Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)
May 2011 - Japan Special Weapons News
- Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Kan of Japan Before Bilateral Meeting in Deauville, France The White House 26 May 2011
- Readout of the President's Bilateral Meeting with Prime Minister Kan of Japan to the Travel Pool by National Security Council Senior Director for Asian Affairs The White House 26 May 2011
- Japanese PM Briefs G8 on Nuclear Crisis VOA 26 May 2011 -- Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan says Japan intends to host a global meeting on nuclear safety with the International Atomic Energy Agency.
- UN Team Begins Investigation into Fukushima Crisis VOA 25 May 2011 -- A team of United Nations nuclear specialists from 12 countries has begun a week-long investigation into the crisis at Fukushima Daiichi.
- Crisis at Crippled Nuclear Power Plant of Japan Still Remains Serious KCNA 25 May 2011 -- The recovery work at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan is facing difficulties, deepening its crisis.
- U.S. Involved in Radioactive Leakage in Japan KCNA 25 May 2011 -- It was recently disclosed that the U.S. was involved in radioactive materials leakage in Japan.
- Rodong Sinmun on US Nuclear Policy KCNA 24 May 2011 -- US pressured Japan to permit and connive at the military actions for its nuclear operations.
- Japan sets up panel to probe Fukushima crisis RIA Novosti 24 May 2011 -- Japan's government approved plans to set up an independent commission to investigate the crisis at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
- TEPCO confirms fuel meltdown in three Fukushima reactors RIA Novosti 24 May 2011 -- The Tokyo Electric Power Company confirmed fuel meltdown in 3 reactors at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
- Tanks for Radioactive Water Nearly Full at Fukushima Plant VOA 23 May 2011 -- The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant says temporary containers holding radioactive water will be full by the end of the week.
- 12 Taiwanese sue Japan for compensation from 1945 atomic bomb CNA 23 May 2011 -- A total of 13 Taiwanese and Chinese nationals, who witnessed and survived the 1945 Nagasaki and Hiroshima atomic bomb blasts, filed a lawsuit with the Hiroshima District Court.
- Radioactive debris hampers efforts to cool reactor at Japan quake-hit nuke plant RIA Novosti 22 May 2011 -- The operator of Japan's quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is facing the challenge of removing highly radioactive debris to proceed with the efforts to stabilize the Number 3 reactor, NHK television channel reported on Sunday.
- Giant barge arrives at Fukushima plant to store radioactive water RIA Novosti 21 May 2011 -- A giant water-storage barge has arrived at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to store highly radioactive waste water from the basement of a reactor building, Kyodo news reported on Saturday.
- Japan Revises Plan to Bring Fukushima Reactors Under Control VOA 17 May 2011 -- Tokyo Electric will step up measures to prevent groundwater contamination at the stricken Fukushima nuclear-power plant amid worries that highly radioactive water is leaking from the core of at least one reactor.
- Japan Promises to Shut Down Fukushima Reactors By Year's End VOA 16 May 2011 -- Japan says it will shut down reactors at the Fukushima-1 power plant by the end of the year. The announcement comes despite revelations that a natural disaster in March damaged the nuclear facility worse than earlier believed.
- Japan starts evacuation outside 20 km radius of troubled Fukushima nuke plant RIA Novosti 15 May 2011 -- The Japanese authorities have started evacuation of people who live outside the 20 kilometer radius from the troubled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, NHK TV channel reported on Sunday.
- Japan: Partial Fuel Meltdown Occurred Within Hours of Disaster VOA 15 May 2011 -- The operator of a severely damaged nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan says new evidence shows that a partial nuclear fuel meltdown occurred within hours of a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the region two months ago.
- Japan shuts down Hamaoka NPP over unfavorable quake forecast RIA Novosti 14 May 2011 -- The last two operating reactors of Japan's Hamaoka nuclear power plant were shut on Saturday down over fears of a major earthquake, the Kyodo news agency said.
- DOD Committed to Realignment of Forces in Japan AFPS 12 May 2011 -- The Defense Department is committed to the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan, a defense spokesperson said here yesterday.
- Fuel Rods at Japanese Plant Were Exposed VOA 12 May 2011 -- Operators of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant say water levels in the plant's number-one reactor are lower than originally thought.
- TEPCO reports nuclear fuel meltdown at Fukushima No. 1 RIA Novosti 12 May 2011 -- Fuel rods in the No. 1 reactor at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant may have melted after being fully exposed.
- Radioactivity Observation Result Released KCNA 12 May 2011 -- An observation result of radioactive fallouts from Japan's Fukushima atomic reactors was made public in the DPRK.
- US Concerned about Disclosure of US-Japan Secret Pacts on Nuclear Arms KCNA 11 May 2011 -- It was confirmed that the U.S. repeatedly expressed concern about the disclosure of the U.S.-Japan secret pacts on nuclear arms.
- KCNA on Japanese Tok Islets Claim KCNA 11 May 2011 -- Shortly ago, the U.S. newspaper Wall Street Journal carried an article and map properly calling Tok Islets and the East Sea of Korea.
- Japanese Quake Survivors Long For News VOA 11 May 2011 -- A new survey finds privacy and hygiene issues among the top concerns of Japanese earthquake survivors.
- Japanese PM Pledges Full Review of Energy Policy VOA 10 May 2011 -- Japanese PM Kan has renewed his pledge for a full review of his energy policy.
- Japanese Power Company Agrees to Reactor Shutdown VOA 09 May 2011 -- A power company in central Japan says it is suspending operations at the country's fourth largest nuclear power station.
- TEPCO detects dangerous radiation level at Fukushima No. 1 reactor RIA Novosti 09 May 2011 -- Tokyo Electric Power Co. detected a potentially dangerous radiation level at the damaged No. 1 reactor.
- Japan has no plans to dump spent nuclear fuel abroad RIA Novosti 09 May 2011 -- State Secretary for Foreign Affairs Chiaki Takahashi: Japan has no plans to dispose its spent nuclear fuel overseas.
- KCNA on Japanese Island Claims KCNA 09 May 2011 -- Japan's shameless moves to grab territory of Korea are touching off bitter anger among the Koreans.
- Japan to continue use of nuclear power despite Fukushima nuke crisis - govt RIA Novosti 08 May 2011 -- Japan will maintain nuclear power despite the ongoing nuclear crisis caused by radiation leaks at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant crippled after a powerful earthquake and tsunami in March this year, a top government official said on Sunday.
- Leakage of Radioactive Substances Goes on in Japan KCNA 08 May 2011 -- Radioactive substances are continuing to leak from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
- Japanese nuclear specialists enter Fukushima reactor building RIA Novosti 05 May 2011 -- Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings at the Fukushima nuclear power plant on Thursday for the first time since it was crippled in a blast, the NHK TV channel said on Thursday.
- Workers Re-enter Reactor at Japan's Crippled Nuclear Plant VOA 05 May 2011 -- Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant entered the number one reactor building on Thursday for the first time since an explosion ripped through it on March 12. The workers are building a air purification system that should aid further recovery work.
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