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Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Onkalo aims to solve the 100,000-year problem of nuclear waste storage

Nuclear waste will remain a deadly threat for hundreds of thousands of years. Despite having decades of hazardous waste in temporary storage, the world is only now finalising plans for long-term containment

Japan

Business Unable to get auditors to sign off on its results, Toshiba has elected to publish them anyway while warning that its future is at risk

Toshiba’s future is in doubt

Unable to get auditors to sign off on its results, Toshiba has elected to publish them anyway while warning that its future is at risk

Business As Japan’s strict transplantation laws and ingrained cultural beliefs keep organ donation rates low, alternative transplant options are emerging

Time is quickly running out for Japan’s transplant tourists

As Japan’s strict transplantation laws and ingrained cultural beliefs keep organ donation rates low, alternative transplant options are emerging

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Strategy Japan could soon launch a robot revolution, and, in doing so, relieve some of the pressure weighing down on its shrinking labour force

How do you like me Nao? Robots come to take Japanese jobs

Japan could soon launch a robot revolution, and, in doing so, relieve some of the pressure weighing down on its shrinking labour force

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Strategy 2015 is a do or die year for Abenomics, and the PM’s reluctance to introduce much-needed reforms could be the programme’s undoing

2015 looks to be another deathly year for Japan as Abenomics struggles on

2015 is a do or die year for Abenomics, and the PM’s reluctance to introduce much-needed reforms could be the programme’s undoing

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Business Declining car sales do not bode well for Abe's plan as industry braces for slump

Vehicle sales in Japan drop as Abe struggles to control debt

Declining car sales do not bode well for Abe’s plan as industry braces for slump

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Strategy As the Japanese yen looks weak government ministers debate whether or not to step in

Yen intervention on the horizon

As the Japanese yen looks weak government ministers debate whether or not to step in

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