[Breaking] M6.8 hit Fukushima offshore / No update on Fukushima plant status

Fukushima Diary
At 4:22 7/12/2014 (JST), a strong earthquake of M6.8 hit Fukushima offshore.

The maximum seismic intensity was 4.

In area where Fukushima nuclear plant is located, it was 3. The epicenter was approx. 10km deep.

At this moment, no update on Fukushima plant situation has been published.

http://www.jma.go.jp/en/quake/

http://weathernews.jp/quake/

typhoon

REUTERS
By Elaine Lies

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s weather agency on Monday issued emergency warnings to urge people in the country’s southern islands to take maximum precautions as a super typhoon described as a “once in decades storm” is set to rake the Okinawa island chain with heavy rain and powerful winds.

Global Q&A: ‘Do you think the Fukushima nuclear accident is a cause for concern today?

The Epoch Times

On a local level and globally, long term repercussions for nature in general, including humans and animals, are seen as a result of the Fukushima nuclear accident. This is what Epoch Times reporters from areas such as Brazil and Argentina discovered when they asked locals, “Do you think the Fukushima nuclear accident is a cause for concern today?”

Look for the Global Q&A column every week. Epoch Times correspondents interview people around the world to learn about their lives and perspectives on local and global realities. Next week’s global question, “How possible is it for a young couple to own their own home in your country?”

Angry Scenes as Japan’s TEPCO Shareholders Demand Closure of Fukushima’s Atomic Plants

NDTV
World | Agence France-Presse | Updated: June 26, 2014 11:57 IST

Tokyo: Furious shareholders of the company that runs Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear power station joined campaigners Thursday to demand the permanent closure of the utility’s atomic plants as it held its annual meeting.

Dozens of demonstrators with loud speakers and banners said Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which wants to restart some of the reactors at the world’s largest nuclear plant, amongst others, must act to not repeat the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi disaster.

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Caroline Kennedy Is Big in Japan

The Daily Beast
World News 4/23/14

President Obama has arrived in Tokyo amid the biggest Asian crisis since Vietnam. Caroline Kennedy has discovered that being ambassador to Japan is no longer an easy life.

Less than a year after Senate confirmation of Caroline Kennedy, rising tensions between Japan and China have made her job one of the most important on the planet.

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Magnitude-5.2 earthquake jolts Tohoku

Japan Times

6/8/14


(map: Lonely Planet)

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.2 jolted northeastern parts of Japan on Sunday afternoon, the Meteorological Agency reported.

The quake struck at 2:24 p.m. at a depth of around 70 km on the southern coast of Iwate Prefecture, the agency said.

In parts of Miyagi, the temblor’s intensity was registered as 4 on the Japanese seismic scale to 7.

‘Intilaq — Tohoku Innovators Hub’

AS JAPAN’S WINNING BID FOR THE 2020 OLYMPICS IS SET TO BOOST THE JAPANESE ECONOMY AND HERALD HOPE, SO TOO IS AN EXCITING PROJECT IN TOHOKU, IN PARTNERSHIP WITH IMPACT FOUNDATION JAPAN

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‘Intilaq — Tohoku Innovators Hub’ will encourage entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and innovators of Tohoku to play a part in regeneration through a globally connected network of start-up communities.

The first stages of the ecosystem are now already in motion in Tokyo where ‘Intilaq House’ has been set-up as a curated house capable of housing five global innovators, keen to share ideas. The House has already hosted a number of international innovators who are inspired to be a part of the ecosystem and share their skills and networks.

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