Category Archives: Japan

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan 175 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant

Earthquake near Japan

September 20, 2017  Business Insider

Less than 24 hours after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake pummeled Mexico City, another tremor has struck off the east coast of Japan. Continue reading A 6.1-magnitude earthquake has struck Japan 175 miles from the Fukushima nuclear plant

Japan plans for possible mass evacuation of its citizens in South Korea amid threats from North Korea

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Published September 04, 2017  FoxNews

Japan is reportedly planning for a possible mass evacuation of its citizens in South Korea as tensions with North Korea continue to rise amid threats of nuclear war. Continue reading Japan plans for possible mass evacuation of its citizens in South Korea amid threats from North Korea

Japan ready to protect Guam, defense minister says

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Published August 10, 2017   FoxNews

In the event of a North Korean nuclear attack on Guam, Japan’s new defense minister said Thursday that his country’s military could shoot down the missiles before they reach the U.S. territory. Continue reading Japan ready to protect Guam, defense minister says

After 71 years, debate over A-bombs shows no sign of resolution

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In a photo taken by Yotsugi Kawahara on Aug. 9, 1945, victims of the Aug. 6 atomic bombing seek treatment at an emergency relief station next to the Otagawa River.

May 23, 2016  JapanTimes.co.jp (from last year but interesting)

It was a fine, clear day in Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945. That fact determined the fate of the city, together with its numerous inhabitants. Continue reading After 71 years, debate over A-bombs shows no sign of resolution

Melted nuclear fuel found at Fukushima

Lava-like rocks were spotted underneath one of the damaged reactors

July 23, 2017  BBC News  Lava-like rocks were spotted underneath one of the damaged reactors 

An underwater robot has captured what is believed to be the first images of melted nuclear fuel deposits inside Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator Tepco says.Large amounts of solidified lava-like rocks and lumps in layers were seen underneath its unit three reactor. Continue reading Melted nuclear fuel found at Fukushima