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RPT-Hokkaido races to secure power supplies before winter grips island

Sep 16 2018

* Govt eases power saving targets after quake-related blackouts

Hokkaido races to secure power supplies before winter grips island

Sep 14 2018

TOKYO Japan is racing to secure power supplies ahead of winter after a devastating quake left 41 people dead and damaged generating stations on the northern island of Hokkaido, where temperatures regularly drop well below zero in colder months.

Power returning to Hokkaido, but quake exposes flaws of Japan grid

Sep 07 2018

TOKYO After an earthquake knocked out power to 5.3 million people this week, Hokkaido Electric expects to restore service to most of them by the end of Friday, but experts say the island-wide outage highlights fundamental flaws in Japan's power grid.

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

Sep 06 2018

TOKYO Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

Sep 06 2018

TOKYO Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.

Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

Sep 06 2018

TOKYO Power was restored to a nuclear energy plant in Hokkaido, northern Japan on Thursday after a strong earthquake left it relying on emergency generators for 10 nervous hours, but it may be a week before lights are back on all over the major island.

UPDATE 1-Japan nuclear plant's power restored after quake triggers Hokkaido blackout

Sep 06 2018

* Mag 6.7 quake hit northern Hokkaido island early on Thursday

RPT-Japan's nuclear reboot gathers pace, set to curtail LNG demand

Sep 02 2018

TOKYO, Aug 31 Japan's consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to fall as the country's nuclear reactors restart, with output from atomic power set for its highest since the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.

Japan's nuclear reboot gathers pace, set to curtail LNG demand

Aug 31 2018

TOKYO Japan's consumption of liquefied natural gas (LNG) is set to fall as the country's nuclear reactors restart, with output from atomic power set for its highest since the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.

Japan pledges to cut plutonium stocks amid growing concern from neighbors

Jul 31 2018

TOKYO Japan pledged to reduce its controversial stocks of plutonium, the world's biggest inventory of the highly toxic material held by a state without nuclear weapons, following pressure from the United States, China and other countries.

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