Japan’s minister chides utility president over radioactive water leak at Fukushima plant

Japan’s industry minister summoned the president of the utility that runs the Fukushima nuclear power plant to his office Wednesday and chided him for a radioactive water leak at the plant earlier this

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Japan Foreign Minister assures Pacific nations of ALPS treated water discharge compliance

Japan’s Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa has reassured her Pacific counterparts the discharge of Advanced Liquid Processing System (ALPS) treated water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean last year

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Cook Islands Foreign Minister urges global recognition of regional priorities

Cook Islands Foreign Affairs Minister, Tingika Elikana, Monday highlighted the need to drive discussions on regional priorities and forge inter-regional cooperation essential for global acknowledgment of these

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Japan to host Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in July; plans to offer Climate support, counter China’s Influence

The Japanese government has begun final arrangements to host the Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting (PALM) in mid-July, inviting the leaders of all 18 Pacific Island Forum (PIF) members to Tokyo.   At the summit, Japan

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Japan’s top diplomat eyes Fiji trip for Pacific island talks next month

Japan’s Foreign Minister, Yoko Kamikawa is arranging a visit to Fiji in the first half of February to attend a ministerial meeting with Pacific island countries and territories, diplomatic sources have said, in an

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Sweeping Kagoshima’s waters

Aboard the Kinko In Kagoshima, Japan, an organisation is taking a proactive approach to floating ocean pollution, ‘sweeping’ the local port five days a week. The Kagoshima Seikoukai Marine Group is a membership

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Japan’s large Pacific bluefin tuna catch limit to be raised in 2024

An international commission responsible for managing Pacific bluefin tuna stocks has decided to allow Japan to effectively increase its catch limit for larger sizes in 2024, reflecting a recovery in their population,

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Palau senate expresses disapproval of Japan’s plan to release treated radioactive water

The Senate of the Republic of Palau has passed a joint resolution expressing disapproval of Japan’s decision to release over a million tons of contaminated water from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the

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Third release of treated water from Fukushima nuclear plant ends safely, TEPCO says

The release of a third batch of treated radioactive wastewater from Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean ended safely as planned, its operator said Monday, as the country’s seafood

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Fukushima nuclear plant starts 3rd release of treated radioactive wastewater into the sea

The tsunami-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant began its third release of treated and diluted radioactive wastewater into the sea Thursday after Japanese officials said the two earlier releases ended

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Fukushima water released without technical concerns, IAEA says

Japan’s release of treated radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant into the sea is “progressing as planned and without any technical concerns,” the UN nuclear watchdog has said. The

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Fukushima plant workers hospitalised after accidentally getting sprayed with radioactive waste

Two workers at the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were hospitalised after accidentally getting sprayed with liquid laced with radioactive materials, officials said Thursday. The incident occurred

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