News Headlines - 05 May 2012

▽Tomari shutdown leaves Japan without nuclear power - BBC
Japan is switching off its last working nuclear reactor, as part of the safety drive since the March 2011 tsunami triggered a meltdown at the Fukushima plant.

▽Thousands march as Japan switches off last nuclear reactor - USA TODAY
Thousands of Japanese marched to celebrate the last of this nation's 50 nuclear reactors switching off Saturday, shaking banners shaped as giant fish that have become a potent anti-nuclear symbol.

▽Japanese rice sales dwindle for the first time amid rising demand for western foods - Telegraph.co.uk
Japanese households spent more on bread than on rice last year for the first time, reflecting a sea change in the nation’s eating habits.
The average household spent £214 (27,780 yen) on rice last year, marking a 4.1 per cent drop in rice purchases compared to the previous year.

▽Falkland Islands claimed as 'Argentine soil' in secretly filmed Olympic advert - The Guardian
Argentina has released a provocative advertisement that was filmed secretly on the Falklands and depicts the islands as "Argentine soil" in an apparent barb aimed at Britain ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.

▽Look! Up in the sky! It's Supermoon! Due Saturday - The Associated Press
Saturday's event is a "supermoon," the closest and therefore the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. At 11:34 p.m., the moon will be about 221,802 miles from Earth. That's about 15,300 miles closer than average.







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