suspension of nuclear power plants. Tokyo Electric raised its rates in September, and Kansai Electric filed a request to raise its rates on Monday.  3 other power companies are still considering whether to request hiking their rates.

Source: JiJi Press

Source: NHK

Environment Ministry wary of TEPCO’s reliance on thermal power

The Environment Ministry has come out against plans by Tokyo Electric Power Co. to procure electricity from power generation companies, saying it would increase the nation’s carbon dioxide emissions by an estimated 13 million tons per year if the electricity is generated from coal.

Source: The Daily Yomiuri

To reduce dependence on nuclear power Energy and Environment Council suggests energy-efficiency upgrades and more wind power usage

Source: JiJi Press

Rough snowstorms sweep through northern Japan

Source: NHK

Rice prices in Japan soaring

Source: The Daily Yomiuri

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