Japan’s gross domestic product grew by 1.5 percent in the three months to the end of September, as the economy rebounded in the third quarter.
The Japanese government will spend about one trillion yen (US$ 12 billion) to decontaminate the area surrounding the Daiichi nuclear plant in Fukushima.
Japan is asking for more test on rice grown near the damaged nuclear plant facility after discovering a high levels of radiation noted on the country’s chief staple crop, according to government officials.
In a newspaper poll conducted regarding the gradual phase out of nuclear energy in Japan, an overwhelming 74 percent of Japanese respondents were in favor of the move in the wake of Fukushima nuclear plant disaster while 14 percent were against of gradual reduction.
The Pacific ocean is contained by a ring of fire, an inverted horseshoe shape that encompasses the long stretch coast of the Americas starting from Chile, going to Mexico, to California, Alaska then cross to East Asia, from Japan, to Philippines, Indonesia down to New Zealand.
A preliminary report about the damage in Japan’s quake has just been concluded by the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance, (GEER) advance team, in whose work is supported by the National Science Foundation.
Japan has warned that it could take months to stop radiation leaking from a nuclear plant that crippled by a huge earthquake and tsunami three weeks ago.
The atomic bomb crisis of Nagasaki and Hiroshima in 1945, was a horrible scenario that Japan has ever faced which abruptly and formally ended World War II.
In a rare televised speech of Emperor Akihito to the Japanese people, he felt ‘deeply worried’ about the ongoing nuclear crisis and he asked for people to act with compassion, ‘to overcome these difficult times.’
Japan is an earthquake cultured country having the most seismically active areas in the world.