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Japan likely needs new reactors to meet carbon goal, former METI chief says

via The Japan Times    Oct 28, 2020

The damaged No. 1 reactor building is seen at Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Okuma, Fukushima Prefecture, in January. | REUTERS

The remarks came just a day after the current METI minister said new nuclear plants aren’t being eyed because of a lingering lack of public ...

Panda fans can see Xiang Xiang online before her return to China

via The Japan Times    Oct 28, 2020

Ueno zoo will release photos of the 3-year-old giant panda on its website Wednesday and start offering smartphone wallpapers of Xiang Xiang on Nov. 3.

JAL sees fiscal 2020 net loss of over ¥200 billion, first loss since relisting

via The Japan Times    Oct 28, 2020

Japan Airlines Co. projects a net loss of between ¥200 billion and ¥250 billion for this fiscal year, turning unprofitable for the first time since relisting on the Tokyo stock market in 2012, according to sources. | BLOOMBERG

JAL expects it will take time for international air travel demand to recover as long as strict border controls remain in place amid the coronavirus ...

Senior Japanese official plans South Korea visit amid wartime labor row

via The Japan Times    Oct 28, 2020

It would be the first formal face-to-face working-level talks between Tokyo and Seoul since the launch of Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga's administration in September.

Japanese media call for reviewing U.S. visa changes for journalists

via The Japan Times    Oct 28, 2020

The Japanese media join outlets in Asia and Europe in expressing concerns about the possible new visa limits.

South Korea’s conscripted doctors feel like ‘human shields’ in coronavirus battle

By Ju-min Park
- via The Japan Times    Oct 28, 2020

Nam Ha-jong, a public health doctor serving a 36-month duty after medical school instead of regular military service, works at a coronavirus testing clinic in Okcheon earlier this month.  | REUTERS

As the coronavirus pandemic began sweeping through South Korea late in February, Dr. Nam Ha-jong received an order to report overnight to Daegu, a city ...

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