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Japan Very Concerned About Iran Enriching Uranium, Breaking Nuclear Deal

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Tokyo ? (PanOrient News) Japan announced that it was “strongly concerned” about Iran’s decision to restart uranium enrichment activities at the Fordow facility, a move that breaks from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed by Iran and a group of world powers in 2015.

“We are strongly concerned about Iran’s continued reduction of its commitment under the JCPOA including this time’s announcement,” said the statement by Press Secretary Masato Ohtaka. “Japan once...

Physicist: US Behind in Improving Post-Fukushima Nuclear Safety Standards

Friday, October 25, 2019

Frank von Hippel

By Allison Pestotnik

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Market forces have kept the U.S. nuclear power industry from adequately increasing safety measures after Fukushima, according to nuclear physicist Frank von Hippel in an article published in Physics Today.

Von Hippel asserts that nuclear power in the U.S. has struggled to compete with other energy sources like natural gas, wind and solar, and as a result the industry has decided not to invest as much as some other countries in safety precaution...

A Story With a Happy Ending

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Akira Yoshino

By Roger Schreffler
Special to PanOrient News

Providence, RI- (USA) Nine years ago, I met a Japanese research executive who, I learned during our meeting, invented how to manufacture lithium-ion batteries. His name: Akira Yoshino.

On Oct. 9, Yoshino and two other battery industry titans were awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

By his own admission, Yoshino never envisioned a world in which we depended on notebook computers and cell phones. Electric cars were completely out of the q...

Latest Assessment of the Effects of Typhoon Hagibis in Japan

Monday, October 14, 2019

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis, which hit 13 prefectures in central, eastern and northeastern Japan on Saturday, has reached 55 people, with 16 still lost and about 100 injured as of Monday night, a new toll said. Most of the victims were drowned in rivers or buried alive.

Four of 12 crew members were rescued by the coastguard from a Panamanian cargo ship that sank in Tokyo Bay on Sunday morning. In addition, mudslides caused by the typhoon have left more than a h...