Asia Live: Fukushima Leaks Spell Slim Pickings for Fishermen
September 3, 2013
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Legendary Japanese filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki announces his retirement. Plus, Japan holds a giant earthquake simulation to prepare for impending future quakes. Finally Japanese fishermen in the area surrounding the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant struggle to make ends meet after it emerged that hundreds of tons of contaminated water had leaked into the sea.
AFP (Sep. 10, 2013) Japan pledges a renewed push to contain potentially hazardous leaks at Fukushima after the operator of the crippled plant reports spiking levels of radiation in groundwater. ... watch video
Reuters (Jan. 25, 2013) 'Glowing lanes' on highways could spell the end of costly street lighting, according to a Dutch designer. Daan Roosengaarde's 'Smart Highway' involves photo luminescent paint markings on roads that ... watch video
AP (Mar. 14, 2014) For just under a month, the nation falls under the spell of "March Madness." But along with the NCAA basketball action, there is a lot of money at stake for winning brackets. But picking the perfect ... watch video
Reuters - Innovations Video Online (July 3, 2015) A small sensor stuck to the windscreen could spell the end of liability disputes if a rented car is damaged while on loan. Matthew Stock reports.
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AFP (July 21, 2015) Greenpeace says Japan should not force residents from the Fukushima area to return to live in the evacuation zone and that they should be given full compensation and help to settle elsewhere.
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Reuters (Oct. 8, 2013) New commercial fishing technology from New Zealand may soon put an end to the global problem of bycatch, where non-targeted species are caught up in the nets of commercial fishermen. Called ... watch video
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