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# Nuclear Crisis

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# Japan
Japan finds next PM, says country must 'sweat together for the sake of the people'
Yoshihiko Noda, who used to greet commuters personally every morning, is set to become the country’s sixth prime minister in five years.
# Japan
Little interest for Japan's next leader as candidates face-off
The five candidates to replace Naoto Kan have been making their pitch to their party today but the public is increasingly cynical.
# Super Cool Biz
Japan asks office workers to shed their suits and save energy
Facing an energy crisis following the Fukushima disaster, the Japanese government are trying to encourage business people to dress more causally – and have kicked off a new campaign called “Super Cool Biz”…
# Japan
Japanese PM faces no confidence vote over nuclear crisis
Naoto Kan has been panned for his response to the March 11 tsunami and nuclear crisis, and could face a vote this week.
# G8
G8 talks to focus on support for Arab nations
The G8 are expected to combine their economic powers to back the grass-roots democracy movements that have swept the Arab world – as well as discussing Japan’s nuclear crisis and internet regulation.
# Japan
Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls
Both Japanese consumer sentiment and the country’s stock average have fallen in response to the disastrous events of last month.
# Japan
Japan scraps plans to build any further nuclear plants
Following the result of the country’s nuclear crisis, the Japanese Prime Minister has announced that Japan needs to “start from scratch” and embrace renewable sources of energy.
# Japan
Japan's parliament passes tsunami recovery budget
The disaster-stricken country has passed a $48 billion tsunami recovery budget – but this will only beginb to cover the cost of repairing the damage.
# Japan
Japan may drape fabric over stricken reactors
Officials consider draping fabric over the country’s damaged nuclear reactors – as seawater outside the damaged Fukushima plant is found to contain 3,335 times the usual amount of radioactive iodine.
# Japan
'Minuscule' fallout reaches United States
Tiny amounts of radioactive fallout has reached the US – but experts say that initial readings are “about a billion times beneath levels that would be health threatening”.
# Japan
Japanese helicopters dump water on stricken reactor
Military helicopters have been dumping loads of seawater onto Japan’s stricken nuclear complex this morning, in an attempt to cool overheated uranium fuel that could potentially release more radiation.
# Japan
New power line may ease meltdown fears at Fukushima plant
A new power line could restore electricity to the Fukushima plant, enabling a steady water supply to be pumped around the reactors to prevent meltdown.