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Post-disaster Reconstruction Could Cost Japan Up to $225 Billion

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 9:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A top Japanese research institute says reconstruction efforts in Japan could cost the government between $175 billion and $225 billion during the next decade. The Japan Research Institute said Monday the damages following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami would cost Japan more than $110 billion this year alone. The private institute says the government […]

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Kan Resignation Battle Threatens Japanese Reconstruction Bills

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 2:30 am (UTC-5)
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Crucial legislation to finance Japan’s post-earthquake reconstruction is at risk amid a political struggle over the timing of Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s planned resignation. Leaders of Mr. Kan’s Democratic Party of Japan said after talks with the prime minister Sunday that Mr. Kan wants to remain in office long enough to try to push the […]

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Kan Resignation Battle Threatens Japanese Reconstruction Bills

Posted June 6th, 2011 at 12:45 am (UTC-5)
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Crucial legislation to finance Japan’s post-earthquake reconstruction is at risk amid a political struggle over the timing of Prime Minister Naoto Kan’s planned resignation. Leaders of Mr. Kan’s Democratic Party of Japan said after talks with the prime minister Sunday that Mr. Kan wants to remain in office long enough to try to push the […]

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Hackers Attack Nintendo

Posted June 5th, 2011 at 5:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Japanese video game maker Nintendo says a website operated by its U.S. subsidiary was broken into several weeks ago, but no personal information was stolen. The company made the announcement Sunday, saying that the break-in did not compromise any consumer information and that the security of its systems is monitored all the time. The entertainment […]

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Two Japanese Workers Exceed Radiation Exposure Limits

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Two workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have been exposed to radiation levels more than twice the government limits. Friday’s announcement by the government and the plant operator is the first report that workers may have been exposed to dangerous limits of radiation. However, Tokyo Electric Power says more workers may have been […]

Two Japanese Workers Exceed Radiation Exposure Limits

Posted June 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Two workers at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant have been exposed to radiation levels more than twice the government limits. The announcement by the government and the plant operator Friday is the first report that workers may have been exposed to dangerous limits of radiation. However, Tokyo Electric Power says more workers may have […]

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Sony Restores PlayStation Network to Much of Wired World

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese entertainment giant Sony says it will restore service Thursday to its popular online gaming service in the Americas, Europe and parts of Asia. The action comes more than a month after the service was shut down due to a cyberattack. Sony closed the global PlayStation Network on April 20 after hackers gained access to […]

Kan Offers Future Resignation as Party Faces Possible Defeat

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 2:40 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan offered to resign in the coming months, speaking hours before a parliamentary vote that failed to bring down his government. Mr. Kan said at a meeting of his Democratic Party of Japan Thursday that he would like to hand over power to a younger generation once the prospects for dealing […]

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Contaminated Water Poses Latest Threat at Japanese Nuclear Plant

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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Workers at Japan’s crippled nuclear plant are urgently seeking new places to store highly radioactive water as levels rise toward ground level in utility trenches near two reactors. The Tokyo Electric Power Company said Wednesday that water levels were less than 35 centimeters from the top of the trenches. Japanese media said the levels continued […]

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Kan Offers Future Resignation as Party Faces Possible Defeat

Posted June 2nd, 2011 at 12:25 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has offered to resign in the coming months amid party defections that threaten to bring down his government in a parliamentary vote later Thursday. Mr. Kan said at a meeting of his Democratic Party of Japan Thursday that he would like to hand over power to a younger generation once […]

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