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Governor launches Asia trip to talk promote Alaska gas

Gov. Bill Walker’s office provided a dispatch from Tokyo on Monday, saying he has launched a weeklong series of meetings in Japan to highlight Alaska’s efforts to produce its natural gas and sell it in a liquefied form in Asia. Walker and two members of his administration — Natural Resources Deputy Commissioner Marty Rutherford and Alaska Gas Team member Audie ...

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Japanese nuclear plant deemed safe, nears restart

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese nuclear plant won preliminary approval Wednesday for meeting stringent post-Fukushima safety requirements, clearing a major hurdle toward becoming the first to restart under the tighter rules. The Nuclear Regulation Authority accepted a report that found that design upgrades and safety improvements at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s two reactors at the Sendai Nuclear Power Station have ...

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Stigmatized nuclear workers quit Japan utility


Yuri Kageyama | Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Stigma, pay cuts, and risk of radiation exposure are among the reasons why 3,000 employees have left the utility at the center of Japan’s 2011 nuclear disaster. Now there’s an additional factor: better paying jobs in the feel good solar energy industry. Engineers and other employees at TEPCO, or Tokyo Electric Power ...

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Japan calls for restraint in S.China Sea


By Kyodo News | The Bangkok Post TOKYO – Japan expressed support on Monday for Asean leaders’ calls for restraint and a de-escalation of tensions between China and Vietnam following Beijing’s commencement of oil drilling in a disputed area of the South China Sea. “We hope that countries concerned will refrain from taking unilateral actions that will heighten the tensions, ...

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Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power

Toru Hanai

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s cabinet on Friday approved an energy policy reversing the previous government’s plans to gradually mothballnuclear power plants, a move likely to be unpopular with a wary public following the 2011 Fukushima disaster. But the plan may be too little too late for Japan’s moribund atomic industry, which is floundering under the weight of estimated losses of almost ...

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