Japan court rejects appeal, keeps ban on restarting 2 nuclear reactors

June 18, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan court rejects appeal, keeps ban on restarting 2 nuclear reactors 

OTSU, Japan, June 17 — A Japanese court kept its ban on operation of two nuclear reactors at the Takahama power plant in Fukui Prefecture on Friday by rejecting the plant operator's request to suspend an injunction it had issued over the reactivated reactors.

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Japan to restart another nuclear reactor Jan. 29, 1st on MOX fuel

January 22, 2016 by · Comments Off on Japan to restart another nuclear reactor Jan. 29, 1st on MOX fuel 

TOKYO, Jan. 22 — A nuclear plant in Fukui Prefecture is expected to restart operations on Jan. 29, the first that will run on uranium-plutonium mixed oxide fuel under new safety regulations, sources close to the matter said Thursday.

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FEATURE: Japanese rugby legend welcomes revived fervor for the sport

December 8, 2015 by · Comments Off on FEATURE: Japanese rugby legend welcomes revived fervor for the sport 

OSAKA, Dec. 6 — During Japan's outstanding performance at this year's Rugby World Cup, Yoshiharu Yamaguchi, a former international during the 1960s and 1970s, detected a welcome revival of fervor among both Japanese players and fans.

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Operators opt to scrap 3 old nuclear reactors at Fukui plants

March 18, 2015 by · Comments Off on Operators opt to scrap 3 old nuclear reactors at Fukui plants 

OSAKA, March 17 — The operators of two nuclear power plants in Fukui Prefecture decided Tuesday to scrap three old reactors, the industry's first response to a 2013 government regulation against reactors running for over 40 years amid public safety concerns in the wake of the Fukushima disaster.

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