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Risa Maeda

Japan eyes switch from western white wheat for 1st time in 53 yrs

Jun 28 2013

TOKYO, June 28 Japan is offering to buy wheat used for making cakes that is not the U.S. western white variety for the first time in at least 53 years, seeking to avoid a shortage of confectionary flour after a scare caused by genetically modified wheat found in Oregon.

U.S. genetically modified wheat find threatens exports, stokes consumer fears

May 30 2013

TOKYO/BRUSSELS Unapproved genetically modified wheat found growing in the United States is threatening the outlook for U.S. exports of the world's biggest traded food commodity, with importers keenly aware of consumer sensitivity to gene-altered food.

Japan government takes aim at electricity monopolies

May 15 2013

TOKYO Japan is embarking on its most ambitious attempt at electricity industry reform since 1951, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe well-positioned for victory in a battle to break up powerful regional monopolies that is seen as a test of his political agenda.

Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima

May 15 2013

TOKYO Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima

May 15 2013

TOKYO Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima

May 15 2013

TOKYO Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

Japan takes first step to a permanent reactor shutdown after Fukushima

May 15 2013

TOKYO Experts judged on Wednesday that a reactor on Japan's west coast is located on ground at high risk of an earthquake, setting in motion a process that will likely lead to the first permanent shutdown of a nuclear plant since the 2011 Fukushima crisis.

Coal exporters jostle for opportunity as Japan ramps up use

May 01 2013

TOKYO, May 2 Indonesian and Australian coal exporters are moving aggressively to fend off competition to meet Japan's new-found appetite for the fuel to generate electricity while the country's nuclear reactors remain offline after the Fukushima disaster.

Fuel-rod cooling halted by rats at crippled Japan nuclear plant

Apr 22 2013

TOKYO Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant halted cooling of a spent fuel pool at the site on Monday to remove two dead rats, the third time cooling equipment has gone offline in five weeks because of rodents.

Fuel-rod cooling halted by rats at crippled Japan nuclear plant

Apr 22 2013

TOKYO Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant halted cooling of a spent fuel pool at the site on Monday to remove two dead rats, the third time cooling equipment has gone offline in five weeks because of rodents.

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