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Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan
The Future of Disrupting Japan

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 18:04


Disrupting Japan turns seven years old this week! Unfortunately, because of current conditions in Japan, we won't be able to sit down over a beer and talk about startups live as we usually do. Today, I'd like to share a story in three acts. We'll talk about the podcasting industry, what Disrupting Japan really is, and the likely future of Japanese startup founders. Please enjoy. Leave a comment Transcript Welcome to Disrupting Japan, straight talk from Japan's most successful entrepreneurs. I'm Tim Romero and thanks for joining me. This week is Disrupting Japan's seventh anniversary. Normally we mark each anniversary with the Disrupting Japan live show.  We invite a few guests on stage. We gather a few hundred of our biggest fans and our closest friends. And we spend the evening talking about Japanese startups and innovation over a few beers. Well, because of the pandemic, like so many other things, that's not happening this year. I was hoping to do something creative, and I talked with some friends about maybe doing some kind of online gathering, but it just would not have been the same.  So next year. Next year for sure.  It's hard to believe how much things have changed in the past seven years. This podcast, Japanese startups, the podcasting industry, and, well, even me as a person, have all gone through some pretty radical changes in recent years. And a strong case can be made that these have all been changes for the better.  Every episode of Disrupting Japan is focused on a new aspect of Japanese startups and innovation, but today we are going to talk about Disrupting Japan itself and how it fits into the future of podcasting and Japan. Because, well, it's our birthday, and we get to do that on our birthday.  And I promise, that by the end, you'll see how this all gives you a unique insight into the future of Japanese founders themselves.  1. The Future of Podcasting  So first, let's talk about podcasting.  Podcasting has changed a lot in the past few years. And from the perspective of a startup founder, it's been amazing to be a part of it and the future looks incredibly bright. Podcasting is growing up. Podcasting is becoming a real media business with large buyers and big rewards for the creators of the most popular shows. Of course, this rocket-like growth is enabled by the fact that the podcast industry is streamlining. It's consolidating. And that brings other changes as well.  Long-time listeners know that Disrupting Japan has had several monetization strategies over the years. At one point we were in negotiations to become an official Nikki podcast. We didn't quite come to terms, but we're still good friends with the Nikki's podcast team. For about a year, Disrupting Japan was independent, ad-supported and my primary source of income, and about four years ago I was putting together a podcast advertising network startup, which I then decided to spin down in order to join TEPCO and then Google.  So as you see, as a startup founder, I'm a big fan of monetizing podcasts.  Now, it was right after I shut down my podcast advertising project and returned Disrupting Japan to being ad-free that the podcasting industry really began its explosive growth phase.  Because of this, a number of my startup and podcasting friends have told me “Tim, you got out too early! You missed your big chance!”  Well, no. I mean, I understand why it might look that way, but I knew what I was doing.  Let me explain.  It was clear back then that podcasting was becoming a serious media business, but I knew enough about the media business to know that's not what I wanted to do — at least not as talent — at least not for this show. Disrupting Japan is something special.  I don't particularly want to attend meetings to see if the show is hitting this quarter's growth objectives. I never want to be put in a situation where I'm being told “Interest in robotics is down now. You need to do more gaming content.

KPFA - The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays
13 U.S. service members and 60 Afghans killed in two ISIS suicide bomb blasts near Kabul airport; President Joe Biden pledges retribution against attackers, holds to August 31st deadline to end Afghanistan war; TEPCO to release radio active waste water at

KPFA - The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 59:58


Sport am Wochenende - Deutschlandfunk
Olympische Spiele in Tokio - Umstrittener Partnerschaftsdeal mit Energieversorger Tepco

Sport am Wochenende - Deutschlandfunk

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2021 5:57


Die Olympischen Spiele von Tokio haben kurz vor Beginn noch einen neuen Partner bekommen: Tepco ist ein Stromkonzern - und Betreiber des havarierten Atomkraftwerks in Fukushima. Das Unternehmen steht deshalb in Japan in Verruf. Wie passen Tepco und Olympia zusammen? Von Felix Lill www.deutschlandfunk.de, Sport am Wochenende Hören bis: 19.01.2038 04:14 Direkter Link zur Audiodatei

GreenplanetFM Podcast
Peter Daley: Japanese Government to Pour Over a Million Tons of Radioactive Water into the Pacific!

GreenplanetFM Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 60:01


Peter Daley, a researcher from Australia, tells us of the shocking revelation that the North Pacific Ocean is having its ecosystems collapse due to the radiation that poured out of Fukushima in 2011.  We are also having to deal with the blatant fact that the Tepco nuclear plant wants to release over a million tons of radiation water that has been collected and stored up until now - so as to not flow into the Pacific ocean. The storage tanks are poorly engineered and are already leaking.               Now the Japanese Govt wants to release this tritium water into an ocean that is already becoming an environmental catastrophe. Meanwhile the MSM ‘mainstream media’ censor it all - along with all the marine biology departments of West Coast Universities on the other side of the Pacific as well as in Japan.  This is a crime against humanity as well as all biological life in the Pacific basin.

Understorey
Understorey: Fukushima H3O

Understorey

Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2021


While it's standard practice for nuclear power plants to discharge radioactive tritium (H3O) into the sea, Japan's own plan to pour Fukushima's radioactive water reserves into the Pacific Ocean has garnered international concern. With a million and a half tonnes of tritium-contaminated water in leaky storage, as well and 150 tonnes of irradiated water being added every day, citizen scientists groups in Japan like the [Citizens' Nuclear Information Center](https://cnic.jp/english/) (CNIC) say that environmental alternatives need to be found. Understorey speaks with long-term Japanese resident, Dr Caitlin Stronell, from CNIC, about the dangers and various ways [TEPCO](https://www.tepco.co.jp/en/hd/responsibility/index-e.html) has lost trust from community stakeholders, ever since that day on 3 March 2011 when the earth shook, the nuclear power station stopped cooling its nuclear reactor, and the country was changed forever. Montage: A Glamorgan

Le Show
Le Show For The Week Of May 16, 2021

Le Show

Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2021 57:43


On this week’s edition of Le Show Harry adjusts to the latest news from the CDC, brings us News of the Olympic Movement, Harry Reads the Trades, News of Microplastics, News of the Godly, The Appresidentice, The Apologies of the Week, plus thoughts on Telsa’s Automated Cars, TEPCO, Monarch Butterflies, and more.

NewMercuryMedia
EJR with Jeanine Molloff--Japan plans to dump nuclear wastewater into the ocean.

NewMercuryMedia

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 23, 2021 73:00


In 2011, the Fukushima nuclear power plant suffered a major breach when a tsunami knocked out the plant. As a result, nuclear waste flooded that area of Japan. For over a year, the TEPCO corporation obfuscated and just plain lied about the severity of this incident. Now 10 years later, Japanese authorities have cleared a plan to dump the nuclear wastewater into the ocean, despite international condemnation.  During this episode, we will revisit the original disaster now referred to simply as 'Fukushima.' We will also discuss any alternative ideas for this wastewater treatment and disposal.  Come join us. Jeanine

China Explained
America supports Japan in discharging nuclear sewage. It's a trap!

China Explained

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 7:38


In the previous episode, I talked about Japan's official decision to discharge nuclear waste water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean.According to the report of the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Energy, it is believed that the impact of nuclear waste water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant accident on the marine ecological environment requires continuous follow-up observation. The German Marine Science Research Institute pointed out that the coast of Fukushima has the strongest ocean currents in the world. Within 57 days from the date of discharge, radioactive materials will spread to most of the Pacific Ocean and will spread to the global waters in 10 years. Greenpeace nuclear experts pointed out that the carbon 14 contained in Japan's nuclear waste water is dangerous for thousands of years and may cause genetic damage. There is no doubt that the nature of nuclear waste water discharge in Pacific Time is very bad.So, why does Japan have to discharge nuclear sewage into the Pacific Ocean? The answer is simple: save money! Because, according to previous estimates, Japan needs to spend more than 100 billion U.S. dollars to deal with the problem of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. However, the Japanese government and TEPCO do not want to pay the money. They think that it is the most economical to discharge nuclear sewage into the Pacific.In order to save money, Japan does not care about the health of its people and people in other countries. It is conceivable that the Japanese government has no bottom line. After the nuclear wastewater is discharged into the Pacific Ocean, it will not only pollute the sea water, but also pollute fish, which will directly affect the health of people in many countries.Yet despite all these, somehow the United States supports Japan in discharging nuclear sewage into the Pacific Ocean.China Explained will show you that because of China's continued success in industrial upgrading, technological innovation and realizing its huge potential, it is an unstoppable process. The inevitable rise of China may feel intimidating and some simply reject it. Don't be. China's rise is part of the new global trend unlike what we have seen in the past one hundred years. Embrace the change and seize the opportunity.Creating original content is hard work, your support is what keeps me going. Please donate to this channel: paypal.me/ChinaExplained

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby
Jessica Desmond: Japan to start releasing Fukushima water into sea in two years

Early Edition with Kate Hawkesby

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 3:06


Japan's government decided Tuesday to start releasing treated radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant into the Pacific Ocean in two years — an option fiercely opposed by fishermen, residents and Japan's neighbours.The decision, long speculated but delayed for years due to safety concerns and protests, came at a meeting of Cabinet ministers who endorsed the ocean release as the best option.The accumulating water has been stored in tanks at the Fukushima Daiichi plant since 2011, when a massive earthquake and tsunami damaged its reactors and their cooling water became contaminated and began leaking. The plant's storage capacity will be full late next year.Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said ocean release was the most realistic option and that disposing the water is unavoidable for the decommissioning of the Fukushima plant, which is expected to take decades. He also pledged the government would work to ensure the safety of the water and to prevent damaging rumours on local agriculture, fisheries and tourism.The plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., and government officials say tritium, which is not harmful in small amounts, cannot be removed from the water, but all other selected radionuclides can be reduced to levels allowed for release. Some scientists say the long-term impact on marine life from low-dose exposure to such large volumes of water is unknown.The government stresses the safety of the water by calling it "treated" not "radioactive" even though radionuclides can only be reduced to disposable levels, not to zero. The amount of radioactive materials that would remain in the water is also still unknown.Under the basic plan adopted Tuesday by the ministers, TEPCO will start releasing the water in about two years after building a facility and compiling release plans adhering to safety requirements. It said the disposal of the water cannot be postponed further and is necessary to improve the environment surrounding the plant so residents can live there safely.Residents, fisheries officials and environmental groups issued statements denouncing the decision as ignoring environmental safety and health, while adding a further blow to Fukushima's image and economy from the water discharge that will continue for decades.Japan Fisheries Cooperatives chairman Hiroshi Kishi said the decision less than a week after he met with Suga "is absolutely unacceptable." Noting the government's pledge not to act without the fishing industry's understanding, Kishi said the decision "trampled on" all Japanese fisheries operators.Local fisheries have just returned to full operation after a decade in which their catch was only for testing purposes, and they are struggling due to dwindling demand.Lawyer Izutaro Managi and his colleagues representing residents in Fukushima and nearby areas said the government and TEPCO should not dump the water "only to impact the environment again" — referring to the radiation that still contaminates land closest to the damaged plant. The lawyers alleged in a statement that ocean release was chosen for cost effectiveness and that forcing the plan "underscores their lack of regret" for the disaster.Protestors also gathered outside the Prime Minister's Office to demand the plan be retracted.TEPCO says its water storage capacity of 1.37 million tons will be full around fall of 2022. Also, the area now filled with storage tanks will have to be freed up for building new facilities needed for removing melted fuel debris from inside the reactors and for other decommissioning work that's expected to start in coming years.In the decade since the tsunami disaster, water meant to cool the nuclear material has constantly escaped from the damaged primary containment vessels into the basements of the reactor buildings. To make up for the loss, more water has been pumped into the reactors to continue to cool the melted fuel. Water is also pumped out and treated, part of which is recy...

TẠP CHÍ XÃ HỘI
Tạp chí xã hội - Fukushima: Mười năm sau, thảm họa vẫn còn đó

TẠP CHÍ XÃ HỘI

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2021 9:07


Ngày 11/03/2021, nước Nhật đã tưởng niệm 10 năm xảy ra 3 thảm họa cùng một lúc ( động đất, sóng thần và tai nạn hạt nhân ) tại Fukushima ngày 11/03/2011, mà cho tới nay vẫn còn gây chấn thương toàn bộ xứ sở Phù Tang. Đặc biệt là 10 năm sau, Nhật Bản, một trong những quốc gia có nền công nghiệp hàng đầu thế giới, vẫn chưa khắc phục được hết những hậu quả của thảm họa hạt nhân trầm trọng nhất kể từ tai nạn Chernobyl ở Ukraina năm 1986. Thiệt hại nhân mạng gần 18.500 người chết chủ yếu là do cơn sóng thần khổng lồ ập xuống vùng bờ biển đông nam Nhật Bản sau trận động đất với cường độ lên tới 9,0. Nhưng cơn sóng thần này sau đó đã phá hủy hoàn toàn nhà máy hạt nhân Fukushima Daiichi, dẫn đến tình trạng ô nhiễm phóng xạ lâu dài ở các khu vực chung quanh, trên đất liền cũng như trên biển, buộc hàng chục ngàn người dân địa phương phải tản cư, mà nhiều người cho đến nay chưa thể trở về được, do khu vực này chưa được tẩy độc hoàn toàn. Người ta cũng chưa tìm ra một giải pháp thật sự cho nhà máy điện Fukushima và sức khỏe của cư dân địa phương vẫn bị đe dọa. Trả lời phỏng vấn đài RFI Pháp ngữ ngày 11/03/2021, nhà địa lý học Philippe Pelletier, giáo sư danh dự Đại học Lyon 2, tác giả cuốn sách «L’invention du Japon», ghi nhận : " Còn rất nhiều việc phải làm. Việc tháo dỡ các lò phản ứng nguyên tử của nhà máy vẫn chưa thật sự được bắt đầu. Một trong những mối quan ngại lớn nhất hiện nay đó là các bồn chứa nước nhiễm xạ, tức là nước đã được dùng để làm nguội các lò phản ứng. Các bồn chứa này vẫn còn đầy nước và vấn đề bây giờ là phải xử lý nước nhiễm xạ như thế nào. Một vấn đề lớn khác đó là đưa người dân trở về nơi ở trước đây. Các kế hoạch được dự trù đã bị tạm hoãn, các thời hạn thì liên tục bị lùi lại, đặc biệt là về mối quan tâm chủ yếu của chính quyền Nhật: đưa người dân địa phương trở về. Các khoản tiền trợ giúp cho những người dân Fukushima phải tản cư đã bị cắt từ năm 2017. Chính sách hiện nay là cố gắng đưa những người này trở về nơi ở cũ, nhưng đã không đạt kết quả, vì theo thẩm định, chỉ mới có 10% số người tản cử được quay trở về." Theo lời kỹ sư vật lý hạt nhân Bruno Chareyron, giám đốc phòng thí nghiệm của Ủy ban Nghiên cứu và Thông tin Độc lập về Phóng xạ CRIIRAD, trả lời trên trang web của RFI Pháp ngữ ngày 11/03, 10 năm sau, nhà máy hạt nhân Fukushima vẫn trong tình trạng hư hại nặng nề và vẫn chưa được coi là an toàn. Công ty Điện lực Tokyo TEPCO vẫn tiếp tục bơm mỗi ngày 200 m3 nước để làm nguội các lò phản ứng 1,2 và 3. Nước làm nguội này dĩ nhiên cũng bị nhiễm phóng xạ, cho nên TEPCO phải làm sao thu hồi hết lượng nước đó trước khi nó thấm vào đất hoặc chảy ra biển. Kỹ sư Chareyron cho biết, tập đoàn TEPCO nay đang đứng trước một vấn đề hầu như không thể giải quyết được, với hơn 1,2 triệu m3 khối nước nhiễm xạ trữ trong một ngàn bồn nước. Cho nên tập đoàn này này, với sự chấp thuận của chính phủ, dự tính xả dần dần nước từ các bồn chứa nói trên ra Thái Bình Dương. Họ cho rằng làm như vậy sẽ không gây ô nhiễm nước biển, vì hàm lượng phóng xạ sẽ thấp hơn mức quy định của quốc tế. Nhưng giáo sư Pelletier phản bác lập luận đó: " Đó chỉ là những phỏng đoán thôi. Chẳng cần phải là một chuyên gia về phóng xạ, chỉ nhìn lại tai nạn ở Vịnh Minamata, với vụ nhiễm mercure do chuỗi thức ăn trong biển, là đủ thấy: một liều lượng rất nhỏ thải vào trong đại dương có thể tăng thành gấp bội mức độ ô nhiễm thông qua chuỗi thức ăn. Thực chất là chúng ta không biết rõ vì sao nó lại như vậy và đó chính là vấn đề. Rất khó cho một số nhà khoa học và nhà chính trị nhìn nhận rằng họ không biết gì cả, nhưng từ đó mà lấy những quyết định đầy rũi ro như vậy là một trách nhiệm rất lớn." Nói chung, việc tháo dỡ hoàn toàn nhà máy điện hạt nhân Fukushima sẽ kéo dài nhiều năm, nhưng theo giáo sư Pelletier, khó khăn trước mắt là phải tẩy rửa đất nhiễm xạ để có thể đưa người dân trở về: " Người ta đã đưa ra thời hạn 2035, nhưng rất mà khó đạt được thời hạn đó. Bên cạnh đó còn phải tiến hành công trình tẩy độc đất, vì trên thực tế đây thật sự là vấn đề chính yếu quyết định cho việc đưa người dân địa phương trở về hay không. Theo kết quả nghiên cứu của một phòng thí nghiệm khoa học Pháp-Nhật, vốn đã tiến hành những nghiên cứu khoảng một chục năm nay về cesium 137 trong đất và trong nước của các đập, thì đúng là khoảng 3, 4 năm trở lại đây, hàm lượng cesium 137 đã giảm đi, nhưng chủ yếu đó là những phân tích về đất, chứ không phải về các rừng. Thế mà trong diện tích vùng bị nhiễm phóng xạ, có đến 75% là rừng bao phủ. Chúng ta biết rằng mỗi khi có mưa thì thường lại có một lượng phóng xạ từ cây cối đổ xuống, thẩm thấu vào đất. Tôi xin nói rõ là 9.000 km vuông đất đã được xử lý. Xử lý có nghĩa là người ta cào một lớp đất khoảng 5 cm, bỏ vào các túi, rồi chất các túi này vào các kho đặt rải rác khắp nơi trong vùng của nhà máy điện hạt nhân. Có khi người ta lại phải cào thêm một lớp đất nữa, nếu hàm lượng chất phóng xạ vẫn còn cao. Một khu vực tương đương với diện tích đảo Corse đã được dọn sạch như vậy, với tổng cộng 20 triệu mét khối đất được cào lên, với chi phí 24 tỷ euro. Đây quả là một công trình khổng lồ, nhưng tôi xin nhắc lại, ba phần tư diện tích vùng bị nhiễm phóng xạ là rừng." Trên thực tế, theo giáo sư Pelletier, nếu chọn một giải pháp triệt để thì phải phá hết rừng, tức là chặt hết cây. Nhưng ngoài vấn đề cảnh quan bị tàn phá, nhiều khu rừng  trong vùng này nằm trên sườn rất dốc, và như vậy nếu phá rừng đi thì đất sẽ bị sói mòn nhanh. Cho nên, đó lại càng không phải là một giải pháp.  Mười năm sau thảm họa hạt nhân Fukushima, chúng ta có thể đo lường hậu quả của ô nhiễm phóng xạ đối với người dân? Giáo sư Pelletier nhận định: "Đó là một vấn đề rất nhạy cảm, liên quan đến chất cesium 137, một vấn đề gây tranh cãi lớn về khoa học và chính trị, vì nhà chức trách và tập đoàn TEPCO đều cố giảm nhẹ tác động, nhất là tác động gây bệnh ung thư tuyến giáp, đặc biệt ở trẻ em. Thật ra thì phải đợi rất nhiều năm, chứ không chỉ 10 năm, bởi vì tuy đã có nhiều số liệu, nhưng cũng có nhiều tranh cãi. Vấn đề của ô nhiễm phóng xạ chính là ở chỗ đó. Cho nên, đứng về góc độ khoa học xã hội, thậm chí thuần túy về mặt xã hội, có một điều rất đáng cho chúng ta quan sát, đó là chính cư dân tự đo lấy độ ô nhiễm phóng xạ trong rau quả, tôm cá. Nhưng điều này tạo ra nguy cơ gọi là cá nhân hóa rủi ro, tức là các cá nhân phải tự lo rất nhiều thứ, trong khi, tôi xin nhắc lại, các khoản trợ giúp tái định cư cho 160.000 người tản cư đã bị cắt từ năm 2017. Những người đó thì nay phải làm sao đây? Họ sẽ vẫn sống trong những căn nhà tạm bợ ở vùng ngoại vi tỉnh Fukushima, hay sẽ trở về sống ở nơi cũ, với những nguy cơ mà ai cũng thấy. Đó quả là một vấn đề xã hội."   Còn việc xử lý các lò phản ứng của nhà máy điện hạt nhân Fukushima chắc phải mất hàng mấy thập niên mới xong. Theo kỹ sư Chareyron, vấn đề phức tạp nhất vẫn là các lõi nóng chảy của các lò phản ứng 1,2 và 3. TEPCO đã nhiều lần đưa các robot xuống để thẩm định tình trạng và xác định vị trí của những khối này, nhưng độ phóng xạ ở đây cao đến mức mà các robot bị hỏng ngay, không thể hoạt động được. Tập đoàn TEPCO đã từng tuyên bố họ sẽ thu hồi các lõi nóng chảy này từ đây đến năm 2050, nhưng chẳng ai biết họ sẽ bằng làm cách nào. Kỹ sư Chareyron dự đoán có thể là chính phủ Nhật cuối cùng sẽ quyết định để chúng ở nguyên đó và bao phủ toàn bộ, giống như tại Chernobyl, thảm họa hạt nhân đã xảy ra từ năm 1986 mà cho tới nay cũng vẫn chưa được giải quyết xong.   Theo kỹ sư Chareyron, thảm họa Fukushima cho thấy là con người vẫn chưa chế ngự được năng lượng hạt nhân và khi có một thảm họa xảy ra, chúng ta sẽ rơi vào một tình trạng hoàn toàn không thể quản lý được, từ việc thu hồi các lõi nóng chảy, làm nguội các lò phản ứng, cho đến việc xử lý những đất bị nhiễm xạ. Ngành công nghiệp hạt nhân là một trong những ngành hiếm hoi mà các chính phủ cho phép hoạt động trong khi ngành này không được bảo hiểm đúng với mức của những thiệt hại nó có thể gây ra. Cách đây vài năm Trung tâm Nghiên cứu Kinh tế Nhật Bản đã thẩm định là hậu quả tài chính của thảm họa hạt nhân Fukushima sẽ lên tới hơn 640 tỷ euro ( chi phí tháo dỡ, đền bù người dân, tẩy rửa phóng xạ, quản lý rác thải hạt nhân,...). Nhưng trách nhiệm dân sự đối với công ty khai thác nhà máy điện hạt nhân lại rất thấp ( chẳng hạn như ở Pháp chỉ là 700 triệu euro, tức là coi như thấp hơn 1.000 lần ) Đối với kỹ sư Chareyron, đó là điều không thể chấp nhận được. Nếu người dân và các chính phủ cho phép vận hành các nhà máy điện nguyên tử, thì họ phải được cung cấp đầy đủ thông tin và phải chấp nhận nguy cơ xảy ra tai nạn hạt nhân. Nhưng vấn đề là họ có nhận thức đúng những hậu quả về môi trường, y tế, xã hội và kinh tế của các tai nạn hạt nhân đó hay không?

Tokyo Wave
#48 - Indo Pacific

Tokyo Wave

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 87:52


Asian public policy expert, political science professor, and politics commentator Dr. Stephen Nagy shares his insights on Japan's vision for a free & open Indo-Pacific and the situation in Myanmar, and his report card for the start of the Biden administration. Aaron and Parker discuss Tokyo's COVID-19 state of emergency extension, TEPCO's plan to spend $28M on a village hosting a new nuclear plant, and two love-hungry pandas at Tokyo's Ueno Zoo.

Io Non Mi Rassegno
Le morti dei lavoratori migranti per i mondiali in Qatar - Io Non Mi Rassegno #320

Io Non Mi Rassegno

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2021 10:10


Il nuovo Dpcm lascia più discrezione alle regioni in tema di scuole e didattica a distanza. Di scuola parla anche l'ultimo report di Save the Children, che mette in luce come la pandemia abbia acuito le differenze fra i paesi del mondo e fra le diverse classi sociali.In Qatar il Guardian fa scoppiare lo scandalo sulle condizioni dei lavoratori migranti in vista dei mondiali di calcio del 2022. Sarebbero almeno 6500 i morti in dieci anni, 12 ogni settimana.A Fukushima la Tepco ha annunciato che tutto il combustibile nucleare contenuto nelle vasche di contenimento del reattore n° 3 è stato rimosso. Tutte le notizie qui: https://www.italiachecambia.org/rassegna-stampa/le-morti-dei-lavoratori-migranti-per-i-mondiali-in-qatar/

ChatChat - Claudia Cragg
Nuclear Disaster Update for Fukushima Daichi Japan

ChatChat - Claudia Cragg

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 14, 2021 31:19


Claudia Cragg speaks here for @KGNU with Caitlin Stronell, for an update about the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, an 11 March 2011 nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Ōkuma, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. The event was caused by the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. It was the most severe nuclear accident since the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Stronell of @CNICJapan, is Editor of Nuke Info Tokyo. She explains here that plans remain in place by the Japanese government and TEPCO to dump massive volumes of contaminated water stored at Fukushima Daiichi into the Pacific Ocean which thus far have been stalled by strong domestic and international opposition and the official announcement that the dumping has again been postponed. International pressure to save the world's oceans from radioactive contamination, Stronell says, is very important, and which they will hand to the government at a hearing to take place soon. Please see their website linked above in this paragraph for details. There is also an

J'Ameliore Mon Anglais
J’Améliore Mon Anglais – Episode 45

J'Ameliore Mon Anglais

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 10:47


Que ce soit Tchernobyl, Fukushima ou n'importe où ailleurs, un évènement nucléaire ne passe pas inaperçu, et fait parler du lui pendant de nombreuses années. Aujourd'hui je vous propose de revenir sur l'après Fukushima, dans un article sorti 2 ans après la catastrophe. La série Avec J'Améliore mon Anglais, prenez quelques minutes pour écouter un article de WikiNews accompagné de quelques mots de vocabulaire. Je termine le podcast en vous posant une question en anglais qui fait suite à l'histoire. Pour accéder à tous les épisodes, c'est par ici. Écouter le podcast Prêtez attention au vocabulaire et essayez d'anticiper l'histoire grâce au titre et au vocabulaire, ça vous aidera à comprendre le texte. Pour écouter le podcast, plusieurs options selon vos préférences. Vous aurez reconnu tout au début de cet article le lecteur du podcast en mp3 (audio). Vous êtes libre de l'écouter directement sur cette page-ci. Cliquez sur le bouton Play à gauche de la barre noire. Le télécharger pour l'écouter plus tard, ou l'écouter plusieurs fois. Cliquez sur Download sous la barre noire. Le vocabulaire de cet article Pour progresser en anglais si votre niveau le permet, écoutez le podcast, écrivez les mots et expressions que j'explique, puis vérifiez leur orthographe. Voici la liste des mots et expressions dont je vous parle dans le podcast. Si vous avez une mémoire visuelle, vous voudrez peut-être les lire avant d'écouter le podcast (ou pendant). To release: dévoiler, rendre public Figures: les chiffres The extent: l'étendue Leakage: une fuite Radioactive waste: les déchets radioactifs A trillion: mille milliards Becquerels: unité de mesure de radioactivité TEPCO: Tokyo Electric Power Company A task force: un groupe de travail The tremor: le tremblement To claim lives: prendre les vies L'article WikiNews Bien sûr, rien de tel que de lire l'article en complément de l'écoute. Ainsi vous aurez la possibilité de vous pencher un peu plus sur la structure des phrases. Mais je vous recommande de pratiquer l'écoute un maximum, voire de rejouer le podcast plusieurs fois avant de lire l'article. Vous trouverez l'article ici. De quoi ça parle? (Spoiler alert!!) Selon votre niveau en anglais, vous aurez saisi plus ou moins de détails. Le plus important est de comprendre le sens de l'histoire. Et très souvent, après avoir compris le sens global, une deuxième écoute vous permettra de noter plus de détails. Résumé:  Deux ans après le tremblement de terre et le tsunami à Fukushima, TEPCO, propriétaire de la centrale fait un premier bilan officiel. Ma question: What do you think of nuclear energy?   Avez-vous compris l'histoire sans vous aider du résumé? Avez-vous su répondre à ma question?     L'article J'Améliore Mon Anglais – Episode 45 est apparu en premier sur Langonaute.

Bay Curious
The Unassuming East Bay Beach Strewn With Ceramic Treasures

Bay Curious

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2020 12:45


On a tucked-away beach in Richmond, Calif., shards of broken pottery outnumber sand or rocks. It’s an odd feeling, like you’ve stumbled on some kind of archaeological site right next to the Costco. Locals affectionately call this place TEPCO beach, after the Technical Porcelain and Chinaware Company that used to operate in nearby El Cerrito. Bay Curious listener Jo Ann Yada wants to know the story behind the beach, and how so much broken pottery wound up here. Additional Reading: The Unassuming East Bay Beach Strewn With Ceramic Treasures TEPCO: The Defunct Ceramics Factory That Still Dishes Out Nostalgia Subscribe to The California Reporter Magazine Podcast on Apple Podcasts Sign up for our monthly Bay Curious newsletter Reported by Katrina Schwartz. Bay Curious is made by Olivia Allen-Price, Katrina Schwartz and Rob Speight. Additional support from Erika Aguilar, Jessica Placzek, Kyana Moghadam, Paul Lancour, Suzie Racho, Carly Severn, Bianca Hernandez, Ethan Lindsey, Vinnee Tong, and Asal Ehsanipour.

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast
05 July 2020 | Tesla Installs 500th Supercharger In UK

EV News Daily - Electric Car Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2020 16:53


Show #830   Good morning, good afternoon and good evening wherever you are in the world, welcome to EV News Daily for Sunday 5th July 2020. It’s Martyn Lee here and I go through every EV story so you don't have to.   Thank you to MYEV.com for helping make this show, they’ve built the first marketplace specifically for Electric Vehicles. It’s a totally free marketplace that simplifies the buying and selling process, and help you learn about EVs along the way too.   IONITY CELEBRATES 250TH FAST-CHARGING STATION IN EUROPE "IONITY, the European fast-charging network, founded in 2017 by BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and the Volkswagen Group with Porsche AG, and joined by Hyundai Motor Group (Hyundai and Kia) in 2019, celebrates its 250th charging location." says InsideEVs: "The company announced the news on July 3, 2020, about six months since the milestone of 200 stations. The pace of new installations was probably significantly lowered by the COVID-19 lockdown, so we are wondering whether the target of 400 locations by the end of 2020 is still the case. IONITY's website shows that there are 251 stations installed, while another 49 are under construction. Most of the chargers are supplied by Tritium (55%: 569 chargers at 139 stations), followed by ABB (41%: 424 chargers at 108 stations) plus 5 stations with a total of 28 Porsche Engineering chargers."   https://insideevs.com/news/432240/ionity-250-fast-charging-station-europe/   TESLA INSTALLS 500TH SUPERCHARGER IN UK & IRELAND "Tesla continues to expand its electric vehicle charging network around the world, following the announcement of its CEO Elon Musk. To meet growing demand, 500 Supercharger devices have now been installed in the UK and Ireland. The first Superchargers appeared in the UK in 2014 and are now available in 63 locations. Tesla has already installed 42 new Superchargers this year, which confirms the company's intention to expand globally." reports Tesmanian: "Previously, the company’s Supercharger Network expansion has slowed down to allow for the ramp in the production of Supercharger V3 units. V3 Supercharging uses the same principle as Tesla’s current Superchargers but adds a 1MW power cabinet to the equation. That means 250kW peak charging rates per car. To date, eight V3 Superchargers have been installed in the UK - all at the brand’s Park Royal service center in London. Model 3 is compatible with the device as standard, and models S and X come with an adapter that allows them to use the same system."   https://www.tesmanian.com/blogs/tesmanian-blog/tesla-installs-500th-supercharger-in-uk-ireland   TESLA UPDATES WARRANTY ON PROBLEMATIC MEDIA UNIT AND TOUCHSCREEN "Tesla has updated its warranty for its already problematic media unit and touchscreen with a ridiculously shorter two-year or 25,000-mile limit." is the wording of electrek today: "As we previously reported, Tesla had a problem with the embedded Multi-Media-Card memory (eMMC) in its original MCU (the central media unit with a touchscreen). It is being overwritten to the point of failure, and many early Tesla owners are having to replace it. This week, Tesla updated the warranty on replacement MCUs and slashed the length of coverage in half."   https://electrek.co/2020/07/04/tesla-updates-warranty-problema   BUICK TO INTRODUCE VELITE 6 PHEV IN CHINATIC-MEDIA-UNIT-TOUCHSCREEN/ "Buick is adding the VELITE 6 plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) to its new energy vehicle (NEV) portfolio in China. The model is expected to be launched this month. The VELITE 6 PHEV will be powered by Buick eMotion electric drive technology that leverages GM’s global electrification expertise." reports Green Car Congress. And don't get that confused with the Buick Velite 7 I've previously reported on: "Based on a variant of the BEV2 platform that the Chevrolet Bolt EV debuted in 2016, the brand-new Buick Velite 7 EV includes a state-of-the-art battery pack that will allow it to offer an electric range of up to 500 kilometers – equivalent to about 311 miles – with a full charge, calculated under the conditions of the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). In China, this makes it the most efficient electric crossover in its class. Aesthetically, the Velite 7 EV boasts a relatively simple design with a distinctive front fascia, and might share a few body panels with the upcoming Chevrolet Bolt EUV. The company has announced that the new high-performance lithium-ion modular battery that mounts the new Buick Velite 7 has a higher energy density, thanks to improved cell chemistry. Additionally, the battery pack has an advanced structural design and BMS thermal management system that meets GM’s global standards" as per GM Authority   https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/07/20200704-buick.html   https://gmauthority.com/blog/2020/06/brand-new-buick-velite-7-ev-crossover-unveiled-in-china/   TESLA SUPERCHARGING USAGE HITS PRE-COVID 19 HIGHS @elonmusk: "North American Supercharger usage is now at pre-covid high, Europe about a week behind, China & Asia-Pacific in general doing great"   TEPCO TO REUSE CHINESE EV BATTERIES FOR ENERGY STORAGE "Japanese utility Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings will launch a storage battery business utilizing used electric-vehicle batteries from China, Nikkei has learned. The plan is to assemble used batteries into a containerized energy storage system to assist renewable-energy plants" writes Nikkei Asian Review: "Transmission and distribution unit Tepco Power Grid will purchase used EV batteries from trading companies in China and elsewhere, combining 20 to 30 vehicles' worth of them into a container-type battery. The batteries will then be sold to solar and other renewable-energy plants for 30% to 50% less than new batteries. Tepco hopes to grow the business into a new revenue stream. EV batteries are generally replaced after seven to 10 years, but the used batteries still have about 70% of their original capacity"   https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Energy/Tepco-to-reuse-Chinese-EV-batteries-for-energy-storage   AUDI, ENBW TO TURN ELECTRIC CAR BATTERIES INTO GRID SUPPORT TOOLS "Audi and utility EnBW are setting up an electric car battery operation at EnBW's Heilbronn plant to build scaleable storage facilities by the end of this year, drawing on retired batteries to help power grids." according to Car and Bike.com: "Electric vehicle battery recycling and reuse has become a priority for car and battery makers while renewable energy companies face the problem of how to absorb surpluses of wind and solar power to avoid waste and disruption to the stability of grids, slowing the transition to purely carbon-free energy system. Audi has been testing the behaviour of electric car batteries, which represent a third of an EV's unit costs, in a research setting in Berlin for three years. The batteries to be used for the commercial phase of the project come from test cars, which have run hundreds of thousands of kilometres, Kupfer said. "A used EV battery still can function for another three to 10 years," he said."   https://www.carandbike.com/news/audi-enbw-to-turn-electric-car-batteries-into-grid-support-tools-2257009   ELECTRIC CAR SCRAPPAGE SCHEME REJECTED BY GOVERNMENT MINISTERS "Hopes of a new scrappage scheme reportedly offering up to £6,000 towards the cost of an electric car have been dashed now that the government appears to have rejected the idea." says the RAC: "The Times reports that a letter from Rachel Maclean, junior minister for transport and the environment, reads: “the government has no plans at this stage to introduce a scrappage scheme.” A similar scrappage scheme was dismissed in 2018 as ministers believed it was “difficult to deliver [and] potentially open to abuse.” At present, the government provides a grant of up to £3,000 only towards the purchase of plug-in cars, although this was cut by £500 in March."   https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/news/motoring-news/electric-car-scrappage-scheme-rejected-by-government-ministers/   [mention for Premium Partners]   You can listen to all 829 previous episodes of this this for free, where you get your podcasts from, plus the blog https://www.evnewsdaily.com/ – remember to subscribe, which means you don’t have to think about downloading the show each day, plus you get it first and free and automatically.   It would mean a lot if you could take 2mins to leave a quick review on whichever platform you download the podcast.   And if you have an Amazon Echo, download our Alexa Skill, search for EV News Daily and add it as a flash briefing.   Come and say hi on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter just search EV News Daily, have a wonderful day, I’ll catch you tomorrow and remember…there’s no such thing as a self-charging hybrid.     PHIL ROBERTS / ELECTRIC FUTURE (PREMIUM PARTNER) BRAD CROSBY (PREMIUM PARTNER) AVID TECHNOLOGY (PREMIUM PARTNER) BRIGHTSMITHGROUP.COM – FOR CLEANTECH TALENT (PREMIUM PARTNER) PORSCHE OF THE VILLAGE CINCINNATI (PREMIUM PARTNER) AUDI CINCINNATI EAST (PREMIUM PARTNER) VOLVO CARS CINCINNATI EAST (PREMIUM PARTNER) NEW! 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Teamistry
Saving Fukushima

Teamistry

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2020 26:21


On March 11, 2011 Japan was struck by a 9.1-magnitude earthquake, the most powerful in the country's recorded history. But the real horror had only just begun. A 14-meter-high tsunami created by the seismic event followed, sending giant waves of seawater crashing into the the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, triggering a nuclear disaster. While the world watched in horror, the responsibility of containing the disaster fell on workers who had to risk their lives to salvage the plant -- and protect the planet. In this episode of Teamistry, host Gabriela Cowperthwaite takes us through the harrowing experience that no amount of training could've prepared the team for. Former plant superintendent Atsufumi Yoshizawa describes the scenes from the frontlines and how a method called "Resilience Engineering" helped his team prevent total meltdown. You'll also hear from operations manager Akira Hogyuko as he talks about how trust between team members and seniors helped them navigate the disaster. Plus Lake Barrett, a retired nuclear engineer and consultant on the clean-up effort, helps explain the major events that unfolded in those frightful moments.Teamistry is an original podcast from Atlassian. For more on the series, go to www.atlassian.com/podcast.

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan
Big News for Disrupting Japan! – Japan Startup News

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2020 7:21


There is big news for Tim and for Disrupting Japan this week. It's a very short episode, and I have no special links or show notes this time around. Please give the show a listen for the big reveal, and please accept my sincere thanks for all your support over the years. Disrupting Japan is just getting started. The best is yet to come. Leave a comment Transcript -- vintage news sounds -- This is a Disrupting Japan news flash. We are broadcasting live from Tokyo, Japan to bring you today’s breaking news. In just a few minutes from now, we will be witness to …. Hold on. Let me turn this thing off. OK. That’s better. So, this is the first episode of Disrupting Japan ever that has not been released early on a Tuesday morning Japan time, so as you might expect, something big is going on. And I wanted you to hear it from me. Because you, the Disrupting Japan listeners, are a big part of what has led to this, and as you’ll see, I think that you are going to be a big part of what’s to come. Some of you are new fans, and that’s great. The podcast keeps growing steadily every month. And some of you have been with me since the very beginning and you were with me as my ContractBeast startup went under. You were part of my Crowd-Sourcing-My-Career project. You were part of my journey to becoming Japan’s first professional podcaster, and with me when I decided to take the show non-commercial in order to work with energy startups at TEPCO. So it’s only fair that I let you know what’s coming next. I’m joining Google as the new Head of Google for Startups Japan. So what exactly does Google for Startups do?  Officially, it's "Google’s initiative to help startups thrive across every corner of the world. Bringing together the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices to enable startups to build something better." And that’s, admittedly, pretty cool. In practice, however, what Google for Startups Japan will become is largely up to us. Google for Startups has different programs in different countries, and this is an amazing chance to create something unique for Japan and to make a real impact for Japanese startups. I have a lot of ideas, but I want to hear from you are well. If you are out there growing your startup in Japan, let me know what are some of the biggest challenges that you could use some help with. Or if you’ve already overcome those challenges, let me know what kind of resources and advice you wish you had access to back then. I’ll need your help to really make this work. So, what does all this mean for Disrupting Japan? Well, good things mostly. Google is being very supportive of the show, and with the audience as large and engaged as it is now, I don’t think I could stop even if I wanted to. However, my travel schedule for the next few months is absolutely crazy — even by my standards, so interviews will be hard to arrange. But we’ll make it work. I might be able to squeeze in interviews on the few days I’m in town and edit them on airplanes. Or maybe I’ll get a chance to interview Japanese founders in the countries I’ll be visiting. Or maybe I’ll bring my microphones with me, make a little pillow-fort studio in my hotel room and record some shorter solo shows on the road. I don’t know, but I’ll make it work. I haven’t missed an episode in the five and a half years since I started Disrupting Japan and I’m not going to miss one now.  Format-wise,  content-wise, things will return to normal in a few months. So I’m incredibly excited about this new opportunity. I mean its a chance for me to work full time with Japan’s startup founders to further develop Japan’s startup community. And that’s pretty much a dream job for me. But there is something else here, and it’s something that I don’t think anyone looking at Japan’s startups from the outside is quite ready for. You see over the past 10 years, and the past five years in particular,

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan
The big reason Japanese companies can’t innovate

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2019 44:40


Japanese enterprises are their own worst enemy when it comes to innovation. In this live panel discussion, I talk about my experience driving innovation at TEPCO, and Ion and Jensen share their experiences running innovation labs. This panel was part of the btrax Design for Innovation event in Tokyo last week. We talk about the specific challenges that Japanese companies are facing and the strategies we've used -- with varying degrees of success --  to help overcome them. Of course, like everyone else, I always remember the most important thing to say ten minutes too late, so I've added those thoughts to the outro at the end of the podcast. It's a great conversation with four people who really care about innovation in Japan, and I think you'll enjoy it. Links from the Panel Brandon Hill (moderator) Connect on LinkedIn Follow on Twitter @BrandonKHill the btrax homepage Tim Romero (me) You've already found me here, but we can connect on LinkedIn if you like. Or follow me on Twitter @timoth3y, but my Twitter game is pretty bad Jensen Barnes Connect on LinkedIn Ion Nedelcu  @frogdesign.com Check out Frog Leave a comment Transcript Welcome to Disrupting Japan, straight talk from Japan’s most successful entrepreneurs. I’m Tim Romero and thanks for joining me. I’ve got another live show for you today. I’ve gotten some great feedback on the past couple I’ve put out, so while I finish up the big solo show I’m working on about how to raise money in Japan, I thought I would bring you another live show today. But this one is a bit different. Last week, at the BTrax Design for Innovation conference, I was part of a panel where we talked about the challenges a lot of large companies face in driving innovation internally. I talk about some of the specifics from my work at TEPCO and my fellow panelists share their experience running innovation labs for Japanese enterprises. And, I’m sure you will not be surprised to learn that Japanese companies are pretty bad at innovating this way.  At least so far. Most have good intentions, of course, but almost all of them are making the same core mistakes in their innovation programs. We go over a few of the big ones in our conversation, and in my comments at the end of the show, I’ll give you my closing thoughts on the problem with what I call the "innovation market." But for now, lets get right to the discussion. Interview Brandon:          So let's see the topic innovation labs. So sounds really Silicon Valley, isn't it? So I like to start by getting a poll from the audience about Silicon Valley. So how many of you guys have visited Silicon Valley in the past, but few, one third maybe? I live in San Francisco and I see many Japanese companies visit Silicon Valley looking forward to some ideas or methods for innovation. And I feel like every single week there's one company visiting from Japan trying to find some ideas. However, I feel like result-wise and output wise, I haven't seen a clear results least. So I like to open up discussion here to ask your opinions about while we did some of the challenges that Japanese companies are facing when it comes to creating innovation, even though they do come to the second Valley very often. What's, what's wrong with it? What's, what, what do they need to do? Anybody JV, go ahead. Jensen:            Well hi, I'm Jensen Barns. I'm from California, lived in Japan for six years. Basically opened up, well co founded the innovation lab here in Japan. Been active in many institutions and I kind of brand myself as doing new things, always doing new. So I think the, the issue I see in this in California is Japanese key Japanese companies coming, but then not really setting with Tim has, both Ian and I have, we've talked about is like setting objectives, setting the right objectives and coming for the right reasons. As a,

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Fukushima Hurricane Hagibis Flooding Spreads Radiation Risks

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2019


Nancy Foust of Simply Info interprets TEPCO announcement of alarms going off at radioactive remains of Fukushima triple meltdown site. Citizen activist Randy Stafford's 26-page rebuke to builders of planned Rocky Flats-adjacent toll road successfully stalls its progress for another year! Nuclear Hotseat 434 with host Libbe HaLevy.

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Fukushima Hurricane Hagibis Flooding Spreads Radiation Risks

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2019


Nancy Foust of Simply Info interprets TEPCO announcement of alarms going off at radioactive remains of Fukushima triple meltdown site. Citizen activist Randy Stafford's 26-page rebuke to builders of planned Rocky Flats-adjacent toll road successfully stalls its progress for another year! Nuclear Hotseat 434 with host Libbe HaLevy.

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Fukushima Hurricane Hagibis Flooding Spreads Radiation Risks

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2019


Nancy Foust of Simply Info interprets TEPCO announcement of alarms going off at radioactive remains of Fukushima triple meltdown site. Citizen activist Randy Stafford's 26-page rebuke to builders of planned Rocky Flats-adjacent toll road successfully stalls its progress for another year! Nuclear Hotseat 434 with host Libbe HaLevy.

Rolling Sushi
Folge 23: Originelle Hotels, Kyoto gegen Massentourismus und Freispruch von TEPCO-Führungskräften

Rolling Sushi

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2019 68:35


Die 23. Folge von Rolling Sushi beschäftigt sich unter anderem mit der Vielzahl an originellen (Themen-)Hotels in Japan und Kyotos neuem Maßnahmenpaket gegen die Touristenmassen. Ein weiteres wichtiges Thema ist der Freispruch von drei TEPCO-Führungskräften, der bei den Japanern Wut und Unterverständnis hervorbrachte. Außerdem sprechen wir noch einmal die Rugby-WM an. Mitunter gibt es nämlich viele interessante Angebote, die die japanischen Städte an (ausländische) Rugby-Fans richten. Bei all dieser Gastfreundschaft sollte man sich als Ausländer auch benehmen, glücklicherweise hat das auswärtige Amt Großbritanniens einige humorvolle Tipps dazu veröffentlicht. Wer noch mehr über die Rugby-Weltmeisterschaft in Japan erfahren möchte, kann sich unsere CNN-Spezial-Folge anhören, in der zwei Sport-Experten von CNN die Hintergründe der WM erklären.

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy -- Metro Shrimp and Grits Thursdays Sept 19 2019

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2019 62:25


West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Specials, Metro Shrimp & Grits Thursdays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, some people might call Trump's interaction with a foreign leader that prompted the whistleblower complaint as a “promise,” while others would call it a “betrayal” and selling out America.Then, on the rest of the menu, the House GOP tried to remove the word 'shooting' from a bill about school shootings; a white supremacist faces federal charges for racially-motivated threats that sought to intimidate a black Charlottesville civic leader exploring a run for office; and, anti-Semitic trolls are creating an online list of Jewish people critical of white nationalism that even 4-chan found too toxic.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where a Tokyo court cleared all three former Tepco executives of negligence over the 2011 Fukushima disaster; and, a Moscow court freed an anti-Putin protester from custody, as school teachers and Orthodox priests demanded authorities rein in the crackdown.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~“Everyone in this good city enjoys the full right to pursue his own inclinations in all reasonable and, unreasonable ways.” -- The Daily Picayune, New Orleans, March 5, 1851~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/19/1886443/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Metro-Shrimp-amp-Grits-Thursdays

Auf den Punkt
Fukushima: die Suche nach den Verantwortlichen

Auf den Punkt

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2019 10:28


Achteinhalb Jahre nach dem Super-GAU von Fukushima spricht ein Gericht drei frühere Manager des Kraftwerkbetreibers Tepco frei. Mit einer schwer nachvollziehbaren Begründung.

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy -- Smothered Benedict Wednesdays 11 Sept 19

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2019 63:01


Smothered Benedict Wednesdays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the House Oversight Committee threatened to subpoena documents from the Pentagon related to military personnel staying at Trump properties.Then, on the rest of the menu, thirty-seven businesses and counting tell customers to stop carrying guns in their stores; a GOP congressman claimed Trump's record deficit is somehow Pelosi's fault; and, Giuliani's attempt to pressure the Ukraine to dig up dirt on Trump challengers triggers several congressional probes.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where Japanese utility Tepco said it has not been able to restore electricity to about 400,000 homes after outages caused by Typhoon Faxai; and, both Republican and Democratic senators said they expected Congress would restore the $250 million in military aid for Ukraine if Trump goes ahead with his plans to block the assistance.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appétit!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"To those of us who believe that all of life is sacred every crumb of bread and sip of wine is a Eucharist, a remembrance, a call to awareness of holiness right where we are. I want all of the holiness of the Eucharist to spill out beyond church walls, out of the hands of priests and into the regular streets and sidewalks, into the hands of regular, grubby people like you and me, onto our tables, in our kitchens and dining rooms and backyards.” -- Shauna Niequist "Bread and Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes"~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/9/11/1884739/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-Smothered-Benedict-Wednesdays

Rolling Sushi
Folge 17: Tempel stellt Roboter-Priester ein, Atomkraft nicht günstig und Hundebesitzer warnen Senioren

Rolling Sushi

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2019 79:24


In der 17. Folge von Rolling Sushi geht es unter anderem um ungewöhnliche Ansätze von japanischen Tempeln, um mehr Besucher anzulocken und sich zu finanzieren. Außerdem sprechen wir darüber, dass die Behauptung der japanischen Regierung, Atomkraft sei am günstigsten, falsch ist und über Hundebesitzer, die vor Telefonbetrügern warnen. Auch eine Bank, die einem Japaner sein Geld nicht auszahlen wollte, weil er es für sein Lieblingsidol ausgeben möchte, ist Thema in dieser Folge. Ebenso reden wir über die neue verschärfte Haltung von TEPCO gegenüber Schadensersatzansprüchen.

Operation Save The Earth
FukuFriday Happy Hour Hangout 08/16/19

Operation Save The Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2019 4:48


Published on Aug 16, 2019The #FukuFriday Happy Hour Hangout 08.16.2019Trying to hide a nuclear catastrophe nowadays like trying to hide yourself from a fire with a blanket. Ever since 3.11.11 when the #Fukushima nightmare began, there hasn't been a blanket big enough to hide from the facts. Read all about the latest problems we're facing in the links below and don't forget to share the info in your circles, you never know who's life you'll save!The incident in Nenoksa isn't anything new for Russian higher ups, business as usual means keep a lid on the info until it gets out uncontrollably:https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2...https://www.livescience.com/russia-ex...https://www.ktvz.com/news/national-wo...TEPCO never seems to truly regret what it's done to the people of #Fukushima but those that used to live there haven't forgotten:https://papost.org/2019/03/28/i-am-th...Operation SAVE the Earth is a NGO dedicated to ending the nuclear nightmare in Japan once and for all. To find out more about our 4-Step Plan and how YOUR #8minutes can have a huge impact, go to our website:http://www.operationsavetheearth.comSign up for our FREE weekly newsletter:info@operationsavetheearth.comFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/oste8minutesBattle On #FukuFighters

Operation Save The Earth
The FukuFriday Happy Hour Hangout 06 28 2019

Operation Save The Earth

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 20, 2019 6:38


Dave ParrishPublished on Jun 28, 2019The #FukuFriday Happy Hour Hangout 06.28.2019When it comes to crash courses on understanding the situation at #Fukushima Daiichi better, you could do worse than the #FukuFriday Happy Hour Hangout this week! in less than 8 minutes, you'll know more than most people on the planet do about the subject! Click all the links below to gain even more knowledge then pass it along to your friends, they need to know too!How's it going at #Chernobyl nowadays? The size and cost of the containment there should speak for itself:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chernob...But in case that doesn't work for you, check out the studies that have been done to show the genetic damage over time in Ukraine as a result of the 1986 disaster:https://www.agreenroadjournal.com/201...At #Fukushima, water water everywhere and basically no place left to put it:https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-2...It's about the topography of the plant site itself, I guess G.E. and TEPCO forgot to take that into consideration when they built the plant back in the 60's:https://phys.org/news/2017-10-scienti...How's that ice wall doing over there? Not so good for the cost it turns out:https://asia.nikkei.com/Economy/Fukus...And people wonder why the industry itself and whale populations are in decline now (we don't):https://www.euractiv.com/section/ener...http://californiadiver.com/the-marine...Operation SAVE the Earth is a NGO dedicated to ending the nuclear nightmare in Japan once and for all. To find out more about our 4-Step Plan and how YOUR #8minutes can have a huge impact, go to our website:http://www.operationsavetheearth.comSign up for our FREE weekly newsletter:info@operationsavetheearth.comFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/oste8minutesFollow us on YouTube:Dave ParrishBattle On #FukuFighters!

Operation Save The Earth
The FukuFriday Happy Hour Hangout 05 17 2019

Operation Save The Earth

Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2019 5:53


Originally published on YouTube channel: Dave ParrishPublished on May 17, 2019The #FukuFriday Happy Hour Hangout 05.17.2019Don't let fear paralyze you from doing what you NEED to do, especially when it comes to #Fukushima. Click the links below to begin Step 1 Educate & Safeguard for yourself and your circle of friends and family.Thyroid cancer cases in #Fukushima Prefecture are on the rise:https://fukushimavoice-eng2.blogspot....Clean up is delayed again at #Fukushima Daiichi due to TEPCO 'miscalculation':http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ2..."Chernobyl" is now airing on HBO Go, HBO Now and HBO in general (along with Arachnophobia)https://www.hbo.com/chernobylOperation SAVE the Earth is a NGO dedicated to ending the nuclear nightmare in Japan once and for all. To find out more about our 4-Step Plan and how YOUR #8minutes can have a huge impact, go to our website:http://www.operationsavetheearth.comSign up for our FREE weekly newsletter:info@operationsavetheearth.comFollow us on Twitter:https://twitter.com/oste8minutesBattle On #FukuFighters!CategoryNonprofits & ActivismPodcasts are also mirrored on Lonnie Clark's media channels:Youtube: nutzfoartTumblr: nutzforartFacebook: Lonnie ClarkTwitter: tweetnot3

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan
What This 330-Year-Old Company is Learning from Startups

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2018 37:15


The conventional wisdom is that traditional Japanese companies can't innovate. And traditionally, that's been true.  Hosoo, however, might be carrying on a 1200-year-old tradition, but they are hardly a conventional company. Today we talk with Masataka Hosoo, who is the 12th-generation leader of Hosoo, one of Japan's most famous kimono silk makers. And while the company used to provide kimono fabrics to emperors and shogun, times have changed. Masataka explains how he is changing with the times and working with not only fashion brands like Dior and Chanel, but companies like Panasonic to develop user interfaces that involve textiles rather than simple lights and buttons. We also talk about a possible innovation blueprint that Japan's other small businesses can follow. It's a great conversation, and I think you'll enjoy it. Show Notes How ancient weaving techniques are used in modern fashion When Japan hit peak-Kimono (it’s not when you think) Bringing kimono fashion to Paris How to retrain a 300-year old company to be innovative Why textiles should be seen as jewelry How traditional Japanese crafts can go global How other 300-year-old companies are reinventing themselves Why Kyoto might be Japan's next startup hub The 80/20 Rule for innovation in Japan Links from the Founder HOSOO global website This year's Hosoo Collection Hosoo's current design projects Videos of the fabric and the production process Kyoto's Go On project Panasonic's Kaden Lab Leave a comment Transcript Welcome to Disrupting Japan, straight talk from Japan’s most successful entrepreneurs. I’m Tim Romero and thanks for joining me. Who says traditional Japanese companies can’t innovate? Well, okay, actually, a lot of people say that. I mean, yeah, to be honest, almost everyone says that, but the point is, those people are wrong. Now, I have talked before about my work at Tepco and other large companies and the progress of they’re making their innovation programs, but today, we are going old school and I mean really old-school. Masataka Hosoo is a 12th generation leader of Hosoo, the company that bears his family name. Now, Hosoo is one of Japan’s most famous kimono makers. They used to provide fabrics to emperors and Shogun, but times have changed, and today, Masataka explains how he is innovating and changing with the times. Hosoo still makes kimono fabrics, of course, but they are also working with companies like Dior and Chanel to create new design ideas, and also with companies like Panasonic to change the way people interact with electronics. It is a great conversation, not only about fabrics and fashion, and the unexpected way that they affect our lives, but one of a unique approach to innovation and of punk rock, but you know, Masataka tells that story much better than I can, so let’s get right to the interview. [pro_ad_display_adzone id="1404"  info_text="Sponsored by"  font_color="grey" ] [Interview] Tim: Cheers! Masataka: Cheers. Tim: So, I’m sitting here with Masataka Hosoo of Hosoo, one of the most innovative textile manufacturers in Japan. So, thanks for sitting down with me. Masataka: Thank you. Tim: Hosoo is a very different kind of company than the startups that usually come on the show. I mean, you were founded 330 years ago, but you are doing really new things. So, why don’t you tell us a little bit about who Hosoo is and what you are doing today? Masataka: Okay, now, Hosoo is a family business and we had been making kimono more than 300 years in Kyoto. Of course, Kyoto is a 1000-year-old chapter and our textile called Nishijin textiles. Nishijin is a district’s old name in the center of Kyoto about 3 km², and this area had been making textile more than 1200 years, and before, our client is Imperial Kyoto, Shogun at the top of a samurai. Tim: So, Nishijin-ori, I mean, you mentioned its 1200 years old.

Weltspiegel
Japan: TEPCO - Machenschaften eines Katastrophenkonzerns

Weltspiegel

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2018


TEPCO ist Japans größter Energieversorger und der viertgrößte Energieriese weltweit. Nach dem schwersten Atomunfall in der Geschichte Japans steht TEPCO nun für viele für das Böse schlechthin.

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
TEPCO Nuclear Error = Fukushima Terror - More 2011 Radiation Releases

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2018


TEPCO Nuclear Error = Fukushima Terror: Nancy Foust on newly discovered 2011 Fukushima Radiation releases that have been revealed in a new NHK documentary + Diane Turco on Boston Globe sell-out of planned closure of Cape Cod's Pilgrim nuclear. Produced and hosted by Libbe HaLevy.

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
TEPCO Nuclear Error = Fukushima Terror - More 2011 Radiation Releases

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2018


TEPCO Nuclear Error = Fukushima Terror: Nancy Foust on newly discovered 2011 Fukushima Radiation releases that have been revealed in a new NHK documentary + Diane Turco on Boston Globe sell-out of planned closure of Cape Cod's Pilgrim nuclear. Produced and hosted by Libbe HaLevy.

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
TEPCO Nuclear Error = Fukushima Terror - More 2011 Radiation Releases

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2018


TEPCO Nuclear Error = Fukushima Terror: Nancy Foust on newly discovered 2011 Fukushima Radiation releases that have been revealed in a new NHK documentary + Diane Turco on Boston Globe sell-out of planned closure of Cape Cod's Pilgrim nuclear. Produced and hosted by Libbe HaLevy.

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy
West Coast Cookbook and Speakeasy -- River City Hash Mondays 16 April 18

West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2018 60:53


West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy is Now Open! 8am-9am PT/ 11am-Noon ET for our especially special Daily Special, River City Hash Mondays!Starting off in the Bistro Cafe, the motivations behind the totally random Scooter Libby pardon are flashing red signs lighting the road to Russia. On the rest of the menu, a pair of New Hampshire Little League baseball coaches conspired to bean their league's lone girl player, so she would quit; Arizona State journalism students are trying to stop Sinclair Broadcasting from recruiting there, but the school won't budge; and, James Comey deserves blame for the FBI bombshell about Hillary's emails, but Jason Chaffetz leaked it first.After the break, we move to the Chef's Table where court testimony in Japan discloses that TEPCO stopped the construction of a massive sea wall protecting Fukushima before the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster; and, cable news ratings reveal a direct correlation between viewership and voter sentiment about the 2018 midterms.All that and more, on West Coast Cookbook & Speakeasy with Chef de Cuisine Justice Putnam.Bon Appetit!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~"I was never a spy. I was with the OSS organization. We had a number of women, but we were all office help." -- Julia Child~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Show Notes & Links: https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2018/4/16/1757324/-West-Coast-Cookbook-amp-Speakeasy-Daily-Special-River-City-Hash-Mondays

Govern America
Govern America | February 3, 2018 | Master-Builder of Facades

Govern America

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2018 178:54


"Master-Builder of Facades" Hosts: Darren Weeks & Vicky Davis COMPLETE SHOW NOTES AND CREDITS AT: https://governamerica.com/radio/radio-archives/22100-govern-america-february-3-2018-master-builder-of-facades TEPCO prepares to dump more radioactive water into the Pacific from the Fukushima #1 plant, as high levels of radiation continue. Officials in Hawaii have changed their story, again, regarding the incoming ballistic missile false alert. Detroit launches a scheme to suck local businesses into the Homeland Security intelligence fusion centers. FBI being integrated into the intelligentsia. The U.S. "60 percent effective" missile defense system fails another test. Have we become a nation of amateurs? We examine the hype and substance of the FISA memo, which was declassified and released. Why did Congress wait to release the memo until after they reauthorized the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court? The fraud of the FISA court system. Is Trump considering a false flag "major event" to unite the people of America behind his agenda? We parse a troubling statement from the president. Funny business continues in the Las Vegas Mandalay Bay shooting case. We have analysis of President Trump's State of the Union address and take several phone calls on various topics.

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan
How Startups Can Compete In The New Energy Markets

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 22, 2018 40:08


The global energy markets are transforming themselves right before our eyes. Very little fundamental change has occurred over the past 70 years, but 10 years from today the Japanese and global markets are going to look completely different.  Today we sit down with Yohei Kiguchi CEO in Enechange, Japan’s largest retail energy switching platforms, and we dive into detail about how these markets are changing. We talk about Enechange’s business model, of course, but we also discuss the most effective strategies for startups who need to compete against large incumbents, and that advice holds true for startups in Japan or anywhere else in the world. Yohei also has some interesting observations on why Japan is a better place to start a company than the UK or Europe. It’s a fascinating discussion, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Show Notes How to identify a promising startup opportunity in Japan What’s driving change in Japan’s energy markets How to appeal to Japanese investors from overseas The importance of TV advertising in Japan How to make money in a slow-growth industry When Japan's nuclear plants will be turned back on How Japan's IPO markets gibe Japan a strategic advantage Why enterprise upper management is leaving to join startups in Japan Links from the Founder Check out Enechange SMAP Energy's website [shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="7994466"] Leave a comment Transcript Welcome to Disrupting Japan, straight talk from Japan's most successful entrepreneurs. I'm Tim Romero and thanks for joining me. I surprised a lot of my friends and fans last year when I joined TEPCO, Japan's largest electric utility. I admit, at first glance, it seems a pretty radical departure from my history in startups and in most ways, it is. However, there's a transformation going on right now in energy all over the world, and while there's been very little disruption in the energy markets over the past 70 years, 10 years from now, the markets will look nothing like they do today. Well, today, we sit down with Yohei Kiguchi, CEO of Enechange, one of the more innovative startups building a business in the new energy markets. Now, before you understand what Enechange does, I need to give you a little bit of background on how energy deregulation is working around the world and the story of the coming disruption is quite similar in all developed nations. Since the days of, well, Thomas Edison, really, the power company was responsible for creating the electricity, building and maintaining the power grids to transmit that electricity across the country, and then billing the customers for the electricity they used. Because of the cost involved and the importance of universal and reliable electricity, it made sense for this to be done by a single, tightly-regulated monopoly and that's how things stayed for about 100 years, but over the past decade, around the world, the cost of generating electricity have dropped and we've seen smaller, more affordable plants, and a proliferation of sore. On the retail side, smart meters and the internet has made it easier to collect data and to be bill customers, and so markets around the world are being deregulated with power generation, power transmission, and retail billing all being handled by separate companies. While power regulation gets most of the press, most of the market disruption has focused on the retail side with hundreds of companies entering the market and many offering steep discounts. Around the world, electricity consumers have never had this much choice, and that's where Enechange comes in. Enechange is by far Japan's largest energy-switching website. It provides tools that allow consumers and businesses to shop for the best or the cheapest energy supplier, but as Yohei explains, the cheapest is not usually the best and Yohei also has some interesting observations on why Japan is a better place to start a startup than ...

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Nuclear War from a "Denny's Menu" - Govt. Continues while Everyone Else Dies

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2017


Garrett Graff, author of RAVEN ROCK: The Story of the US Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die. Not exactly your light bedtime reading! Nancy Foust of SimplyInfo.org deciphers TEPCO’s first batch of robot pictures of inside Fukushima-Daiichi’s wrecked containment vessel. Hiroshima/Nagasaki 72nd Anniversary of first nuclear war bombings.

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Nuclear War from a "Denny's Menu" - Govt. Continues while Everyone Else Dies

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2017


Garrett Graff, author of RAVEN ROCK: The Story of the US Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die. Not exactly your light bedtime reading! Nancy Foust of SimplyInfo.org deciphers TEPCO's first batch of robot pictures of inside Fukushima-Daiichi's wrecked containment vessel. Hiroshima/Nagasaki 72nd Anniversary of first nuclear war bombings.

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Nuclear War from a "Denny's Menu" - Govt. Continues while Everyone Else Dies

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Aug 1, 2017


Garrett Graff, author of RAVEN ROCK: The Story of the US Government’s Secret Plan to Save Itself While the Rest of Us Die. Not exactly your light bedtime reading! Nancy Foust of SimplyInfo.org deciphers TEPCO’s first batch of robot pictures of inside Fukushima-Daiichi’s wrecked containment vessel. Hiroshima/Nagasaki 72nd Anniversary of first nuclear war bombings.

(URR NYC) Underground Railroad Radio NYC
"TEPCO Sacrifices Another Swimming Robot At Fukushima Still No Sign Of..."

(URR NYC) Underground Railroad Radio NYC

Play Episode Listen Later Jul 23, 2017


Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Fukushima Radiation-Hit USS Reagan Sailors Win Right to Sue TEPCO in USA – #314

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2017


On September 1, 2016, Nuclear Hotseat Producer/Host Libbe HaLevy attended the US 9th District Court Hearing on USS Reagan Sailors v. Tokyo Electric Power Company. The sailors were on an humanitarian aid mission to Japan following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which caused the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns. TEPCO never informed the US Navy of the dangerous release of radioactivity from the crippled nuclear reactors and as a result, the sailors were exposed to catastrophic levels of radiation. At stake in this hearing: the right for the already ill sailors to have their case heard in U.S. court, not Japan.* (NOTE: The ruling handed own just this week will allow the case to proceed in the United States court system. This program lets you glimpse what it took to get here.)

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Fukushima Radiation-Hit USS Reagan Sailors Win Right to Sue TEPCO in USA – #314

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2017


On September 1, 2016, Nuclear Hotseat Producer/Host Libbe HaLevy attended the US 9th District Court Hearing on USS Reagan Sailors v. Tokyo Electric Power Company. The sailors were on an humanitarian aid mission to Japan following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which caused the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns. TEPCO never informed the US Navy of the dangerous release of radioactivity from the crippled nuclear reactors and as a result, the sailors were exposed to catastrophic levels of radiation. At stake in this hearing: the right for the already ill sailors to have their case heard in U.S. court, not Japan.* (NOTE: The ruling handed own just this week will allow the case to proceed in the United States court system. This program lets you glimpse what it took to get here.)

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy
Fukushima Radiation-Hit USS Reagan Sailors Win Right to Sue TEPCO in USA – #314

Nuclear Hotseat hosted by Libbe HaLevy

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 27, 2017


On September 1, 2016, Nuclear Hotseat Producer/Host Libbe HaLevy attended the US 9th District Court Hearing on USS Reagan Sailors v. Tokyo Electric Power Company. The sailors were on an humanitarian aid mission to Japan following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, which caused the Fukushima Daiichi triple meltdowns. TEPCO never informed the US Navy of the dangerous release of radioactivity from the crippled nuclear reactors and as a result, the sailors were exposed to catastrophic levels of radiation. At stake in this hearing: the right for the already ill sailors to have their case heard in U.S. court, not Japan.* (NOTE: The ruling handed own just this week will allow the case to proceed in the United States court system. This program lets you glimpse what it took to get here.)

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan
How One Good Idea Emerged from Japan’s Nuclear Disaster – Safecast

Disrupting Japan: Startups and Innovation in Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2017 47:18


After the March 2011 earthquake and the explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power plant, TEPCO and the Japanese government tried to assure us that everything was just fine. The repeatedly insisted that there was no serious danger posed by the radiation. Not very many people believed them. Reliable data from fallout areas was sparse at best, and many Japan residents doubted that the government was telling the truth in the first place. It was in that environment that Pieter Franken and his team created Safecast. Safecast began as a small group in Japan with home-made Geiger counters making their reading available to everyone. They have now grown into an international movement involving private citizens, universities, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Pieter also explains why environmental science will look very different ten years from now. It’s a fascinating discussion, and I think you’ll enjoy it. Show Notes for Startups Why Japan's disaster preparation failed Why you need high-resolution and high-density radiation monitoring Why citizens do not,  and perhaps should not, trust their governments The advantages of creating a DYI kit rather than a product How to maintain data integrity for crowdsourced efforts Why both pro-nuke and anti-nuke activists opposed Safecast How governments have reacted to alternative data sources Safecast's plan to win over the scientific community The future of citizen science Links from the Founder Everything you wanted to know about Safecast Safecast's radiation maps Safecast's radiation report Connect with Pieter on LinkedIn Follow him on Twitter @noktonlux [shareaholic app="share_buttons" id="7994466"] Leave a comment Transcript from Japan   Disrupting Japan, episode 89. Welcome to Disrupting Japan. Straight talk from Japan’s most successful entrepreneurs. I’m Tim Romero and thanks for joining me. You know, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing in Japan largely gained in its popularity in projects related to the massive March 2011 earthquake, and ensuing tsunami, and the release of radiation at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant. In fact, longtime listeners have heard the founders of some of Japan’s largest crowdfunding and crowdsourcing companies explain that breaking away from this image of crowdfunding as a social good was something that they had to overcome before their startups became truly successful. Well, today we’re going to sit down with Pieter Franken of Safecast, one of the earliest examples of widespread crowdsourcing in Japan. And we talk about how they’ve grown from a Japanese patchwork solution to the leader of a global movement. After the Fukushima nuclear disaster, people throughout Japan were worried about radiation. TEPCO, who operated the facilities and the Japanese government assured everyone that things were under control and that everyone was perfectly safe. As you might imagine, however, most people were highly skeptical of these claims. The radiation data just wasn’t there or it wasn’t being shared with the public or it wasn’t believed when it was shared with the public. Pieter and his team started Safecast to make sure that lack of information and lack of transparency would never happen again and they began building low-cost Geiger counters that people around the country and then around the world could use to measure their local area and then have all that data uploaded into the cloud and made available for anyone. It’s an amazing story and it’s one that Pieter tells much better than I do. So let’s hear from our sponsors and get right to the interview. [pro_ad_display_adzone id="1404"  info_text="Sponsored by"  font_color="grey" ] [Interview] Tim: So I’m sitting here with Pieter Franken of Safecast. You guys make an open environmental data collection system for everyone but I think you can explain much better than I can what it is.

Pirate Radio Podcasts™
Episode #52 - Fukushima Roundtable 2.0

Pirate Radio Podcasts™

Play Episode Listen Later Apr 2, 2017 96:17


Last year's guest, "MOTO" from Japan a mysterious LAST MINUTE no-show Japan's SECRECY ACT? https://duckduckgo.com/?q=japan+secrecy+act+fukushima TOKYO NUKES refugee housing allowances http://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2016/12/03/editorials/fukushimas-voluntary-evacuees#.WOGtiEWGPIU Lord Stompy briefly reports on the "Gay takeover" of Australia's Coral Islands https://www.minds.com/lordstompy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_and_Lesbian_Kingdom_of_the_Coral_Sea_Islands Valkyrie in the house https://www.minds.com/valkyrie_of_freedom 8min - Blinky the 3 EYED fish & Monsanto's cafeteria policy, Tom Schaefer & Pete Lopez 10min - Cutting off public support & funding to the region's displaced; TOKYO throws in the towel ????? 12min - Japan's YAKUZA & the Fukushima "clean-up" process, CORE reactors now sinking into the EARTH 14min - TEPCO's robots DIE almost instantaneously 17min - Media blackout, SILENCE? 20min - Cooling reactors with SEAWATER, 300-400 tonnes of contaminated water flowing into ocean a day 25min - NEWS BLACKOUT in KANADA, REBEL MEDIA one of the few outlets to address the issue of contamination & cancer etc; 4 CHAN vs. 8 CHAN ? 30min - Fukushima area HAUNTED ????? https://duckduckgo.com/?q=fukushima+haunted+taxi+rides 35min - Historical development plunders, Lord Stompy questions official narrative, the "TITANIC" of all nuclear reactors 41min - Hilary Clinton, as Secretary of State, "magically" reinvents US nuclear "health & safety" standards https://duckduckgo.com/?q=clinton+changes+post+fukushima+food+radiation+laws http://investmentwatchblog.com/after-the-fukushima-accident-hillary-clinton-signed-a-deal-permitting-japan-to-continue-importing-irridated-fish-and-other-goods-to-the-us-even-while-other-nations-are-turning-them-away/ 44min - HEMP - the "EVIL" solution to contamination https://duckduckgo.com/?q=hemp+fukushima+radiation+solutions 50min - Naoto Matsumura http://www.boredpanda.com/fukushima-radioactive-disaster-abandoned-animal-guardian-naoto-matsumura/ 52min - Investigator Jim Stone -STUXNET http://www.jimstonefreelance.com/fukureport1b.pdf 56min - In politics TIMING is EVERYTHING 58min - What's WRONG with this PICTURE? 1hr3min - Govt's suspension of refugees housing allowance https://www.japantoday.com/category/national/view/fukushima-voluntary-evacuees-to-lose-housing-support 1hr6min - 150,000 Japanese Nuclear REFUGEES, many relocating Forbes Magazine documents Yakuza recruiting homeless to help resolve deadly crisis https://duckduckgo.com/?q=Forbes+Yakuza+fukushima 1hr9min - Korean gov't COVERUP? Refusal to report on Japanese fishery imports 1hr15min - Fukushima 50 Sacrifice Lives 1hr27min - Climate change & the NEXT ICE AGE? World Weather Warfare Treaty signed ratified in 1977 @ the UN in Geneva 1hr32min - Sal Caruso "New World Order Slaughter" https://www.wprpn.com http://space-pirate-radio.podomatic.com/rss2.xml LIVE STREAMING http://tunein.com/user/pirate1radio https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYKIn_QHoAtDO0608IcTIag https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110662250281593830655 Looking to have your voice heard? Got a story you think the world needs to know more about? Something the MSM has largely ignored? Politics, religion, pop culture, health, activism, lifestyle & the paranormal; pretty much ANYTHING goes. The more fascinating, pressing, & intriguing the better. Yaaarrrrrrrrrrggghhhhh !!!!! Calling ALL CREATIVE web, merch, marketing, engineering, promo, blogging, ART, podcasters & virtual crypto currency network developers; plus ANY random number of OTHER potentially valuable applicable and instrumental skill sets. Only 3-4 hours per month of dedicated volunteer investment time to become part of PRPN's core crew of BOLD BOOTY buckos Together, we're making the DREAM come alive ..... https://www.minds.com/PirateRadioNetwork https://www.minds.com/groups/profile/529176318323990528/PRPN https://www.minds.com/groups/profile/663996010787250178/WPRPN https://www.minds.com/groups/profile/519339342448041984/FANN https://www.facebook.com/groups/PRPN1/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/WPRPN/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/FANN1/ https://twitter.com/PRPNetwork1 https://twitter.com/JaphyRyder32 https://twitter.com/pirate_larry

Alex Exum's The Exum Experience Talk Show
Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean Six Years after the Disaster

Alex Exum's The Exum Experience Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2017 22:26


Even if we can’t see the radiation itself, some parts of North America’s western coast have been feeling the effects for years.As Reuters reports, Tepco has been using robots to approach the radioactive site, but “as soon as the robots get close to the reactors, the radiation destroys their wiring and renders them useless.” Estimated costs for the clean-up are now at $188 billion.http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/found-melted-uranium-rods-lost-at-fukushimahttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-02/fukushima-radiation-has-contaminated-entire-pacific-ocean-and-its-going-get-worse

Alex Exum's The Exum Experience Talk Show
Fukushima Radiation Has Contaminated The Entire Pacific Ocean Six Years after the Disaster

Alex Exum's The Exum Experience Talk Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 31, 2017 22:26


Even if we can’t see the radiation itself, some parts of North America’s western coast have been feeling the effects for years.As Reuters reports, Tepco has been using robots to approach the radioactive site, but “as soon as the robots get close to the reactors, the radiation destroys their wiring and renders them useless.” Estimated costs for the clean-up are now at $188 billion.http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/found-melted-uranium-rods-lost-at-fukushimahttp://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-10-02/fukushima-radiation-has-contaminated-entire-pacific-ocean-and-its-going-get-worse

History of Japan
Episode 141 - Fukushima

History of Japan

Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2016 32:39


Today we're going to talk about Japan's relationship with nuclear power and the catastrophic events of March, 2011. Why did Japan become so reliant on nuclear energy? Why did all the safeguards in place fail so badly in 2011? And where on earth do we go from here?