News Headlines - 07 August 2013

Japan says Fukushima leak worse than thought, govt joins clean-up - BuenosAiresHerald.com

Highly radioactive water from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is pouring out at a rate of 300 tonnes a day, officials said, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the government to step in and help in the clean-up.

BBC News - Fukushima radioactive water leak an 'emergency'

Japan's nuclear watchdog has said the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is facing a new "emergency" caused by a build-up of radioactive groundwater. A barrier built to contain the water has already been breached, the Nuclear Regulatory Authority warned.

U.S. worried by aggressive military posture | The Japan Times

The United States has expressed concern about Japan’s desire to acquire the ability to attack enemy bases in an overhaul of defense policies pursued by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a government source said in Tokyo.

Sony Gets Top Japan Billing as DoCoMo Shuns IPhone - Bloomberg

NTT DoCoMo Inc. will order more Sony Corp. smartphones as Japan’s largest wireless carrier keeps Apple Inc.’s iPhone off its shelves because the iTunes Store competes with its own e-commerce business. Sales of Sony’s Xperia A handset could reach 2 million by Sept. 30 after going on sale in May as DoCoMo focuses on a smaller range of devices, Chief Financial Officer Kazuto Tsubouchi said in an interview at company headquarters in Tokyo yesterday.

The Japanese towns where tourists can train to be ninjas - The Independent

If you've ever wanted to be a ninja then you now can. Two towns in Japan are giving tourists the opportunity to carry out ninja training.








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