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Japan increasingly nervous about North Korea nukes

April 8, 2013 10:29 am | by ERIC TALMADGE, Associated Press | News | Comments

It's easy to write off North Korea's threats to strike the United States with a nuclear-tipped missile as bluster: it has never demonstrated the capability to deploy a missile that could reach the Pacific island of Guam, let alone the mainland U.S.

Nuclear-Fukushima Update

April 8, 2013 10:25 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tokyo Electric Power Co. said Sunday up to 3 liters of radioactive water has leaked from a second underground storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi power plant. Following the latest series of problems at the nuclear plant, the utility set up an emergency task force headed by its President Naomi Hirose.

Power restored to Japan nuke plant cooling system

April 5, 2013 10:06 am | by YURI KAGEYAMA, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Power was restored Friday to a cooling system at a tsunami-damaged nuclear plant in Japan that failed for the second time in a month after an outage caused by construction work to keep out rats suspected of setting off the earlier blackout.

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Kyushu Electric Update

April 4, 2013 12:09 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kyushu Electric Power Co. said Thursday it will launch a geothermal power generation project in Indonesia with trading house Itochu Corp. This marks the first overseas geothermal power generation project by a Japanese electric power company.

Timeline of recent events in North Korean tensions

April 4, 2013 11:40 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea bars South Koreans from going to their jobs at the Kaesong industrial complex and closes the border to trucks carrying raw materials for the factories in the most recent timeline of events in Korea tensions.

Japan to set frequency limit for serious nuclear accidents

April 3, 2013 12:08 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Nuclear Regulation Authority said Wednesday it plans to set a frequency limit for accidents resulting in large releases of radioactive substances of below one every million years per reactor. The NRA has been discussing nuclear safety goals, saying it is important to be aware of the risks that will remain once planned measures are implemented...

Sharp to raise 100 bil. yen via new share offering

April 2, 2013 11:14 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Struggling Japanese electronics maker Sharp Corp. plans to raise about 100 billion yen through a public stock offering to repay part of 200 billion yen in convertible debt due in September, sources close to the matter said Tuesday.

Reactor-scrapping research facility to be built in Fukushima

April 2, 2013 11:09 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Japanese government said Tuesday it will build a research facility for decommissioning reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in the town of Naraha, some 25 kilometers south of the crippled nuclear power plant.

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North Korea vows to restart nuclear facilities

April 2, 2013 10:31 am | by FOSTER KLUG & HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press | News | Comments

North Korea said Tuesday it will restart its long-shuttered plutonium reactor and increase production of nuclear weapons material, in what outsiders see as its latest attempt to extract U.S. concessions by raising fears of war.

Apple issues apology in China over service policies, but state media attacks seen backfiring

April 1, 2013 2:30 pm | by CHRISTOPHER BODEEN Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple has issued an apology to Chinese consumers after government media attacked its repair policies for two weeks in a campaign that reeked of economic nationalism. A statement posted in Chinese to Apple's website on Monday said the complaints had prompted "deep reflection" and persuaded the company of the need to revamp its repair policies, boost communication with Chinese consumers and strengthen oversight of authorized resellers.

KAIST develops low-power radio frequency chip for mobile devices

April 1, 2013 10:28 am | by EurekAlert! | News | Comments

Professor Chul Soon Park from the Department of Electrical Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology and his research team recently developed a low-power version of the 60 GHz radio frequency integrated circuit.

Asian giants tiptoe toward free trade deal

April 1, 2013 10:23 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

China, Japan and South Korea are inching ahead with talks for a free trade zone that would rival the European Union and North America in economic heft. Despite the achievement of setting aside their often acrimonious relations to begin negotiations, progress will be slow. An agreement to start talks took 10 years.

U.S. takes swipe at China for hacking allegations

March 28, 2013 9:29 am | by Anne Flaherty, Associated Press | News | Comments

The U.S. has taken its first real swipe at China following accusations that the Beijing government is behind a widespread and systemic hacking campaign targeting U.S. businesses.Buried in a spending bill signed by President Barack Obama on Tuesday...

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Japanese regulators to investigate nuclear crisis

March 27, 2013 10:40 am | by MARI YAMAGUCHI, Associated Press | News | Comments

Japanese government regulators said Wednesday that for the first time they will conduct their own investigation into the country's nuclear crisis to address key unanswered questions. The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami cut power and destroyed vital cooling systems at the Fukushima Dai-chi nuclear plant, causing meltdowns at three of its reactors.

NKorean defector groups report computer attacks

March 26, 2013 12:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Websites and organizations run by North Korean defectors in South Korea say they have suffered cyberattacks, one week after computer systems at some South Korean banks and TV networks were widely disrupted.

Kansai Electric eyes MOX fuel use at Takahama plant

March 26, 2013 11:29 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Kansai Electric plans to use plutonium-uranium mixed oxide fuel, known as MOX, in so-called pluthermal power generation at its Takahama plant from around the fall of 2014, industry sources said Tuesday. The Osaka-based utility firm included the plan in its earlier application for government permission to raise household electricity rates, the sources said.

What makes SKorea cyberattacks so hard to trace?

March 22, 2013 11:49 am | by PETER SVENSSON, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The attacks that knocked South Korean banks and media outlets offline this week appear to be the latest examples of international "cyberwar." But among the many ways that digital warfare differs from conventional combat: There's often no good way of knowing who's behind an attack.

SKorea commits flub in cyberattack investigation

March 22, 2013 11:43 am | by Sam Kim, The Associated Press | News | Comments

In an embarrassing twist to a co-ordinated cyberattack on six major South Korean companies this week, investigators said Friday they wrongly identified a Chinese Internet Protocol address as the source. A joint team of government and private experts still maintains that hackers abroad were likely to blame, and many analysts suspect North Korea.

Renesas in talks to sell mobile chip operations overseas

March 21, 2013 9:52 am | News | Comments

The president of struggling Renesas Electronics Corp. said Thursday that the chipmaker is in talks with overseas companies on selling its loss-making mobile device chip operations as part of efforts to streamline its business.

Tokyo Metro to make cell phone services available on all lines

March 19, 2013 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tokyo Metro Co., the larger of the two subway operators in Tokyo, said it will make mobile phone services available in trains on all its nine lines at noon Thursday. While cell phone services in trains have been progressively introduced since March last year, the remaining segments on Ginza and Marunouchi lines will go mobile friendly on Thursday.

Panasonic to boost output in China

March 18, 2013 10:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Panasonic Corp. said Monday it will boost production of motors used in air purifiers and ventilation fans at its plant in Guangdong, China, amid growing demand for the products in the country and Southeast Asia.

TEPCO mulls more spending to ensure safety of Niigata nuclear plant

March 15, 2013 12:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tokyo Electric is considering spending tens of billions of yen more to ensure the safety of its Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant on Japan's northwest coast, which it is aiming to restart in fiscal 2013, sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

NKorea accuses US, SKorea of cyberattacks

March 15, 2013 9:53 am | by YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

North Korea on Friday blamed South Korea and the United States for cyberattacks that temporarily shut down websites this week at a time of elevated tensions over the North's nuclear ambitions. Experts, however, indicated it could take months to determine what happened and one analyst suggested hackers in China were a more likely culprit.

O2Micro wins Best Product Award at 2013 China ACE awards

March 14, 2013 11:19 am | by O2Micro | News | Comments

O2Micro International Limited (Nasdaq:OIIM), a global leader in the design, development and marketing of high-performance integrated circuits and solutions, is pleased to announce that it received "The Best Product Award" at the 2013 China ACE Awards in the Power Management category. The award ceremony was held on March 1st at the 18th Annual IIC-China.

TEPCO's false explanation over accident probe not intentional

March 13, 2013 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A third-party panel concluded Wednesday that Tokyo Electric Power Co. did not intentionally provide erroneous information to a Diet-appointed committee tasked to investigate the 2011 accident at the utility's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

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