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February 23, 1992 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the words of one American official, the need to maintain secrecy is "like preparing for Desert Storm." Sometime this autumn, the Japanese ship Shikishima, armed with 35-millimeter cannon and rapid-fire guns, will set out from the French port of Cherbourg on a seven-week journey so potentially dangerous that several nervous governments will monitor its every nautical mile.
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February 23, 1992 | JIM MANN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the words of one American official, the need to maintain secrecy is "like preparing for Desert Storm." Sometime this autumn, the Japanese ship Shikishima, armed with 35-millimeter cannon and rapid-fire guns, will set out from the French port of Cherbourg on a seven-week journey so potentially dangerous that several nervous governments will monitor its every nautical mile.
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May 9, 2011 | By John M. Glionna and Kenji Hall, Los Angeles Times
A Japanese utility agreed Monday to take its reactors off-line at a seaside nuclear power plant, just days after Prime Minister Naoto Kan called for the shutdown over concerns that a strong earthquake and tsunami could provoke another nuclear crisis. Board members of the Chubu Electric Power Co., Japan's third-largest electric supplier, met behind closed doors over the weekend before announcing late Monday that the utility would temporarily shut down the three reactors at its Hamaoka facility not far from Nagoya.
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July 6, 1996 | TERESA WATANABE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Far from the center of Japan's ruling elite, local citizens are rising up against the political establishment in a spreading wave of direct democracy reaching from mountain towns to balmy beach areas. Next month, residents of Makimachi in Niigata prefecture vote on whether to allow a nuclear power plant in their town. In September, Okinawans will vote on whether they support a reduction in the U.S.
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