Public Hearing In Fukushima On Tritium-laced Water

Public hearing in Fukushima on tritium-laced water

Many people at a public hearing have criticized a plan to release water containing radioactive tritium into the sea from the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

A government panel of experts held the meeting in the town of Tomioka in Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday to discuss how to deal with the contaminated water.

Unfinished Nuclear Fuel Plant Had Water Leak

Unfinished nuclear fuel plant had water leak

The operator of a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant under construction in northern Japan says it found a water leak earlier this month at one of its facilities.

Japan Nuclear Fuel says an employee spotted the leak in the pipes of a storage pool at the plant in Rokkasho Village, Aomori Prefecture.

Olympic Officials Cool Down Roads With Water

Olympic officials cool down roads with water

Tokyo officials preparing for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games have tested a water-sprinkling method for cooling down roads.

They face the major challenge of how to beat the sweltering summer heat and keep athletes and spectators comfortable during the Tokyo Games.

Panel To Study Water Discharge From Dams

Panel to study water discharge from dams

Japan's land minister says he will ask a panel of experts to review how residents are informed about the emergency discharge of water from dams.

The move comes after swathes of western Japan were devastated by torrential rains earlier this month.

Panel To Hold Hearings On Water Containing Tritium

Panel to hold hearings on water containing tritium

A Japanese government panel of experts will hold public hearings on how to deal with water containing radioactive tritium at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.

About 890,000 tons of water containing the substance is being kept in tanks on the premises of the crippled plant.

Water Gauges Lacking To Address Flood Risk

Water gauges lacking to address flood risk

Japan's land ministry says a lack of water gauges is hampering the ability to issue warnings for flooding of small and medium-sized rivers.

The ministry is urging prefectures to install water gauges along such rivers. Flooding last July left 40 people dead in northern Kyushu. Most of the smaller rivers there did not have water level indicators.

Xperia Xz2 Goes Up Against Other Flagships In Water Resistance Test

Xperia XZ2 goes up against other flagships in water resistance test

The Xperia XZ2 is IP65 and IP68 dust and water resistant, as many flagships from Sony have been in the past. Sony has some pedigree in this area, being one of the first manufacturers to launch water resistant smartphones in the past. Youtuber Matthew Moniz put a number of current flagships to test to see how well they fared being dunked in water.

Flood-hit Triple Water Wheels Restart Irrigation

Flood-hit triple water wheels restart irrigation

Three antique water wheels in Kyushu, western Japan, are back on the job. They had been put out of service by mudslides caused by last year's torrential rains in northern Kyushu.

The "Triple Water Wheels" in Asakura city, Fukuoka Prefecture, were built more than 200 years ago.
They have national historic monument status as the oldest active irrigation water wheels in the country.

Kyocera's Hems Uses Surplus Solar Electricity To Heat Water

Kyocera's HEMS Uses Surplus Solar Electricity to Heat Water

Kyocera Corp exhibited a ZEH (zero energy house)-related new product at PVJapan2017, a trade show on solar power generation technologies, which took place from July 5 to 7, 2017, in Yokohama City, Japan.

At the show, the company announced that it will release an HEMS (home energy management system) that has a function to store heat generated by using surplus solar electricity in August 2017.

This Honda Marine Concept Engine Brings A Little Nsx To The Water

This Honda Marine concept engine brings a little NSX to the waterWith an output of more than 10 million products, Honda is the largest engine manufacturer in the world. Aside from its automotive and motorcycle divisions, Honda builds engines for lawnmowers, generators, airplanes, and boats. Most of the time these divisions run independently, but occasionally some traits or designs will bleed over across the divisions, like with this Acura NSX-inspired Honda Marine engine concept.

Hitachi Maxell's Led Lantern Powered By Water, Salt

Hitachi Maxell's LED Lantern Powered by Water, SaltHitachi Maxell Ltd will release an LED-based lantern that generates electricity by using water and salt Jan 25, 2017.
The lantern, "Mizusion," emits light because magnesium alloy, oxygen in the air and salt water function as a negative electrode, positive electrode and electrolyte, respectively, and generate electricity.

Photo Confirms Long-lost Shrine Gate That Stood In Osaka Water

Photo confirms long-lost shrine gate that stood in Osaka waterA museum has confirmed the only photographic record of a “torii” gate here that was a smaller copy of Itsukushimajinja shrine’s famed crimson gate on the shore of the Miyajima district in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture.
The photograph, measuring 5.5 by 9 centimeters, shows the gate in a shallow pool in the Nakanoshima holm in the central part of Osaka city almost 150 years ago.

Sardines Boiled Down In Salted Water Just Keep On Evolving

Sardines boiled down in salted water just keep on evolvingPreparing every meal from scratch could be toilsome even for those who love to cook. Although cook-ahead dishes are all the rage lately, cooking specialist Yoshiko Tatsumi has advocated the concept of “tenkai ryori” (evolving dishes).
The idea is to prepare a large amount of ingredients, then evolve them into a variety of dishes.

Toyota Hits The Water With New Ponam-28v Sport Cruiser

Toyota Hits The Water With New Ponam-28V Sport CruiserIt's not unusual to see Japanese automakers producing other types of motorized vehicles. Honda makes everything from jet airplanes to lawnmowers, for example, while Suzuki is at least as well known for its motorcycles as it is for its cars. Toyota, for its part, sticks mostly to automobiles, but it also makes boats – like the one you see here.