Friday, May 20, 2011

Huge paper dolls float in Japan

Huge paper doll of historical Japanese figures carries on the cart during the Mikuini annual festival at Mikuni city, Fukui Prefecture, Japan May 20, 2011. Mikuni annual paper dolls festival is one of biggest festival in Fukui Prefecture and people dress up traditional Japanese costume and towing the carts of 5.5 meters height paper dolls through the narrow street.  (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)844Y3683
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Japanese anti-nuclear protest spread to country side

Anti nuclear demonstrator holds a placard and march on the street during a protest against to use nuclear power plant and pressure to shut down nuclear reactors in Fukui  about 293 kilometers west Tokyo, Japan May 15, 2011. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)
About 200 hundreds of country side people came to the street and pressure for the closure of commercial nuclear power plants which located in Fukui city. Most of demonstrator’s women and parents who participated with their children and shout the slogans “shut down the Monju and all nuclear plant”. Other hand most of placards and banners made by them self and bring it written with “No more Fukushima”, “No more Chernobyl” Stop Monju”, “Future of children” and “Nuclear energy is not safety”.

Fukui Prefecture is main Prefecture manufacturing commercial nuclear energy in Japan and14 nuclear reactors placed run by 3 companies. Presently 4 reactors halt for routine inspections and first Japan prototype MOX fuel fast-breeder under maintain.   

I more scared Fukui nuclear reactors after Fukushima accident said Miriko Motsumine. Something happen in here it will be more and more worse than Fukushima. I thing we need to change our energy policy and move to national resources.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Colorful azalea blooms in Japan

A child and his father play football during a man rests against the backdrop of freshly bloom azaleas flowers at Nishiyama park, Sabae, Fukui Prefecture about 293 kilometers west Tokyo, Japan May 14,2011. Thousands of Japanese people go sightseeing of spring bloom. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo gallery)844Y3142
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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

60% commercial nuclear reactors shut down in Japan.

Significant impact on the nation's power supply
Japan controversial fast breeder monju nuclear reactor locates site at Shiraki village in Tsuruga Fukui prefecture, about 320 kilometers west Tokyo 0n March 24,2011. (File Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)
Japan commercial nuclear power companies almost shut down 60 percent of the commercial nuclear reactor due to the March 11th disaster or routine inspections, reported Japanese national media.

Japan operates 54 nuclear reactors east and west cost. Among that reactors 32 of which were not operating two months after March 11th earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan. 14 reactors were suspended after March 11th in east cost and 18 are undergoing regular inspections which reactors located west and east cost in Japan.

The unusually high figure will have a significant impact on the nation's power supply in central and east part of Japan in this summer. Japan Environment Minister Ryu Matsumoto told he had been instruction by the Prime Minister to promote the use of renewable energy sources as a solar and wind power generation.

Chubu Electric Power Company is expected to halt the operation of 2 reactors at the Hamaoka plant in central Japan, following Prime Minister Naoto Kan's request due to the risk of a major earthquake.

First commercial nuclear reactor and another 4 reactors are undergoing regular inspections in Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture. According the Japan nuclear technology as manufacturing to energy and nuclear energy program first commercial nuclear reactor was assemble at Mihama city, Tsuruga in 1970.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Japanese Chefs cooks Teppanyaki,

Japanese Chefs makes Teppanyaki, steak the beef and vegetables at hotel restaurant in Himaji, Hygo Prefecture May 9,2011. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)844Y2684
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Sunday, May 8, 2011

After Naoto Kan's Speech

A girl rests beside the Monju nuclear reactor at Shiraki village on May 7, 2011 in Tsuruga city, Fukui Prefecture, about 320 kilometers west Tokyo, Japan. Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on Friday he will request Chubu Electric Power Co to halt all operations of all active reactors at Hamaoka nuclear plant until necessary safety measures are completed.(Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/street Photo Gallery)844Y1831
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Thursday, May 5, 2011

World’s longest eyeglasses frame chain creates in Japan.

A university student counts the eyeglasses frames during an attempt to create world’s longest eyeglasses frame chain that measuring 2011 meters of length and 16830 eyeglasses frame for Guinness Book of World Records on May 5, 2011 in Sabae city, Fukui Prefecture Japan. (Photo By Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery) 844Y1428
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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Love in Golden Week

Two Red –lored Amazon parrots share a kiss at Atsuwa Mountain zoo, Fukui city, Japan on May 3, 2011. Hundreds of children with their parents and local tourist visit Atsuwa Children zoo during the Golden Week, longest national holiday from 29th April to 5th May in Japan. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Sreet Photo Gallery) 844Y0973
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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Dark clouds move in Japan.

Dark clouds move over the Fukui city, Japan May 1, 2011. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe/Street Photo Gallery)
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