Last week the head of Japan’s new nuclear regulatory agency announced that the country’s reactors will not be restarted until proper seismic inspections are carried out. The new standards with which the reactors must comply will be established next year. Prior to last year’s Fukushima disaster, regulations were in fact only recommendations and plant operators...
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s leader felt fearful and helpless during last year’s nuclear disaster and lacked experts capable of giving him guidance, he testified Monday in his first response to a public investigative inquiry on the crisis. Naoto Kan resigned in September after being criticized for government failures during the disaster. He told the parliamentary...
The typhoon-struck cities of Cagayan de Oro and Iligan in southern Philippines continue to need urgent relief aid as people come to grips with the horrible death toll and as families continue to search for hundreds of others who are still missing. For Filipinos abroad and our friends from other countries, Philippines-based international courier company LBC...
More than 600 persons are feared to have been killed or missing by typhoon Sendong (Washi) in Southern Philippines. Bloggers in Iligan City and Cagayan de Oro City, two areas which bore the brunt of flash floods, swiftly took action and launched online donation campaigns for typhoon victims: Iligan Bloggers’ #oneforiligan campaign: Paypal ID firstname.lastname@example.org...
Through a press release on August 9, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) announced that it has started local production and sales in Bangladesh of its new-model Pajero Sport SUV. The Pajero Sports model is being produced at the Chittagong plant of Pragoti Industries Limited (PIL), MMC’s business partner in Bangladesh, and will be sold through PIL’s...
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