X Japan Yoshiki – Turned into Blood Red Dragon, a Comic Hero

On July 12, 2011, in Music, X Japan,

(Last updated July 27, 2011) If you have been wondering what it is, here’s an article: Yoshiki as ‘Blood Red Dragon’: Todd McFarlane makes Japanese star a hero http://herocomplex.latimes.com/2011/07/11/yoshiki-as-blood-red-dragon-todd-mcfarlane-makes-japanese-star-a-hero/ You can get some idea what Yoshiki wanted. July 21, 2011: Blood Red Dragon site: http://www.bloodreddragon.net/ News conference at Comic-Con today. July 22, 2011: Here’s an article: […]

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UK Government and Nuclear Industry Email Correspondence after the Fukushima Accident

On July 11, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Guardian posted this on June 30, 2011: UK government and nuclear industry email correspondence after the Fukushima accident Emails released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal the level of coordination between government departments and the nuclear industry during the Fukushima crisis http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/interactive/2011/jun/30/email-nuclear-uk-government-fukushima They are exchange between someone at UK government and Westinghouse, EDF Energy, Areva, […]

Hiroaki Koide – Interview by Mainichi News Paper

On July 11, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Here’s the interview I mentioned in my post in English. Longtime anti-nuclear engineer prepared to fight from within field to right wrongs http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110711p2a00m0na014000c.html Related post: Hiroaki Koide – Anti-Nuclear Nuclear Researcher at Kyoto University

Paul Anka

On July 10, 2011, in More, Time Tunnel,

What? Yes, I remember he was my first idol singer when I was in elementary school. Must have been 9 or 10. I remember only three songs: Diana, You are my destiny, Crazy love. Other songs do not have strong impression. So I must have moved on to something else. YouTube does unexpected thing. I was checking Honda […]

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Why Mongolia? Place for CFS (Comprehensive Fuel Services) Scheme

On July 10, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

I wondered when I read the article linked in my previous post. Toshiba lobbying U.S. to build nuclear waste repository in Mongolia: http://mdn.mainichi.jp/mdnnews/news/20110702p2g00m0dm011000c.html My image of Mongolia was a poor underdeveloped country in desert in Central Asia. I thought that the idea to build nuclear waste depository in Mongolia by the US and Japan must be […]

China will have 198 Additional Nuclear Reactors by 2030

On July 9, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

That is number by WNA (World Nuclear Associations): 26 under construction, 52 planned, 120 proposed ( in addition to 14 operable reactors). World Nuclear Power Reactors & Uranium Requirements: http://www.world-nuclear.org/info/reactors.html “This table includes only those future reactors envisaged in specific plans and proposals and expected to be operating by 2030.” If you suppose 50% of currently […]

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One Trillion Dollar Business – Over 180 Nuclear Reactors under Construction or Being Planned

On July 7, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

July 4, 2011 Mainichi Daily News: More than 180 nuclear reactors are currently under construction or being planned to be built in emerging countries and other regions, comprising a 1-trillion-dollar (approximately 80 trillion yen) market worldwide. Demand for nuclear energy shows no signs of decline even in the wake of the Fukushima crisis, rekindling fierce […]

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Toshiba and CFS (Comprehensive Fuel Services) in Mongolia – Nuclear Fuel, That is.

On July 6, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

July 2, 2011 Mainichi Daily News reported: TOKYO (Kyodo) — Toshiba Corp. has lobbied a senior U.S. government official to realize an international nuclear fuel supply scheme that includes the construction of a nuclear waste repository in Mongolia, according to a copy of a letter by Toshiba’s president obtained by Kyodo News on Friday. Norio […]

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Hiroaki Koide – Anti-Nuclear Nuclear Researcher at Kyoto University

On July 4, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

As you may have noticed after Fukushima Daiichi Disaster, only a few nuclear experts, like Arnie Gunderson of Fairewind Associates, are giving their opinions in public even in the US. Koide Hiroaki is assistant professor at Kyoto University Research Reactor Institute (KURRI). He has been advocating to abandon all nuclear power for last 40 years; […]

Fukushima Daiichi No. 3 Reactor – Where is the spent fuel pool?

On July 2, 2011, in More, Nuclear Plants,

Every time I hear about No. 3 reactor spent fuel pool, I was wondering how the No. 3 pool could exist under the mangled steel structure, which is so low compared to other buildings. Here’s the latest. Tepco Starts Circulating Cooling System for No. 3 Fuel Pool: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-07-01/tepco-starts-circulating-cooling-system-for-no-3-fuel-pool.html “Tokyo Electric Power Co. started a system […]