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Over 199,000 people may die if magnitude 9 earthquake strikes Japan – Reports

Honshu

The Japanese government’s Central Disaster Management Council has predicted that a powerful earthquake may kill up to 199,000 people in the north and northeast of the country. The Japanese island of Honshu Council’s experts said that a magnitude 9.1-9.3 quake can cause a tsunami up to 29.7 metres (95.14 feet) high in the northeastern regions of the Japanese island of ...

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Govt, UNIDO, Japan committed to tackling plastic pollution in Nigeria – Minister

Mohammad Abubakar

The Federal Government, in collaboration with United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) and the Government of Japan, has expressed its commitment to effectively tackling plastic pollution in the country. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar Minister of Environment, Dr Mohammad Abubakar, gave the commitment at a presentation of Report on Study of Available Sustainable Alternative Materials to Plastics, Innovative Packaging ...

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Seoul seeks IMO’s involvement in dispute over Fukushima radioactive water

Moon Seong-hyeok

South Korea has asked the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) to explore ways to cooperate with the UN nuclear watchdog to ensure safety in Japan’s planned release of wastewater. South Korea’s Oceans and Fisheries Minister, Moon Seong-hyeok Oceans Minister Moon Seong-hyeok made the request in a letter sent to Lim Ki-tack, secretary general of the UN organisation, calling Tokyo’s decision to ...

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S. Korea gives condition for Japan’s release of radioactive water into sea

Chung Eui-yong

South Korea would not object to Japan’s plan to release radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea as long as the action met International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) standards, an official said. Korea’s Foreign Minister, Chung Eui-yong Korea’s Foreign Minister Chung Eui-yong made the remarks on Monday, April 19, 2021 during a parliamentary interpellation session in ...

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Korea to participate in IAEA efforts on safety over Fukushima water release

Yoshihide Suga

South Korea will take active part in efforts by the UN nuclear watchdog International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to verify safety related to Japan’s release of radioactive water into the sea, an official said Thursday, April 15, 2021. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of japan Japan announced earlier this week it would start disposing of more than 1.2 million tonnes of ...

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Pacific Islands Forum urges Japan to rethink decision to discharge nuclear wastewater

Dame Meg Taylor

The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has expressed deep concern over Japan’s decision to dump wastewater from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea, urging officials to rethink the decision. Secretary-General, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Dame Meg Taylor The submission is contained in a statement on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 by the PIF, calling Japan to rethink on the discharge of ...

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Japan to dump radioactive Fukushima water into sea in spite of opposition

Yoshihide Suga

Japan has decided it will start releasing radioactive water accumulated at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment, in spite of the local opposition and concerns from neighbouring countries. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of japan Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s cabinet made the decision on the morning of Tuesday, April 13, 2021, which comes a decade after the ...

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Japan plans to burn 10m tonnes of Hydrogen annually by 2030 for climate-neutral goal

Yoshihide Suga

Japan plans to consume 10 million tonnes of hydrogen each year within a decade, an equivalent of more than 30 nuclear reactors to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, an official has said. Yoshihide Suga, Prime Minister of japan This is a goal set by the country’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the Nikkei news outlet reported on Tuesday, December ...

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Japan, Republic of Korea pledge to go carbon-neutral by 2050

Yoshihide Suga

Japan and the Republic of Korea have committed to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 as part of the global effort to slow global warming and meet the goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change. The two countries join “a growing group of major economies committed to lead by example” in achieving a sustainable, carbon-neutral, and climate-resilient world by ...

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Japan’s new online platform tagged a key resource for green recovery measures, NDCs

A new online platform on sustainable and resilient recovery from COVID-19 has been launched by the Government of Japan with support from UN Climate Change. Japan’s Environment Minister, Shinjiro Koizumi The new platform, called “Platform for Redesign 2020”, is a hub that collates countries’ climate and other environmental policies and actions that are planned and implemented in the context of ...

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