Posts Tagged ‘Tokyo’

Japan:Revised quake estimate warns of 9700 dead in Tokyo

Wednesday, April 18, 2012 Comments off

Laaska News Apr. 18, 2012

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government says 9,700 people could die in a huge earthquake hitting directly under the capital. Read more…

Fukashima Power Plant is Stable – Japan PM

Friday, December 16, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 16, 2011
Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda says the crippled reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have been successfully brought to a state of cold shutdown. Read more…

South Sudan hopeful for Japan SDF’s assistance – Minister

Wednesday, November 30, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 30,2011

South Sudan’s information minister, now visiting Japan, has expressed a strong hope that the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force will provide effective support in building the African nation’s infrastructure. Read more…

Japan:Fukushima saw fewer births after nuclear disaster

Friday, November 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 18,2011

A survey in Fukushima Prefecture shows the number of births fell by 25 percent in the 3 months following the accident at the nuclear power plant.

The Japan Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists conducted a nationwide survey of around 1,100 medical institutions handling deliveries between April and June. 714 responded. Read more…

Japan:Fukushima plant opened to journalists + Related Articles

Sunday, November 13, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 13,2011
Fukushima plant reopens

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant has been opened to reporters for the first time since the accident occurred 8 months ago. Read more…

Japan:Cesium-contaminated mushrooms served in food

Saturday, November 5, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 5 ,2011
Radioactive cesium exceeding the government standard has been found in mushrooms grown at a facility in Yokohama City, near Tokyo. About 800 people were served food containing the mushrooms from March through October. Read more…

Japan:Buried bottle determined to be radiation source

Friday, November 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 4 ,2011

Japan’s science ministry has determined that high radiation readings taken near a supermarket in Tokyo were caused by radium in a buried bottle.

On Wednesday, workers removed the reagent bottle along with some contaminated underground soil from the parking lot of a supermarket in Hachimanyama, Setagaya Ward. Read more…

Japan:Radioactive materials detected in Tokyo Bay

Thursday, November 3, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 3 ,2011

Waste water discharged into Tokyo Bay from a cement plant has been found to contain radioactive cesium at much higher levels than the government-set limit for disposal. Read more…

Japan:Radioactive water leaks from nuke plant in north of Tokyo

Thursday, October 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 27,2011

TOKYO, Oct. 26 (Xinhua) — Water containing radioactive material has leaked from a pressure vessel inside a reactor at the Tokai No. 2 nuclear power plant in Ibaraki Prefecture, the government’s Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said Wednesday. Read more…

THAILAND:Floodwater threatening Bangkok airport

Monday, October 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 24,2011
Thai floods pushing up HDD prices


The ongoing flooding in Thailand is threatening Bangkok’s main domestic airport. The airport also serves as the headquarters of the government’s task force on the disaster. Read more…