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12.03.2015

State of affairs & challenges of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

State of affairs & challenges of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

The State of Affairs and Ongoing Challenges of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: a Civil Society Response Towards Recovery,  intends to answer questions such as: –  What have been the… »

10.03.2015

NO NUKES DAY – Unified Action Against Nuclear Power! Remember Fukushima & Halt Restarts!

NO NUKES DAY – Unified Action Against Nuclear Power! Remember Fukushima & Halt Restarts!

Photos by Yoko Narita Version in Japanese This Wednesday, March 11th marks the 4th anniversary of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. Over the weekend, prior to its anniversary,… »

17.02.2015

Japan: In Support of freedom of expression – standing up against political violence

Japan: In Support of freedom of expression – standing up against political violence

Japanese version A group of journalists, writers, academics, musicians and artists, whose work is about expression of thoughts and ideas, came together in support of freedom of expression. They held a press conference on February 9 and asked the public to join the… »

03.02.2015

Stand on Japanese Hostage Crisis

Stand on Japanese Hostage Crisis

By Emiko Nagano – Japanese Version There is no word to describe the sadness, the shock, and the anger Japanese are experiencing in the wake of cruel execution of the Japanese hostages by ISIS. Try to understand why and how this had to happen leads to complex, multi-layered global… »

24.10.2014

“Renewable Energy Can Enhance Japanese Energy Security”

“Renewable Energy Can Enhance Japanese Energy Security”

Renewables can lower fuel imports, improve trade balance and address environmental imperatives, new report shows Tokyo, Japan, 24 October: Speaking in Tokyo on Friday, International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Director-General Adnan Z. Amin highlighted the benefits of renewable energy, citing reduced fuel import cost, economic growth and job creation… »

17.08.2014

Scrap the Japan-India Nuclear Agreement

Scrap the Japan-India Nuclear Agreement

Scrap the Japan-India Nuclear Agreement : an international appeal to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Narendra Modi From: No Nukes Asia Forum Japan Please endorse the following appeal to scrap the Japan-India Nuclear Agreement, by emailing us with your name/organization name and country at sdaisuke@rice.ocn.ne.jp The Indian Prime… »

06.08.2014

Hiroshima-Nagasaki – new path urgently needed

Hiroshima-Nagasaki – new path urgently needed

6 August 2014 marks the 69th anniversary of the first detonation of a nuclear weapon over Japan. Today, the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will hold ceremonies commemorating those hundreds of thousands who perished in the two nuclear attacks in 1945, and the countless more whose lives would forever be… »

31.05.2014

Japan: legitimate self-defence or militarism?

Japan: legitimate self-defence or militarism?

Japan’s prime minister is attempting to revise constitutional pacifism to allow for strengthening of armed forces. Dear all, Below please find the link to an opinion piece, just published on Al Jazeera, that I co-authored with my colleague Celine Nahory in regards to the latest developments in Japan – namely… »

24.05.2014

Japan in danger to lose its constitutional article for the rejection of war

Japan in danger to lose its constitutional article for the rejection of war

After the horrors of World War II Japan installed article 9 in its constitution which generally renounces war as a means of conflict resolution and this way forbade the building up of an army. In fact Japan possesses so called “self-defense forces” but this article helped to keep Japan out… »

28.04.2014

Ex-Japanese PM on How Fukushima Meltdown was Worse Than Chernobyl & Why He Now Opposes Nuclear Power

Ex-Japanese PM on How Fukushima Meltdown was Worse Than Chernobyl & Why He Now Opposes Nuclear Power

Three years ago today a massive earthquake triggered a devastating tsunami that struck Japan’s northeast coast, resulting in an unprecedented nuclear crisis: a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station. As Japan marks the anniversary with continued uncertainty around Fukushima’s long-term impact, we are joined by Naoto Kan,… »

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