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Fateful move exposed Japan nuke plant

14-Jul-2011 Intellasia | The Wall Street Journal | 7:01 AM

When Tokyo Electric Power Co. broke ground on the now defunct Fukushima Daiichi nuclear-power station 44 years ago, the utility made a fateful construction decision that [...]
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BOJ set to hold fire, show more optimism on economy

13-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

The Bank of Japan is expected to stand pat on monetary policy on Tuesday while presenting a brighter view on the economy, encouraged by a rebound in factory output and [...]
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Chinese renewable energy firms eye Japan

13-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Asahi | 7:01 AM

With Japan looking to hedge its bets on nuclear energy by exploring other renewable energy sources, Chinese companies are eagerly vying for a seat at the table, anteing up [...]
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Utilities rush for bank loans amid nuclear crisis

13-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japanese utilities are asking for hundreds of billions of yen in loans as they remain shut out of bond markets with the country’s energy policy in confusion following [...]
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Car makers jump on energy bandwagon as Japan saves power

13-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

With the country steeped in power-saving mode, energy generation has become all the rage among Japanese automakers. Nissan Motor Co on Monday unveiled a new charging system [...]
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Nissan works on recharging Leaf with solar power

13-Jul-2011 Intellasia | AP | 7:01 AM

Japanese automaker Nissan is testing a super-green way to recharge its Leaf electric vehicle using solar power, part of a broader drive to improve electricity storage [...]
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Ratio of operating nuke reactors stands at 36.8pct in June

12-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Japan Today | 7:01 AM

The ratio of Japan’s 54 commercial nuclear reactors operating came to 36.8 percent in June in the wake of the earthquake, tsunami and ensuing nuclear disaster in March, [...]
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Japan tells Asean nations economy recovering fast

12-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japan’s Trade minister Banri Kaieda told Asean member nations that Japan’s economy was recovering at a quicker pace than initially expected from the devastating [...]
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Japan June M3 money supply up 2.2pct yr/yr – BOJ

12-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japan’s M3 money supply rose 2.2 percent in June from a year earlier, the Bank of Japan said on Monday. Following is a breakdown of daily average figures for money [...]
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Okada says Japan’s reactor ‘stress tests’ should be shorter than EU’s

Okada says Japan’s reactor ‘stress tests’ should be shorter than EU’s

12-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Japan Times | 7:01 AM

Democratic Party of Japan Secretary general Katsuya Okada indicated Sunday that Japan’s safety assessment to be conducted on nuclear reactors before restarting them [...]
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China buys Japan’s long-term debt for 8th consecutive month

11-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

China purchased Japanese long- maturity bonds for an eighth consecutive month as the larger nation seeks to diversify the world’s biggest currency reserves. The country [...]
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Japan’s e-book market entering next chapter on content

11-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Asahi | 7:01 AM

Japan’s e-book market, awash with fancy devices but suffering from a lack of books to actually read on them, is moving toward a greater emphasis on providing content. [...]
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China claims its rail tech superior to Japan’s

11-Jul-2011 Intellasia | The Japan Times | 7:01 AM

A spokesman for the Chinese Railways Ministry says the nation’s high-speed rail technologies are far superior to those used by Japan’s bullet trains. The remarks [...]
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Japanese banks won’t waive $42b of Tepco loans, FT says

11-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 7:01 AM

Japanese banks won’t waive loans made to Tokyo Electric Power Co. even though a government rescue plan for the utility may hinge on them doing so, the head of the [...]
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Japan backs studies on alternative CO2 credits

11-Jul-2011 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:01 AM

Japan this week awarded subsidies of almost 2 billion yen ($24 million) to dozens of feasibility studies into emissions-cutting measures abroad, aimed at developing an [...]
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