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Six sue Fukushima nuclear plant operator over thyroid cancer

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | CNA | 5:02 AM

Six young people will sue the operator of Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant on Thursday (January 27) over claims they developed thyroid cancer due to exposure to [...] » More

Japan, US, Australia, India eye Quad foreign chief talks in February

Japan, US, Australia, India eye Quad foreign chief talks in February

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

The Quad group involving Japan, the United States, Australia and India are considering holding talks by their foreign ministers in mid-February in Australia, diplomatic [...] » More

Children’s book by Japan writer wins US Batchelder Award

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

A work by Japanese author Sachiko Kashiwaba has received this year’s Batchelder Award for being the most outstanding children’s book originally published outside [...] » More

Ex-Japan PMs Koizumi, Kan demand EU choose zero nuclear power path

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Former Japanese prime ministers Junichiro Koizumi and Naoto Kan called on the European Union on Thursday to pursue a path toward zero nuclear power, with the bloc planning to [...] » More

Some antibody drugs for COVID-19 may not be effective on Omicron

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Some antibody medicines, including Ronapreve, may not be effective against the highly mutated omicron variant of the coronavirus, according to researchers at Japanese and US [...] » More

Tonga volcanic eruption ‘thousand times’ more powerful than Hiroshima atomic bomb, Nasa says

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | The Independent | 5:02 AM

The powerful volcanic eruption in Tonga this month, which triggered a tsunami, was about a thousand times more powerful than the atomic bomb dropped by the US on Hiroshima [...] » More

Japan consortium and US firm to cooperate on fast reactor

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency and two Japanese companies signed an agreement on Wednesday with TerraPower LLC on a fast reactor the US nuclear power firm plans to build with [...] » More

Renault, Nissan to invest $26B in future electric vehicles

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

The French-Japanese auto alliance of Renault and Nissan plans to invest 23 billion euros ($26 billion) in electric vehicle technology over the next five years, the companies [...] » More

Japan’s daily COVID-19 cases top 70,000 for 1st time

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

Japan’s daily count of new COVID-19 cases hit yet another record of over 70,000 on Wednesday as the more transmissible Omicron variant continues its rapid spread in [...] » More

Japan to help with Bill Gates’ next-gen nuclear power project

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said Thursday it will work with Japan’s atomic energy agency to provide technical assistance to a US start-up run by Bill Gates that is [...] » More

Japan’s Mitsubishi, energy body join Gates’ nuclear project

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | The Independent | 5:02 AM

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency have signed an agreement to participate in a next-generation nuclear energy project with TerraPower, a company [...] » More

History Asia bares story behind the brand name ‘Uniqlo’

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | PhilStar | 5:02 AM

A historical trivia about a popular clothing brand caught the attention of its patrons in the Philippines on Facebook. History Asia, the Asian counterpart of the History [...] » More

Nissan-Renault-Mitsubishi alliance to spend 23 bil. euros in EV push

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

An alliance of Nissan Motor Co., Renault SA and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. said Thursday it will invest 23 billion euros ($26 billion) over the next five years to boost the [...] » More

Japan’s Nikkei hits 14-month low; rate hike concerns hit tech shares

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Japan’s Nikkei index reversed course to hit a 14-month low on Thursday, dragged down by technology heavyweights, as investors were concerned about the outlook on Wall [...] » More

Nikkei plunges over 3pct to 14-month low on Fed rate expectations

28-Jan-2022 Intellasia | Kyodo | 5:02 AM

The Nikkei stock index plunged over 3 percent on Thursday, finishing at its lowest level in 14 months, as selling accelerated on growing fears that the US Federal Reserve may [...] » More