Abe Visits Fukushima Soccer Training Facility

Abe visits Fukushima soccer training facility

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited a soccer training facility in Fukushima Prefecture to see how reconstruction has progressed since the 2011 nuclear accident.

The J-Village training facility was used as an operational base for decommissioning work at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

Nuclear Facility Operator Reports Radioactive Leak

Nuclear facility operator reports radioactive leak

The operator of a nuclear facility, north of Tokyo, says radioactive substances leaked while workers were changing plastic bags and packing a container with material for nuclear fuel inside.

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency made the revelation on Thursday, a day after it reported a detector of radioactive substances sounded the alarm at its Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratories in Tokai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture. The facility was previously used to produce nuclear fuel.

Alarm Goes Off At Nuclear Fuel Facility

Alarm goes off at nuclear fuel facility

A detector of radioactive substances sounded the alarm while workers were at a nuclear fuel facility in Tokai Village, Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo. The prefectural government says there is no impact on the environment.

The Japan Atomic Energy Agency says the alarm went off at around 2:30 PM on Wednesday at its Nuclear Fuel Cycle Engineering Laboratories.

First E-sport Facility In Hokkaido Opens

First e-sport facility in Hokkaido opens

A gaming center exclusively for the increasingly popular e-sports has opened in Hokkaido. It's the first of its kind in Japan's northern-most prefecture.

The new facility opened on Friday in an amusement area in the Susukino district of Sapporo City. It has 23 state-of-the-art game machines. Many customers turned out for the opening day.

Yasuda Leaves Facility In Turkey

Yasuda leaves facility in Turkey

Journalist Jumpei Yasuda has left an immigration facility in southern Turkey by car, accompanied by Japanese Embassy officials.

He is expected to return to Japan via Istanbul.

Temporary-stay Cancer Patient Facility Opens Up At Tokyo Clinic

Temporary-stay cancer patient facility opens up at Tokyo clinic

A special facility that offers short-term stays for cancer patients who are usually based at home has been opened at a clinic in Tokyo's Sumida Ward, it has been learned.

Clinic Kawagoe appears to have tapped into a gap in the medical care market, as there are numerous cancer patients in Japan who require temporary stays at medical facilities due to family circumstances and other reasons. However, admission to palliative care units at conventional hospitals is a complicated process.

Nikon Establishes Demonstration Facility For Non-destructive Inspection

Nikon Establishes Demonstration facility for non-destructive inspection and non-contact 3D metrology systems in Japan - FareastgizmosNikon Instech, a subsidiary company of Nikon today announced the establishment of a demonstration facility in Sakae-ku, Yokohama City, to expand product awareness and increase sales of the non-destructive inspection and non-contact 3D metrology systems. Within the facility, Nikon have installed the Laser Radar, a system capable of non-contact inspection of large-sized structures, such as aircraft parts and automobile body-in-white. Furthermore, each system is available in individual rooms, so that customers may bring in confidential samples to test privately.
Continuous growth is expected of these systems worldwide. Nikon established the new facility to further expose Nikon products to customers in Japan and other regions in Asia. With the opening of the new demonstration facility, Nikon hopes to increase Nikon's worldwide presence in the industrial metrology business.

Acura Mdx Production Begins At Second Facility In The U.s.

Acura MDX Production Begins at Second Facility in the U.S.Production of the Acura MDX luxury SUV was bolstered today when the East Liberty Auto Plant (ELP) in Ohio began producing the award-winning Acura vehicle, the second U.S. plant to build America's best-selling 3-row luxury SUV of all time. ELP joins Honda Manufacturing of Alabama in Lincoln, Ala. in producing the MDX

Nissan And Tennessee Board Of Regents Open Joint Office To Prepare Manufacturing

Nissan and Tennessee Board of Regents open joint office to prepare fabricatingToday, Tennessee Gov. Charge Haslam and Tennessee Board of Regents Chancellor Flora Tydings joined Nissan authorities to formally open the Tennessee College of Applied Technology at Murfreesboro's Smyrna Campus and Nissan Training Center. The best in class grounds offers astounding projects to get ready Tennessee understudies and Nissan representatives for professions in cutting edge fabricating and other fields.

Chubu Airport Plans Makeover To Give Facility Feel For Seattle

Chubu airport plans makeover to give facility feel for SeattleChubu Centrair International Airport here plans to re-create the "feel" of Seattle in tune with its display of a Boeing 787 Dreamliner passenger jet.
Airport operator Central Japan International Airport Co. said Jan. 27 that remodeling plans call for setting up 21 restaurants and shops in a commercial complex to be opened in the airport in summer 2018, including a Seattle-based brewery's restaurant and Starbucks.

Facility For Disaster Safety Education Popular With Foreign Tourists

Facility for disaster safety education popular with foreign touristsA facility for learning about disaster safety precautions has become an unexpected hit with foreign tourists.
Foreign tourists have been increasing at the Tokyo Fire Department's Ikebukuro Life Safety Learning Center since the Great East Japan Earthquake some five years ago, accounting for over 20 percent of center visitors last fiscal year. A surprised source with the center says, "We haven't been advertising the center to other countries."