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.
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.
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.
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.