The site where the Fukushima No. 1 plant is located used to be an airfield for the Japanese military during WWII.
According to Tepco and police, the object, 85 cm long and 15 cm in diameter, was found at a parking lot located about 350 meters north of the main office. Reactors 1 to 4 are located more than 1 km east of the parking lot, which is outside the radiation control area.
An object appearing to be unexploded ordnance was found at disaster-hit Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant by a worker, according to Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., who reported the find to police. (Japan Times)
North Korea is considering a plan to simultaneously fire four intermediate-range ballistic missiles to areas around Guam through the sky above western Japan, state-run Korean Central News Agency reported on Thursday, quoting a senior military commander. (Jiji)
Fukushima Prefectural Police have arrested a 39-year-old woman for allegedly stabbing her boyfriend inside the bar she manages in Iwaki City on Tuesday, reports TV Asahi. (tokyoreporter.com)
Faced with having to stabilize the supply of potatoes for its chips, Japanese snack maker Calbee is increasing the amount of the crop it grows in rice fields. Paddy-field potatoes are mainly grown in Kyushu, Japan’s southernmost main island, but Calbee also plans to start cultivating them in the northern regions of Hokkaido and Tohoku. (Nikkei)
The Japanese government was on high alert on Wednesday after an overnight news report that North Korea can now arm its missiles with miniaturized nuclear warheads. (Japan Today)
Japan’s industry ministry on Wednesday sent an email by mistake to at least two million mobile phone users in the northern prefecture of Hokkaido asking them to conserve electricity due to power shortages. (Jiji)
The latest data shows Japan continues to depend on imported food. (NHK)
Tokyo Metropolitan Police have arrested a 31-year-old man over the alleged cultivation of marijuana in Hachioji City, reports TBS News. (tokyoreporter.com)
A Tokyo personnel dispatch company unveiled a new farm on the 13th floor of its Tokyo headquarters on Wednesday. (Kyodo)
Rest your body and wallet as you travel half-way across the country in your sleep. (rocketnews24.com)