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N-reactor research facility unveiled

Posted on 01 April 2016 by admin

The facility was built in preparation for the decommissioning of reactors in Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. An inauguration ceremony was held on the same day, and the new facility starts full operations from Friday.

The steel-frame facility with a 40-meter-high open ceiling is a laboratory building of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency’s (JAEA) Naraha Remote Technology Development Center. Its floor space is about 5,670 square meters.

Police in Tokyo’s Toshima Ward have arrested a 38-year-old man for stabbing his father and a security guard after being urged to visit a hospital for mental-related issues. (Japan Today) A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off Wakayama Prefecture on Friday, but local authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami. (Japan Today) A members-only Japanese restaurant serving the banned and deadly delicacy “tiger blowfish” liver has been raided, police said Thursday. (Japan Today) Cherry trees in Tokyo and other cities in Japan are in full blossom — a sign that spring has arrived. (NHK) The number of foreign students enrolled in Japan rose 13.2% in 2015 from the year prior, with a dramatic increase in students from Vietnam and Nepal, according to data from the Japan Student Services Organization out Thursday. (Japan Today)
The Japanese government is introducing 15 symbols to mark police boxes, hotels and other facilities on foreign tourist maps. (NHK) A research facility equipped with a life-size model of a nuclear containment vessel was unveiled Wednesday in the town of Naraha, Fukushima Prefecture. ( A meandering path appears on a snow-covered mountain in Tateyama, Toyama Prefecture, as snow removal work begins on the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route ahead of the start of the sightseeing season in mid-April. ( Having yet to abandon her claim to be the creator of STAP cells, Haruko Obokata has opened a website showing how to make the cells, although their existence has already been denied by Riken, a Japanese state-backed research institute to which Obokata formerly belonged. (Jiji Press) Soon after arriving in Washington, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks on Wednesday with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and other international economic and financial experts. (Jiji Press)

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