Nuclear phase-out possible for Japan?

SINGAPORE, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- A former chief of the International Energy Agency said he was doubtful that Japan could follow through on its plan to phase out nuclear power by 2040.

Pricing pressures for Australian LNG

CANBERRA, Australia, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Australia's liquefied natural gas sector is facing pressure amid a Japanese call for a change to the oil-linked pricing system for natural gas.

Canada woos Asia for LNG

TOKYO, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- Canada is touting its potential to be a major supplier of liquefied natural gas to Asia.
Energy bills to soar without nuclear power

Energy bills to soar without nuclear power

TOKYO, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Average Japanese household monthly energy bills would nearly double to $411 by 2030 if nuclear power-generation is eliminated, the government said.
Report tells of future Fukushima radiation

Report tells of future Fukushima radiation

FUTABA, Japan, April 23 (UPI) -- Airborne radiation levels in some parts of Japan's Fukushima prefecture are expected to remain at dangerous levels for a decade, a government report says.
Future of Japan's nuclear energy uncertain

Future of Japan's nuclear energy uncertain

TOKYO, April 16 (UPI) -- None of Japan's 54 nuclear reactors will be in operation as of May 6, as the country's last reactor operating is to go offline, Japan's trade minister said.

Fukushima's temperature rise stabilized

TOKYO, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A steep temperature rise in the No. 2 reactor at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant has sparked new concerns about government claims that the facility has been stabilized.

Japan discusses nuclear reactor restarts

TOKYO, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency has tentatively authorized the restart of two idled nuclear reactors in Fukui Prefecture.
Fukushima decommissioning timetable set

Fukushima decommissioning timetable set

TOKYO, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- The Japanese government and Tokyo Electric Power Co. unveiled a work schedule for scrapping the damaged Fukushima reactors they say could last 30 to 40 years.
Tepco to seek trillions in Japanese aid

Tepco to seek trillions in Japanese aid

TOKYO, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. said it will ask the Japanese government to help cover compensation payouts from accidents at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Japan takes steps to revise energy plan

TOKYO, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- The Japanese government has formed an energy panel to revise the country's energy policy, Kyodo news reports.

Edano likely to succeed Hachiro in Japan

TOKYO, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Former chief Cabinet secretary Yukio Edano was likely to be named Japan's trade minister, succeeding Yoshio Hachiro, who quit, Kyodo News reported Monday.

Japan to honor women's soccer champions

TOKYO, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Japan's women's soccer team will receive one of the nation's highest awards for winning the FIFA Women's World Cup, the government has announced.

More tests ordered for Japan's reactors

TOKYO, July 11 (UPI) -- Japan's nuclear power reactors must undergo further safety tests, the government said Monday.
No-entry zone at Fukushima considered

No-entry zone at Fukushima considered

TOKYO, April 20 (UPI) -- The Japanese government may restrict entry into a 12.5-mile radius area around the earthquake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, an official said Thursday.
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