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Big quake near Fukushima would ‘decimate Japan, lead to US West Coast evacuation’

Fukushima

An aerial view shows the Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s (TEPCO) tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The stricken nuclear plant at Fukushima in northern Japan is in such a delicate condition that a future earthquake could trigger a disaster that would decimate Japan and affect the entire West Coast of North America, a prominent scientist has warned. Speaking at a ... Read More »

Fukushima: Tepco is getting desperate as leaks won’t stop

Fukushima

After a 29-month cover-up, the Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) is now calling for international help and has all but admitted Fukushima’s radiation leaks are spiraling out of control. In addition to the leaking water storage units that are unleashing hundreds of tons of radioactive water each day, Tepco now says 50% of its contaminated water filtration capability has been ... Read More »

Russia undertakes largest military exercise since cold war

Russian war exercise

The largest Russian military exercise since the cold war was a simulated response to a “hypothetical attack by Japanese and US forces,” according to Konstantin Sivkov, a retired officer of the Russian military’s General Staff. The wargames, which involved 130 combat aircraft, 70 ships, 5,000 tanks, 160,000 troops and 320 tons of equipment took place in Russia’s Far East near ... Read More »

World’s oldest person dies aged 116

Jiroemon Kimura World's oldest person

Jiroemon Kimura, the world’s oldest person, and the oldest man to have ever lived, has died at the age of 116. Kimura – who was born on 19 April 1897, when Queen Victoria was on the British throne – died of natural causes early on Wednesday, Japanese media said. The Kyoto prefecture resident became the oldest man in recorded history ... Read More »

South Korea joins Japanese ban on U.S. wheat imports after shocking GMO contamination find

GMO wheat

News about the GMO contamination of U.S. wheat crops seems to be spreading faster than the GMOs themselves. On Friday, South Korea joined Japan in announcing a halt on imports of U.S. wheat due to the USDA’s recent announcement that commercial wheat grown in the USA is contaminated with Monsanto’s genetically engineered wheat. Some Americans may still not realize this, ... Read More »

Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima nuclear plant

radiation fish fukushima japan

A record quantity of radioactive cesium – 7,400 times the country’s limit deemed safe for human consumption – has been detected in a greenling fish in the waters near the crippled Fukushima plant, two years after the nuclear disaster. Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), which runs the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, discovered a record 740,000 becquerels per kilogram of ... Read More »

Australia, Japan gold reserves drop in November

Gold reserves

Australia and Japan witnessed marginal declines in gold reserves during November. Japan’s gold reserves dropped to gold reserves were at $42.46 billion in November while Australia’s gold reserves decreased to A$4.248 billion from A$4.253 billion. Total foreign reserves of both the nation also declined. Japanese official reserve assets totaled $1.2708 trillion at the end of November, down from $1.2742 trillion ... Read More »

Fukushima operator admits nuclear disaster was avoidable

Fukushima nuclear power

The operator of the Japanese nuclear power plant that suffered a tsunami-induced meltdown last year has admitted that the disaster could have been avoided. The catastrophe left nearly 150,000 people homeless. The Fukushima Daiichi plant, 244 kilometers (150 miles) north of Tokyo, was hit by massive tsunami and earthquake on March 11, 2011, which swamped its backup power and cooling ... Read More »

Data that lasts forever is now possible

Quartz data plate

A woman holds up Japanese electronics giant Hitachi’s new quartz glass plate technology, which can be used to store data indefinitely, in Tokyo on September 24. The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever. As Bob Dylan and the Rolling ... Read More »