SCI-TECH – 4

Feb 03
Air radiation levels inside the crippled No. 2 reactor at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power station are estimated at up to 530 millisieverts per hour, far higher than 73 millisieverts measured in 2012, Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. said Thursday. (Jiji)

Jan 31
NHK has learned operators of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant believe they may have located molten fuel inside one of the plant’s reactors. (NHK)

Jan 30
A Cabinet Office survey showed Saturday that 64.5 pct of Japanese people consider it difficult to balance work and battles with cancer. (Jiji)

Jan 29
Japanese scientists say they’ve found a way to disconnect associated memories in the brain. They hope the study could help develop a new treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. (NHK)

Jan 27
TEPCO, the operator of the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, has again begun using a camera probe inside the containment vessel of the No. 2 reactor. (NHK)

Jan 25
An H-2A rocket carrying an X-band communications satellite for use by the Japanese Self-Defense Forces was successfully launched from the Tanegashima Space Center in Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, on Tuesday afternoon. (Jiji)

Jan 24
The operator of Narita International Airport launched a demonstration trial on Monday for a robot that takes away the used dishes of lounge users at the airport in Chiba Prefecture, east of Tokyo. (Jiji)

Jan 18
The Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday unanimously adopted a screening report concluding that the No. 3 and No. 4 reactors at Kyushu Electric Power Co.’s <9508> Genkai nuclear power station in southwestern Japan meet the country’s new safety standards for their restart. (Jiji)

Jan 17
Japanese health officials say a fake product labeled as a drug for hepatitis C was sold in western Japan. (NHK)

Jan 16
A Japanese ship has been caught with a slaughtered whale in the Antarctic in defiance of an international court decision against Tokyo’s hunts, activist group Sea Shepherd said Sunday. (Japan Times)