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Toshiba eyes partnership with GE on wind power | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Toshiba eyes partnership with GE on wind power | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Japan's Toshiba Corporation is in talks with General Electric to form a partnership in the offshore wind power generation business.Sources say the negotiations include a plan to manufacture core equipment at a factory in Yokohama City near Tokyo.The sources say the firms could reach a deal as early as March, with the aim of taking part in a government-led wind power generation project off the coasts of Akita and Chiba prefectures.Toshiba is shifting its focus to renewable energy, after it stopped taking new orders for coal-fired power stations. But it lacks experience in building offshore...

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Pressure drops inside vessel at Fukushima plant | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Pressure drops inside vessel at Fukushima plant | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Tokyo Electric Power Company has found that the pressure inside one of the reactor containment vessels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has dropped.The utility said the earthquake that hit the area on February 13 may have been to blame. TEPCO said no radioactive material has leaked.The nuclear plant in Fukushima Prefecture in northeastern Japan is now undergoing decommissioning.TEPCO said it confirmed at around 6 p.m. on Sunday that pressure inside the vessel of the No.1 reactor dropped to 0.9 kilopascals from the usual 1.2 kilopascals. Nitrogen is being added to the vessel to raise...

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Protesters joining nationwide strike in Myanmar | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Protesters joining nationwide strike in Myanmar | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Tensions are mounting in Myanmar as citizens respond to a call for a nationwide strike to protest the military takeover of power.Local media say millions of people are expected to take part in Monday's general strike, possibly the largest since the deaths of protesters were confirmed.They say people in a wide range of sectors, including retail, restaurant and delivery workers, are walking out.Footage shows demonstrations are already starting in the largest city, Yangon. People holding placards calling for the release of detained leader Aung San Suu Kyi are gathering on major roads.Some...

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Govt. ordered to compensate Fukushima evacuees | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Govt. ordered to compensate Fukushima evacuees | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

The Tokyo High Court has ordered the Japanese government to compensate people who evacuated from Fukushima Prefecture following the 2011 nuclear power plant accident there.The decision reverses the Chiba District Court's ruling that ordered only the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company, to pay damages to the plaintiffs.In Friday's ruling, the high court found both parties liable and ordered them to pay 278 million yen, or about 2.6 million dollars.The suit was filed by more than 40 people who fled to Chiba Prefecture, near Tokyo, following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi...

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Healthcare worker discrimination over coronavirus | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Healthcare worker discrimination over coronavirus | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

A survey in Japan has reported nearly 700 cases of harassment or discrimination against healthcare workers who are combating the coronavirus and their families.The Japan Medical Association compiled information assembled by its prefectural branches during a three-month period from October to December.Among the 698 cases, some reported that they were refused haircut and other appointments for the reason that they are working at healthcare facilities.Some said they received harassing phone calls from neighbors when their colleagues tested positive for the virus.A medical institution said lies...

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Removal of 4 deformed fuel units begins at Daiichi | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Removal of 4 deformed fuel units begins at Daiichi | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

The operator of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was crippled after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami has started removing four deformed nuclear fuel assemblies from the storage pool of the No.3 reactor building. It is part of efforts to decommission the plant.Tokyo Electric Power Company, or TEPCO, began the process this week using equipment it jointly developed with Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation.The machine has a specially designed hook to lift the units whose handles were severely mangled when building debris fell and hit them following a hydrogen...

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J-Arena - TV | NHK WORLD-JAPAN Live & Programs

J-Arena - TV | NHK WORLD-JAPAN Live & Programs

Broadcast onFriday (UTC)Sports Japan: From traditional to 2020! Discover the rich history of Japanese sports, and check in on preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Games!

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Daieisho wins New Year Grand Sumo Tournament | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Daieisho wins New Year Grand Sumo Tournament | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Lower-ranking sumo wrestler Daieisho has won his first title in the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament that ended on Sunday in Tokyo.The year's first tournament started without the participation of the two Yokozuna grand champions due to health problems.The 27-year-old Daieisho beat Okinoumi on the final day to win his first title with 13 wins and two losses. Daieisho belongs to the Hiramaku group, the lowest of five ranks in the top Makuuchi division.By the seventh day of the 15-day tournament, he had beaten all seven wrestlers in the Sanyaku, the three highest ranks below yokozuna.Daieisho...

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UN nuclear weapons ban treaty takes effect | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

UN nuclear weapons ban treaty takes effect | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

A United Nations treaty banning nuclear weapons enters into force on Friday.The UN adopted the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in 2017, with 122 members voting in favor. The treaty takes effect from Friday in the 50 parties that had ratified or acceded to it by October 24.The treaty includes a comprehensive set of prohibitions on participating in any nuclear weapon activities, such as the development, manufacture, possession, and use of such arms.The treaty says its parties consider "that any use of nuclear weapons would be contrary to the rules of international law applicable...

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Born "Illegal" in Japan | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Born "Illegal" in Japan | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

BackstoriesHundreds of children in Japan are living in a kind of limbo, unable to acquire any status of residence in the only country they've ever known. Born to undocumented foreign nationals, they face the fear of deportation and often the pain of long-term separation from a parent detained at an immigration facility.Samwel, 12, is a 6th-grader living in Saitama Prefecture who dreams of playing basketball in the NBA. He says he wants to be an ambassador of sorts for Japan, the country in which he was born and raised, but also a country in which he, his mother and 10-year-old brother have...

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Japan set to crack down on coronavirus violators | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Japan set to crack down on coronavirus violators | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

BackstoriesJapan’s Health Ministry has proposed tough new measures in a bid to stop the third-wave surge of coronavirus cases. Penalties are being considered for infected people who are ignoring official advice to self-isolate or seek hospitalization.A state of emergency is now in place for 11 prefectures, including Tokyo and Osaka. But as it stands, Japanese law does not allow for the imposition of penalties related to the pandemic. This is partly because the country's Constitution upholds people’s freedom of movement.But Health Ministry officials proposed legal amendments to get around...

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N.Korea revises party rules | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

N.Korea revises party rules | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

North Korea's state-run media is reporting that the ruling Workers' Party has revised its rules at a congress, clarifying the importance of powerful defense capabilities.Korean Central Television reported on Sunday that the party adopted a resolution on amendments to the rules on Saturday, the fifth day of the congress.The report says the revised preface adds the need for "steadily bolstering the armed forces of the Republic politically and ideologically and in military technique."The report says, "In the part related to the fighting tasks for national reunification, it clearly clarified...

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'Body parts' found off Indonesia after plane crash | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

'Body parts' found off Indonesia after plane crash | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Indonesian rescuers say they have found what appear to be human body parts and debris from a missing passenger plane.The Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500 disappeared from radar shortly after taking off from an airport outside Jakarta on Saturday. It was bound for Pontianak in West Kalimantan Province with 62 people on board.The National Search and Rescue Agency and the navy have been searching waters about 17 kilometers north of the airport. Officials say they found what may be human body parts and wreckage of the aircraft.On Sunday morning, what appeared to be a slide for an emergency exit was...

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【国内感染】コロナ 76人死亡 最多4915人感染確認 (5日23:50) | NHKニュース

【国内感染】コロナ 76人死亡 最多4915人感染確認 (5日23:50) | NHKニュース

このページではJavaScriptを使用しています。5日は、これまでに全国で4915人の感染と76人の死亡が発表されています。いずれもこれまでで最も多くなっています。また、東京都で14人、兵庫県で10人、大阪府で7人、愛知県で7人、埼玉県で6人、神奈川県で6人、千葉県で4人、広島県で4人、北海道で3人、熊本県で3人、京都府で2人、岐阜県で2人、福島県で2人、長野県で2人、奈良県で1人、栃木県で1人、静岡県で1人、高知県で1人の合わせて76人の死亡の発表がありました。国内で感染が確認された人は、空港の検疫などを含め25万3440人、クルーズ船の乗客・乗員が712人で、合わせて25万4152人となっています。亡くなった人は国内で感染した人が3756人、クルーズ船の乗船者が13人の合わせて3769人です。各自治体などによりますと、国内で感染が確認された人は、累計で次のとおりです。( )内は5日の新たな感染者数です。▽東京都は6万4752人(1278)▽大阪府は3万1452人(394)▽神奈川県は2万3510人(622)▽愛知県は1万7533人(273)▽埼玉県は1万5542人(369)▽北海道は1万3857人(79)▽千葉県は1万2123人(261)▽兵庫県は1万671人(222)▽福岡県は9664人(187)▽沖縄県は5540人(53)▽京都府は5256人(102)▽広島県は36...

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Tokyo to seek state of emergency declaration | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Tokyo to seek state of emergency declaration | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

The governments of Tokyo and three other neighboring prefectures are to ask the central Japanese government on Saturday afternoon to declare a state of emergency in the face of surging coronavirus infections.Sources say Tokyo will file the request along with Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa prefectures, where infections are also rapidly spreading.The capital reported a record 1,337 new cases of the coronavirus on Thursday, with the daily total topping 1,000 for the first time. On New Year's Day, Tokyo confirmed 783 cases, the second largest daily figure for a Friday.Also on Friday, the number of...

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東京都 午後に緊急事態宣言発出を政府に要請へ 新型コロナ | NHKニュース

東京都 午後に緊急事態宣言発出を政府に要請へ 新型コロナ | NHKニュース

このページではJavaScriptを使用しています。新型コロナウイルスの感染の急速な拡大をうけて、東京都は2日午後、埼玉県とともに、政府に対して緊急事態宣言の発出を要請することにしています。関係者によりますと、都としては「感染爆発の瀬戸際だ」という認識だということで、法律に基づく緊急事態宣言によって感染の拡大を一刻も早く抑えたい考えです。都内では、先月31日に感染の確認が初めて1000人を超え、今月1日も金曜日としては過去2番目に多くなるなど、先月から急速に広がる感染拡大に歯止めがかからない状況です。入院している患者も1日にこれまでで最も多くなり、専門家から「危機的状況に直面している」と指摘されている医療提供体制のさらなるひっ迫も懸念されています。こうした事態をうけて、東京都の小池知事は、同じく感染が拡大している埼玉県の大野知事とともに、2日午後、西村経済再生担当大臣と面会し、新型コロナウイルス対策の特別措置法に基づく緊急事態宣言の発出を要請することにしています。関係者によりますと、都としては「感染爆発の瀬戸際」で「ただちに徹底して人の流れを抑制するなどの対策の強化が必須だ」という認識だということです。都は、この年末年始は不要不急の外出を控えて家で静かに過ごすことなどを強く呼びかけてきたものの、効果が現れるまでにしばらくかかるとみていて、法律に基づく緊急事態宣言によって人の流...

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Tokyo to ask govt. to declare state of emergency | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Tokyo to ask govt. to declare state of emergency | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

The Tokyo metropolitan government is expected to ask the central government on Saturday afternoon to declare a state of emergency for the Japanese capital, as coronavirus cases soar.Sources say Tokyo plans to file a request jointly with Saitama Prefecture, north of Tokyo, which has also seen a rapid spread of the virus.

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World's oldest woman celebrates 118th birthday | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

World's oldest woman celebrates 118th birthday | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

A Japanese woman who is recognized by Guinness World Records as the world's oldest living person, turned 118 on Saturday.Tanaka Kane in Fukuoka City, western Japan, was born on January 2, 1903.Tanaka lives in a care facility. A staff member says she clapped her hands upon being congratulated by a caregiver on her birthday.Tanaka has had almost no chance to meet her relatives due to the coronavirus pandemic. But she is said to be in good health, eating 3 meals a day and exercising. She loves chocolate, fizzy drinks and doing arithmetic. She says she plans to stay healthy until the age of 120.

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SDF teams arrive at cluster-hit facilities | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

SDF teams arrive at cluster-hit facilities | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Japan Self-Defense Force medical teams are in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido to help with large clusters of coronavirus infections.Ground Self-Defense Force personnel started working Wednesday at Keiyu-kai Yoshida Hospital and Hokkaido Ryoikuen, a facility for people with physical and intellectual disabilities.Both institutions are in Asahikawa city where the medical system is on the verge of collapse.The Defense Ministry dispatched the teams after Hokkaido's prefectural government requested disaster relief aid on Tuesday.The SDF teams will work with Disaster Medical Assistance Team...

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Singapore prepares for Pfizer vaccine | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Singapore prepares for Pfizer vaccine | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Singapore has become the first county in Asia to approve the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine against COVID-19. Officials of the city-state expect the vaccine to arrive by the end of the month.Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday that the vaccinations will be free of charge. He said he expects other vaccines to arrive in the coming months."My cabinet colleagues and I, including the older ones, will be getting ourselves vaccinated early. This is to show you, especially seniors like me, that we believe the vaccines are safe," Lee said.Medical workers and the elderly will be given priority....

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China pumps the brakes on Jack Ma’s Ant Group | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

China pumps the brakes on Jack Ma’s Ant Group | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

BackstoriesWhen Chinese authorities swooped in at the last minute and suspended what would have been the largest share offering in history, there was a message for the man behind it. Jack Ma’s fintech giant Ant was due to list on both the Hong Kong and Shanghai stock exchanges on November 5 – but just before the big day, Ma spoke out publicly against China’s financial regulation practices.The response was swift. Ant was suddenly forced to postpone its offering and Ma himself was called in to receive an official warning. According to a Wall Street Journal report, fury over Ma’s statements...

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H&M cuts ties with Chinese supplier | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

H&M cuts ties with Chinese supplier | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Swedish clothing maker H&M says it is severing ties with a Chinese supplier over accusations of forced labor by Uighurs in China.An Australian research institute issued a report in March naming at least 82 companies around the world as direct or indirect beneficiaries of forced labor by the ethnic minority group.H&M said in a statement it was halting transactions with a Chinese yarn producer that owns the factory where Uighurs are allegedly being forced to work.The company also said it will no longer procure cotton from China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.H&M stressed it would respond...

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Scientists 'make mini-heart from mouse stem cells' | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Scientists 'make mini-heart from mouse stem cells' | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

A group of Japanese researchers says it has succeeded in creating a functional "mini heart," using embryonic stem cells from a mouse.The group at Tokyo Medical and Dental University, led by Professor Ishino Fumitoshi, cultivated the ES cells by adding a special protein called laminin.Embryonic stem cells have the ability to develop into all kinds of body cells and have similar characteristics to iPS cells.The researchers say the cells formed a heart-like structure about one millimeter across after about two weeks.The heart reportedly has an atrium and a ventricle, beats like a real heart,...

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38 North: N.Korea likely still enriching uranium | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

38 North: N.Korea likely still enriching uranium | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

US researchers say satellite images suggest that North Korea is continuing to enrich uranium.On Tuesday, the research group 38 North released a report that contains an analysis of the latest satellite imagery from the Nyongbyon nuclear complex.The researchers say that a possible liquid nitrogen tanker trailer was spotted in July at a building believed to be a uranium enrichment plant. They say the substance necessary for the enrichment process could have been delivered.They say they also observed specialized railcars in early July.The researchers say railcars, vehicles and/or trailers have...

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North Korea again says it is virus-free | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

North Korea again says it is virus-free | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

North Korea's state-run media have again said the country remains coronavirus-free.Thursday's edition of the North's ruling party newspaper, Rodong Sinmun, says even though the country has had no infections, a moment of inattention could cause a crisis that cannot be undone.The report comes less than a week after state media on Sunday said that a defector who returned from South Korea was suspected of being infected with the virus. It said the "runaway" entered the southwestern city of Kaesong by illegally crossing the demarcation line.State media have not said whether the person later...

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