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  1. Japan imported its first commercial nuclear power reactor from the UK, Tokai 1 – a 160 MWe gas-cooled (Magnox) reactor built by GEC. It began operating in July 1966 and continued until March 1998. After this unit was completed, only light water reactors (LWRs) utilising enriched uranium – either boiling water reactors (BWRs) or pressurised ...

  2. Among previous megathrust earthquakes in the trough, the Ansei Tokai Earthquake of 1854 and the Showa Tonankai Earthquake of 1944 (occurring in the eastern part of the trough) were followed 32 hours later by the Ansei Nankai Earthquake of 1854 and 2 years later by the Showa Nankai Earthquake of 1946 (occurring in the western part of the trough ...

  3. Oct 06, 2022 · The Asahi Shimbun is widely regarded for its journalism as the most respected daily newspaper in Japan. The English version offers selected articles from the vernacular Asahi Shimbun, as well as ...

  4. The earthquake moved Honshu (the main island of Japan) 2.4 m (8 ft) east, shifted the Earth on its axis by estimates of between 10 cm (4 in) and 25 cm (10 in), increased earth's rotational speed by 1.8 µs per day, and generated infrasound waves detected in perturbations of the low-orbiting Gravity Field and Steady-State Ocean Circulation Explorer satellite.

  5. Sep 18, 2022 · Magnitude 5.5 earthquake shakes Japan’s northeast coast. Mar 17, 2022. Japan assesses damage after powerful magnitude 7.4 quake strikes off east coast. Dec 12, 2021.

  6. High Sensitivity Seismograph Network Laboratory, Network Center for Earthquake, Tsunami and Volcano, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience. 3-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Prefecture, 305-0006, JAPAN

  7. Learn a little more about Japan's customs, culture and Wi-Fi connectivity, as well as its seasonal weather, geography and luggage delivery options. Many of the questions first-time travelers might have are answered here, along with insider tips and practical advice to help you navigate the country with confidence.

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