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Nuclear Winter With Iron Snow Discovered on Mercury. Does It Threaten Earth?

Mercury, the smallest and innermost planet in the Solar System has its own magnetic field like the Earth, scientist revealed. Previously it was thought that that Mercury’s magnetic field was long gone as the planet’s core had frozen because of its small size. The latest studies showed that though Mercury has a magnetic field, it is 100 times weaker than …

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Here’s Why US-Produced LNG Cannot Hold a Candle to Russian Gas in Japan

In January, the United States began shipping domestic-produced shale gas to Japan. On January 8, the first tanker delivered 70,000 tons of shale liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a thermal power plant in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, operated by Chubu Electric Power Co. In the beginning of the year, the average price of imported gas in Japan was $7.5/MMBtu, according to …

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Here’s Why US-Produced LNG Cannot Hold a Candle to Russian Gas in Japan

In January, the United States began shipping domestic-produced shale gas to Japan. On January 8, the first tanker delivered 70,000 tons of shale liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a thermal power plant in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, operated by Chubu Electric Power Co. In the beginning of the year, the average price of imported gas in Japan was $7.5/MMBtu, according to …

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Japan Gets to Know a Quadrillion as Debt Hits New High

The late Senator Everett Dirksen (R-Ill.) is famous for allegedly saying, “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.”  It might be apocryphal—the Dirksen Congressional Center has found no evidence that the late Illinois Republican ever made the quip—but it certainly resonates as the political parties spar over sequestration and Americans become even more accustomed to thinking …

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Japan’s Day Traders Profit From Market Volatility in Abenomics’s Wake

Sitting before a cluster of 10 computer screens in mid-June at his apartment with the drapes shut, Naoki Murakami makes $3,500 in a few seconds betting that Tokyo Electric Power (9501:JP) stock will fall a fraction of a percent. The 34-year-old day trader borrows 50,000 shares from his broker and sells them at 558 yen ($5.58) each. As the stock falls, he repeats the process …

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Exclusive: Japan nuclear body says radioactive water at #Fukushima an ’emergency’

(Reuters) – Highly radioactive water seeping into the ocean from Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is creating an “emergency” that the operator is struggling to contain, an official from the country’s nuclear watchdog said on Monday. This contaminated groundwater has breached an underground barrier, is rising toward the surface and is exceeding legal limits of radioactive discharge, Shinji Kinjo, head …

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U.S. shows nuclear facilities to reassure Japan, allies on deterrence

The United States has allowed Japanese officials to see confidential nuclear-related facilities to allay concerns that the Obama administration’s disarmament initiative could weaken its nuclear umbrella. The move was also intended to prevent Japan from developing nuclear weapons using its massive stockpile of plutonium to counter potential threats from its neighbors in East Asia, sources said. Senior officials of Japan’s …

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Japan to mull pre-emptive strike ability in defense update

(Reuters) – Japan is likely to start considering acquiring the ability to launch pre-emptive military strikes in a planned update of its basic defense policies, the latest step away from the constraints of its pacifist constitution. The expected proposal, which could sound alarm bells in China, is part of a review of Japan’s defense policies undertaken by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s government, an …

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Japan Withdraws HPV Vaccine Recommendation for Girls

The Japanese government withdrew its recommendation to use human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines in girls last week, citing concerns from the public about adverse effects, according to news reports. The announcement is in stark contrast to the pronouncement last week by health officials in the United States that vaccination rates in teenage girls should be increased after a study concluded that …

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Japan: Risk of incident from ‘coercive’ acts by China

TOKYO – China’s “coercive” behaviour in waters around islands at the centre of a bitter dispute with Japan are dangerous and could trigger an incident, Tokyo said in a new defence paper Tuesday. Hawkish Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ministers adopted the annual defence white paper at a cabinet meeting, which warned of the risks as the two Asian …

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