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  1. Secondary residential demand trends in contemporary Japan and North Asia

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    Lam, Michael M

    2009-01-01

    This research paper attempts to address the opportunity and challenges for Vacation Residential Development in North Asia, with specific geographic focus on Japan first through an analysis of national and regional consumption, ...

  2. Microsoft Research Asia JapanTaiwan Academic Forum May 17, 2010 at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

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    Ouhyoung, Ming

    Microsoft Research Asia JapanTaiwan Academic Forum May 17, 2010 at National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan · Objectives To strengthen regional academic exchange in Asia Pacific region, in partnership with National Taiwan University, Microsoft Research Asia

  3. Japan in Asia's Space Race: Directions and Implications

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    PEKKANEN, Saadia M.

    2013-01-01

    Cyberspace, and National Security,” Air Force Association,industrial policy with national security are not likely toin- terest of Japan’s national security. THE PLAYERS AND THE

  4. EU:France, UK,etc. East Asia: Japan, China,etc.

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    : The advanced T-lean fusion fuel reactor US HIF Science Virtual National Lab.(LBNL, LLNL,PPPL) has been Heating Heated plasma image SNL-Z project #12;Fast Ignition opens a new rout to compact IF Reactor 1983EU:France, UK,etc. East Asia: Japan, China,etc. US: LLNL, SNL, U. Rochester Inertial Fusion Power

  5. Japan-Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EAInvervar Hydro Jump to: navigation,JumpIAEA EnergyOxyNortheast Asia

  6. OECD FACTBOOK 2008 ISBN 978-92-64-04054-0 OECD 2008202 EDUCATION EXPENDITURE ON EDUCATION

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    Mascardi, Viviana

    Comparative Education Statistics: Concepts, Standards, Definitions and Classifications, OECD, Paris. · UISOECD FACTBOOK 2008 ­ ISBN 978-92-64-04054-0 ­ © OECD 2008202 EDUCATION · EXPENDITURE ON EDUCATION PUBLIC AND PRIVATE EDUCATION EXPENDITURE Expenditure on education is an investment that can help

  7. Japan-Economics of Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies...

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    Japan-Economics of Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies in Northeast Asia Jump to: navigation, search Name Japan-Economics of Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth...

  8. Print Story: Japan has told EU it is giving up on nuclear reactor bid:... http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050622/wl_asia_afp/japaneufrancenuc... 1 of 1 6/22/05 12:12 AM

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    Print Story: Japan has told EU it is giving up on nuclear reactor bid:... http it is giving up on nuclear reactor bid: report 1 hour, 51 minutes ago Japan has told the European Union it will give up on hosting a revolutionary nuclear energy reactor after securing large deals in turn

  9. Koizumi says Japan still hoping to host international nuclear fusion ... http://asia.news.yahoo.com/050614/ap/d8an68i81.html 1 of 2 6/14/05 7:48 AM

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    fusion presents a vast, safe source of energy that can wean the world off pollution-producing fossilKoizumi says Japan still hoping to host international nuclear fusion ... http still hoping to host international nuclear fusion reactor Contentious negotiations between Japan

  10. OECD/IEA 2013 World Renewable Energy

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    Canet, Léonie

    © OECD/IEA 2013 World Renewable Energy Outlook 2030-2050 Paolo Frankl Head, Renewable Energy 2030 2035 TWh Coal Renewables Gas Nuclear Oil Source: IEA World Energy Outlook 2012 New Policies important renewable energy source in industry in 2050 solar thermal contributes mainly to low

  11. OECD FACTBOOK 2008 ISBN 978-92-64-04054-0 OECD 2008198 EDUCATION EXPENDITURE ON EDUCATION

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    Mascardi, Viviana

    for Internationally Comparative Education Statistics: Concepts, Standards, Definitions and Classifications, OECDOECD FACTBOOK 2008 ­ ISBN 978-92-64-04054-0 ­ © OECD 2008198 EDUCATION · EXPENDITURE ON EDUCATION EDUCATIONExpenditure on education EXPENDITURE ON TERTIARY EDUCATION Policy makers must balance the importance

  12. Search Asia Advanced Search

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    .html (1 of 2)9/4/2007 12:59:34 PM Search #12;Asia Times No material from Asia Times Online may://www.atimes.com/atimes/Southeast_Asia/EF14Ae03.html (2 of 2)9/4/2007 12:59:34 PM #12;

  13. Design Editorial A Quick View From Pacific Asia

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    Papalambros, Panos

    particularly from China and India is testimony to the increased activity of researchers from Asia abandoned in Europe. While the energy, enthusiasm and fresh thinking of young researchers as you would find areas where Japan is considered an innovator. Now there seems to be a renewed awareness that uni

  14. Innovation performance, policy, and infrastructure : a comparison of Japan and the U.S.

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    Oshi, Tomoko

    2012-01-01

    With flagship corporations in Japan struggling to complete a highly globalized market against increased competition from the US and Asia, the Japanese government has been striving to increase the competitiveness and improve ...

  15. Third Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS2012) The Third Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS2012) was held from 2 to 4

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    Third Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS2012) The Third Asia-Pacific Conference on FRP in Structures (APFIS2012) was held from 2 to 4 February 2012 at the Hokkaido University Conference Hall, Sapporo, Japan. APFIS is one of the official conferences of the International Institute for FRP

  16. ---Home Yahoo! Help My Yahoo! http://asia.news.yahoo.com/041208/kyodo/d86rcpn00.html

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    - - -Home Yahoo! Help My Yahoo! http://asia.news.yahoo.com/041208/kyodo/d86rcpn00.html Wednesday. If Japan becomes home to the world's first thermonuclear reactor, it would be the first time for Asia. But in a fusion reactor, energy is harnessed by forcing the nuclei of light atoms together, the same process

  17. Energy Use and Carbon Emissions: Non-OECD Countries

    Reports and Publications (EIA)

    1994-01-01

    Presents world energy use and carbon emissions patterns, with particular emphasis on the non-OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries (including the current and former centrally planned economies).

  18. Governance through concepts: The OECD and the construction of “competence” in Norwegian education policy

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    Mausethagen, Sølvi

    2013-01-01

    a central concept in the previous education reform. However,these concepts play in producing and framing new educationconcepts, and discourses that are prominent within the OECD’s work in education

  19. South Asia Regional Initiative for Energy Cooperation and Development...

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    www.usaid.govourwork Country Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bhutan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia, Southern Asia,...

  20. Asia-Pacific focus of coming LNG trade boom

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    Not Available

    1992-11-16

    This paper reports that the Asia-Pacific region remains the centerpiece of a booming world trade in liquefied natural gas. Biggest growth in LNG demand is expected from some of the region's strongest economies such as Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan, Key LNG exporters such as Brunei, Malaysia, and Indonesia are scrambling to implement projects to meet that expected demand growth. Uncertainties cloud the outlook for Far East LNG trade, Australia, for one, is more cautious in pressing expansion of its LNG export capacity as more competing LNG expansions spring up around the world, notably in the Middle East and Africa.

  1. Aerosol Characterization Data from the Asian Pacific Regional Aerosol Characterization Project (ACE-Asia)

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    The Aerosol Characterization Experiments (ACE) were designed to increase understanding of how atmospheric aerosol particles affect the Earth's climate system. These experiments integrated in-situ measurements, satellite observations, and models to reduce the uncertainty in calculations of the climate forcing due to aerosol particles and improve the ability of models to predict the influences of aerosols on the Earth's radiation balance. ACE-Asia was the fourth in a series of experiments organized by the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Program (A Core Project of the International Geosphere Biosphere Program). The Intensive Field Phase for ACE-Asia took place during the spring of 2001 (mid-March through early May) off the coast of China, Japan and Korea. ACE-Asia pursued three specific objectives: 1) Determine the physical, chemical, and radiative properties of the major aerosol types in the Eastern Asia and Northwest Pacific region and investigate the relationships among these properties. 2) Quantify the physical and chemical processes controlling the evolution of the major aerosol types and in particular their physical, chemical, and radiative properties. 3) Develop procedures to extrapolate aerosol properties and processes from local to regional and global scales, and assess the regional direct and indirect radiative forcing by aerosols in the Eastern Asia and Northwest Pacific region [Edited and shortened version of summary at http://data.eol.ucar.edu/codiac/projs?ACE-ASIA]. The Ace-Asia collection contains 174 datasets.

  2. Variation in Limb Proportions Between Jomon Foragers and Yayoi Agriculturalists from Prehistoric Japan

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    Auerbach, Benjamin M.

    Variation in Limb Proportions Between Jomon Foragers and Yayoi Agriculturalists from Prehistoric Variation in limb proportions between prehistoric Jomon and Yayoi people of Japan are explored by this study from continental Northeast Asia who likely interbred with Jomon foragers. Limb proportions of Jomon

  3. Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Proposals for Nuclear Cooperation

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    Kaneko, Kumao; Suzuki, Atsuyuki; Choi, Jor-Shan; Fei, Edward

    1998-01-01

    Asia, examine the energy- security connection in Asia withon the long-term security of energy supply, which mustin East Asia's security, nuclear energy, and environment. It

  4. Your access to OECD data & analysis Access content via 3 main methods

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    Viglas, Anastasios

    Factbook. · GLOSSARIES for OECD reference and glossary publications. 2 Enter some terms into the SEARCH.oecd-ilibrary.org August 2010 #12;Quick Search Enter some terms into the quick SEARCH field to find related content will not search full-text content ­ see Advanced Search. Advanced Search Enter one term or more into the Option

  5. ---Home Yahoo! Help My Yahoo! http://asia.news.yahoo.com/041215/kyodo/d870cn2o0.html

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    - - -Home Yahoo! Help My Yahoo! http://asia.news.yahoo.com/041215/kyodo/d870cn2o0.html Thursday to release energy. But in a fusion reactor, energy is harnessed by forcing the nuclei of light atoms together.news.yahoo.com/search/news_asia_pf?p=ukey%3A3043438 #12;Rokkasho is already home to nuclear fuel cycle facilities run by Japan Nuclear Fuel

  6. Regional Modeling of Dust Mass Balance and Radiative Forcing over East Asia using WRF-Chem

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    Chen, Siyu; Zhao, Chun; Qian, Yun; Leung, Lai-Yung R.; Huang, J.; Huang, Zhongwei; Bi, Jianrong; Zhang, Wu; Shi, Jinsen; Yang, Lei; Li, Deshuai; Li, Jinxin

    2014-12-01

    The Weather Research and Forecasting model with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) is used to investigate the seasonal and annual variations of mineral dust over East Asia during 2007-2011, with a focus on the dust mass balance and radiative forcing. A variety of measurements from in-stu and satellite observations have been used to evaluate simulation results. Generally, WRF-Chem reproduces not only the column variability but also the vertical profile and size distribution of mineral dust over and near the dust source regions of East Asia. We investigate the dust lifecycle and the factors that control the seasonal and spatial variations of dust mass balance and radiative forcing over the seven sub-regions of East Asia, i.e. source regions, the Tibetan Plateau, Northern China, Southern China, the ocean outflow region, and Korea-Japan regions. Results show that, over the source regions, transport and dry deposition are the two dominant sinks. Transport contributes to ~30% of the dust sink over the source regions. Dust results in a surface cooling of up to -14 and -10 W m-2, atmospheric warming of up to 20 and 15 W m-2, and TOA cooling of -5 and -8 W m-2 over the two major dust source regions of East Asia, respectively. Over the Tibetan Plateau, transport is the dominant source with a peak in summer. Over identified outflow regions, maximum dust mass loading in spring is contributed by the transport. Dry and wet depositions are the comparably dominant sinks, but wet deposition is larger than dry deposition over the Korea-Japan region, particularly in spring (70% versus 30%). The WRF-Chem simulations can generally capture the measured features of dust aerosols and its radaitve properties and dust mass balance over East Asia, which provides confidence for use in further investigation of dust impact on climate over East Asia.

  7. SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Course notes

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    Gutierrez, Diego

    SIGGRAPH Asia 2008 Scattering Course notes Diego Gutierrez Universidad de Zaragoza Henrik Wann@cs.cmu.edu §wjarosz@cs.ucsd.edu 1 #12;1 About the Lecturers Diego Gutierrez University of Zaragoza http://giga.cps.unizar.es/ diegog Diego Gutierrez is an Associate Professor at the University of Zaragoza, in Spain, where he

  8. Japan’s Nuclear Hedge: Beyond "Allergy" and Breakout

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    Samuels, Richard J.

    This chapter examines the future of Japan’s hedged dependence on U.S. extended deterrence and encourages more imaginative thinking about potential outcomes and strategic implications as the second nuclear age unfolds.

  9. The Tokai Reprocessing Issue: Japan’s Rise to Elite Nation Status in the 1970s

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    Shih, Ashanti

    2011-01-01

    had control over Japan’s reprocessing rights, but also thatNon-Proliferation and Reprocessing in Japan [Attachments NotThe Tokai Reprocessing Issue: Japan’s Fight for Elite Nation

  10. Interactions between financial and environmental networks in OECD countries

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    Ruzzenenti, Franco; Ticci, Elisa; Vozzella, Pietro; Gabbi, Giampaolo

    2015-01-01

    We analyse a multiplex of networks between OECD countries during the decade 2002-2010, which consists of five financial layers, given by foreign direct investment, equity securities, short-term, long-term and total debt securities, and five environmental layers, given by emissions of N O x, P M 10 SO 2, CO 2 equivalent and the water footprint associated with international trade. We present a new measure of cross-layer correlations between flows in different layers based on reciprocity. For the assessment of results, we implement a null model for this measure based on the exponential random graph theory. We find that short-term financial flows are more correlated with environmental flows than long-term investments. Moreover, the correlations between reverse financial and environmental flows (i.e. flows of different layers going in opposite directions) are generally stronger than correlations between synergic flows (flows going in the same direction). This suggests a trade-off between financial and environmenta...

  11. Public administration employment in 17 OECD nations from 1995 to 2005. 

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    Tepe, Markus

    2009-01-01

    employs a new panel dataset on the size and costs of public administration employment in 17 OECD nations from 1995 to 2005 to explore these presumptions empirically. First, by decomposing public sector employment we find that the health and education...

  12. Back to the Future: Japan's NII Plans

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    West, Joel; Dedrick, Jason; Kraemer, Kenneth L.

    1996-01-01

    Back to the Future: Japan’s NII Plans, June 5, 1996 Page 34Back to the Future: Japan’s NII Plans, June 5, 1996 Page 30Back to the Future: Japan’s NII Plans, June 5, 1996 Page 32

  13. Ancient ships of Japan 

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    Miyashita, Hiroaki

    2006-10-30

    The principal objective of this thesis is to clarify the evolution of the main structural and technical aspects of ancient ships of Japan. A comprehensive analysis of shipbuilding technology will be conducted based on the examination of archaeological remains... to the continent via the Iki and Tsushima islands (fig. 1). These composite and extended logboats represent the next stage of development and seem to have been the mainstream of shipbuilding technology until the thirteenth or fourteenth century C.E. It seems...

  14. Reconciling Vision and Reality in Japan's NII Policy

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    West, Joel; Dedrick, Jason; Kraemer, Kenneth L.

    1996-01-01

    Back to the Future: Japan’s NII Plans, February 1996 Page 26Back to the Future: Japan’s NII Plans, February 1996 Page 23Back to the Future: Japan’s NII Plans, February 1996 Page 24

  15. Spirits of Capitalism: Explaining Industrial Variation in South Asia

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    Naseemullah, Adnan

    2010-01-01

    1966). “Indian Automotive Industry: Opportunities andin Pakistan’s Automotive Industry. ” Journal of Asia Pacificin Pakistan’s Automotive Industry”, Journal of Asia Pacific

  16. Accounting for Co-benefits in Asia's Transportation Sector: Methods...

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    modeling tools User Interface: Spreadsheet Website: www.iges.or.jpencpactivity20101108.html UN Region: Eastern Asia Accounting for Co-benefits in Asia's Transportation...

  17. Energy, Transportation Ministers from Asia-Pacific Nations Pledge...

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    Transportation Ministers from Asia-Pacific Nations Pledge Cooperation on Cleaner, More Energy-Efficient Transportation Energy, Transportation Ministers from Asia-Pacific Nations...

  18. WRF-Chem Simulations of Aerosols and Anthropogenic Aerosol Radiative Forcing in East Asia

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    Gao, Yi; Zhao, Chun; Liu, Xiaohong; Zhang, Meigen; Leung, Lai-Yung R.

    2014-08-01

    This study aims to provide a first comprehensive evaluation of WRF-Chem for modeling aerosols and anthropogenic aerosol radiative forcing (RF) over East Asia. Several numerical experiments were conducted from November 2007 to December 2008. Comparison between model results and observations shows that the model can generally reproduce the observed spatial distributions of aerosol concentration, aerosol optical depth (AOD) and single scattering albedo (SSA) from measurements at different sites, including the relatively higher aerosol concentration and AOD over East China and the relatively lower AOD over Southeast Asia, Korean, and Japan. The model also depicts the seasonal variation and transport of pollutions over East Asia. Particulate matter of 10 um or less in the aerodynamic diameter (PM10), black carbon (BC), sulfate (SO42-), nitrate (NO3-) and ammonium (NH4+) concentrations are higher in spring than other seasons in Japan due to the pollutant transport from polluted area of East Asia. AOD is high over Southwest and Central China in winter, spring and autumn and over North China in summer while is low over South China in summer due to monsoon precipitation. SSA is lowest in winter and highest in summer. The model also captures the dust events at the Zhangye site in the semi-arid region of China. Anthropogenic aerosol RF is estimated to range from -5 to -20 W m-2 over land and -20 to -40 W m-2 over ocean at the top of atmosphere (TOA), 5 to 30 W m-2 in the atmosphere (ATM) and -15 to -40 W m-2 at the bottom (BOT). The warming effect of anthropogenic aerosol in ATM results from BC aerosol while the negative aerosol RF at TOA is caused by scattering aerosols such as SO4 2-, NO3 - and NH4+. Positive BC RF at TOA compensates 40~50% of the TOA cooling associated with anthropogenic aerosol.

  19. Measuring the Social Rate of Return to R&D in the Energy Industry: A Study of the OECD Countries

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    Lin, C.-Y. Cynthia

    and development in the energy industry using a similar approach to Jones and Williams (1998). Our model tries1 Measuring the Social Rate of Return to R&D in the Energy Industry: A Study of the OECD Countries in the manufacturing of coal, petroleum products and nuclear fuel sector for a number of OECD countries. Using a panel

  20. Gateball: The Shuffleboard of Japan

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    Hacker, Randi; Tsutsui, William

    2006-04-26

    of the shuffleboard of Japan. By the 1990s, it was so popular that the police became concerned over reports of white-haired gateballers forcing kids out of parks and fights between geriatric players. Japanese croquet clearly isn't for sissies. #caes #hacker #japan...

  1. OECD MCCI project final report, February 28, 2006.

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    Farmer, M. T.; Lomperski, S.; Kilsdonk, D. J.; Aeschlimann, R. W.; Basu, S.

    2011-05-23

    Although extensive research has been conducted over the last several years in the areas of Core-Concrete Interaction (CCI) and debris coolability, two important issues warrant further investigation. The first issue concerns the effectiveness of water in terminating a CCI by flooding the interacting masses from above, thereby quenching the molten core debris and rendering it permanently coolable. This safety issue was investigated in the Melt Attack and Coolability Experiments (MACE) program. The approach was to conduct large scale, integral-type reactor materials experiments with core melt masses ranging up to two metric tons. These experiments provided unique, and for the most part repeatable, indications of heat transfer mechanism(s) that could provide long term debris cooling. However, the results did not demonstrate definitively that a melt would always be completely quenched. This was due to the fact that the crust anchored to the test section sidewalls in every test, which led to melt/crust separation, even at the largest test section lateral span of 1.20 m. This decoupling is not expected for a typical reactor cavity, which has a span of 5-6 m. Even though the crust may mechanically bond to the reactor cavity walls, the weight of the coolant and the crust itself is expected to periodically fracture the crust and restore contact with the melt. The fractured crust will provide a pathway for water to recontact the underlying melt, thereby allowing other debris cooling mechanisms to proceed and contribute to terminating the core-concrete interaction. Thus, one of the key aims of the current program was to measure crust strength to check the hypothesis that a corium crust would not be strong enough to sustain melt/crust separation in a plant accident. The second important issue concerns long-term, two-dimensional concrete ablation by a prototypic core oxide melt. As discussed by Foit, the existing reactor material database for dry cavity conditions is solely one-dimensional. Although the MACE Scoping Test was carried out with a two-dimensional concrete cavity, the interaction was flooded soon after ablation was initiated to investigate debris coolability. Moreover, due to the scoping nature of this test, the apparatus was minimally instrumented and therefore the results are of limited value from the code validation viewpoint. Aside from the MACE program, the COTELS test series also investigated 2-D CCI under flooded cavity conditions. However, the input power density for these tests was quite high relative to the prototypic case. Finally, the BETA test series provided valuable data on 2-D core concrete interaction under dry cavity conditions, but these tests focused on investigating the interaction of the metallic (steel) phase with concrete. Due to these limitations, there is significant uncertainty in the partitioning of energy dissipated for the ablation of concrete in the lateral and axial directions under dry cavity conditions for the case of a core oxide melt. Accurate knowledge of this 'power split' is important in the evaluation of the consequences of an ex-vessel severe accident; e.g., lateral erosion can undermine containment structures, while axial erosion can penetrate the basemat, leading to ground contamination and/or possible containment bypass. As a result of this uncertainty, there are still substantial differences among computer codes in the prediction of 2-D cavity erosion behavior under both wet and dry cavity conditions. Thus, a second key aim of the current program was to provide the necessary data to help resolve these modeling differences. In light of the above issues, the OECD-sponsored Melt Coolability and Concrete Interaction (MCCI) program was initiated at Argonne National Laboratory. The project conducted reactor materials experiments and associated analysis to achieve the following technical objectives: (1) resolve the ex-vessel debris coolability issue through a program that focused on providing both confirmatory evidence and test data for the coolability mechanisms identified in previous

  2. Territorial and Maritime Boundary Disputes in Asia

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    Fravel, M. Taylor

    Territorial disputes involve a state’s national sovereignty and territorial integrity-its core interests. Historically, they have been the most common issue over which states collide and go to war. Since 1945, Asia has ...

  3. Energy and Security in Northeast Asia

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    May, Michael; Johnson, Celeste; Fei, Edward; Suzuki, Tatsujiro

    1996-01-01

    plants as a form of energy security in the absence of suffi-can be drawn. The energy security situation and outlook areregional cooperation on energy and security issues in Asia.

  4. New Zealand: Asia-Pacific energy series, country report

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    Yamaguchi, N.D.; Keevill, H.D.

    1992-03-01

    The New Zealand energy sector has undergone significant changes in the past few years. Reform and deregulation came to New Zealand in large doses and at a rapid pace. Unlike Japan where deregulation was designed for a five-year phase-in period or even Australia where the government was fully geared up to handle deregulation, deregulation occurred in New Zealand almost with no phase-in period and very little planning. Under fast-paced Rogernomics,'' the energy sector was but one more element of the economy to be deregulated and/or privatized. While the New Zealand energy sector deregulation is generally believed to have been successful, there are still outstanding questions as to whether the original intent has been fully achieved. The fact that a competent energy bureaucracy was mostly lost in the process makes it even more difficult to find those with long enough institutional memories to untangle the agreements and understandings between the government and the private sector over the previous decade. As part of our continuing assessment of Asia-Pacific energy markets, the Resources Programs at the East-West Center has embarked on a series of country studies that discuss in detail the structure of the energy sector in each major country in the region. To date, our reports to the US Department of Energy, Assistant Secretary for International Affairs and Energy Emergencies, have covered Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. The country studies also provide the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation in the various counties. We have particularly highlighted petroleum and gas issues in the country studies and have attempted to show the foreign trade implications of oil and gas trade. Finally, to the greatest extent possible, we have provided the latest available statistics.

  5. REVIEW ARTICLE 100 NPG ASIA MATERIALS | VOL 3 | NOVEMBER 2011 | www.natureasia.com/asia-materials

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    REVIEW ARTICLE 100 NPG ASIA MATERIALS | VOL 3 | NOVEMBER 2011 | www.natureasia.com/asia-materials or find materials for which the dielectric permittivity and the magnetic permeability µ were both negative. He deduced that one striking outcome would be that the refractive index of the material would

  6. Aussie LNG players target NE Asia in expansion bid

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1994-02-28

    Australia's natural gas players, keen to increase their presence in world liquefied natural gas trade, see Asia as their major LNG market in the decades to come. That's despite the fact that two spot cargoes of Australian Northwest Shelf LNG were shipped to Europe during the last 12 months and more are likely in 1994. Opportunities for growth are foreseen within the confines of the existing Northwest Shelf gas project for the rest of the 1990s. But the main focus for potential new grassroots project developers and expansions of the existing LNG plant in Australia is the expected shortfall in contract volumes of LNG to Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan during 2000--2010. Traditionally the price of crude oil has been used as a basis for calculating LNG prices. This means the economics of any new 21st century supply arrangements are delicately poised because of the current low world oil prices, a trend the market believes is likely to continue. In a bid to lessen the effect of high initial capital outlays and still meet projected demand using LNG from new projects and expansion of the existing plant, Australia's gas producers are working toward greater cooperation with prospective Asian buyers.

  7. Indonesia: Asia-Pacific energy series, country report

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    Prawiraatmadja, W.; Yamaguchi, N.; Breazeale, K.; Basari, S.R.

    1991-04-01

    As part of our continuing assessment of Asia-Pacific energy markets, the Energy Program has embarked on a series of country studies that discuss in detail the structure of the energy sector in each major country in the region. To date, our reports to the US Department of Energy have covered Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand. The country studies also provide the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation in the various countries. We have particularly highlighted petroleum and gas issues in the country studies and have attempted to show the foreign trade implications of oil and gas trade. Finally, to the greatest extent possible, we have provided the latest available statistics -- often from unpublished and disparate sources that are unavailable to most readers. Staff members have traveled extensively in -- and at times have lived in -- the countries under review and have held discussions with senior policymakers in government and industry. Thus, these reports provide not only information but also the latest thinking on energy issues in the various countries. This report covers Indonesia. 37 refs., 36 figs., 64 tabs.

  8. Entrepreneurship in Japan's ICT Sector: Opportunity and Protection from Japan's Telecommunications Regime Shift

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    Kushida, Kenji E

    2012-01-01

    Marie. 2005. Reprogramming Japan: The High Tech Crisis underto Startups: Japan’s Push for High Tech Entrepreneurship.Kazuo, founder of major high-tech firm Kyocera. By the late

  9. The Tokai Reprocessing Issue: Japan’s Rise to Elite Nation Status in the 1970s

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    Shih, Ashanti

    2011-01-01

    of the ‘right’ to reprocess. ” 52 Thus, the administrationJapan’s strong desire to reprocess spent fuel, coupled withthe U.S. , Japan’s bid to reprocess at Tokai represented the

  10. Carsharing and Station Cars in Asia: An Overview of Japan and Singapore

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    Barth, Mathew; Shaheen, Susan; Fukuda, Tuenjai; Fukuda, Atsushi

    2007-01-01

    L . Novick. CarLink: A Smart Car- sharing System. Field TestAccessed July 2005. 25. Tan, C. Car Share Scheme Soon inK L : NTUC Income Car Co-op Mem­ bers May Have Use of Cars

  11. East Asia Institute September 12, 2012 Taiwan Today

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    Dodla, Ramana

    East Asia Institute September 12, 2012 Taiwan, and staff on Taiwan. On Wednesday, September 12, 2012, the East Asia Institute "Taiwan Today". The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston made

  12. Policy Paper 24: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia

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    May, Michael; Johnson, Celeste; Fei, Edward; Suzuki, Tatsujiro

    1996-01-01

    regional cooperation on energy and security issues in Asia.Energy and Security in Northeast Asia An IGCC studyplants as a form of energy security in the absence of suffi-

  13. Agreements --Asia 51 52 Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements

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    Wolf, Aaron

    Agreements -- Asia 51 ASIA #12;52 Atlas of International Freshwater Agreements Amur River. Photo credit: Mikhail A. Yatskov. Amur* Total area: 2,085,900 km2 Area of Basin in Country Countries km2 and the Upper Amur River #12;Agreements -- Asia 53 An Nahr Al Kabir Total area: 1,300 km2 Area of Basin

  14. INTERNATIONAL DIRECTORY OF Southeast Asia Librarians

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    California at Berkeley, University of

    Information Services/Library R. G. Menzies Building #2 The Australian National University Canberra ACT 0200 and Indonesian National Library of Australia Tieke Atikah (Mrs.) Manager, Regional Office Asia National Library Collection Development National Library of Australia Parkes Place, Canberra ACT 2600, Australia Tel: 61 2

  15. Southeast Asia Research Centre Rolando G. TALAMPAS

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    Po, Lai-Man

    Southeast Asia Research Centre Rolando G. TALAMPAS Asian Center University of the Philippines William Henry Scott, was the real freeman (timagua or timawa) in classical Philippine society because he in classic Philippine society," Philippine Studies Vol. 30 (Third Quarter 1982), p. 373. The same essay has

  16. Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Overview of Thermoelectric Power Generation Technologies in Japan Discusses thermoelectric power generation technologies as...

  17. Superconducting magnet development in Japan

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    Yasukochi, K.

    1983-05-01

    The present state of R and D works on the superconducting magnet and its applications in Japan are presented. On electrical rotating machines, 30 MVA superconducting synchronous rotary condenser (Mitsubishi and Fuji) and 50 MVA generator are under construction. Two ways of ship propulsion by superconducting magnets are developing. A superconducting magnetically levitated and linear motor propelled train ''MAGLEV'' was developed by the Japan National Railways (JNR). The superconducting magnet development for fusion is the most active field in Japan. The Cluster Test program has been demonstrated on a 10 T Nb/sub 3/Sn coil and the first coil of Large Coil Task in IEA collaboration has been constructed and the domestic test was completed in JAERI. These works are for the development of toroidal coils of the next generation tokamak machine. R and D works on superconducting ohmic heating coil are in progress in JAERI and ETL. The latter group has constructed 3.8 MJ pulsed coil. A high ramp rate of changing field in pulsed magnet, 200 T/s, has been tested successfully. High Energy Physics Laboratory (KEK) are conducting active works. The superconducting ..mu.. meson channel and ..pi.. meson channel have been constructed and are operating successfully. KEK has also a project of big accelerator named ''TRISTAN'', which is similar to ISABELLE project of BNL. Superconducting synchrotron magnets are developed for this project. The development of superconducting three thin wall solenoid has been started. One of them, CDF, is progressing under USA-Japan collaboration.

  18. Aerial Measuring System in Japan

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    Lyons, C., Colton, D. P.

    2012-05-01

    The U.S. Department of Energy National Nuclear Security Agency’s Aerial Measuring System deployed personnel and equipment to partner with the U.S. Air Force in Japan to conduct multiple aerial radiological surveys. These were the first and most comprehensive sources of actionable information for U.S. interests in Japan and provided early confirmation to the government of Japan as to the extent of the release from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Generation Station. Many challenges were overcome quickly during the first 48 hours; including installation and operation of Aerial Measuring System equipment on multiple U.S. Air Force Japan aircraft, flying over difficult terrain, and flying with talented pilots who were unfamiliar with the Aerial Measuring System flight patterns. These all combined to make for a dynamic and non-textbook situation. In addition, the data challenges of the multiple and on-going releases, and integration with the Japanese government to provide valid aerial radiological survey products that both military and civilian customers could use to make informed decisions, was extremely complicated. The Aerial Measuring System Fukushima response provided insight in addressing these challenges and gave way to an opportunity for the expansion of the Aerial Measuring System’s mission beyond the borders of the US.

  19. Japan’s National Defense Planning for the New Security Environment: The 2010 National Defense Program Guidelines

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    JIMBO, Ken

    2012-01-01

    and policies of Japan’s national security strategy. The mostin diplo- macy and national security policy soon after itsand policies of Japan’s national security strategy. In

  20. OECD-A Green Growth Strategy for Food and Agriculture | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop Inc Jump to:Newberg, Oregon: EnergyNongqishiCleanAlincaUKInformation OECD-A

  1. COMPARING MODEL RESULTS TO NATIONAL CLIMATE POLICY GOALS: RESULTS FROM THE ASIA MODELING EXERCISE

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    Calvin, Katherine V.; Fawcett, Allen A.; Jiang, Kejun

    2012-12-01

    While the world has yet to adopt a single unified policy to limit climate change, many countries and regions have adopted energy and climate policies that have implications for global emissions. In this paper, we discuss a few key policies and how they are included in a set of 24 energy and integrated assessment models that participated in the Asia Modeling Exercise. We also compare results from these models for a small set of stylized scenarios to the pledges made as part of the Copenhagen Accord and the goals stated by the Major Economies Forum. We find that the targets outlined by the United States, the European Union, Japan, and Korea require significant policy action in most of the models analyzed. For most of the models in the study, however, the goals outlined by India are met without any climate policy. The stringency of climate policy required to meet China’s Copenhagen pledges varies across models and accounting methodologies.

  2. Assistance Focus: Asia/Pacific Region (Brochure)

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    Not Available

    2015-01-01

    The Clean Energy Solutions Center Ask an Expert service connects governments seeking policy information and advice with one of more than 30 global policy experts who can provide reliable and unbiased quick-response advice and information. The service is available at no cost to government agency representatives from any country and the technical institutes assisting them. This publication presents summaries of assistance provided to governments in the Asia/Pacific region, including the benefits of that assistance.

  3. The Role of Asia in Mitigating Climate Change: Results from the Asia Modeling Exercise

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    Calvin, Katherine V.; Clarke, Leon E.; Krey, Volker; Blanford, Geoffrey J.; Jiang, Kejun; Kainuma, M.; Kriegler, Elmar; Luderer, Gunnar; Shukla, Priyadarshi R.

    2012-12-01

    In 2010, Asia accounted for 60% of global population, 39% of Gross World Product, 44% of global energy consumption and nearly half of the world’s energy system CO2 emissions. Thus, Asia is an important region to consider in any discussion of climate change or climate change mitigation. This paper explores the role of Asia in mitigating climate change, by comparing the results of 23 energy-economy and integrated assessment models. We focus our analysis on seven key areas: base year data, future energy use and emissions absent climate policy, the effect of urban and rural development on future energy use and emissions, the role of technology in emissions mitigation, regional emissions mitigation, and national climate policies

  4. FBIS report. Science and technology: Japan, December 10, 1996

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    NONE

    1996-12-10

    Contents (partial): Japan: Fabrication of Diamond Single Crystal Thin Film by Ion Beam Deposition; Japan: Hitachi Metal Develops New Semi Solid Metal Processing Technology; Japan: NTT Develops Fuel Cell System That Uses Both City Gas, LPG; Japan: Daihatsu Motor Completes Prototype EV; Japan: NIRIM Announces Success With Synthetic Bone Development; Japan: Sandoz Pharmaceuticals Plans Clinical Trials of Gene Therapy to Cerebral Tumor in Japan; Japan: MITI To Provide Aid for Residential Solar Power Generation Systems; Japan: MELCO To Provide Satellite Solar Cell Panel for SSL, USA; Japan: Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute Leads Nuclear Research; Japan: Kobe Steel`s Superconducting Magnet Ready to Go Fast; Japan: MPT To Begin Validation Test for Electric Money Implementation; and Japan: Defense Agency to Send ASDF`s Pilots to Russia for Training.

  5. Japan's Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030 Considering Energy Efficiency Standards "Top-Runner Approach"

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi

    2008-01-01

    ABORATORY Japan’s Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030o r n i a Japan’s Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030outlook of Japan’s residential energy demand, developed by a

  6. FBIS report. Science and technology: Japan, May 7, 1996

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    1996-05-07

    ;Partial Contents: Japan: FH1 Aerospace Division Executive on UAV R&D; JapaN: MHI Delivers First F-2 Flight Test Model; Nuclear Technologies; Japan: Nuclear Material Research in Cross-Over Research Project; Japan: MITI To Subsidize Development of Cryptography; Defense Industries; Japan: JADI Announces FY96 Major Events Schedule; Japan: Rollout Ceremony Held for First OH-X Flight Test Model; and Japan: KHI Weapons Designer OH-X Development.

  7. Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Proposals for Nuclear Cooperation

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    Kaneko, Kumao; Suzuki, Atsuyuki; Choi, Jor-Shan; Fei, Edward

    1998-01-01

    Henry S. Rowen, "Nuclear Energy and Nuclear Proliferation -Northeast Asian nuclear energy cooperation advanced byAsia). 2 Cooperation on nuclear energy would have a direct

  8. Spirits of Capitalism: Explaining Industrial Variation in South Asia

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    Naseemullah, Adnan

    2010-01-01

    multinationals like Walmart and the Gap have establishedestates in South Asia to Walmart and JC Penney, but alsomultinational buyers (Walmart, JC Penney, Ralph Lauren, etc)

  9. INL Results for Phases I and III of the OECD/NEA MHTGR-350 Benchmark

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    Gerhard Strydom; Javier Ortensi; Sonat Sen; Hans Hammer

    2013-09-01

    The Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) Technology Development Office (TDO) Methods Core Simulation group led the construction of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Modular High Temperature Reactor (MHTGR) 350 MW benchmark for comparing and evaluating prismatic VHTR analysis codes. The benchmark is sponsored by the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), and the project will yield a set of reference steady-state, transient, and lattice depletion problems that can be used by the Department of Energy (DOE), the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), and vendors to assess their code suits. The Methods group is responsible for defining the benchmark specifications, leading the data collection and comparison activities, and chairing the annual technical workshops. This report summarizes the latest INL results for Phase I (steady state) and Phase III (lattice depletion) of the benchmark. The INSTANT, Pronghorn and RattleSnake codes were used for the standalone core neutronics modeling of Exercise 1, and the results obtained from these codes are compared in Section 4. Exercise 2 of Phase I requires the standalone steady-state thermal fluids modeling of the MHTGR-350 design, and the results for the systems code RELAP5-3D are discussed in Section 5. The coupled neutronics and thermal fluids steady-state solution for Exercise 3 are reported in Section 6, utilizing the newly developed Parallel and Highly Innovative Simulation for INL Code System (PHISICS)/RELAP5-3D code suit. Finally, the lattice depletion models and results obtained for Phase III are compared in Section 7. The MHTGR-350 benchmark proved to be a challenging simulation set of problems to model accurately, and even with the simplifications introduced in the benchmark specification this activity is an important step in the code-to-code verification of modern prismatic VHTR codes. A final OECD/NEA comparison report will compare the Phase I and III results of all other international participants in 2014, while the remaining Phase II transient case results will be reported in 2015.

  10. Security Policies in East Asia: Four Essays

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    Lee, Chae-Jin

    1982-01-01

    of South Korea Young C. Kim 66 List of Contributors 79 Cover Painting by Dong Shouping (1904 - ) iii Preface In the spring semester of 1981 the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas sponsored a "Colloquium on Asian Security... Perceptions of Asian Security Akira Iriye After a hiatus following the war in Vietnam, the question of Asian security seems once again to be agitating the governments of America and Asia. Does the increasing naval presence of the Soviet Union in the region...

  11. TEP Asia Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-Enhancing CapacityVectren)Model forTechnologies95Symerton,E CTEP Asia Ltd Jump to:

  12. Pioneer Asia Wind Turbines | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OFAMERICA'SHeavyAgency (IRENA)Options JumpOpenEIEnergyPerpetual EnergyAsia Wind

  13. Us-Japan cooperation on safeguards

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    Beddingfield, David H [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Menlove, Howard O [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Hori, Masato [JAEA; Kawakubo, Yoko [JAEA; Mcclelland - Kerr, J [NNSA

    2009-01-01

    There is a long history of collaborative safeguards development between the United States and Japan. Japan has built, and continues to expand, the largest civil nuclear fuel cycle under full-scope IAEA safeguards in world. This development has posed unique challenges to the international safeguards system. Safeguards developments made through the US-Japan cooperation to address these unique challenges have significantly impacted the technologies deployed for international safeguards applications around the world.

  14. Results from the OECD report on international projections of electricity generating costs

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    Paffenbarger, J.A.; Bertel, E.

    1998-07-01

    The International Energy Agency and Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD have periodically undertaken a joint study on electricity generating costs in OECD Member countries and selected non-Member countries. This paper presents key results from the 1998 update of this study. Experts from 19 countries drawn from electric utility companies and government provided data on capital costs, operating and maintenance costs, and fuel costs from which levelized electricity generating costs (US cents/kWh) for baseload power plants were estimated in each country using a common set of economic assumptions. Light water nuclear power plants, pulverized coal plants, and natural gas-fired combined cycle gas turbines were the principal options evaluated. five and 10% discount rates, 40-year operating lifetime, and 75% annual load factor were the base assumptions, with sensitivity analyses on operating lifetime and load factor. Fuel costs and fuel escalation were provided individually by country, with a sensitivity case to evaluate costs assuming no real fuel price escalation over plant lifetimes. Of the three principal fuel/technology options, none is predominantly the cheapest option for all economic assumptions. However, fossil-fueled options are generally estimated to be the least expensive option. The study confirms that gas-fired combined cycles have improved their economic performance in most countries in recent years and are strong competitors to nuclear and coal-fired plants. Eleven out of the 18 countries with two or more options show gas-fired plants to be the cheapest option at 10% discount rate. Coal remains a strong competitor to gas when lower discount rates are used. Nuclear is the least expensive at both 5 and 10% discount rate in only two countries. Generally, with gas prices above 5 US$/GJ, nuclear plants constructed at overnight capital costs below 1 650 $/kWe have the potential to be competitive only at lower discount rates.

  15. GE Hydro Asia Co Ltd formerly Kvaerner Power Equipment Co Ltd...

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    Hydro Asia Co Ltd formerly Kvaerner Power Equipment Co Ltd Kvaerner Hangfa Jump to: navigation, search Name: GE Hydro Asia Co Ltd (formerly Kvaerner Power Equipment Co., Ltd...

  16. Policy Paper 35: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Fueling Security

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    Calder, Kent; Fesharaki, Fereidun; Shirk, Susan L.; Stankiewicz, Michael

    1998-01-01

    Deese (editors). Energy and Security. 3. Fereidun Fesharaki,Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Fueling Security Anrising energy demand. Energy and Security in Northeast Asia

  17. Transformer Efficiency Assessment - Okinawa, Japan

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    Thomas L. Baldwin; Robert J. Turk; Kurt S. Myers; Jake P. Gentle; Jason W. Bush

    2012-05-01

    The US Army Engineering & Support Center, Huntsville (USAESCH), and the US Marine Corps Base (MCB), Okinawa, Japan retained Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to conduct a Transformer Efficiency Assessment of “key” transformers located at multiple military bases in Okinawa, Japan. The purpose of this assessment is to support the Marine Corps Base, Okinawa in evaluating medium voltage distribution transformers for potential efficiency upgrades. The original scope of work included the MCB providing actual transformer nameplate data, manufacturer’s factory test sheets, electrical system data (kWh), demand data (kWd), power factor data, and electricity cost data. Unfortunately, the MCB’s actual data is not available and therefore making it necessary to de-scope the original assessment. Note: Any similar nameplate data, photos of similar transformer nameplates, and basic electrical details from one-line drawings (provided by MCB) are not a replacement for actual load loss test data. It is recommended that load measurements are performed on the high and low sides of transformers to better quantify actual load losses, demand data, and power factor data. We also recommend that actual data, when available, be inserted by MCB Okinawa where assumptions have been made and then the LCC analysis updated. This report covers a generalized assessment of modern U.S. transformers in a three level efficiency category, Low-Level efficiency, Medium-Level efficiency, and High-Level efficiency.

  18. Transformer Efficiency Assessment - Okinawa, Japan

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    Thomas L. Baldwin; Robert J. Turk; Kurt S. Myers; Jake P. Gentle; Jason W. Bush

    2012-08-01

    The US Army Engineering & Support Center, Huntsville (USAESCH), and the US Marine Corps Base (MCB), Okinawa, Japan retained Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to conduct a Transformer Efficiency Assessment of “key” transformers located at multiple military bases in Okinawa, Japan. The purpose of this assessment is to support the Marine Corps Base, Okinawa in evaluating medium voltage distribution transformers for potential efficiency upgrades. The original scope of work included the MCB providing actual transformer nameplate data, manufacturer’s factory test sheets, electrical system data (kWh), demand data (kWd), power factor data, and electricity cost data. Unfortunately, the MCB’s actual data is not available and therefore making it necessary to de-scope the original assessment. Note: Any similar nameplate data, photos of similar transformer nameplates, and basic electrical details from one-line drawings (provided by MCB) are not a replacement for actual load loss test data. It is recommended that load measurements are performed on the high and low sides of transformers to better quantify actual load losses, demand data, and power factor data. We also recommend that actual data, when available, be inserted by MCB Okinawa where assumptions have been made and then the LCC analysis updated. This report covers a generalized assessment of modern U.S. transformers in a three level efficiency category, Low-Level efficiency, Medium-Level efficiency, and High-Level efficiency.

  19. Policy Paper 35: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Fueling Security

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    Calder, Kent; Fesharaki, Fereidun; Shirk, Susan L.; Stankiewicz, Michael

    1998-01-01

    and petroleum products to Japan, the largest amount Japan received from any Asian country other than Indonesia.

  20. Japan's Triple Disaster The Continuing News Story

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    Napp, Nils

    of a large tsunami striking the Sendai Plain is high," -Koji Minoura #12;11 News Focus "This is the return not pragmatic." -Fumihiko Imamura #12;18 News Of The Week Does Japan Need Nuclear Power? #12;19 News & Analysis Nuclear Power #12;The Story Continues Japan's Energy Policy Renewable Energy Innovation Rebuilding Tohoku

  1. United States, France and Japan Increase Cooperation on Sodium...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    United States, France and Japan Increase Cooperation on Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor Prototypes United States, France and Japan Increase Cooperation on Sodium-Cooled Fast Reactor...

  2. Fact #723: April 16, 2012 Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Resulted...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    3: April 16, 2012 Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Resulted in Major Losses for Japanese Automakers Fact 723: April 16, 2012 Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Resulted in Major Losses...

  3. United States and Japan Sign Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan...

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    Japan Sign Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan to Promote Nuclear Energy Cooperation United States and Japan Sign Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan to Promote Nuclear Energy...

  4. Factsheet: Second Meeting of the United States-Japan Bilateral...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Second Meeting of the United States-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation Factsheet: Second Meeting of the United States-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil...

  5. The human causes of deforestation in southeast Asia

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    Kummer, D.M.; Turner, B.L. II )

    1994-05-01

    The recurrent pattern of deforestation in southeast Asia is that of large scale logging for exports followed by agricultural expansion. The apparent difference between global and regional or local causes of land use, such as in SE Asia, has become a central theme in the emerging global change agenda. This article illustrates the significance of regional variation for understanding one example of land cover change, tropical deforestation, focusing on the Philippines, and using mathematical modeling. The commonalities of this case with other in SE Asia are discussed. 43 refs., 2 figs., 5 tabs.

  6. International prospects for clean coal technologies (Focus on Asia)

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    Gallaspy, D.T. [Southern Energy, Inc., Atlanta, GA (United States)

    1997-12-31

    The purpose of this paper is to propose Asia as a focus market for commercialization of CCT`s; describe the principles for successful penetration of CCT`s in the international market; and summarize prospects for CCT`s in Asia and other international markets. The paper outlines the following: Southern Company`s clean coal commitment; acquisition of Consolidated Electric Power Asia (CEPA); the prospects for CCT`s internationally; requirements for CCT`s widespread commercialization; CEPA`s application of CCT`s; and gas turbine power plants as a perfect example of a commercialization driver.

  7. TRAC-PF1/MOD1 post-test calculations of the OECD LOFT Experiment LP-SB-3

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    Allen, E J; Neill, A P [UKAEA Atomic Energy Establishment, Winfrith (UK)

    1990-04-01

    Analysis of the small, cold leg break, OECD LOFT Experiment LP-SB-3 using the best-estimate computer code TRAC-PF1/MOD1 is presented. Descriptions of the LOFT facility and the LP-SB-3 experiment are given and development of the TRAC-PF1/MOD1 input model is detailed. The calculations performed in achieving the steady state conditions, from which the experiment was initiated, and the specification of experimental boundary conditions are outlined. Results of the TRAC-PF1/MOD1 calculation are found to be generally consistent with those reported, by members of the OECD LOFT Program Review Group, in the LP-SB-3 Comparison Report.'' Overall trends with respect to pressure histories, minimum primary system mass inventory and accumulator behaviour are reasonably well reproduced by TRAC-PF1/MOD1. 17 refs., 26 figs., 3 tabs.

  8. The effects of prevention and public health expenditure on measles immunization rates in Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) countries 

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    Chen, Christina Melonie

    2009-05-15

    and public health expenditure and the rate of measles immunizations in member countries of the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). There is a weak negative relationship between the expenditure and rates of measles immunizations...

  9. Public Health in East and Southeast Asia: Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty-First Century

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    Detels, Roger; Sullivan, Sheena G.; Tan, Chorh Chuan

    2012-01-01

    curriculum. Imbalance and Maldistribution Another criticalnations of Asia is maldistribution, such as imbalances in

  10. Activities of Building Commissioning in Japan 

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    Yanagihara, R.

    2006-01-01

    and BackgroundIntroduction and Background #0;?#0;?#0;?#0;? Activities of Building CActivities of Building C??in Japanin Japan ?? IBEC Activity for IEA/Annex40,47IBEC Activity for IEA/Annex40,47 ?? SHASE Activity for Commissioning GuidelineSHASE Activity... ??TepcoTepcoTachikawaTachikawaBuildingBuilding ??Yamatake Research CenterYamatake Research Center ??Red Cross Medical Center Red Cross Medical Center Commissioning Map, Japan and WorldCommissioning Map, Japan and World SHASE BEMS Committee...

  11. The air quality and health impacts of aviation in Asia

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    Lee, In Hwan, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01

    Aviation in Asia is growing more rapidly than other regions around the world. Adverse health impacts of aviation are linked to an increase in the concentration of particulate matter smaller than 2.5 [mu]m in diameter ...

  12. Energy Scenarios for East Asia: 2005-2025

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    Paltsev, Sergey

    We describe several scenarios for economic development and energy use in East Asia based on the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model, a computable general equilibrium model of the world economy. Historic ...

  13. e-Commerce fulfillment models for luxury brands in Asia

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    Thomson, Benjamin R

    2011-01-01

    Asia-Pacific countries have experienced a rapid rise in Internet usage in recent history. China, in particular, has seen 40% of its population (or 500M people) connect to the Internet in the past 10 years, and continues ...

  14. On-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing.

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing. · Donald H. Stedman, Gary A. Bishop on-road advantage · Large on-road emissions cause poor air quality. · Remote sensing measures on

  15. U.S.-Asia Pacific Comprehensive Energy Partnership | Department...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    underway in APEC and ASEAN to bring concrete, impactful progress in addressing energy poverty and energy access issues in the region" through the new U.S.-Asia Pacific...

  16. Foreign Fishery Developments Abalone Culture in Japan

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    as awabe in Japan, is a popular and traditional food maintain ing a good, consistent market value. Up of food. Abalone feed on many types of macroalgae (seaweed), but prefer partic ular types. Relationships

  17. Beam Test Possibilities in Japan Tatsushi NAKAMOTO

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    McDonald, Kirk

    ) & IMR Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant KEK Narita Airport ·Facilities in East Japan were damaged) & IMR Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant KEK Nari gas or vacuum Tradeoff: irradiation temperature or fluence ­ Allowable limit of radioactivity

  18. Physics in Collision 2009 -- Kobe, Japan

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    Dr. Yuji Yamazaki

    2010-01-08

    Dr. Yuji Yamazaki, a host of the Physics in Collision 2009 conference, and Dr. Thomas Muller, who will host the conference in 2010, talk about PIC 2009 in Kobe, Japan.

  19. Japan’s Approaches to DefenseTransparency: Perspectivesfrom the Japanese and Chinese Defense Establishments

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    Fei, John

    2012-01-01

    s firm opposition to nuclear weapons is grounded in twopossessing, or importing nuclear weapons (Hughes 2007, 85).the introduction of nuclear weapons in Japan in case of an

  20. The Tokai Reprocessing Issue: Japan’s Rise to Elite Nation Status in the 1970s

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    Shih, Ashanti

    2011-01-01

    the Acquisition of Nuclear Weapons [Includes Japan Sectioncan be used to create nuclear weapons. If the spent fuel isbetween nations with nuclear weapons and nations which

  1. Japan-Taiwan Joint SymposiumJapan-Taiwan Joint Symposium onon Innovative Synthesis forInnovative Synthesis for

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    Takada, Shoji

    Japan-Taiwan Joint SymposiumJapan-Taiwan Joint Symposium onon Innovative Synthesis for, TaiwanThe National Science Council, Taiwan ·· Taipei Economic & Cultural Representative Office in Japan://www.kuicrkuicr..kyoto-ukyoto-u.ac..ac.jp/jp/ #12;Japan-Taiwan Joint Symposium on Innovative Synthesis for New Materials Chemistry Date October 3

  2. South Asia Water Resources Workshop: An effort to promote water quality data sharing in South Asia

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    RAJEN,GAURAV; BIRINGER,KENT L.; BETSILL,J. DAVID

    2000-04-01

    To promote cooperation in South Asia on environmental research, an international working group comprised of participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and the US convened at the Soaltee Hotel in Kathmandu, Nepal, September 12 to 14, 1999. The workshop was sponsored in part by the Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC) at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, through funding provided by the Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Nonproliferation and National Security. The CMC promotes collaborations among scientists and researchers in regions throughout the world as a means of achieving common regional security objectives. In the long term, the workshop organizers and participants are interested in the significance of regional information sharing as a means to build confidence and reduce conflict. The intermediate interests of the group focus on activities that might eventually foster regional management of some aspects of water resources utilization. The immediate purpose of the workshop was to begin the implementation phase of a project to collect and share water quality information at a number of river and coastal estuary locations throughout the region. The workshop participants achieved four objectives: (1) gaining a better understanding of the partner organizations involved; (2) garnering the support of existing regional organizations promoting environmental cooperation in South Asia; (3) identifying sites within the region at which data is to be collected; and (4) instituting a data and information collection and sharing process.

  3. What caused the cool summer over northern Central Asia, East Asia and central North America during 2009?

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    Wang, Bin

    , together with the Rossby wave response to the subtropical heating generated by convective activities over, USA 3 Center for Advanced Information Science and Technology, University of Aizu, Japan 4 Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo, Japan E-mail: jylee@soest.hawaii.edu Received 8 August

  4. Inside the Castle Gates: How Foreign Corporations Nagivate Japan's Policymaking Processes

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    Kushida, Kenji Erik

    2010-01-01

    Japan's Double Standards: Technical Standards and U.S. -Japan's Double Standards: Technical Standards and U.S. -Relations." In Japan's Technical Standards : Implications

  5. Source Contribution Analysis of Surface Particulate Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbon Concentrations in Northeastern Asia by Source-receptor Relationships

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    Inomata, Yayoi; Kajino, Mizuo; Sato, Keiichi; Ohara, Toshimasa; Kurokawa, Jun-Ichi; Ueda, Hiromasa; Tang, Ning; Hayakawa, Kazuichi; Ohizumi, Tsuyoshi; Akimoto, Hajime

    2013-11-01

    We analyzed the sourceereceptor relationships for particulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) concentrations in northeastern Asia using an aerosol chemical transport model. The model successfully simulated the observed concentrations. In Beijing (China) benzo[a]pyren (BaP) concentrations are due to emissions from its own domain. In Noto, Oki and Tsushima (Japan), transboundary transport from northern China (>40°N, 40-60%) and central China (30-40°N, 10-40%) largely influences BaP concentrations from winter to spring, whereas the relative contribution from central China is dominant (90%) in Hedo. In the summer, the contribution from Japanese domestic sources increases (40-80%) at the 4 sites. Contributions from Japan and Russia are additional source of BaP over the northwestern Pacific Ocean in summer. The contribution rates for the concentrations from each domain are different among PAH species depending on their particulate phase oxidation rates. Reaction with O3 on particulate surfaces may be an important component of the PAH oxidation processes.

  6. Policy Paper 47: The Changing Order in Northeast Asia and the Prospects for U.S.-Japan-CHina-Korea Relations

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    Scalapino, Robert A.

    1998-01-01

    which would go from Sakhalin to Hokkaido. The development ofin any such development, as the Sakhalin pipeline project so

  7. TRAC-PF1 MOD1 post test calculations of the OECD LOFT Experiment LP-SB-1

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    Allen, E J [UKAEA Atomic Energy Establishment, Winfrith (UK)

    1990-04-01

    Analysis of the small, hot leg break, OECD LOFT Experiment LP-SB-1. using the best-estimate'' computer code TRAC-PF1/MOD1 is presented. Descriptions of the LOFT facility and the LP-SB-1 experiment are given and development of the TRAC-PF1/MOD1 input model is detailed. The calculations performed in achieving the steady state conditions, from which the experiment was initiated, and the specification of experimental boundary conditions are outlined. 24 refs., 66 figs., 12 tabs.

  8. Utilization of LPG for vehicles in Japan

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    Kusakabe, M.; Makino, M.; Tokunoh, M.

    1988-01-01

    LPG demand for vehicles amounts to 1.8 MM tons annually, equivalent to about 11% of the total LPG consumption in Japan. The feature which dominates the demand of LPG as a vehicle fuel in Japan is the high penetration of LPG powered vehicles into taxi fleets. This has been made possible following the rationalization in the taxi business in the early 1960s. Today, three quarters of LPG vehicles, numbering some 235,000 while representing only about 1% of the total number of vehicles, account for nearly 93% of all taxicabs.

  9. Issues, Value Cleavages, and Political Change in East Asia

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    Lee, Aie-Rie

    2006-01-01

    and Markets around the Pacific Rim: Congruence Theory andGlobal Studies: Japan & Pacific Rim (Dubuque: McGraw Hill,Markets around the Pacific Rim. 20. In the Korean survey,

  10. Tall buildings in Asia : a critique on the high-rise building in Colombo, Shri Lanka

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    Pieris, Anoma D. (Anoma Darshani)

    1993-01-01

    The recent generation of tall buildings in Asia have been appropriated from the West with little adaptation. With no understanding of the forces that have generated this building form, Asia embraces the high-rise as an ...

  11. Policy Paper 37: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Proposals for Nuclear Cooperation

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    Kaneko, Kumao; Suzuki, Atsuyuki; Choi, Jor-Shan; Fei, Edward

    1998-01-01

    Policy Papers 35-37, Energy and Security in Northeast Asia,regional and global energy and security politics. In PolicyPolicy Paper 24, Energy and Security in Northeast Asia). 2

  12. Policy Paper 36: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Supply and Demand, Conflict and

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    Fesharaki, Fereidun; Banaszak, Sarah; WU, Kang; Valencia, Mark J.; Dorian, James P.

    1998-01-01

    Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Supply and Demand,Policy Papers 35- 37, Energy and Security in Northeast Asia,on Northeast Asian energy and security held in Seoul, Korea.

  13. OECD/MCCI 2-D Core Concrete Interaction (CCI) tests : final report February 28, 2006.

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    Farmer, M. T.; Lomperski, S.; Kilsdonk, D. J.; Aeschlimann, R. W.; Basu, S. (Nuclear Engineering Division); (NRC)

    2011-05-23

    Although extensive research has been conducted over the last several years in the areas of Core-Concrete Interaction (CCI) and debris coolability, two important issues warrant further investigation. The first issue concerns the effectiveness of water in terminating a CCI by flooding the interacting masses from above, thereby quenching the molten core debris and rendering it permanently coolable. This safety issue was investigated in the EPRI-sponsored Melt Attack and Coolability Experiments (MACE) program. The approach was to conduct large scale, integral-type reactor materials experiments with core melt masses ranging up to two metric tons. These experiments provided unique, and for the most part repeatable, indications of heat transfer mechanism(s) that could provide long term debris cooling. However, the results did not demonstrate definitively that a melt would always be completely quenched. This was due to the fact that the crust anchored to the test section sidewalls in every test, which led to melt/crust separation, even at the largest test section lateral span of 1.20 m. This decoupling is not expected for a typical reactor cavity, which has a span of 5-6 m. Even though the crust may mechanically bond to the reactor cavity walls, the weight of the coolant and the crust itself is expected to periodically fracture the crust and restore contact with the melt. Although crust fracturing does not ensure that coolability will be achieved, it nonetheless provides a pathway for water to recontact the underlying melt, thereby allowing other debris cooling mechanisms to proceed. A related task of the current program, which is not addressed in this particular report, is to measure crust strength to check the hypothesis that a corium crust would not be strong enough to sustain melt/crust separation in a plant accident. The second important issue concerns long-term, two-dimensional concrete ablation by a prototypic core oxide melt. As discussed by Foit the existing reactor material database for dry cavity conditions is solely one-dimensional. Although the MACE Scoping Test was carried out with a two-dimensional concrete cavity, the interaction was flooded soon after ablation was initiated to investigate debris coolability. Moreover, due to the scoping nature of this test, the apparatus was minimally instrumented and therefore the results are of limited value from the code validation viewpoint. Aside from the MACE program, the COTELS test series also investigated 2-D CCI under flooded cavity conditions. However, the input power density for these tests was quite high relative to the prototypic case. Finally, the BETA test series provided valuable data on 2-D core concrete interaction under dry cavity conditions, but these tests focused on investigating the interaction of the metallic (steel) phase with concrete. Due to these limitations, there is significant uncertainty in the partition of energy dissipated for the ablation of concrete in the lateral and axial directions under dry cavity conditions for the case of a core oxide melt. Accurate knowledge of this 'power split' is important in the evaluation of the consequences of an ex-vessel severe accident; e.g., lateral erosion can undermine containment structures, while axial erosion can penetrate the basemat, leading to ground contamination and/or possible containment bypass. As a result of this uncertainty, there are still substantial differences among computer codes in the prediction of 2-D cavity erosion behavior under both wet and dry cavity conditions. In light of the above issues, the OECD-sponsored Melt Coolability and Concrete Interaction (MCCI) program was initiated at Argonne National Laboratory. The project conducted reactor materials experiments and associated analysis to achieve the following technical objectives: (1) resolve the ex-vessel debris coolability issue through a program that focused on providing both confirmatory evidence and test data for the coolability mechanisms identified in MACE integral effects tests, and (2) address remaining uncertainties relat

  14. Review: Bad Water, Nature, Pollution and Politics in Japan, 1870-1950

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    Miller, Ryder W.

    2015-01-01

    Review: Bad Water, Nature, Pollution and Politics in Japan,Robert. Bad Water, Nature, Pollution and Politics in Japan,

  15. Restoration of Cenozoic deformation in Asia and the size of Greater India

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    Torsvik, Trond Helge

    Restoration of Cenozoic deformation in Asia and the size of Greater India Douwe J. J. van 2011. [1] A long standing problem in the geological evolution of the India Asia collision zone is how and where convergence between India and Asia was accommodated since collision. Proposed collision ages vary

  16. 2011 Asia Value Advisors. All rights reserved Launching Your Social Business

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    create social value / impact ? ¨ How do I launch a social business ? #12;© 2011 Asia Value Advisors. All Impact Creation #12;© 2011 Asia Value Advisors. All rights reserved Social Issues (Systematic Approach me ? ¨ How do I create social value / impact ? ¨ How do I launch a social business ? #12;© 2011 Asia

  17. Tropical timber import export Africa Asia volume Congo India Nigeria Papua New Guinea & the Solomon Islands

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    Tropical timber import export Africa Asia volume Congo India Nigeria Papua New Guinea & the Solomon/14/2008 12:55:54 PM] #12;Tropical timber import export Africa Asia volume Congo India Nigeria Volume ('000 m3 import export Africa Asia volume Congo India Nigeria Papua New Guinea Reports (commissioned

  18. Copyright 2000 FT Asia Intelligence Wire All rights reserved

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    Copyright 2000 FT Asia Intelligence Wire All rights reserved Copyright 2000 The Hindu THE HINDU May 10, 2000 LENGTH: 1384 words HEADLINE: The Hindu-Editorial: Development and goal-setting - I BYLINE: NIRUPAM BAJPAI & JEFFREY D. SACHS BODY: WHILE PRESENTING the Union Budget for 2000-01, the Finance

  19. The Importance of Asia Economic and Geopolitical Considerations

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    Riley, Shawn J.

    million · #1 China: 1,368 million · #2 India: 1,268 million · #4 Indonesia: 255 million · #6 Pakistan: 189: 7.5% · China: 7.3% · Egypt: 6.8% · Malaysia: 5.8% · Pakistan: 5.4% · Indonesia 5.0% · Source Sea #12;Territorial Disputes: South Asia · China-India dispute · Large areas under dispute · Pakistan

  20. The Asia Pacific LNG trade: Status and technology development

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    Hovdestad, W.R.

    1995-10-01

    The Asia Pacific Region is experiencing a period of sustained economic expansion. Economic growth has led to an increasing demand for energy that has spurred a rapid expansion of baseload liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in this region. This is illustrated by the fact that seven of the ten baseload facilities in existence provide LNG for markets in the Asia Pacific region. With the three exceptions having been initially commissioned in 1972 and earlier, it is fair to observed that most advances in LNG technology have been developed and applied for this market. The paper presents the current status and identified future trends for the Asia Pacific LNG trade. Technology development in terms of application to onstream production, processing and transportation facilities, including LNG tankers, is presented. The potential of future advances to applied technology and operational practices to improve the cost-effectiveness of new and existing facilities is discussed. Current design data and methods as actually used are examined in terms of identifying where fundamental research and basic physical data are insufficient for optimization purposes. These findings are then summarized and presented in terms of the likely evolution of future and existing LNG projects in the Asia Pacific region.

  1. Proceedings of the 26th Pacific Asia Conference on

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    Proceedings of the 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 26 Conference on Language, Information and Computation (PACLIC 26), we would like to extend our warm welcome gratitude to our invited speakers. This international conference is organized by the Faculty of Computer

  2. Global Biofuel Production and Food Security: Implications for Asia Pacific

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    Global Biofuel Production and Food Security: Implications for Asia Pacific 56th AARES Annual Conference Fremantle, Western Australia 7-10 February 2012 William T. Coyle #12;Global Biofuel Production and Food Security: Making the Connection --Past analysis and the evidence about biofuels and spiking

  3. Europe and western Asia: genetics and population history

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    18 Europe and western Asia: genetics and population history Mark G. Thomas, Toomas Kivisild, Lounes Chikhi, and Joachim Burger This chapter examines the genetic history of Europe during the past 20 have been used extensively to address three major questions on the demographic history of Europe: (1

  4. Prof. Dr. Uwe Holtz Universitt Bonn Am Hofgarten 15D -53113 Bonn UHoltz@aol.com www.uni-bonn.de/~uholtz1 OECD (Hg.): DAC Peer Review Germany, Paris 2006.4

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    Franz, Sven Oliver

    , India,39 Indonesia, Egypt and Turkey. Germany does not intend to focus only on the poorest countries40.uni-bonn.de/~uholtz1 6.4.072 3 OECD (Hg.): DAC Peer Review Germany, Paris 2006.4 (www.oecd.org/dataoecd/54 of poorer countries but need for greater strategic selectivity8 9 Germany has never stated a preference

  5. OECD/NEA expert group on uncertainty analysis for criticality safety assessment: Results of benchmark on sensitivity calculation (phase III)

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    Ivanova, T.; Laville, C. [Institut de Radioprotection et de Surete Nucleaire IRSN, BP 17, 92262 Fontenay aux Roses (France); Dyrda, J. [Atomic Weapons Establishment AWE, Aldermaston, Reading, RG7 4PR (United Kingdom); Mennerdahl, D. [E Mennerdahl Systems EMS, Starvaegen 12, 18357 Taeby (Sweden); Golovko, Y.; Raskach, K.; Tsiboulia, A. [Inst. for Physics and Power Engineering IPPE, 1, Bondarenko sq., 249033 Obninsk (Russian Federation); Lee, G. S.; Woo, S. W. [Korea Inst. of Nuclear Safety KINS, 62 Gwahak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-338 (Korea, Republic of); Bidaud, A.; Sabouri, P. [Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie LPSC, CNRS-IN2P3/UJF/INPG, Grenoble (France); Patel, A. [U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Washington, DC 20555-0001 (United States); Bledsoe, K.; Rearden, B. [Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL, M.S. 6170, P.O. Box 2008, Oak Ridge, TN 37831 (United States); Gulliford, J.; Michel-Sendis, F. [OECD/NEA, 12, Bd des Iles, 92130 Issy-les-Moulineaux (France)

    2012-07-01

    The sensitivities of the k{sub eff} eigenvalue to neutron cross sections have become commonly used in similarity studies and as part of the validation algorithm for criticality safety assessments. To test calculations of the sensitivity coefficients, a benchmark study (Phase III) has been established by the OECD-NEA/WPNCS/EG UACSA (Expert Group on Uncertainty Analysis for Criticality Safety Assessment). This paper presents some sensitivity results generated by the benchmark participants using various computational tools based upon different computational methods: SCALE/TSUNAMI-3D and -1D, MONK, APOLLO2-MORET 5, DRAGON-SUSD3D and MMKKENO. The study demonstrates the performance of the tools. It also illustrates how model simplifications impact the sensitivity results and demonstrates the importance of 'implicit' (self-shielding) sensitivities. This work has been a useful step towards verification of the existing and developed sensitivity analysis methods. (authors)

  6. OECD/CSNI Workshop on Advanced Thermal-Hydraulic and Neutronic Codes: Current and Future Applications, Barcelona, SPAIN, 10-13 April, 2000.

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    Kunz, Robert Francis

    OECD/CSNI Workshop on Advanced Thermal-Hydraulic and Neutronic Codes: Current and Future and experimental measure- ments. The tool provides a suite of metrics for quality of fit to specific data sets in this area (see [1-9], for examples). The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission has sponsored

  7. History of nuclear technology development in Japan

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    Yamashita, Kiyonobu

    2015-04-29

    Nuclear technology development in Japan has been carried out based on the Atomic Energy Basic Act brought into effect in 1955. The nuclear technology development is limited to peaceful purposes and made in a principle to assure their safety. Now, the technologies for research reactors radiation application and nuclear power plants are delivered to developing countries. First of all, safety measures of nuclear power plants (NPPs) will be enhanced based on lesson learned from TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi NPS accident.

  8. Japan Space Imaging Corporation Business Overview

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    Workshop #12;1 Company ProfileCompany Profile Date established May 11, 1998 Paid in capital JPY 490M (US $5 and Collection Planning Japan #12;Imagery AssetsImagery Assets 3 Sellable areas 1,103,898 sq. km (426,215 sq future satellites To Date To the Future Roles ofRoles of JSIJSI #12;Mt. FujiMt. Fuji Obrigado

  9. Promoting responsible FM & timber trade in South East Asia

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    5 Import countries account for >55% from 04-07 Top 5 Export trade partners Account for >62% from 04-07 Malaysia U S Indonesia· ·Russia Thailand U S Japan China HK U K Korea #12;Theory of Change Land Manager

  10. Japan: Energy Resources | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History View NewGuam:onItron (California) Jump to:Jaffrey, NewJamesJapan: Energy

  11. Japan’s Rhetoric of Crisis: Prospects for Change after 3.11

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    Samuels, Richard J.

    2013-01-01

    For some Japanese political entrepreneurs, the March 2011 catastrophe in Tohoku (3.11) was a warning for Japan to “put it in gear” and head in a new direction—away from nuclear power or toward a muscular military. For ...

  12. Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Supply and Demand, Conflict and

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    Fesharaki, Fereidun; Banaszak, Sarah; WU, Kang; Valencia, Mark J.; Dorian, James P.

    1998-01-01

    in Northeast Asia Energy security is a vague and changingand military dimensions of energy security is provided byan important element of energy security. Lack of importing,

  13. Policy Paper 37: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Proposals for Nuclear Cooperation

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    Kaneko, Kumao; Suzuki, Atsuyuki; Choi, Jor-Shan; Fei, Edward

    1998-01-01

    The bilateral nuclear and security agreement between theThe bilateral nuclear and security agreement between thein East Asia's security, nuclear energy, and environment. It

  14. Ice, Snow and Water: impacts of climate change on California and Himalayan Asia

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    Fenner, R. A.

    2009-01-01

    in Asia. Progress Climate science and technology has enabledClimate Change Think Globally, Assess Regionally, Act Locally”, Issues in Science and Technology

  15. RELAP5-3D Results for Phase I (Exercise 2) of the OECD/NEA MHTGR-350 MW Benchmark

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    Gerhard Strydom

    2012-06-01

    The coupling of the PHISICS code suite to the thermal hydraulics system code RELAP5-3D has recently been initiated at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) to provide a fully coupled prismatic Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR) system modeling capability as part of the NGNP methods development program. The PHISICS code consists of three modules: INSTANT (performing 3D nodal transport core calculations), MRTAU (depletion and decay heat generation) and a perturbation/mixer module. As part of the verification and validation activities, steady state results have been obtained for Exercise 2 of Phase I of the newly-defined OECD/NEA MHTGR-350 MW Benchmark. This exercise requires participants to calculate a steady-state solution for an End of Equilibrium Cycle 350 MW Modular High Temperature Reactor (MHTGR), using the provided geometry, material, and coolant bypass flow description. The paper provides an overview of the MHTGR Benchmark and presents typical steady state results (e.g. solid and gas temperatures, thermal conductivities) for Phase I Exercise 2. Preliminary results are also provided for the early test phase of Exercise 3 using a two-group cross-section library and the Relap5-3D model developed for Exercise 2.

  16. South Asia transboundary water quality monitoring workshop summary report.

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    Betsill, Jeffrey David; Littlefield, Adriane C.; Luetters, Frederick O.; Rajen, Gaurav

    2003-04-01

    The Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC) promotes collaborations among scientists and researchers in several regions as a means of achieving common regional security objectives. To promote cooperation in South Asia on environmental research, an international working group made up of participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and the United States convened in Kathmandu, Nepal, from February 17-23,2002. The workshop was held to further develop the South Asia Transboundary Water Quality Monitoring (SATWQM) project. The project is sponsored in part by the CMC located at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico through funding provided by the US. Department of State, Regional Environmental Affairs Office, American Embassy, Kathmandu, Nepal, and the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Nonproliferation and National Security. This report summarizes the SATWQM project, the workshop objectives, process and results. The long-term interests of the participants are to develop systems for sharing regional environmental information as a means of building confidence and improving relations among South Asian countries. The more immediate interests of the group are focused on activities that foster regional sharing of water quality data in the Ganges and Indus River basins. Issues of concern to the SATWQM network participants include studying the impacts from untreated sewage and industrial effluents, agricultural run-off, salinity increases in fresh waters, the siltation and shifting of river channels, and the environmental degradation of critical habitats such as wetlands, protected forests, and endangered aquatic species conservation areas. The workshop focused on five objectives: (1) a deepened understanding of the partner organizations involved; (2) garnering the support of additional regional and national government and non-government organizations in South Asia involved in river water quality monitoring; (3) identification of sites within the region at which water quality data are to be collected; (4) instituting a data and information collection and sharing process; and, (5) training of partners in the use of water quality monitoring equipment.

  17. New Zealand Asia-Pacific energy series country report

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    Yamaguchi, N.D.; Keevill, H.D.

    1992-03-01

    This report on New Zealand is one of a series of country studies intended to provide a continuous, long-term source of energy sector analysis for the Asia-Pacific region. This report addresses significant changes occurring due to the reform, deregulation, and privatization of the economy in general and the energy sector in particular; provides the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation; petroleum and gas issues are highlighted, particularly the implications of foreign trade in oil and gas; provides the latest available statistics and insights to energy policy that are not generally available elsewhere.

  18. Asia/Pacific refineries spark growth in conversion capacity

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    Rhodes, A.K.

    1995-12-18

    Led by refiners in the Asia/Pacific region, worldwide capacity for conversion processes, such as fluid catalytic cracking, hydrocracking, and coking, increased at a faster pace this year than did crude oil distillation capacity. Crude capacity showed only a small gain of 0.4% to 74.5 million b/d according to the Journal`s most recent survey of refining capacity. This article summarizes data from the survey on the largest refiners, capacities, conversion processes, fuel processes, processing comparison, and refinery size.

  19. LEDSGP/about/Asia LEDS Partnership | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View NewTexas: EnergyKulpsville, Pennsylvania:LEDSGP/about < LEDSGP(RedirectedAsia LEDS

  20. PetroAsia Energy Ltd | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History ViewMayo, Maryland:NPIProtectio ProgramInformationMissouri:PartnershipPetroAsia Energy Ltd Jump

  1. Renewable Energy Asia Group Ltd REA | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OFAMERICA'SHeavyAgency (IRENA)OptionsEquivalent URIGum Pvt LtdReivaxLtd JumpAsia

  2. Sustainable Development Strategy for Central Asia | Open Energy Information

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  3. AAB Asia Alliance Base International | Open Energy Information

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  4. Characterizing Inter-domain Rerouting after Japan Earthquake

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    Chang, Rocky Kow-Chuen

    Characterizing Inter-domain Rerouting after Japan Earthquake Yujing Liu1 , Xiapu Luo2 , Rocky K- domain rerouting as a result of the massive earthquake in Japan on March 2011. Moreover by unstable routing state caused by a cable fault after the earthquake. Our work provides a new method

  5. ECEEE SUMMER STUDY PROCEEDINGS 2003 Japan's 6 GW lunch break

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    California at Davis, University of

    of Japan's electricity consumption--are not the cause be- cause electricity-intensive industrial processes where, for the first time, one can view the entire electricity demand of Japan in real time. One of the unexpected outcomes of this display is the distinct, country- wide, reduction in electricity use during lunch

  6. Sun-Sentinel How Florida's nuclear plants compare to Japan's

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    Fernandez, Eduardo

    of Concerned Scientists, which opposes nuclear power, at a discussion with reporters. The group said fourSun-Sentinel How Florida's nuclear plants compare to Japan's By Julie Patel March 17, 2011 01:35 PM What went wrong at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan and how are Florida's nuclear plants prepared

  7. Keys for growth in Japan's mature mobile market

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    Oto, Hiroyuki

    2005-01-01

    The objective of this thesis is to identify key factors that will produce further growth for NTT DoCoMo in Japan's mature mobile market. Since the early 1990s, the mobile phone market in Japan has grown rapidly, and ...

  8. The Japan Times Printer Friendly Articles By AKEMI NAKAMURA

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    HOME The Japan Times Printer Friendly Articles By AKEMI NAKAMURA With Tuesday's decision for France will take the lead in developing the promising energy source. Lost ITER bid elicits mixed reactions Where policy on chasing fusion. Soon after the six parties involved in the ITER project -- China, Japan, Russia

  9. Japan's Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030 Considering Energy Efficiency Standards "Top-Runner Approach"

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi

    2008-01-01

    2006. “Japan Long-Term Energy Outlook -A Projection up todescribes the residential energy outlook in Japan to 2030.s Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030 Considering

  10. Southern Asia future plans feature long-distance lines

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    1991-11-01

    This paper reports that although pipe line mileage working, planned and under study has dipped slightly from 47,346 km (29,420 mi) to 44,853 km (27,871 mi), Southern Asia continues to hold a strong position for future projects with some of the most interesting programs in the international market. Two dramatic, long-distance natural gas transmission, gathering and lateral networks continue to hold the future pipe line construction spotlight in Southern Asia. The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) continues to study a 7,830 km (4,865 mi) gas transmission system. With an estimated cost of $10 billion, the system includes some 6,276 km (3,900 mi) of transmission lines, with 1,094 km (680 mi) offshore. Group members include Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The second project, the Trans-Asian Pipeline System, involves 3,380 km (2,100 mi) of transmission lines from the Iran's Bandar Abbas gas field across Pakistan to a terminal at Calcutta, India.

  11. Impacts of global warming on climate change over East Asia as simulated by 15 GCMs

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    Zong-ci Zhao; Xiaodong Li

    1997-12-31

    About 15 GCMs (GFDL1, GISS, LLNL, MPI, OSU, UKMOL, UKMOH, GCMs90-92, GFDL2, NCAR, OPYC, LSG, HADL, GCMs95) obtained from the IPCC WG 1 1990, 1992 and 1995 reports have been chosen to examine the impacts of global warming, on the climate chance over East Asia. Although the models scenarios of the human activities were different for the different GCMs, the climate change over East Asia (70E-140E, 15N-60N) for tile doubled CO{sub 2} as simulated by about 15 GCMs have been analysed. The Simulations shown that the temperature might increased by about 0.5 - 1.5 C over East Asia, especially in winter and northwestern parts of East Asia. The precipitation might increase in northwestern and northeastern parts of East Asia and decrease in the central part of East Asia. The evaluations and assessments of the GCMs over East Asia have indicated that the GCMs have the abilities to simulate the climate change over East Asia, especially for the temperature and the winter season. There are some uncertainties for the simulations to compare with the observations, especially for tile precipitation and tile summer season.

  12. The Indian Ocean Experiment: Widespread Air Pollution from South and Southeast Asia

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    Dickerson, Russell R.

    1 The Indian Ocean Experiment: Widespread Air Pollution from South and Southeast Asia J. Lelieveld1-range transport of air pollution from South and Southeast Asia towards the Indian Ocean during the dry monsoon season in January-March 1999. Surprisingly high pollution levels were observed over the entire northern

  13. Inverting for emissions of carbon monoxide from Asia using aircraft observations over the western Pacific

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    Palmer, Paul

    Inverting for emissions of carbon monoxide from Asia using aircraft observations over the western 2001), in combination with an optimal estimation inverse model, to improve emission estimates of carbon monoxide (CO) from Asia. A priori emissions and their errors are from a customized bottom-up Asian emission

  14. Greater India Basin hypothesis and a two-stage Cenozoic collision between India and Asia

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    Torsvik, Trond Helge

    Greater India Basin hypothesis and a two-stage Cenozoic collision between India and Asia Douwe J. J and where India­Asia convergence was accommodated after collision at or be- fore 52 Ma remains a long and 25 Ma. Paleomagnetic data show that this extended continental and oceanic "Greater India" promontory

  15. Africa n visitatori Asia n visitatori America Latina n visitatori Marocco 81 India 367 Argentina 142

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    Africa n° visitatori Asia n° visitatori America Latina n° visitatori Marocco 81 India 367 Venezuela 64 Ruanda 50 Armenia 94 Colombia 49 Senegal 50 Turchia 37 Cuba 46 22 PMA in Africa Algeria America Latina 196 Africa 194 Europa dell'Est 121 5 PMA in Asia più altre 32 nazioni 1

  16. APRU FELLOWS PROGRAM 2012 in partnership with NUS Asia Research Institute

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    Wu, Yih-Min

    -cities rise around the Pacific Rim, natural hazards from earthquakes and tsunamis, pollution, cross, Singapore The Value of Water: Water, Values and Society in the Asia Pacific Region How do we value water and management around the Asia Pacific region? Oceans cover 70 per cent of the globe. The Pacific Ocean makes up

  17. Supermarket revolution in Asia and emerging development strategies to include small farmers

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    Wang, Changlu

    , initially, procurement by modern retail was only from the spot wholesale markets, and few standards were on Markets in Asia, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824; c Harvard University, Cambridge, MA been significant and unique. Second, Asia's super- market revolution has exhibited unique pathways

  18. Regional summer precipitation events in Asia and their changes in the past decades

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    Qian, Weihong

    Regional summer precipitation events in Asia and their changes in the past decades Cai Yao,1 Song; accepted 11 June 2008; published 4 September 2008. [1] A recently derived data set of daily precipitation is used to study the summer precipitation events over Asia and their changes in the decades of 1978

  19. Making the Best Use of What you Have Asia Intellectual Capital Alliances a te ectua Cap ta a ce

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    BYOBBYOB ­ Making the Best Use of What you Have Asia Intellectual Capital Alliances a te ectua Cap ta a ce 24 October 2011 Copyright © 2011 Asia Intellectual Capital Alliance. All rights reserved. #12

  20. Asian-Pacific Economic Literature ANU College of Asia & the Pacific

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    Share of bio-fuels in total road-fuel consumption, in energy terms Source: OECD (2008). Brazil conditions. Introduction Heavy dependence on energy is becoming an increasingly important issue worldwide. As a renewable and clean energy source, bio-fuels is the development and policy choice of many countries

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    with South Korea had preferred Rokkasho, a remote fishing village in northeastern Japan. The ITER project

  2. Cooperative measures to mitigate Asia-Pacific maritime conflicts.

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    Chai, Wen-Chung

    2003-05-01

    The economies of East Asia are predominantly export based and, therefore, place special emphasis on the security of the sea lines of communication (SLOCs). Due to economic globalization, the United States shares these concerns. Cooperative measures by the concerned parties could reduce the potential for disruption by maritime conflicts. Primary threats against the SLOCs are disputes over the resources under the seas, disputes over some small island groups, disputes between particular parties (China-Taiwan and North-South Korea), or illegal activities like smuggling, piracy, or terrorism. This paper provides an overview on these threats, issue by issue, to identify common elements and needed cooperation. Cooperation on other topics such as search and rescue, fisheries protection, and oil spill response may help support improved relations to prevent maritime conflicts. Many technologies can help support maritime cooperation, including improved communications links, tracking and emergency beacon devices, and satellite imaging. Appropriate technical and political means are suggested for each threat to the SLOCs.

  3. Democratization and the development of Japan's uneven welfare state

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    Shimabukuro, Yumiko T

    2012-01-01

    Comparative data reveal that Japan consistently has had one of the highest poverty rates among advanced industrialized nations, yet its government taxes the poor more heavily and gives them less in public cash transfers ...

  4. SRS Environmental Bioassay Laboratory Support Aids Japan | Department...

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    803-952-8060 AIKEN, SC- On March 11, 2011, an earthquake and a tsunami wave triggered a string of disasters in Japan that created an outpouring of relief efforts...

  5. Atlas of Japan (East) Sea hydrographic properties in summer, 1999

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    Talley, Lynne D.

    to the Okhotsk Sea by two even shallower straits ­ Soya (La Perouse) between Hokkaido and Sakhalin, and Tatar, between Sakhalin and the continent. In June through August, 1999, a hydrographic survey of the Japan (East

  6. Japan's delayed antinuclear power mobilization after 3.11

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    Teo, Lin Ern Charis

    2013-01-01

    The meltdown of Fukushima Daiichi's nuclear plant was one of three disasters that rocked Japan on 11 March 2011, a day often referred to as "3.11." This nuclear accident led to increased attention to and disapproval of ...

  7. Climate Change Taxes and Energy Efficiency in Japan

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    Kasahara, Satoru.

    In 2003 Japan proposed a Climate Change Tax to reduce its CO2 emissions to the level required by the Kyoto Protocol. If implemented, the tax would be levied on fossil fuel use and the revenue distributed to several sectors ...

  8. Application of lean enterprise concept to construction firms in Japan

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    Taguchi, Hiroshi, 1973-

    2004-01-01

    Construction firms in Japan are struggling with the change in construction industry environment and need a new business model to meet the change. On the other hand, Japanese manufacturing companies, especially automobile ...

  9. The Cost of Kyoto Protocol Targets: The Case of Japan

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    Paltsev, Sergey.

    This paper applies the MIT Emissions Prediction and Policy Analysis (EPPA) model to analysis of the cost of the Kyoto Protocol targets, with a special focus on Japan. The analysis demonstrates the implications of the use ...

  10. Introduction of clean coal technology in Japan

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    Takashi Kiga [Japan Coal Energy Center (JCOAL), Tokyo (Japan). R and D Department

    2008-01-15

    Coal is an abundant resource, found throughout the world, and inexpensive and constant in price. For this reason, coal is expected to play a role as one of the energy supply sources in the world. The most critical issues to promote utilization of coal are to decrease the environmental load. In this report, the history, outline and recent developments of the clean coal technology in Japan, mainly the thermal power generation technology are discussed. As recent topics, here outlined first is the technology against global warming such as the improvement of steam condition for steam turbines, improvement of power generation efficiency by introducing combined generation, carbon neutral combined combustion of biomass, and carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) technology. Also introduced are outlines of Japanese superiority in application technology against NOx and SO{sub 2} which create acid rain, development status of the technical improvement in the handling method for coal which is a rather difficult solid-state resource, and utilization of coal ash.

  11. Asia, North America lead way in growth of NGL, LPG trade

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    Otto, K.; Gist, R.; Whitley, C.; Haun, R.

    1998-01-12

    Recent analyses of world NGL trade indicate that important changes in LPG supply and demand are under way in Asia and North America. LPG markets in the 1990s reflect a rapidly shifting balance between East-of-Suez and West-of-Suez markets. This shift has increased concern about availability of future LPG supplies for Asia. The paper discusses world developments, East versus West of Suez, end uses and supplies in Asia, Canadian ethane, propane, butane, and natural gasoline, Mexican ethane, LPG, and natural gasoline, US ethane, propane, butanes, and iso-C{sub 4} and C{sub 5}.

  12. Policy Paper 36: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Supply and Demand, Conflict and

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    Fesharaki, Fereidun; Banaszak, Sarah; WU, Kang; Valencia, Mark J.; Dorian, James P.

    1998-01-01

    Kazuya, 1996. "Long-Term Energy Supply/Demand Outlook for19 Energy Supply Security and Infrastructure Issues inseek to project future energy supply and demand for Japan,

  13. Policy Paper 37: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Proposals for Nuclear Cooperation

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    Kaneko, Kumao; Suzuki, Atsuyuki; Choi, Jor-Shan; Fei, Edward

    1998-01-01

    Japan, and Russia. Spent fuel reprocessing would separateThis includes spent fuel reprocessing and recycling ofit is interested in spent-fuel reprocessing and recycling to

  14. Towards SEA for the developing nations of Asia

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    Briffett, Clive; Obbard, Jeffrey Philip; Mackee, Jamie

    2003-03-01

    In the developing and transitional countries of Asia, environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been widely practiced as a planning tool that identifies the potential impacts associated with developments and determines their level of significance and the need for mitigating measures. Not withstanding its extensive use in many Asian countries, certain limitations are now being increasingly recognised with regard to achieving sustainable development within the planning process. It is also noted that the natural environment in Asia has continued to be severely degraded despite the adoption of EIA. This research project was undertaken at the National University of Singapore to review the status on the implementation of EIA procedures and to investigate the status and potential of strategic environmental assessment (SEA) in Asia. The research project generally investigated the existing physical attributes of six countries including Hong Kong and Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines, Sri Lanka and Vietnam and discussed their prevailing environmental conditions. It more specifically reviewed policymaking and environmental planning, environmental legislation and the practice and procedures of environmental impact assessment. It also evaluated environmental assessment education and training activities. In some cases such as Hong Kong, an opportunity to analyse actual SEA practice was included. In other cases, the potential for possible take up of formal SEA was assessed. A comparative review assesses the degree to which EIA and SEA procedures have been utilized, considers how the use of SEA could overcome the deficiencies of the EIA project-based system and includes aspects of meeting sustainability criteria. Results show that the use and application of EIA is relatively strong across all countries with the possible exception of Singapore which relies more heavily on its planning and control system to address potential environmental impacts arising from development projects. Despite this, EIAs have been undertaken in every country due to aid and bank lending agencies requiring them and multinational companies and many local NGOs completing voluntary EIAs. Even though the mandatory introduction of EIA into some countries is fairly recent such as Hong Kong (1999) and Vietnam (1994), efforts to conduct such investigations may have started many years before. The country reviews highlight many common problems and adverse influences that give rise to inadequate EIA practice, and in some cases, recommendations for improvement are proposed. The potential for SEA is assessed on the basis of its present usage which is generally small except for Hong Kong and the environmental strategic decision-making that is being conducted in policy, plan and programme formulations. While the more comprehensive and well-refined westernized model of SEA is generally weakly implemented at present, there is evidence to suggest that Agenda 21, along with other international treaties such as the Biodiversity Charter and the Ramsar Convention, has motivated certain sustainability initiatives that are resulting in increased environmental considerations at a strategic level. In some cases, these may be reflected in National Plan policymaking or in the sector and area-based activities of various ministries and departments. It is concluded that SEA potential is generally strong in those countries with smaller centralized bureaucracies but that its successful implementation will be highly dependent on changing the mind-sets and motivations of top personnel at ministerial level.

  15. Developing an Asia-Pacific manufacturing footprint strategy in the medical device industry

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    Dev, Nishanth K. (Nishanth Krishna)

    2013-01-01

    As medical device manufacturers operating in the Asia-Pacific region are planning for increased demand in the near future, they must evaluate their manufacturing footprint strategies to determine if they are getting the ...

  16. Policy Paper 36: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Supply and Demand, Conflict and

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    Fesharaki, Fereidun; Banaszak, Sarah; WU, Kang; Valencia, Mark J.; Dorian, James P.

    1998-01-01

    Regional Strategies." Energy Policy. Vol.23, No.2, pp.167-Asia and the Pacific. Energy Policy Im- plications of thethe central objectives of energy policy, such as energy sav-

  17. Proceedings ofAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2007 Conformal Antennas on Liquid Crystalline Polymer

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    Swaminathan, Madhavan

    Proceedings ofAsia-Pacific Microwave Conference 2007 Conformal Antennas on Liquid Crystalline Abstract- Recent developments in Liquid Crystalline Polymer (LCP) based processing technology showed, and low substrate isolation due to semi-conducting attributes. Recent developments in Liquid Crystalline

  18. Sustainable shelters for post disaster reconstruction : an integrated approach for reconstruction after the South Asia earthquake

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    Ali, Zehra (Zehra Hyder)

    2007-01-01

    A year after the South Asia earthquake, over 60% of the survivors are still vulnerable due to the lack of adequate shelter, the absence of basic facilities for water and sanitation and livelihood restoration. The harsh ...

  19. The humanitarian relief supply chain : analysis of the 2004 South East Asia earthquake and Tsunami

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    Russell, Timothy Edward

    2005-01-01

    Humanitarian relief supply chains are not well documented. This thesis describes humanitarian relief supply chains in general and those specifically utilized in the 2004 South East Asia Earthquake and Tsunami relief effort. ...

  20. Architecture in miniature : representation of space and form in illustrations and buildings in Timurid Central Asia

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    Yazar, Hatice

    1991-01-01

    This study attempts to explore a number of questions about the use of an architectural language in Timurid and Safavid miniature paintings of 15th and 16th century Central Asia. Of these the most important are the following: ...

  1. Water balance investigations of groundwater depletion in Asia : information needs and uncertainty analysis

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    Kiang, Julie E. (Julie Ega), 1971-

    2002-01-01

    Irrigated agriculture is an essential component of global food production. In many regions of the world, and Asia in particular, groundwater is a major source of irrigation water. Over-pumping of groundwater aquifers has ...

  2. Final Report of Summer Research 2007 Vietnam and Southeast Asia, June 6 – August 21

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    Morris-Jung, Jason

    2007-01-01

    of Summer Research 2007 Vietnam and Southeast Asia, June 6 –in the upland areas of Vietnam. Then I travelled to Banff,Jung Page 2 En route to Vietnam, I also made a visit to the

  3. Sustainable development and comprehensive capital : The post-Soviet decline of Central Asia

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    Sievers, Eric

    2001-01-01

    The general post-Soviet decline of the states of Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) mirrors specific declines in the robustness of these states' stocks of financial, physical, ...

  4. Contribution of vegetation and peat fires to particulate air pollution in Southeast Asia

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    Reddington, C L

    Smoke haze, caused by vegetation and peat fires in Southeast Asia, is of major concern because of its adverse impact on regional air quality. We apply two different methods (a chemical transport model and a Lagrangian ...

  5. India-Japan Education Summits in New Delhi and Hyderabad -Student Recruitment and Collaboration with Japanese universities-

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    Goda, Keisuke

    India-Japan Education Summits in New Delhi and Hyderabad - Student Recruitment and Collaboration with Japanese universities- February 2015 The India-Japan Education Summit, bringing together Japanese such as the Embassy of Japan in India, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Japan Student Services Organization

  6. Pakistan: Asia-Pacific energy series, country report

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    Gazdar, M.N.

    1992-03-01

    As part of our continuing assessment of Asia-Pacific energy markets, the Energy Program has embarked on a series of country studies that discuss in detail the structure of the energy sector in each major country in the region. The country studies also provide the reader with an overview of the economic and political situation in the various countries. We have particularly highlighted petroleum and gas issues in the country studies and have attempted to show the foreign trade implications of oil and gas trade. Finally, to the greatest extent possible, we have provided the latest available statistics -- often from unpublished and disparate sources that are unavailable to most readers. Staff members have traveled extensively in -- and at times have lived in -- the countries under review and have held discussions with senior policymakers in government and industry. Thus, these reports provide not only information but also the latest thinking on energy issues in the various countries. This report summarizes the energy and economic situation in Pakistan.

  7. Asia Times -Search Asia

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    -tourism, now that its core business, hacking down what's left of the Java forests, has been taken away. But Jakarta is busy passing the buck by putting pressure on importing countries Sep 19, 2003 Letting Indonesia to the government for something by way of incentive to refocus to non- logging business activities, including eco

  8. Asia Times -Search Asia

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    's forests 'breathe' (Jan 23, '03) Will the World Bank go green? (Jan 21, '03) Indonesia: More local power called the Earth's green lung plummeted from 162 million hectares in 1950 to only 98 million in 2000

  9. JUSTIPEN: Japan US Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei

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    Papenbrock, Thomas

    2014-05-16

    The grant “JUSTIPEN: Japan US Theory Institute for Physics with Exotic Nuclei ” (DOE DE?FG02?06ER41407) ran from 02/01/2006 thru 12/31/2013. JUSTIPEN is a venue for international collaboration between U.S.?based and Japanese scientists who share an interest in theory of rare isotopes. Since its inception JUSTIPEN has supported many visitors, fostered collaborations between physicists in the U.S. and Japan, and enabled them to deepen our understanding of exotic nuclei and their role in cosmos.

  10. Free Trade Agreements in the World Trade Organization: The Experience of East Asia and the Japan-Mexico Economic Partnership Agreement

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    Turinov, Anna

    2008-01-01

    at 4. 51. Id. at 4-5. FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS IN THE WTO miesFREE TRADE AGREEMENTS IN THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION: THEAsia's Arrival into Free Trade 3.2. Systemic

  11. A Review of "Artistic and Cultural Exchanges Between Europe and Asia 1400-1900" by Michael North 

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    Rao, Nagendra

    2011-01-01

    times, but it is only in the Middle Ages that European intel- lectuals and travelers noted, with considerable interest, the Asian art and culture, which resulted in close interaction between two cultures. Traditionally, European scholars had hegemonic... attitude towards Asia, wherein Asia was considered as less civilized when compared with European civilization, but recent studies have highlighted need for a different approach towards Asia. Consequently, the European discourse uses the concept...

  12. Globalized humanitarianism : U.S. imperial formation in Asia and the Pacific through the Indochinese refugee problem

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    Sahara, Ayako

    2012-01-01

    Committee on Judiciary, Refugees from Indochina: HearingsCommittee on Judiciary, Refugee Problems in Southeast Asia,Committee on Judiciary, Refugee Crisis in Cambodia: Hearing

  13. Promoting electricity from renewable energy sources -- lessons learned from the EU, U.S. and Japan

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    Haas, Reinhard

    2008-01-01

    fluctuations. Electricity generation [TWh/year] EU-25 USA4 . Electricity generation [TWh/year] Japan EU-25 USA EU-25USA Japan Wind Waste Solar Biomass Geothermal Figure 2 Historical pattern of electricity

  14. High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review and Evaluation of the Shinkansen Train

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    Taniguchi, Mamoru

    1992-01-01

    ~High Speed R~l $~r~s High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andorregulation. High Speed Rail in Japan: A Review andCA94720 CALIFORNIA HIGH SPEED RAIL SERIES Working Paper

  15. Inventing Japan's `robotics culture': The repeated assembly of science, technology, and culture in social robotics

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    Sabanovic, Selma

    1 Inventing Japan's `robotics culture': The repeated assembly of science, technology, and culture in social robotics Selma Sabanovi School of Informatics and Computing, Indiana University analyzes the co- construction of robotics and culture in Japan through the technical discourse

  16. ANNUAL TRILATERAL U.S. - EU - JAPAN CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL MATERIALS...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    TRILATERAL U.S. - EU - JAPAN CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL MATERIALS FOR A CLEAN ENERGY FUTURE, SEPTEMBER 8-9, 2014 ANNUAL TRILATERAL U.S. - EU - JAPAN CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL...

  17. Building Japan: Technology as a problem-space for Veridiction, Jurisdiction, and Subjectivation.

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    Herman, Stanley Bruce

    2012-01-01

    politics this then allows for a Japan as ‘the only country to suffer the horrors of nuclearpolitics, yet I had always been amazed that the fact that Japan was one of the most nuclear-

  18. Factsheet: Third Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Third Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation Factsheet: Third Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission on Civil Nuclear Cooperation June...

  19. Fact #723: April 16, 2012 Japan's Earthquake and Tsunami Resulted in Major Losses for Japanese Automakers

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck northern Japan on March 11, 2011 resulted in severe disruptions and losses for Japan's seven major automakers. Automotive News...

  20. Energy Consumption, Efficiency, Conservation, and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Japan's Building Sector

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    2006-01-01

    f passive solar technology. Passive solar houses that employstove. Passive Solar Currently, not many houses i n Japan

  1. 2010/9/9 17:35-18:25RSA Conference Japan 20101 SECURITY DECODED

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    Sumii, Eijiro

    2010/9/9 17:35-18:25RSA Conference Japan 20101 SECURITY DECODED ID: WH004 #12;2010/9/9 17:35-18:25RSA Conference Japan 20102 ­ ­ #12;2010/9/9 17:35-18:25RSA Conference Japan 20103 PC 17 20054 400 200512 ATM2 20085 15 20096 255 #12;2010/9/9 17:35-18:25RSA Conference Japan 20104

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    November 2, 17:04 PM Japan, EU, others to discuss nuclear fusion reactor next week Japan, the European where they will build the world's first prototype nuclear fusion reactor, Japan's science ministry said are together working on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor project will meet next Tuesday

  3. Light rain events change over North America, Europe and Asia for 1973-2009

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    Qian, Yun; Gong, Daoyi; Leung, Lai-Yung R.

    2010-10-28

    Long-term daily precipitation data from NCDC are used to investigate the changes of light rain events from 1973-2009 over North America, Europe and Asia. Results reveal that the trend of light rain events presents a remarkably diverse feature in different regions, while an overall decrease trend can be found over the continents in northern hemisphere. In North America, most of stations show a decrease trend for light rain on the annual basis but a decrease trend can also be found for moderate and heavy rain. The opposite trends are observed over the stations in Europe and the trend of light rain is not significant when averaged for all the stations. In Asia, especially East Asia, the light rain days show an overwhelming decrease trend with high spatial coherency. Meanwhile the moderate and heavy rain events (> 10 mm/day) have increased, suggesting a remarkable shift of precipitation from light to heavy rain in East Asia. While both the warming at a global scale and increased atmospheric aerosols due to air pollution at a regional scale (e.g. East Asia) may have affected the light rain changes, it remains a challenging task to quantitatively detect and separate the cause of light rain changes in different regions. ?

  4. JAPAN'S TAKUMA BUILDING BEIJING WTE PLANT TOKYO, Nov 11

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    Columbia University

    :6013) has won a 4 billion yen ($36 million) order from a public-private partnership in China to build a trash incineration plant in Beijing. Soon to be the largest municipal waste-to-energy facility in China cities with limited space for landfills. Utilizing a mass burn technology successfully applied in Japan

  5. Chile-Japan Joint Workshop for Non-ferrous Mining

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    Tokyo, University of

    Chile-Japan Joint Workshop for Non-ferrous Mining and Smelting Institute of Industrial Science, e of Industrial Science, e University of Tokyo International Research Center for Sustainable Materials (IRCSM), Institute of Industrial Science, e University of Tokyo Organizing units JX Nippon Mining & Metals

  6. MFR PAPER 1165 Japan's tuna fishery faces a

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    MFR PAPER 1165 Japan's tuna fishery faces a major depression as catch rates decline, oil prices of the more obvious reasons for the present state are these: I. Tripling of oil prices in the last year. 2 market are not also having their prob- lems at this time. The increased oil prices, having gone from $40

  7. Japan Denies Report It Dropped Proposal to Host Fusion Reactor

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    , Mainichi said. Japan, the U.S. and South Korea want the reactor, which would generate ``clean'' energy of the science ministry's office of fusion energy, said in a telephone interview today. ``Our stance is still, the newspaper said. It will receive a fifth of the building contracts and pay a tenth of construction costs

  8. Science AFP Japan ready to pay 895 million

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    to be a test-bed for what is being billed as a clean, safe, inexhaustible energy source of the future of the construction costs, the Nihon Keizai said. But Tokyo is now planning to increase the size of its contribution. If Japan is selected to host the reactor, it will cost the country a little over 700 billion yen, including

  9. Why did the solar power sector develop quickly in Japan?

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    Rogol, Michael G

    2007-01-01

    The solar power sector grew quickly in Japan during the decade 1994 to 2003. During this period, annual installations increased 32-fold from 7MW in 1994 to 223MW in 2003, and annual production increased 22-fold, from 16MW ...

  10. Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Nano Materials Technology

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    Ogawa, Mizuhito

    started in April 2002 as a renewal of the former Center for New Materials originally established as oneJapan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Nano Materials Technology (Lecture) Course Center for Nano Materials and Technology #12;The Center for Nano Materials and Technology (CNMT) has

  11. JapanU.S. Symposium on International Standardization

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    , Information Technology Laboratory, NIST, "Smart Grid and Cyber Security" - Hirofumi Sakane, Research Center. Takatsuji (AIST, Japan) S1-1 Information Security - Annabelle Lee (via video), Computer Security Division for Information Security, AIST, "FIPS 140-3 Non-Invasive Attack Testing" S1-2 Solid State Lighting - Tatsuya Zama

  12. Nuclear Catastrophe, Disaster-Related Environmental Injustice, and Fukushima, Japan

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    Shrader-Frechette, Kristin

    Nuclear Catastrophe, Disaster-Related Environmental Injustice, and Fukushima, Japan: Prima the 2011 Japanese Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster (FD) as a preliminary case study-- despite the limits Fukushima-Daiichi (FD) nuclear accident to explain disaster-related environmental injustice (DREI

  13. URBAN LOGISTICS BY RAIL AND WATERWAYS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 URBAN LOGISTICS BY RAIL AND WATERWAYS IN FRANCE AND JAPAN Main author: Diana Diziain, Greater-Est, France KEYWORDS: rail, waterways, intermodal logistics, urban freight, city logistics ABSTRACT been carried out on intermodal logistic policies at national scales. However, in urban areas, the use

  14. Japan-Brazil Space Sector Workshop August 26 27, 2010

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    Japan-Brazil Space Sector Workshop August 26 ­ 27, 2010 Sergio Sobral de Oliveira Auditorium (IAI building) INPE's headquarters - São José dos Campos, SP, Brazil Satellite Applications on Agricultural;NDVI Desertification process ­ NE Brazil Surface Albedo Surface Temperature #12;Perfil temporal do NDVI

  15. Deep convection and brine rejection in the Japan Sea Lynne D. Talley

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    Talley, Lynne D.

    Deep convection and brine rejection in the Japan Sea Lynne D. Talley Scripps Institution groups. Japan Sea deep convection apparently occurs every winter, but massive renewal of bottom waters. Salyuk, P. Tishchenko, I. Zhabin, and S. Riser, Deep convection and brine rejection in the Japan Sea

  16. Japan-Mexico Rectors' Summit "Building-up innovative relations for a knowledge-based society"

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    Katsumoto, Shingo

    Japan-Mexico Rectors' Summit "Building-up innovative relations for a knowledge-based society" Joint Statement On June 29, 2011, the Japan-Mexico Rectors' Summit was hosted by the University of Tokyo, at which the importance of elevating the strategic partnership between Mexico and Japan to a new stage through

  17. Europe and Japan with the elbow-with-elbow to accomodate engine ITER

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    Europe and Japan with the elbow-with-elbow to accomodate engine ITER THE WORLD|18.12.03| UPDATED 18 in string and the competition is tight. So much so that the partners of the project (Europe, Japan:06 PMMonde.fr: Europe and Japan with the elbow-with-elbow to accomodate engine ITER Page 1 of 3http://216

  18. Europe and Japan in heated clash over fusion reactor Robin McKie and Angela Saini

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    Europe and Japan in heated clash over fusion reactor Robin McKie and Angela Saini Sunday December consume. Europe and Japan have each raised their stakes to 50 per cent - on condition they become the host | Europe and Japan in heated clash over fusion reactor Page 1 of 1http://www.guardian.co.uk/print/0

  19. "SE Asia was rifted parts of the Early Paleozoic NW Australia Gondwana", GEOSEA'98 (Ninth Regional Congress on Geology, Mineral and Energy Resources of Sotheast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (with Bunopas,

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    Banbara, Mutsunori

    Congress on Geology, Mineral and Energy Resources of Sotheast Asia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (with Bunopas, S Thailand and East Asia" GEOSEA '98 (Ninth Regional Congress on Geology, Mineral and Energy Resources Otago, New Zealand: equivocal evidence for terrane association" Geological Society of New Zealand & New

  20. Policy Paper 37: Energy and Security in Northeast Asia: Proposals for Nuclear Cooperation

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    Kaneko, Kumao; Suzuki, Atsuyuki; Choi, Jor-Shan; Fei, Edward

    1998-01-01

    the accumulation of stockpiles of plutonium. Japan, based ons increasing stockpile of separated plutonium. Korea, theplutonium in deployed weapons, in weapons marked for dismantling, in scrap at the nuclear weapons production complexes, and in stockpiles

  1. India-Asia collision and the Cenozoic slowdown of the Indian plate: Implications for the forces driving

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    Avouac, Jean-Philippe

    India-Asia collision and the Cenozoic slowdown of the Indian plate: Implications for the forces; revised 12 August 2009; accepted 25 September 2009; published 17 March 2010. [1] The plate motion of India changed dramatically between 50 and 35 Ma, with the rate of convergence between India and Asia dropping

  2. China's Energy and Carbon Emissions Outlook to 2050

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    Zhou, Nan

    2011-01-01

    OECD Publishing. Japan Petroleum Energy Center. 2008. “Our2000-2050 Japan Petroleum Energy Center, 2008. “Oursector under the AIS. Petroleum energy use will grow both in

  3. Safety Culture And Best Practices At Japan's Fusion Research Facilities

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    Rule, K. [Princeton Plasma Physics Lab., Princeton, NJ (United States); King, M. [General Atomics, San Diego, CA (United States); Takase, Y. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Oshima, Y. [Univ. of Tokyo (Japan); Nishimura, K. [National Institute for Fusion Science, Toki (Japan); Sukegawa, A. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Naka (Japan)

    2014-04-01

    The Safety Monitor Joint Working Group (JWG) is one of the magnetic fusion research collaborations between the US Department of Energy and the government of Japan. Visits by occupational safety personnel are made to participating institutions on a biennial basis. In the 2013 JWG visit of US representatives to Japan, the JWG members noted a number of good safety practices in the safety walkthroughs. These good practices and safety culture topics are discussed in this paper. The JWG hopes that these practices for worker safety can be adopted at other facilities. It is a well-known, but unquantified, safety principle that well run, safe facilities are more productive and efficient than other facilities (Rule, 2009). Worker safety, worker productivity, and high quality in facility operation all complement each other (Mottel, 1995).

  4. Safety Culture and Best Practices at Japan's Fusion Research Facilities

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    Rule, Keith

    2014-05-01

    The Safety Monitor Joint Working Group (JWG) is one of the magnetic fusion research collaborations between the US Department of Energy and the government of Japan. Visits by occupational safety personnel are made to participating institutions on a biennial basis. In the 2013 JWG visit of US representatives to Japan, the JWG members noted a number of good safety practices in the safety walkthroughs. These good practices and safety culture topics are discussed in this paper. The JWG hopes that these practices for worker safety can be adopted at other facilities. It is a well-known, but unquantified, safety principle that well run, safe facilities are more productive and efficient than other facilities (Rule, 2009). Worker safety, worker productivity, and high quality in facility operation all complement each other (Mottel, 1995).

  5. ISES-AP -3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference Asia Pacific Region (ISES-AP-08) Incorporating the 46th ANZSES Conference

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    ISES-AP - 3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference ­ Asia Pacific Region (ISES-AP-08-AP - 3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference ­ Asia Pacific Region (ISES-AP-08) Incorporating ISES-AP - 3rd International Solar Energy Society Conference ­ Asia Pacific Region (ISES-AP-08

  6. The 1942 Japanese General Election: Political Mobilization in Wartime Japan

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    Drea, Edward J.

    1979-01-01

    constitutional politics. Four post war Japanese prime ministers won election in 1942 and candidates active in 1942 still remain in the Diet today. Although the Occupation authorities purged all recommended candidates from official life, those same candidates... As political party influence in Japan declined in the 1930's, the Home Ministry looked for alternate methods to maintain and to extend its influence locally. Its bureaucrats led the Campaign for the 2 Economic Rehabilitation of Farming Villages (Noson...

  7. Hillslope glacier coupling: The interplay of topography and glacial dynamics in High Asia

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    Bookhagen, Bodo

    of hillslopes and glacial dynamics increases with topographic steepness and debris cover. The melt loweringHillslope glacier coupling: The interplay of topography and glacial dynamics in High Asia Dirk 9 March 2011; published 14 June 2011. [1] High Asian glacial landscapes have large variations

  8. Sensitivity of population smoke exposure to fire locations in Equatorial Asia

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    Jacob, Daniel J.

    ://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/). 1. Introduction Global palm oil production has more than doubled since 2000 in response to soaring demand (FAO, 2013). Indonesia and Malaysia together account for 86% of the world's production online 19 September 2014 Keywords: Equatorial Asia Adjoint Palm oil Fire Conservation Population

  9. Water governance: Critique, Theory and Evidence from Asia 1 Eduardo Araral

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    Chaudhuri, Sanjay

    Water governance: Critique, Theory and Evidence from Asia 1 Eduardo Araral Lee Kuan Yew School of Water Policy of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy #12;Abstract Most scholars agree that improving water governance is the key to addressing water insecurity in developing countries. However, in the last

  10. First Asia-Pacific Solar Physics Meeting ASI Conference Series, 2011, Vol. 2, pp 175180

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    Usoskin, Ilya G.

    First Asia-Pacific Solar Physics Meeting ASI Conference Series, 2011, Vol. 2, pp 175­180 Edited by Arnab Rai Choudhuri & Dipankar Banerjee Long-term variation of solar surface differential rotation L. Zhang1,2 , K. Mursula2 , I. Usoskin3 , H. Wang1 and Z. Du1 1 Key Laboratory of Solar Activity, National

  11. DOI: 10.1002/asia.200800427 Chemical Modification of Proteins at Cysteine: Opportunities in Chemistry

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    Davis, Ben G.

    ;Abstract: Chemical modification of proteins is a rapidly expanding area in chemical biology. SelectiveDOI: 10.1002/asia.200800427 Chemical Modification of Proteins at Cysteine: Opportunities and macromolecular func- tion. In other cases such chemical alterations have changed the protein function entirely

  12. Mixtures of pollution, dust, sea salt, and volcanic aerosol during ACE-Asia: Radiative properties

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    was dominated by marine, polluted, volcanic, and dust aerosols. Average total light scattering coefficients (sspMixtures of pollution, dust, sea salt, and volcanic aerosol during ACE-Asia: Radiative properties). Aerosol hygroscopicity ranged from deliquescent with hysteresis (marine frequently and polluted variably

  13. INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION Tsunami ramp Asia

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    Hack, Robert

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR GEO-INFORMATION SCIENCE AND EARTH OBSERVATION Tsunami ramp Asia 26 december 2004 Het onstaan van tsunamis Robert Hack (met dank aan van Mark van der Meijde en Colin Reeves cause for tsunami #12;Worldwide plate boundaries Source: USGS #12;Tectonic Setting Source: USGS Breuk

  14. Groundwater Resources Use and Management in the Amu Darya River Basin (Central Asia)

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    1 Groundwater Resources Use and Management in the Amu Darya River Basin (Central Asia) Shavkat) 1183-1193" DOI : 10.1007/s12665-009-0107-4 #12;2 Abstract This paper analyses groundwater resources use nations for sustaining their vital agricultural productions started to use groundwater during the recent

  15. Modelling of long-range transport of Southeast Asia biomass-burning aerosols to Taiwan and their radiative forcings over East Asia

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    Lin, Chuan-Yao; Zhao, Chun; Liu, Xiaohong; Lin, Neng-Huei; Chen, Wei-Nei

    2014-10-12

    Biomass burning is a major source of aerosols and air pollutants during the springtime in Southeast Asia. At Lulin mountain background station (elevation 2862 m) in Taiwan, the concentrations of carbon monoxide (CO), ozone (O3) and particulate matter particles with diameter less than 10 ?m (PM10), were measured around 150-250 ppb, 40-60 ppb, and 10-30?g/m3, respectively at spring time (February-April) during 2006 and 2009, which are about 2~3 times higher than those in other seasons. Observations and simulation results indicate that the higher concentrations during the spring time are clearly related to biomass burning plumes transported from the Indochina Peninsula of Southeast Asia. The spatial distribution of high aerosols optical depth (AOD) were identified by the satellite measurement and Aerosol Robotic Network (AERONET) ground observation, and could be reasonably captured by the WRF-Chem model during the study period of 15-18 March, 2008. AOD reached as high as 0.8-1.0 in Indochina ranging from 10 to 22°N and 95 to 107°E. Organic carbon (OC) is a major contributor of AOD over Indochina according to simulation results. The contributor of AOD from black carbon (BC) is minor when compared with OC over the Indochina. However, the direct absorption radiative forcing of BC in the atmosphere could reach 35-50 W m-2, which is about 8-10 times higher than that of OC. The belt shape of radiation reduction at surface from Indochina to Taiwan could be as high 20-40 W m-2 during the study period. The implication of the radiative forcing from biomass burning aerosols and their impact on the regional climate in East Asia is our major concern.

  16. Review: Bad Water, Nature, Pollution and Politics in Japan, 1870-1950

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    Miller, Ryder W.

    2015-01-01

    Review: Bad Water, Nature, Pollution and Politics in Japan,USA Stolz, Robert. Bad Water, Nature, Pollution and Politicsalso available in hardback. Bad Water from Robert Stolz,

  17. Sophia Ananiadou (University of Salford, UK) Jun'ichi Tsujii (University of Tokyo, Japan)

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    (University of Tokyo, Japan) Alfonso Valencia (Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Spain) Limsoon Wong REVIEWERS: Christian Blaschke (Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Spain) Asako Koike (University of Tokyo

  18. Japan's Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Market: An Analysis of Residential System Prices (Presentation)

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    James, T.

    2014-03-01

    This presentation summarizes market and policy factors influencing residential solar photovoltaic system prices in Japan, and compares these factors to related developments in the United States.

  19. Renewable Energy Opportunities at the Kanto Installations, Japan

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    Solana, Amy E.; Horner, Jacob A.; Russo, Bryan J.; Gorrissen, Willy J.; Kora, Angela R.; Weimar, Mark R.; Hand, James R.; Orrell, Alice C.; Williamson, Jennifer L.

    2010-09-24

    This document provides an overview of renewable resource development potential at the U.S. Army installations in the Kanto region in Japan, which includes Camp Zama, Yokohama North Dock, Sagamihara Family Housing Area (SFHA), Sagami General Depot, and Akasaka Press Center. This effort focuses on grid-connected generation of electricity from renewable energy sources and also on ground source heat pumps for heating and cooling buildings. The effort was funded by the Huntsville Army Corps of Engineers, and includes the development of a methodology for renewable resource assessment at Army installations located on foreign soil. The methodology is documented in Renewable Energy Assessment Methodology for Japanese OCONUS Army Installations. The site visit to the Kanto installations took place on April 5 and 6, 2010. At the current time, there are some renewable technologies that show economic potential. Because of siting restrictions and the small size of these installations, development of most renewable energy technologies will likely be limited to Camp Zama. Project feasibility is based on installation-specific resource availability and energy costs and projections based on accepted life-cycle cost methods. Development of any renewable energy project will be challenging, as it will require investigation into existing contractual obligations, new contracts that could be developed, the legality of certain partnerships, and available financing avenues, which involves the U.S. Forces Japan (USFJ), the Government of Japan (GOJ), and a number of other parties on both sides. The Army will not be able to implement a project without involvement and approval from the other services and multiple levels of Japanese government. However, implementation of renewable energy projects could be an attractive method for GOJ to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower annual utility payments to USFJ. This report recommends projects to pursue and offers approaches to use. The most promising opportunities include waste-to-energy and ground source heat pumps. Solar photovoltaics (PV) may also prove successful. Other resources were found to be insufficient on the Kanto installations.

  20. Private Sector Initiative Between the U.S. and Japan

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    1998-09-30

    OAK-A258 Private Sector Initiative Between the U.S. and Japan. This report for calendar years 1993 through September 1998 describes efforts performed under the Private Sector Initiatives contract. The report also describes those efforts that have continued with private funding after being initiated under this contract. The development of a pyrochemical process, called TRUMP-S, for partitioning actinides from PUREX waste, is described in this report. This effort is funded by the Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), KHI, the United States Department of Energy, and Boeing.

  1. Datang Sino Japan Chifeng Renewable Power Corp | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LISTStar2-0057-EA Jump to: navigation, searchDaimler Evonik JVDaofuJapan Chifeng

  2. Product Standards for Microwaves (Japan) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsourceII JumpQuarterly SmartDB-2, BluePoulsenBioSolutions JumpProblemsMicrowaves (Japan)

  3. Landmarks of the Persian Renaissance : monumental funerary architecture in Iran and Central Asia in the tenth and eleventh centuries

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    Michailidis, Melanie

    2007-01-01

    This dissertation investigates the sudden proliferation of mausolea in Iran and Central Asia in the tenth and eleventh centuries and how their patrons, who were secular rulers of Iranian descent, drew on the pre-Islamic ...

  4. Logistical and transportation infrastructure in Asia : potential for growth and development to support increasing trade with Europe

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    Deonás, Nikolaos, 1978-

    2004-01-01

    This thesis examines the implications of the rapid growth in demand for trade between Europe and Asia for the existing transportation network and logistical infrastructure. In general terms, technologies need to improve ...

  5. Testing models of ultra-fast India-Asia convergence : new paleomagnetic results from Ladakh, Western Himalaya

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    Bailey, Elizabeth A

    2014-01-01

    Rapid India-Asia convergence has led to a major continental collision and formation of the Himalayas, the highest mountain range on Earth. Knowledge of the paleolatitude of the Kohistan-Ladakh Arc (KLA), an intermediate ...

  6. Part IV: Other International Arrangement of Interest Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Oceans and Fisheries Working Group

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    and economic cooperation among economies around the Pacific Rim. APEC members account for over 90% of globalPart IV: Other International Arrangement of Interest 166 Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC

  7. Timurid central Asia and Mughal India : some correlations regarding urban design concepts and the typology of the Muslim house

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    Sobti, Manu P

    1995-01-01

    This thesis commences with the basic premise that Timurid Central Asia (which included the regions of Khorasan and Transoxania), with its monumental achievements in Urban Planning and Civic Architecture, beginning with the ...

  8. Effects of mineral aerosols on the summertime climate of southwest Asia: Incorporating subgrid variability in a dust emission scheme

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    Marcella, Marc Pace

    [1] Improvements in modeling mineral aerosols over southwest Asia are made to the dust scheme in a regional climate model by representing subgrid variability of both wind speed and surface roughness length. The new module ...

  9. Asia/Pacific ethylene capacity to more than double by 2000

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    1995-05-08

    The tremendous growth of Asia`s petrochemical industry is expected to continue into the next century. This rapid expansion has redirected many Asian nations` energy resources to the petrochemical industry, according to an advisory report by Ronald E. Hagen of the East-West Center, Honolulu. Petrochemical producers throughout the region are planning to build a number of new, world-scale ethylene plants, and expand and upgrade existing facilities. Feedstocks used to produce ethylene include: ethane, LPG, naphtha, kerosene, gas oil, and ethanol. Traditionally, usage of ethanol and kerosene in the region has been small, and gas oil usage is centered mainly in China. Information is listed and discussed for ethylene capacity through 2000 on a country-by-country basis, along with the feedstocks used by each plant.

  10. Comparison of the PHISICS/RELAP5-3D Ring and Block Model Results for Phase I of the OECD MHTGR-350 Benchmark

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    Gerhard Strydom

    2014-04-01

    The INL PHISICS code system consists of three modules providing improved core simulation capability: INSTANT (performing 3D nodal transport core calculations), MRTAU (depletion and decay heat generation) and a perturbation/mixer module. Coupling of the PHISICS code suite to the thermal hydraulics system code RELAP5-3D has recently been finalized, and as part of the code verification and validation program the exercises defined for Phase I of the OECD/NEA MHTGR 350 MW Benchmark were completed. This paper provides an overview of the MHTGR Benchmark, and presents selected results of the three steady state exercises 1-3 defined for Phase I. For Exercise 1, a stand-alone steady-state neutronics solution for an End of Equilibrium Cycle Modular High Temperature Reactor (MHTGR) was calculated with INSTANT, using the provided geometry, material descriptions, and detailed cross-section libraries. Exercise 2 required the modeling of a stand-alone thermal fluids solution. The RELAP5-3D results of four sub-cases are discussed, consisting of various combinations of coolant bypass flows and material thermophysical properties. Exercise 3 combined the first two exercises in a coupled neutronics and thermal fluids solution, and the coupled code suite PHISICS/RELAP5-3D was used to calculate the results of two sub-cases. The main focus of the paper is a comparison of the traditional RELAP5-3D “ring” model approach vs. a much more detailed model that include kinetics feedback on individual block level and thermal feedbacks on a triangular sub-mesh. The higher fidelity of the block model is illustrated with comparison results on the temperature, power density and flux distributions, and the typical under-predictions produced by the ring model approach are highlighted.

  11. Midterm Summary of Japan-US Fusion Cooperation Program TITAN

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    Muroga, Takeo; Sze, Dai-Kai; Sokolov, Mikhail; Katoh, Yutai; Stoller, Roger E

    2011-01-01

    Japan-US cooperation program TITAN (Tritium, Irradiation and Thermofluid for America and Nippon) started in April 2007 as 6-year project. This is the summary report at the midterm of the project. Historical overview of the Japan-US cooperation programs and direction of the TITAN project in its second half are presented in addition to the technical highlights. Blankets are component systems whose principal functions are extraction of heat and tritium. Thus it is crucial to clarify the potentiality for controlling heat and tritium flow throughout the first wall, blanket and out-of-vessel recovery systems. The TITAN project continues the JUPITER-II activity but extends its scope including the first wall and the recovery systems with the title of 'Tritium and thermofluid control for magnetic and inertial confinement systems'. The objective of the program is to clarify the mechanisms of tritium and heat transfer throughout the first-wall, the blanket and the heat/tritium recovery systems under specific conditions to fusion such as irradiation, high heat flux, circulation and high magnetic fields. Based on integrated models, the breeding, transfer, inventory of tritium and heat extraction properties will be evaluated for some representative liquid breeder blankets and the necessary database will be obtained for focused research in the future.

  12. Creating the wholesale market for electricity in Japan : what should Japan learn from major markets in the United States and Europe?

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    Hori, Takahide

    2001-01-01

    The movement of deregulation in Japan's electric power industry started in 1995 with the revision of the Electric Utility Industry Law. During these past over five years, levels of various discussions have been made in ...

  13. ---Home Yahoo! Help My Yahoo! http://asia.news.yahoo.com/041111/kyodo/d869foe00.html

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    of Toyota Motor Corp., said he supports Japan's nuclear energy policy. "All possible energy options should at Cadarache in France. A final decision on the location is expected in December. Okuda, also chairman be ready and nuclear energy is the most suitable at present," he said. Japan has been cooperating

  14. Japan, France Vying for Korea's Nuclear Project By Cho Jin-seo

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    Japan, France Vying for Korea's Nuclear Project By Cho Jin-seo Staff Reporter France and Japan. Haignere promised privileges in fusion energy businesses and supports for Korea's own fusion energy December but didn't express its official stand so far. Fusion is a relatively safe, clean and sustainable

  15. Snow-Cover Condition in Japan and Damage of the Sugi (Cryptomeria Japonica D. Don)'

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    Snow-Cover Condition in Japan and Damage of the Sugi (Cryptomeria Japonica D. Don)' HideakiTaira2 of Honshu (the main island), along the Japan Sea has heavy snow in winter. In some places, snow piles up more than four meters and the ground is coverd with snow about one hundred and forty days a year

  16. Home National Sports Business World Features Columns Editorial Japan has key role in ITER project

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    would house a mass of precision machines used to control the colossal amount of energy it would generateHome National Sports Business World Features Columns Editorial Top Japan has key role in ITER reactor has been settled after a contest lasting several years between Japan and the European Union

  17. Veranstaltung der Forschungsstelle Japan der Universitt Osnabrck Vortrag: Tschernobyl-Deutschland-Fukushima

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    Kallenrode, May-Britt

    Veranstaltung der Forschungsstelle Japan der Universität Osnabrück Vortrag: Tschernobyl-Deutschland-Fukushima) zum Thema ,,Tschernobyl- Deutschland-Fukushima". Dr. Pflugbeil, der im März dieses Jahres Japan Fukushima machen. In seinem Vortrag wird er versuchen, aus den Erfahrungen, die nach dem Atomunfall von

  18. 28th ICRC, Tsukuba, Japan Jul. 31 Aug. 7, 2003 An Experiment to Study UHECR

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    -source. Stereo air fluorescence method is the answer #12;28th ICRC, Tsukuba, Japan Jul. 31 ­ Aug. 7, 2003 Why Stereo Air Fluorescence? · Technique ­ Extensive air showers induce atmospheric fluorescence light ICRC, Tsukuba, Japan Jul. 31 ­ Aug. 7, 2003 Air Fluorescence Infrastructure · The air fluorescence

  19. Stress magnitude and its temporal variation at Mt. Asama Volcano, Japan, from seismic anisotropy and GPS

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    Utrecht, Universiteit

    Stress magnitude and its temporal variation at Mt. Asama Volcano, Japan, from seismic anisotropy stress Japan The Earth's stress regime is fundamental to its physical processes, yet few methods can determine absolute stress, and measurements of temporal variations in stress are controversial. The Global

  20. -News Home Help EU offers 'sweetener' to Japan to let France host nuclear project

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    -News Home Help EU offers 'sweetener' to Japan to let France host nuclear project Wed Nov 10, 9:45 AM ET BRUSSELS (AFP) - The European Union ( - ) has offered Japan a "sweetener" to allow France think we have made reasonable offers," European Commission ( - ) spokesman Fabio Fabbi told reporters

  1. EU Gives Japan Until End-June to Accept Nuclear-Project Offer

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    Print EU Gives Japan Until End-June to Accept Nuclear- Project Offer March 7 (Bloomberg) -- The European Union gave Japan until the end of June to accept an offer of a ``privileged partnership'' in a 4 must begin this year. The EU made the partnership offer in November to break a deadlock in which China

  2. Assessing the fuel Use and greenhouse gas emissions of future light-duty vehicles in Japan

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    Nishimura, Eriko

    2011-01-01

    Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions is of great concern in Japan, as well as elsewhere, such as in the U.S. and EU. More than 20% of GHG emissions in Japan come from the transportation sector, and a more than 70% ...

  3. JET Papers presented to the 17th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (Yokohama, Japan, 19th – 24th October 1998)

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    JET Papers presented to the 17th IAEA Fusion Energy Conference (Yokohama, Japan, 19th – 24th October 1998)

  4. Three-dimensional crustal S wave velocity structure in Japan using microseismic data recorded by Hi-net

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    Kawakatsu, Hitoshi

    Three-dimensional crustal S wave velocity structure in Japan using microseismic data recorded by Hi seismic noise. We applied this method to the recording of Hi-net tiltmeters in Japan at 679 stations from), Three-dimensional crustal S wave velocity structure in Japan using microseismic data recorded by Hi

  5. Stirling engine research at national and university laboratories in Japan

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    Hane, G.J.; Hutchinson, R.A.

    1987-09-01

    Pacific Northwest Laboratory (PNL) reviewed research projects that are related to the development of Stirling engines and that are under way at Japanese national laboratories and universities. The research and development focused on component rather than on whole engine development. PNL obtained the information from a literature review and interviews conducted at the laboratories and universities. The universities have less equipment available and operate with smaller staffs for research than do the laboratories. In particular, the Mechanical Engineering Laboratory and the Aerospace Laboratory conduct high-quality component and fundamental work. Despite having less equipment, some of the researchers at the universities conduct high-quality fundamental research. As is typical in Japan, several of the university professors are very active in consulting and advisory capacities to companies engaged in Stirling engine development, and also with government and association advisory and technical committees. Contacts with these professors and selective examination of their research are good ways to keep abreast of Japanese Stirling developments.

  6. ,"Liquefied U.S. Natural Gas Re-Exports to Japan (Million Cubic Feet)"

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  9. Poison control centers in developing countries and Asia's need for toxicology education

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    Makalinao, Irma R. . E-mail: docirma@mydestiny.net; Awang, Rahmat

    2005-09-01

    Poison control centers (PCCs) in developing countries have been set up in response to the challenge of decreasing mortality and morbidity from poisoning. The services range from poison information to actual clinical treatment mostly of acute cases. Lately, PCCs have expanded from their traditional role to one that actively engages in community health studies, toxicovigilance along with treatment of chronic poisoning. Recognizing that types of poisoning and specific needs may vary from country to country, toxicology education that addresses these unique regional issues has become more necessary. Toxicology education, both formal and informal, exists in various stages of development in Asia. Clearly, there are gaps that need to be addressed especially in areas where there are no poison centers or where strengthening is necessary. Collaboration between PCCs in developing countries can help augment available resources including human, analytical and technical expertise. The critical mass of trained toxicologists will fill in the demand for clinical and regulatory specialists and educators as well. This paper highlights the experiences and resources available to the Philippine and Malaysian poison centers and the strengths generated by networking and collaboration. The role of Asia Pacific Association of Medical Toxicology (APAMT) as the Science NGO representative to the Intergovernmental Forum on Chemical Safety (IFCS) forum standing committee in promoting chemical safety at the regional level will be discussed. The 'Clearinghouse on the Sound Management of Chemicals', a platform for engaging multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary partnerships, will be described as a possible model for capacity building to advance chemical safety through education and training not only in developing countries in Asia but globally as well.

  10. Science and Technology in Support of U.S. Policy in Central Asia

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    Knapp, R B

    2003-11-04

    The current war with Iraq, international interventions in Afghanistan, and the continuous and seemingly insolvable problems in the Middle East emphasize the importance of supporting stable, healthy countries throughout the Middle East and South and Central Asia. The political alliances and foreign aid promulgated by the Cold War have been seriously strained, creating a more uncertain and unstable international environment. We must stay engaged with this part of the world. New partnerships must be forged. Central Asia represents a mix of political systems - from totalitarian rule to nascent democracy; of economic resources from natural to human; and of cultures from ancient to modern - making it of strategic importance to U. S. national and economic security. The U.S. must remain committed and proactively engaged in the region to promote open and democratic societies attractive to outside investment and to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and extremist groups. The U.S is admired for its science and technology and its flexibility in innovation and applying S&T to solve problems. The inherent value that S&T can contribute to advancing U.S. policy goals is the underlying assumption of this report. Science and technology and their applications have much to contribute to social, economic, and environmental sustainability and, therefore, provide a strong foundation for helping the U.S. to implement its policies abroad. The application of concepts such as competition and peer review, open sharing of scientific information through the use of the internet and other information technologies, and the development of international scientific collaborations and networks, can make major contributions to healthy and stable societies in Central Asia. U.S. scientific and technical know-how has much to contribute to U.S. policy goals and easing regional tensions. Science and technology truly can build bridges between nations and cultures while serving the societies in them.

  11. Open literature review of threats including sabotage and theft of fissile material transport in Japan.

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    Cochran, John Russell; Furaus, James Phillip; Marincel, Michelle K.

    2005-06-01

    This report is a review of open literature concerning threats including sabotage and theft related to fissile material transport in Japan. It is intended to aid Japanese officials in the development of a design basis threat. This threat includes the external threats of the terrorist, criminal, and extremist, and the insider threats of the disgruntled employee, the employee forced into cooperation via coercion, the psychotic employee, and the criminal employee. Examination of the external terrorist threat considers Japanese demographics, known terrorist groups in Japan, and the international relations of Japan. Demographically, Japan has a relatively homogenous population, both ethnically and religiously. Japan is a relatively peaceful nation, but its history illustrates that it is not immune to terrorism. It has a history of domestic terrorism and the open literature points to the Red Army, Aum Shinrikyo, Chukaku-Ha, and Seikijuku. Japan supports the United States in its war on terrorism and in Iraq, which may make Japan a target for both international and domestic terrorists. Crime appears to remain low in Japan; however sources note that the foreign crime rate is increasing as the number of foreign nationals in the country increases. Antinuclear groups' recent foci have been nuclear reprocessing technology, transportation of MOX fuel, and possible related nuclear proliferation issues. The insider threat is first defined by the threat of the disgruntled employee. This threat can be determined by studying the history of Japan's employment system, where Keiretsu have provided company stability and lifetime employment. Recent economic difficulties and an increase of corporate crime, due to sole reliability on the honor code, have begun to erode employee loyalty.

  12. More arms, less stability: Nuclear, chemical, and missile proliferation in the Asia-Pacific. Final report

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    Mack, A.

    1991-04-01

    In the wake of the Gulf War, the Bush Administration has reaffirmed its determination to seek controls over weapons of mass destruction in the Third World, in particular nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons (CBW); and over ballistic missiles, one possible delivery system for nuclear and CBW systems. Attention over the past eight months has naturally focused on the Middle East, but the Asia-Pacific region contains a number of countries which are alleged to have CW and BW programs. One country, North Korea, is far closer to manufacturing nuclear weapons than Iraq was.

  13. India-Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QAsource History View NewTexas: Energy ResourcesOrder at 8, 13 (Vt. Water Res.:01 - 429Dialogue, AdvisoryinAsia

  14. Laos-Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) | Open Energy Information

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource History ViewInformationWinds Jump to: navigation,LandsvirkjunCarbon Asia

  15. Malaysia-Low Carbon Asia Research Network (LoCARNet) | Open Energy

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIXsource HistoryScenarios Towards 2050EnermarGenerationMainsaInformation Carbon Asia

  16. Religion and Politics in Japan: The Case of the S?ka Gakkai

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    Moos, Felix

    1963-01-01

    your stories about how Open Access to this article benefits you. This is the published version of the article, made available with the permission of the publisher. Moos, Felix. 1963. Religions and Politics in Japan: The Case of Soka Gakkai. Asian... Survey, Vol. 3, pp.136-142. Terms of Use: http://www2.ku.edu/~scholar/docs/license.shtml by Felix Moos RELIGION AND POLITICS IN JAPAN: THE CASE OF THE SOKA GAKKAI* FELIX MOOS Japan has never known the domination of any single religio...

  17. Having difficulty with Chinese? - the rise of the vernacular book in Japan, Korea and Vietnam

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    Kornicki, Peter

    2009-04-14

    of the eighth century, therefore, I am talking of the kingdom of Silla which occupied the Korean peninsula, of Parhae to the north of it, and of China, Japan and Annam, which occupied the northern part of what is now Vietnam; if we leap ahead... to the nineteenth century then I am talking of China itself, of unified Korea, of Japan, of the Ry?ky? kingdom (which is now called Okinawa and is part of Japan), of a much enlarged Vietnam, and of Manchuria, the north- eastern part of China. For the sake...

  18. DOE Robotic and Remote Systems Assistance to the Government of Japan

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    Derek Wadsworth; Victor Walker

    2013-02-01

    At the request of the Government of Japan, DOE did a complex wide survey of available remotely operated and robotic systems to assist in the initial assessment of the damage to the Fukushima Daiichi reactors following an earthquake and subsequent tsunami. As a result several radiation hardened cameras and a Talon robot were identified as systems that could immediately assist in the effort and were subsequently sent to Japan. These systems were transferred to the Government of Japan and used to map radiation levels surrounding the damaged facilities. This report describes the equipment, its use, data collected, and lessons learned from the experience.

  19. Proceeding of International Conference on Application of Concurrency to System Design, p. 34-40, Fukushima, Japan, March 1998 Hierarchical Concurrent Finite State Machines in Ptolemy

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    -40, Fukushima, Japan, March 1998 Hierarchical Concurrent Finite State Machines in Ptolemy Bilung Lee and Edward

  20. Observed Increase of TTL Temperature and Water Vapor in Polluted Couds over Asia

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    Su, Hui; Jiang, Jonathan; Liu, Xiaohong; Penner, J.; Read, William G.; Massie, Steven T.; Schoeberl, Mark R.; Colarco, Peter; Livesey, Nathaniel J.; Santee, Michelle L.

    2011-06-01

    Aerosols can affect cloud particle size and lifetime, which impacts precipitation, radiation and climate. Previous studies1-4 suggested that reduced ice cloud particle size and fall speed due to the influence of aerosols may increase evaporation of ice crystals and/or cloud radiative heating in the tropical tropopause layer (TTL), leading to higher water vapor abundance in air entering the stratosphere. Observational substantiation of such processes is still lacking. Here, we analyze new observations from multiple NASA satellites to show the imprint of pollution influence on stratospheric water vapor. We focus our analysis on the highly-polluted South and East Asia region during boreal summer. We find that "polluted" ice clouds have smaller ice effective radius than "clean" clouds. In the TTL, the polluted clouds are associated with warmer temperature and higher specific humidity than the clean clouds. The water vapor difference between the polluted and clean clouds cannot be explained by other meteorological factors, such as updraft and detrainment strength. Therefore, the observed higher water vapor entry value into the stratosphere in the polluted clouds than in the clean clouds is likely a manifestation of aerosol pollution influence on stratospheric water vapor. Given the radiative and chemical importance of stratospheric water vapor, the increasing emission of aerosols over Asia may have profound impacts on stratospheric chemistry and global energy balance and water cycle.

  1. Lidar Measurements of the Vertical Distribution of Aerosol Optical and Physical Properties over Central Asia

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    Chen, Boris B.; Sverdlik, Leonid G.; Imashev, Sanjar A.; Solomon, Paul A.; Lantz, Jeffrey; Schauer, James J.; Shafer, Martin M.; Artamonova, Maria S.; Carmichael, Gregory R.

    2013-01-01

    The vertical structure of aerosol optical and physical properties was measured by Lidar in Eastern Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, from June 2008 to May 2009. Lidar measurements were supplemented with surface-based measurements of PM 2.5 and PM 10 mass and chemical composition in both size fractions. Dust transported into the region is common, being detected 33% of the time. The maximum frequency occurred in the spring of 2009. Dust transported to Central Asia comes from regional sources, for example, Taklimakan desert and Aral Sea basin, and from long-range transport, for example, deserts of Arabia, Northeast Africa, Iran, and Pakistan. Regionalmore »sources are characterized by pollution transport with maximum values of coarse particles within the planetary boundary layer, aerosol optical thickness, extinction coefficient, integral coefficient of aerosol backscatter, and minimum values of the Ångström exponent. Pollution associated with air masses transported over long distances has different characteristics during autumn, winter, and spring. During winter, dust emissions were low resulting in high values of the Ångström exponent (about 0.51) and the fine particle mass fraction (64%). Dust storms were more frequent during spring with an increase in coarse dust particles in comparison to winter. The aerosol vertical profiles can be used to lower uncertainty in estimating radiative forcing. « less

  2. Sectoral trends in global energy use and greenhouse gas emissions

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    2006-01-01

    Emissions (Mt CO2) Region Pacific OECD Canada/US Europe Transition Economies Latin America Africa/Middle East Asia World

  3. A lean enterprise approach for developing high speed rail in Japan and Portugal

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    Iwamura, Nobuhiro

    2007-01-01

    This thesis explores and evaluates the application of the lean enterprise concept to the expansion and development of the high speed railway industry in Japan. The basic idea of the lean enterprise is increasing value-added ...

  4. Structural and organizational changes of the housebuilding industry in the United States and Japan

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    Minami, Kazunobu

    1986-01-01

    This study has three parts. The first chapter investigates the construction sectors in the United States and Japan using the analytical framework of interindustry analysis. Six U.S. and five Japanese input-output tables ...

  5. Cooperation over conflict : the women's movement and the state in contemporary Japan

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    Murase, Miriam Y. (Miriam Yuko), 1967-

    2003-01-01

    Progress on women's equality in Japan is found to be constrained by state intervention in the women's movement. This intervention takes the form of regulations that limit the independence of women's group, as well as ...

  6. Fact Sheet: The Fourth Meeting of the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Commission...

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    and Japan confirmed the expansion of their collaboration in the area of high temperature reactor R&D on such topics as the nuclear heat-driven gas turbine system. Areas of...

  7. States of the nations : nationalism, narratives and normative change in Postwar Japan

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    Boyd, James Patrick, 1971-

    2012-01-01

    This dissertation evaluates claims that nationalism is rising in post-Cold War Japan by first noting the disconnect between existent social science conceptions of nationalism and those needed to examine how nationalism ...

  8. A Case Study of Retro Commissioning in a Standard Commercial Office Building in Japan 

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    Kamitani, K.; Shimazu, M.; Inomata, N.

    2006-01-01

    This paper describes retro commissioning of a standard commercial office building in Japan. The owner's expectations for retro commissioning are realization of energy and cost savings, and controlling the increase in electric power demand, while...

  9. Bonsai imperium : plant capitalism in the U.S. and Japan, 1853-1924

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    Katz, Sarah R

    2012-01-01

    This thesis traces the formation of the international market for Japanese bonsai during the late 19th and early 20th centuries against the emergence of the United States and Japan as industrial, imperial nations and argues ...

  10. Energy Consumption, Efficiency, Conservation, and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Japan's Building Sector

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    2006-01-01

    w i t h global warming, Japan's energy consumption for spaceGlobal-warming Impactfrom Daily-life Activities and Home Energy Consumptionenergy consumption, the technologies for the prevention o f global

  11. The portfolio of generation facilities in Japan's electric power sector, past and future

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    Nishimura, Naoto

    1999-01-01

    Japan consumes a considerable amount of the world's energy, and it occupies an even more important position in the markets for internationally traded energy. Because sufficient domestic fossil-fuel reserves are not ...

  12. Risk management and governance for PFI Project : technology policy lessons from the case of Japan

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    Matsumoto, Takuji, S.M. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2012-01-01

    Japan has a long history of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs); however, it has experienced many failures but learned various lessons from them. The representative example is a management failure of the third sector, which ...

  13. Japan and Taiwan in the wake of bio-globalization : drugs, race and standards

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    Kuo, Wen-Hua

    2005-01-01

    This is a study of Japan and Taiwan's different responses to the expansion of the global drug industry. The thesis focuses on the problematic of "voicing," of how a state can make its interests heard in the International ...

  14. Localizing public dispute resolution in Japan : lessons from experiments with deliberative policy-making

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    Matsuura, Masahiro, 1974-

    2006-01-01

    Can consensus building processes, as practiced in the US, be used to resolve infrastructure disputes in Japan? Since the 1990s, proposals to construct highways, dams, ports and airports, railways, as well as to redevelop ...

  15. Tohoku Topo-Urbanism : oblique community form in post-Tsunami Japan

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    Bunza, Matthew (Matthew Peter)

    2013-01-01

    Tohoku Topo-Urbanism explores the potential inhabitation of the oblique as an alternative model of community form and resilient reconstruction in Post-Tsunami Japan. In its wake, the 2011 Tsunami left a redefined landscape ...

  16. Ancestral land, inheritance, and the revitalization or rural Japan: the case of Ogata Village 

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    Wood, Donald C

    1999-01-01

    Three themes are especially significant in rural Japan today. The first two are the traditional strong sense of ancestral land ties shared by Japanese farmers and the shortage of heirs problem (atotsugi mondai), which they face. The third...

  17. The Five Great Space Repository Bodhisattvas: Lineage, Protection and Celestial Authority in Ninth-Century Japan

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    Pedersen, Hillary

    2010-12-31

    This dissertation explores the protective role of the Five Great Space Repository Bodhisattva (Godai Kokuzo Bosastu) sculptural pentads in Japan during the mid-ninth-century. While existing art historical scholarship ...

  18. Masha Udensiva-Brenner: Can you tell us about Russia's role in the Eurasian gas market before and after the Central Asia-

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    Qian, Ning

    become competitors harriman magazine | 11 iNtervieWS The CenTral asia-China PiPeline and russia's energy and after the Central Asia- China Pipeline? Holly Decker: When the Soviet Union collapsed, all gas pipelines transit fees for political and economic gains. Russia had tight control and tried to disrupt pipelines

  19. A version of this appeared in Economic & Political Weekly (1999) XXXIV(18) Natural Gas Imports by South Asia: Pipelines or Pipedreams?

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    1999-01-01

    A version of this appeared in Economic & Political Weekly (1999) XXXIV(18) Natural Gas Imports by South Asia: Pipelines or Pipedreams? TransAsia Pipeline System (TAPS): A Shared Natural Gas Pipeline situations where there are eager purchasers of natural gas (India and Pakistan), willing suppliers of natural

  20. Religion and Politics in Japan: The Case of the S?ka Gakkai

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    Moos, Felix

    1963-03-01

    Extract from ASIAN SURVEY March, 190.5 Religion and Politics in Japan: The Case of the Soka Gakkai By Felix Moos East Asian Scries, Reprint No. (> INTERNATIONAL STUDIES CENTER FOR EAST ASIAN STUOIES THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS Lawrence... in the Philip pines, by Edgar Wickberg. 4. Some Aspects of Korean Acculturation and Value Orientation Since 1950, by Felix Moos. 5. The Philippine Political Party System, by Carl H. Lande. 6. Religion and Politics in Japan: The Case of the Soka Gakkai...

  1. An econometric approach to understanding the international tourism flows from Japan to Taiwan 

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    Chang, Chun-Ling

    1993-01-01

    that affect visitation still require further research. Recently, Japan has been identified to be the largest market for exporting tourism by many countries. From 1964, the Japanese government began simplifying the procedures of application for its citizens.... Accordingly, the Taiwanese have the advantages to develop international tourism between Japan and Taiwan. Thus, more research should be conducted in order to be more understand to the factors that influence Japanese travel decisions to Taiwan, and how...

  2. Direct health effects of global warming in Japan and China

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    Ando, M.; Yamamoto, S.; Tamura, K.

    1997-12-31

    Combustion of fossil fuels and industrial and agricultural activities are resulting in greater emissions of some greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane into the atmosphere, therefore contributing to global warming. Using general circulation models, it is estimated that surface temperatures in temperate regions will rise 1 to 3 degrees C during the next 100 years. Because global warming may increase the frequency and length of high temperatures during hot summer months, various health risks caused by heat stress have been studied. According to our epidemiological survey, the incidence of heat-related illness was significantly correlated to hot environments in Tokyo, Japan and in Nanjing and Wuhan, China. The epidemiological results also showed that the incidence of heat-related morbidity and mortality in the elderly increased very rapidly in summer. The regression analysis on these data showed that the number of heat stroke patients increased exponentially when the mean daily temperature and maximum daily temperature exceeded 27C and 32C in Tokyo and 31C and 36C in Wuhan and Nanjing, respectively. Since the incidence of heat-related morbidity and mortality has been shown to increase as a result of exposure to long periods of hot summer temperatures, it is important to determine to what extent the incidence of heat stress-related morbidity and mortality will be affected as a result of global warming.

  3. Basic Solar Energy Research in Japan (2011 EFRC Forum)

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    Domen, Kazunari (University of Tokyo)

    2012-03-14

    Kazunari Domen, Chemical System Engineering Professor at the University of Tokyo, was the second speaker in the May 26, 2011 EFRC Forum session, "Global Perspectives on Frontiers in Energy Research." In his presentation, Professor Domen talked about basic solar energy research in Japan. The 2011 EFRC Summit and Forum brought together the EFRC community and science and policy leaders from universities, national laboratories, industry and government to discuss "Science for our Nation's Energy Future." In August 2009, the Office of Science established 46 Energy Frontier Research Centers. The EFRCs are collaborative research efforts intended to accelerate high-risk, high-reward fundamental research, the scientific basis for transformative energy technologies of the future. These Centers involve universities, national laboratories, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit firms, singly or in partnerships, selected by scientific peer review. They are funded at $2 to $5 million per year for a total planned DOE commitment of $777 million over the initial five-year award period, pending Congressional appropriations. These integrated, multi-investigator Centers are conducting fundamental research focusing on one or more of several ?grand challenges? and use-inspired ?basic research needs? recently identified in major strategic planning efforts by the scientific community. The purpose of the EFRCs is to integrate the talents and expertise of leading scientists in a setting designed to accelerate research that transforms the future of energy and the environment.

  4. Development of a Probabilistic Tsunami Hazard Analysis in Japan

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    Toshiaki Sakai; Tomoyoshi Takeda; Hiroshi Soraoka; Ken Yanagisawa [Tokyo Electric Power Company (Japan); Tadashi Annaka [Tokyo Electric Power Services Co., Ltd, 3-3, Higashiueno 3-Chome, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-0015 (Japan)

    2006-07-01

    It is meaningful for tsunami assessment to evaluate phenomena beyond the design basis as well as seismic design. Because once we set the design basis tsunami height, we still have possibilities tsunami height may exceeds the determined design tsunami height due to uncertainties regarding the tsunami phenomena. Probabilistic tsunami risk assessment consists of estimating for tsunami hazard and fragility of structures and executing system analysis. In this report, we apply a method for probabilistic tsunami hazard analysis (PTHA). We introduce a logic tree approach to estimate tsunami hazard curves (relationships between tsunami height and probability of excess) and present an example for Japan. Examples of tsunami hazard curves are illustrated, and uncertainty in the tsunami hazard is displayed by 5-, 16-, 50-, 84- and 95-percentile and mean hazard curves. The result of PTHA will be used for quantitative assessment of the tsunami risk for important facilities located on coastal area. Tsunami hazard curves are the reasonable input data for structures and system analysis. However the evaluation method for estimating fragility of structures and the procedure of system analysis is now being developed. (authors)

  5. EVALUATION OF ZERO-POWER, ELEVATED-TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENTS AT JAPAN’S HIGH TEMPERATURE ENGINEERING TEST REACTOR

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    John D. Bess; Nozomu Fujimoto; James W. Sterbentz; Luka Snoj; Atsushi Zukeran

    2011-03-01

    The High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is a 30 MWth, graphite-moderated, helium-cooled reactor that was constructed with the objectives to establish and upgrade the technological basis for advanced high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) as well as to conduct various irradiation tests for innovative high-temperature research. The core size of the HTTR represents about one-half of that of future HTGRs, and the high excess reactivity of the HTTR, necessary for compensation of temperature, xenon, and burnup effects during power operations, is similar to that of future HTGRs. During the start-up core physics tests of the HTTR, various annular cores were formed to provide experimental data for verification of design codes for future HTGRs. The experimental benchmark performed and currently evaluated in this report pertains to the data available for two zero-power, warm-critical measurements with the fully-loaded HTTR core. Six isothermal temperature coefficients for the fully-loaded core from approximately 340 to 740 K have also been evaluated. These experiments were performed as part of the power-up tests (References 1 and 2). Evaluation of the start-up core physics tests specific to the fully-loaded core (HTTR-GCR-RESR-001) and annular start-up core loadings (HTTR-GCR-RESR-002) have been previously evaluated.

  6. Effects of Siberian forest fires on air quality in East Asia during May 2003 and its climate implication

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    Park, Rokjin

    Effects of Siberian forest fires on air quality in East Asia during May 2003 and its climate model Biomass burning Forest fire aerosols Radiative forcing Tropospheric ozone a b s t r a c t In May 2003, intense forest fires occurred over Siberia, which were the largest fires in the past decade

  7. Top-down estimate of a large source of atmospheric carbon monoxide associated with fuel combustion in Asia

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    Palmer, Paul

    Top-down estimate of a large source of atmospheric carbon monoxide associated with fuel combustion modeling methodology, we find that the source of carbon monoxide from fossil-fuel and biofuel combustion source of atmospheric carbon monoxide associated with fuel combustion in Asia, Geophys. Res. Lett., 29

  8. Impacts of a nuclear war in South Asia on soybean and maize production in the Midwest United States

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    Robock, Alan

    Impacts of a nuclear war in South Asia on soybean and maize production in the Midwest United States and soybeans to cooler, drier, and darker conditions from war-related smoke. We combined observed climate had an important effect. 1 Introduction In the event of nuclear war, targets in cities and industrial

  9. Africa N. of visitors Asia N. of visitors Latin America N. of visitors Morocco 81 India 367 Argentina 142

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    Africa N. of visitors Asia N. of visitors Latin America N. of visitors Morocco 81 India 367 Argentina 142 South Africa 69 Iran 201 Mexico 126 Nigeria 65 Pakistan 140 Brazil 120 Egypt in LDCs in Africa Algeria 50 Korea Rep. 34 Costa Rica 44 16 from rest of Africa Ghana 37

  10. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2012, Singapore, November 29 December 1, 2012 Elasticity-Inspired Deformers for Character Articulation

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    Plotkin, Joshua B.

    ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2012, Singapore, November 29 ­ December 1, 2012 Elasticity-Inspired Deformers-mail: ladislav.kavan@gmail.com Copyright ACM, (2012). This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of ACM for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive version will be published

  11. Modeling the Summertime Climate of Southwest Asia: The Role of Land Surface Processes in Shaping the Climate of Semiarid Regions

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    Marcella, Marc P.

    Presented is a study on the role of land surface processes in determining the summertime climate over the semiarid region of southwest Asia. In this region, a warm surface air temperature bias of 3.5°C is simulated in the ...

  12. DOI: 10.1002/asia.201200349 Dye-Sensitized TiO2 Nanotube Solar Cells: Rational Structural and Surface

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    Lin, Zhiqun

    DOI: 10.1002/asia.201200349 Dye-Sensitized TiO2 Nanotube Solar Cells: Rational Structural and Surface Engineering on TiO2 Nanotubes Jun Wang[a] and Zhiqun Lin*[b] 2754 2012 Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co-defined structural parameters and enhanced electronic properties, highly ordered TiO2 nanotube arrays have been

  13. Software Analytics in Practice Dongmei Zhang, Shi Han, Yingnong Dang, Jian-Guang Lou, Haidong Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia,

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    Software Analytics in Practice Dongmei Zhang, Shi Han, Yingnong Dang, Jian-Guang Lou, Haidong Zhang, Microsoft Research Asia, China Tao Xie, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA Abstract: Software analytics is to utilize data-driven approaches to enable software practitioners to perform data exploration

  14. EU, Japan call for dialogue amid row on breakthrough nuclear project The European Union and Japan each called Wednesday for dialogue among the six partners on

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    fusion in the hope of generating inexhaustible supplies of electricity. The site to be built in Cadarache, France or Rokkasho-mura, Japan is not expected to generate energy before 2050. The European Union has actionable. Radiochemistry Classes High quality training- Fundamentals, Nuclear, Actinide Chem & more

  15. Reuse of secondhand TVs exported from Japan to the Philippines

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    Yoshida, Aya; Terazono, Atsushi

    2010-06-15

    The trade of secondhand electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) from developed to developing countries has become a growing environmental issue owing to concerns about improper recycling of these goods in developing countries. We followed a 12-m cargo container of cathode-ray-tube color TVs exported from Japan to the Philippines in February 2008. We surveyed the number of TVs damaged in transport, as well as the number of malfunctioning TVs from this shipment. In addition, we present the results of interviews with 113 Filipino consumers who intended to buy secondhand EEE at nine secondhand shops in Metro Manila. Approximately 3% of the imported TVs were damaged upon arrival. The importer sold some of the units directly to local dealers, and kept the rest to repair, refurbish and resell. Approximately 40% of the imported TVs malfunctioned and needed repair in addition to basic reconditioning. Most interviewees indicated that they prefer to buy secondhand EEE because the prices are lower than those of brand-new products. Consumers indicated that they planned on using the product for an average of about 5 years, but the actual period of use may be lower. Most end-of-life EEE in the Philippines is dismantled and recycled by unregulated companies and untrained individuals in markets or near landfill sites, and it is clear that a proper collection system and treatment methods are needed for e-waste. In addition to the material flow of secondhand TVs, we also discuss several economic aspects and appropriate control measures of the international reuse of secondhand TVs.

  16. The 21_21 Museum in Tokyo, Japan, designed by Tadao Ando celebrates the

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    Qian, Ning

    School of Arts & Sciences Interview: Asia 10 Smart Cities: South Korea's Jeju Island as a Smart Grid: South Korea 06 Bike City Writer: Ella Kim Master of Arts, Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences in this topic in this particular city? Are there unique conditions in Bangkok that makes it an attractive place

  17. Isoprene emissions over Asia 1979-2012 : impact of climate and land use changes

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    Stavrakou, T.; Muller, J. F.; Bauwens, M.; De Smedt, I.; Roozendael, Van M.; Guenther, Alex B.; Wild, M.; Xia, X.

    2014-05-12

    Due to the scarcity of observational constraints and the rapidly changing environment in East and Southeast Asia, isoprene emissions predicted by models are expected to bear substantial uncertainties. The aim of this study is to improve upon the existing bottom-up estimates, and investigate the temporal evolution of the fluxes in Asia over 1979-2012. To this purpose, we calculate the hourly emissions at 0.5% ×0.5% resolution using the MEGAN-MOHYCAN model driven by ECMWF ERA-Interim climatology. This study incorporates (i) changes in land use, including the rapid expansion of oil palms, (ii) meteorological variability according to ERA-Interim, (iii) long-term changes in solar radiation (dimming/brightening) constrained by surface network radiation measurements,and (iv) recent experimental evidence that South Asian tropical forests are much weaker isoprene emitters than previously assumed, and on the other hand, that oil palms hold a strong isoprene emission capacity. These effects lead to a significant lowering (factor of two) in the total isoprene fluxes over the studied domain, and to emission reductions reaching a factor of 3.5 in Southeast Asia. The bottom-up annual isoprene emissions for 2005 are estimated at 7.0, 4.8, 8.3, 2.9 Tg in China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia, respectively. Changes in temperature and solar radiation are the major drivers of the interannual variability and trend in the emissions. An annual positive flux trend of 0.2% and 0.52% is found in Asia and China, respectively, through the entire period, related to positive trend in temperature and solar radiation. The impact of oil palm expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia is to enhance the trends over that region, e.g. from 1.17% to 1.5% in 1979-2005 in Malaysia. A negative emission trend is derived in India (?0.4 %), owing to the negative trend in solar radiation data associated to the strong dimming effect likely due to increasing aerosol loadings. The bottom-up emissions are evaluated using top-down isoprene emission estimates derived from inverse modelling constrained by GOME-2/MetOp-A formaldehyde columns through 2007-2012. The satellite-based estimates appear to support our assumptions, and confirm the lower emission rate in tropical forests of Indonesia and Malaysia. Additional flux measurements are clearly needed to better characterize the spatial variability of emission factors. Finally, a decreasing trend in the top-down Chinese emissions inferred after 2007, is in line with the cooling episode recorded in China after that year, thus suggesting that the satellite HCHO columns are able to capture climate-induced changes in emissions.

  18. New Multi-group Transport Neutronics (PHISICS) Capabilities for RELAP5-3D and its Application to Phase I of the OECD/NEA MHTGR-350 MW Benchmark

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    Gerhard Strydom; Cristian Rabiti; Andrea Alfonsi

    2012-10-01

    PHISICS is a neutronics code system currently under development at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL). Its goal is to provide state of the art simulation capability to reactor designers. The different modules for PHISICS currently under development are a nodal and semi-structured transport core solver (INSTANT), a depletion module (MRTAU) and a cross section interpolation (MIXER) module. The INSTANT module is the most developed of the mentioned above. Basic functionalities are ready to use, but the code is still in continuous development to extend its capabilities. This paper reports on the effort of coupling the nodal kinetics code package PHISICS (INSTANT/MRTAU/MIXER) to the thermal hydraulics system code RELAP5-3D, to enable full core and system modeling. This will enable the possibility to model coupled (thermal-hydraulics and neutronics) problems with more options for 3D neutron kinetics, compared to the existing diffusion theory neutron kinetics module in RELAP5-3D (NESTLE). In the second part of the paper, an overview of the OECD/NEA MHTGR-350 MW benchmark is given. This benchmark has been approved by the OECD, and is based on the General Atomics 350 MW Modular High Temperature Gas Reactor (MHTGR) design. The benchmark includes coupled neutronics thermal hydraulics exercises that require more capabilities than RELAP5-3D with NESTLE offers. Therefore, the MHTGR benchmark makes extensive use of the new PHISICS/RELAP5-3D coupling capabilities. The paper presents the preliminary results of the three steady state exercises specified in Phase I of the benchmark using PHISICS/RELAP5-3D.

  19. Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi

    2010-01-01

    Utilizing unconventional oil resources (cxlra-lieavy oil.oil. In this respect, Japan will have to improve the nuclear energy resources

  20. Examination of Risk Analysis Methods for MOX Land Transport in Japan

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    HOHNSTREITER, GLENN FREDRICK; PIERCE, JIM D.

    2003-04-01

    This report presents background information and methodology for a risk assessment of mixed oxide (MOX) reactor fuel transport in the nation of Japan to support their nuclear energy program. This work includes an extensive literature review, a review of other MOX activities worldwide, a survey of the statutory requirements for transporting nuclear materials, a discussion of risk assessment methodology, and calculation results for specific examples. Typical risk evaluations are given to provide guidance for later risk analyses specific to MOX fuel transport in Japan. This report also includes specific information that will be required for routes, cask types, accident-rate statistics, and population densities along specified routes, along with other detailed information needed for risk analysis studies pertinent to MOX transport in Japan. This information will be used in future specific risk studies.

  1. University of Washington, Seattle White paper for international collaboration on QUEST in Japan White Paper for University of Washington Collaboration with the QUEST-ST in Japan to develop long-

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    University of Washington, Seattle ­ White paper for international collaboration on QUEST in Japan 1/2 White Paper for University of Washington Collaboration with the QUEST-ST in Japan to develop long- pulse. Jarboe, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 E-mails: raman@aa.washington.edu and Jarboe@aa.washington

  2. The Problem of Philippine Independence and Japan: The First Three Decades of American Colonial Rule

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    Goodman, Grant K.

    1972-01-01

    that the Filipinos will make a mess of it. History has not shown them capable of self-government." In addi tion, Kaneko scoffed at any idea of Japanese designs on the Philip pines. He pointed out that Japan had its own troubles in Taiwan, Korea, and Sakhalin... that the Filipinos will make a mess of it. History has not shown them capable of self-government." In addi tion, Kaneko scoffed at any idea of Japanese designs on the Philip pines. He pointed out that Japan had its own troubles in Taiwan, Korea, and Sakhalin...

  3. Southeast Asia applied geophysics workshop: Geoscientists without borders Lee M. Liberty*, Spencer H. Wood, Emily A. Hinz, and Dylan Mikesell, Boise State University, Fongsaward

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    Barrash, Warren

    Southeast Asia applied geophysics workshop: Geoscientists without borders Lee M. Liberty*, Spencer of the SEG Foundation Geoscientists Without Borders program, we conducted a geophysics workshop in northern Thailand to train students and professionals in geophysical methods to address environmental

  4. CITATION Professor Desmond Ball, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

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    CITATION ­ Professor Desmond Ball, School of International, Political and Strategic Studies contributions to understanding nuclear strategy, Australian defence, signals intelligence, regional security politics, and. most recently, conflict in Southeast Asia, have all been motivated by an unflinching

  5. Source sector and region contributions to BC and PM2.5 in Central Asia

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    Kulkarni, S.; Sobhani, N.; Miller-Schulze, J. P.; Shafer, M. M.; Schauer, J. J.; Solomon, P. A.; Saide, P. E.; Spak, S. N.; Cheng, Y. F.; Denier van der Gon, H. A. C.; et al

    2015-02-18

    Particulate matter (PM) mass concentrations, seasonal cycles, source sector, and source region contributions in Central Asia (CA) are analyzed for the period April 2008–July 2009 using the Sulfur Transport and dEposition Model (STEM) chemical transport model and modeled meteorology from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. Predicted aerosol optical depth (AOD) values (annual mean value ~0.2) in CA vary seasonally, with lowest values in the winter. Surface PM2.5 concentrations (annual mean value ~10 ?g m-3) also exhibit a seasonal cycle, with peak values and largest variability in the spring/summer, and lowest values and variability in the winter (hourly valuesmore »from 2 to 90 ?g m-3). Surface concentrations of black carbon (BC) (mean value ~0.1 ?g m-3) show peak values in the winter. The simulated values are compared to surface measurements of AOD as well as PM2.5, PM10, BC, and organic carbon (OC) mass concentrations at two regional sites in Kyrgyzstan (Lidar Station Teplokluchenka (LST) and Bishkek). The predicted values of AOD and PM mass concentrations and their seasonal cycles are fairly well captured. The carbonaceous aerosols are underpredicted in winter, and analysis suggests that the winter heating emissions are underestimated in the current inventory. Dust, from sources within and outside CA, is a significant component of the PM mass and drives the seasonal cycles of PM and AOD. On an annual basis, the power and industrial sectors are found to be the most important contributors to the anthropogenic portion of PM2.5. Residential combustion and transportation are shown to be the most important sectors for BC. Biomass burning within and outside the region also contributes to elevated PM and BC concentrations. The analysis of the transport pathways and the variations in particulate matter mass and composition in CA demonstrates that this region is strategically located to characterize regional and intercontinental transport of pollutants. Aerosols at these sites are shown to reflect dust, biomass burning, and anthropogenic sources from Europe; South, East, and Central Asia; and Russia depending on the time period. Simulations for a reference 2030 emission scenario based on pollution abatement measures already committed to in current legislation show that PM2.5 and BC concentrations in the region increase, with BC growing more than PM2.5 on a relative basis. This suggests that both the health impacts and the climate warming associated with these particles may increase over the next decades unless additional control measures are taken. The importance of observations in CA to help characterize the changes that are rapidly taking place in the region are discussed.« less

  6. Source sector and region contributions to BC and PM??? in Central Asia

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    Kulkarni, S.; Sobhani, N.; Miller-Schulze, J. P.; Shafer, M. M.; Schauer, J. J.; Solomon, P. A.; Saide, P. E.; Spak, S. N.; Cheng, Y. F.; Denier van der Gon, H. A. C.; et al

    2015-01-01

    Particulate matter (PM) mass concentrations, seasonal cycles, source sector, and source region contributions in Central Asia (CA) are analyzed for the period April 2008–July 2009 using the Sulfur Transport and dEposition Model (STEM) chemical transport model and modeled meteorology from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. Predicted aerosol optical depth (AOD) values (annual mean value ~0.2) in CA vary seasonally, with lowest values in the winter. Surface PM??? concentrations (annual mean value ~10 ?g m?³) also exhibit a seasonal cycle, with peak values and largest variability in the spring/summer, and lowest values and variability in the winter (hourly valuesmore »from 2 to 90 ?g m?³). Surface concentrations of black carbon (BC) (mean value ~0.1 ?g m?³) show peak values in the winter. The simulated values are compared to surface measurements of AOD as well as PM???, PM??, BC, and organic carbon (OC) mass concentrations at two regional sites in Kyrgyzstan (Lidar Station Teplokluchenka (LST) and Bishkek). The predicted values of AOD and PM mass concentrations and their seasonal cycles are fairly well captured. The carbonaceous aerosols are underpredicted in winter, and analysis suggests that the winter heating emissions are underestimated in the current inventory. Dust, from sources within and outside CA, is a significant component of the PM mass and drives the seasonal cycles of PM and AOD. On an annual basis, the power and industrial sectors are found to be the most important contributors to the anthropogenic portion of PM???. Residential combustion and transportation are shown to be the most important sectors for BC. Biomass burning within and outside the region also contributes to elevated PM and BC concentrations. The analysis of the transport pathways and the variations in particulate matter mass and composition in CA demonstrates that this region is strategically located to characterize regional and intercontinental transport of pollutants. Aerosols at these sites are shown to reflect dust, biomass burning, and anthropogenic sources from Europe; South, East, and Central Asia; and Russia depending on the time period. Simulations for a reference 2030 emission scenario based on pollution abatement measures already committed to in current legislation show that PM??? and BC concentrations in the region increase, with BC growing more than PM??? on a relative basis. This suggests that both the health impacts and the climate warming associated with these particles may increase over the next decades unless additional control measures are taken. The importance of observations in CA to help characterize the changes that are rapidly taking place in the region are discussed.« less

  7. The Companion Volume of the Proceedings of IJCNLP 2013: System Demonstrations, pages 2932, Nagoya, Japan, 14-18 October 2013.

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    caused by the earthquake, the tsunami, and the nuclear disaster. Many reports about aid efforts, Japan, 14-18 October 2013. NICT Disaster Information Analysis System Kiyonori Ohtake Jun Goto Stijn De Saeger Kentaro Torisawa Universal Communication Research Institute, NICT / Kyoto, Japan. {kiyonori

  8. ITER: Japan to assign 20 percent of construction work to EU firms; Proposal for EU official to assume chief executive

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    Experimental Reactor (ITER). Japan yesterday revealed the details of a proposal to host the project. Tokyo has, Japan bears half price even with construction inside the EU limits of the accessory structures prospect. The experimental device in order ITER generates electricity, reproducing the fusion reaction

  9. Bride Abduction in Post-Soviet Central Asia: Marking a Shift Towards Patriarchy through Local Discourses of Shame and Tradition 

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    Werner, Cynthia

    2009-01-01

    patriarchy in post-Soviet Central Asia. Discourses of shame are mobilized by local actors in support of the popular view that a woman should ‘stay’ after being abducted. Women can and do resist abductions, but they risk dealing with the burden of shame... of naming this practice requires careful consideration (Walley 2006). For example, the term ‘bride kidnapping’ is based on a verb that originated in reference to the illegal abduction of children for labour or ransom, and therefore contains subtle implica...

  10. The Silicon Detector (SiD) And Linear Collider Detector R&D in Asia And North America

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    Brau, J.E.; /Oregon U.; Breidenbach, M.; /SLAC; Fujii, Y.; /KEK, Tsukuba

    2005-08-11

    In Asia and North America research and development on a linear collider detector has followed complementary paths to that in Europe. Among the developments in the US has been the conception of a detector built around silicon tracking, which relies heavily on a pixel (CCD) vertex detector, and employs a silicon tungsten calorimeter. Since this detector is quite different from the TESLA detector, we describe it here, along with some of the sub-system specific R&D in these regions.

  11. Muslim oil and gas periphery; the future of hydrocarbons in Africa, southeast Asia and the Caspian. Master`s thesis

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    Crockett, B.D.

    1997-12-01

    This thesis is a study of the contemporary political, economic, and technical developments and future prospects of the Muslim hydrocarbon exporters of Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Caspian. The established Muslim oil and gas periphery of Africa and Southeast Asia has four members in the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and is systemically increasing its production of natural gas. I analyze US government and corporate policies regarding the countries and the major dilemmas of the Muslim hydrocarbon periphery. The first chapter provides a selective overview of global energy source statistics; the policies, disposition and composition of the major hydrocarbon production and consumption players and communities; a selective background of OPEC and its impact on the globe; and a general portrait of how the Muslim periphery piece fits into the overall Muslim oil and gas puzzle. Chapter two analyzes the established Muslim oil and gas periphery of Africa and Southeast Asia asking the following questions: What are the major political, economic, and technical trends and dilemmas affecting these producer nations. And what are the United States` policies and relationships with these producers. Chapter three asks the same questions as chapter two, but with regard to the newly independent states of the Caspian Sea. I probe the regional petroleum exploration and transportation dilemmas in some detail.

  12. Cooperative Mmonitoring Center Occasional Paper/5: Propspects of Conventional Arms Control in South Asia

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    Gupta, Amit; Kamal, Nazir

    1998-11-01

    The intensely adversarial relationship between India and Pakistan is marked by military rivalry, mutual distrust, and suspicion. The most dividing disagreement has been over the Kashmir region. An inability to discuss the Kashmir issue has prevented discussion on other important issues. Since there is little prospect of detente, at least in the near-term, the question is whether this rivalry can be contained by other means, such as arms control approaches. Conventional arms control has been applied flexibly and successfully in some regions to reduce threat-perceptions and achieve reassuring military stability. Some lessons from other international models might be applied to the India/Pakistan context. This paper discusses the status of conventional arms control in South Asia, the dominant Indian and Pakistani perceptions about arms control, the benefits that could be derived from arms control, as well as the problems and prospects of arms control. It also discusses existing conventional arms control agreements at the regional and global levels as well as the potential role of cooperative monitoring technology.

  13. Relationships Between Emission Sources and Airmass Characteristics in East Asia1 during the TRACE-P Period2

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    Stanier, Charlie

    . Department of Ecological Engineering, Toyohashi University of Technology, Toyohashi, Japan5 2. Center, such as ethane/CO and23 ethane/propane, by the backward trajectory could well reproduce the emission ratio and their ratio along the trajectory. From25 this analysis, the propane/ethane ratio and propane/acetylene ratio

  14. Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 11151129 (2007) VSP and Robotics Society of Japan 2007.

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    Rucci, Michele

    2007-01-01

    Advanced Robotics, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1115­1129 (2007) VSP and Robotics Society of Japan 2007. Also available online - www.brill.nl/ar Full paper Integrating robotics and neuroscience: brains for robots, bodies for brains MICHELE RUCCI , DANIEL BULLOCK and FABRIZIO SANTINI Department of Cognitive

  15. Workshop Program US-Japan Workshop on Physics of Compact Toroid Plasmas

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    Washington at Seattle, University of

    ) Poster break (15min) 10:00 FRC Experiment overview -- Ono, chair 10:15 Wurden, Progress on FRX-L Plasma Reactor (30min) Schaffer, Advances in Novel FRC Plasmas (30min) Poster break (20min) 3:00 Workshop IWorkshop Program US-Japan Workshop on Physics of Compact Toroid Plasmas February 25-27, 2002

  16. -News Home Help Chirac defends planned EU arms sales to China to nervous Japan

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    of sensitive weapons or technology. news web sites Chirac, the prime proponent of lifting the 16-year-old EU arms or technology to China as they are subject to rules which cannot be broken," Chirac said. "Hence had seen double-digit growth for more than 10 years. As for Japan, the defense spending has been

  17. World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Aizu, Japan Modelling and predicting flow regimes using wavelet

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    Barber, Stuart

    4 th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Aizu, Japan Modelling and predicting flow of Statistics, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, robert@maths.leeds.ac.uk ABSTRACT The aim of industrial without intruding into the industrial process, but produce highly correlated and noisy data, and hence

  18. Masatsu kakuhan setsugo "Friction Stir Welding Complete aspects of FSW" Japan Welding Society

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    Cambridge, University of

    Masatsu kakuhan setsugo ­ "Friction Stir Welding ­ Complete aspects of FSW" Japan Welding Society years ago that the Friction Stir Welding (FSW) method was proposed by TWI. Because FSW is a solid state welding method, the peak temperature reached during FSW welding is lower than the traditional welding

  19. T THE FOURTH TRMM LATENT HEATING WORKSHOP WHAT: Scientists from Japan and the United States

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    Houze Jr., Robert A.

    T THE FOURTH TRMM LATENT HEATING WORKSHOP WHAT: Scientists from Japan and the United States shared with the associated latent heat (LH) release accounting for three-fourths of the total heat energy available to Earth for improving cloud parameterizations in environmental predic- tion models. The Fourth TRMM Latent Heating

  20. To be presented at MicroTAS 2002, Nara, Japan FACTORS INFLUENCING RESPONSE TIME OF DEP

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    Jones, Thomas B.

    Toba National College of Maritime Technology, Toba (Japan) Abstract Dielectrophoretic (DEP the microliter-sized reservoir droplet of de-ionized water at the left, moves rapidly to the right, and stops and pinches off a droplet. For the structure in Fig. 2, which has electrodes of width 50 µm, spacing 50 µm

  1. -News Home Help Japan regrets French minister's comments on nuclear project

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    to host a revolutionary nuclear energy project while the site is still in dispute. The European Union is being billed as a clean, safe, inexhaustible energy source of the future. news web sites The United-News Home Help Japan regrets French minister's comments on nuclear project 2 hours, 26 minutes ago

  2. France, Japan vie for fusion site From AFP 21feb04

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    , it said. ITER aims to test technology for nuclear fusion, billed as the clean, safe, inexhaustible energy-billion dollar nuclear fusion reactor, officials said. But no final decision was expected on breaking. Earlier Friday, the Japanese Nihon Keizai Shimbun said that Japan might start a new nuclear fusion plan

  3. Flood Risk Management As Being Practiced in Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom,

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    US Army Corps of Engineers

    #12;#12;Flood Risk Management Approaches As Being Practiced in Japan, Netherlands, United Kingdom.........................................................................................................2 1.3 Flood Risk Management, A Conceptual Framework) ............................................................6 2.1.2 Flood Risk Assessment and the UK Flooding Foresight Study (United Kingdom).10 2

  4. 2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI

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    Saitou, Kazuhiro "Kazu"

    2000 JAPAN-USA Symposium on Flexible Automation July 23-26, 2000, Ann Arbor, MI 2000JUSFA-US1 OFF-LINE ERROR RECOVERY LOGIC SYNTHESIS IN AUTOMATED ASSEMBLY LINES BY USING GENETIC PROGRAMMING Cem M. Baydar by the experts or automated error recovery logic controllers embedded in the system. The previous work

  5. Energy Consumption, Efficiency, Conservation, and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Japan's Building Sector

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    2006-01-01

    and C O Reduction i n District Heating and C o o l i n g . "Energy Efficiency o f District Heating and C o o l i n g byi n Japan: cogeneration, P V , and district heating/cooling.

  6. The 10th International Symposium on Flow Visualization August 26-29, 2002, Kyoto, Japan

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    Texas at Arlington, University of

    The 10th International Symposium on Flow Visualization August 26-29, 2002, Kyoto, Japan F0224 the non-reactive air flow from the injectors. Preliminary whistler nozzle and sonic generator flows were visualized and evaluated. The acoustic wave frequency was measured on the basis of schlieren pictures

  7. International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, pages 13391347, Nagoya, Japan, 14-18 October 2013.

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    -18 October 2013. Unsupervised Extraction of Attributes and Their Values from Product Description Keiji.b.sekine}@mail.rakuten.com Abstract This paper describes an unsupervised method for extracting product attributes and their valuesInternational Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing, pages 1339­1347, Nagoya, Japan, 14

  8. Energy Consumption, Efficiency, Conservation, and Greenhouse Gas Mitigation in Japan's Building Sector

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    2006-01-01

    Solar thermal collectors are not widely used i n Japan, the total energy consumptionsolar shading for a l l openings. End-Use Energy Consumptionenergy consumption for cooling i n office buildings is greater than for heating; as a result, solar

  9. Measurement of airborne radioactivity from the Fukushima reactor accident in Tokushima, Japan

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    K. Fushimi; S. Nakayama; M. Sakama; Y. Sakaguchi

    2012-10-19

    The airborne radioactive isotopes from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plan t was measured in Tokushima, western Japan. The continuous monitoring has been carried out in Tokushima. From March 23, 2011 the fission product $^{131}$I was observed. The radioisotopes $^{134}$Cs and $^{137}$Cs were also observed in the beginning of April. However the densities were extremely smaller than the Japanese regulation of radioisotopes.

  10. 00100 -1 -IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 1619 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan

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    Miyashita, Yasushi

    00100 - 1 - 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16­19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan MEASURING, were estimated based on measurement data in order to improve the efficiency of the heat source-2012. Keywords: Sustainable Campus, University Facilities, Hospital, CO2 Emissions Reduction, Heat

  11. Japan's Residential Energy Demand Outlook to 2030 Considering Energy Efficiency Standards"Top-Runner Approach"

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    Lacommare, Kristina S H; Komiyama, Ryoichi; Marnay, Chris

    2008-05-15

    As one of the measures to achieve the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions agreed to in the"Kyoto Protocol," an institutional scheme for determining energy efficiency standards for energy-consuming appliances, called the"Top-Runner Approach," was developed by the Japanese government. Its goal is to strengthen the legal underpinnings of various energy conservation measures. Particularly in Japan's residential sector, where energy demand has grown vigorously so far, this efficiency standard is expected to play a key role in mitigating both energy demand growth and the associated CO2 emissions. This paper presents an outlook of Japan's residential energy demand, developed by a stochastic econometric model for the purpose of analyzing the impacts of the Japan's energy efficiency standards, as well as the future stochastic behavior of income growth, demography, energy prices, and climate on the future energy demand growth to 2030. In this analysis, we attempt to explicitly take into consideration more than 30 kinds of electricity uses, heating, cooling and hot water appliances in order to comprehensively capture the progress of energy efficiency in residential energy end-use equipment. Since electricity demand, is projected to exhibit astonishing growth in Japan's residential sector due to universal increasing ownership of electric and other appliances, it is important to implement an elaborate efficiency standards policy for these appliances.

  12. Circulation and currents in the southwestern East/Japan Sea: Overview and review

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    Rhode Island, University of

    to the transport variation through the Korea/Tsushima Strait. Movements of the coastal cold water in the middle of the strait. Four-year mean transport into the East/Japan Sea through the Korea/Tsushima Strait range of variability occurs for the subtidal transport variation from subinertial (2­10 days

  13. Published in 'Asian Ceramic Science for Electronics II and Electroceramics in Japan V', Year: 2002, pp: 15-20 Periodical: Key Engineering Materials Vols. 228-229

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    Chen, Haydn H.

    Published in 'Asian Ceramic Science for Electronics II and Electroceramics in Japan V', Year: 2002://www.ttp.net #12;Published in 'Asian Ceramic Science for Electronics II and Electroceramics in Japan V', Year: 2002://www.ttp.net #12;Published in 'Asian Ceramic Science for Electronics II and Electroceramics in Japan V', Year: 2002

  14. IRM National Reference Series: Japan: An evaluation of government-sponsored energy conservation research and development

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    Howard, C.D.

    1987-07-01

    Despite the recent drop in world oil prices, the Japanese government is continuing to stress energy conservation, because Japan relies on imports for 85% of its total energy requirements and virtually 100% of its petroleum. Japan stresses long-term developments and sees conservation as an integral part of its 50- to 100-year transition from fossil fuels to nuclear and renewable sources of energy. The Japanese government is targeting new materials, biotechnology, and electronics technologies as the foundation of Japan's economy in the 21st century. Most government research programs in Japan are governed by aggressive timetables and fixed technical goals and are usually guaranteed funding over a 5- to 10-year period. Of the major energy conservation research programs, the best known is the Moonlight Project, administered by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), and oriented towards end-use technologies such as Stirling engines and advanced heat pumps. Parts of MITI's Basic Technologies for Future Industries Program involve research in new materials and bioreactors. The Science and Technology Agency's Exploratory Research in Advanced Technologies (ERATO) Program is also investigating these technologies while emphasizing basic research. Other ministries supporting research related to energy conservation are the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture and the Ministry of Construction. For 1985, government spending for energy conservation research was at least $50 million. Private sector funding of energy conservation research was $500 million in 1984. A brief outline of major programs and key participants is included for several of the most relevant technologies. An overview of Japan's experience in international scientific collaboration is also included.

  15. Volatility basis-set approach simulation of organic aerosol formation in East Asia: implications for anthropogenic-biogenic interaction and controllable amounts

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    Matsui, H.; Koike, Makoto; Kondo, Yutaka; Takami, A.; Fast, Jerome D.; Kanaya, Y.; Takigawa, M.

    2014-09-16

    Organic aerosol (OA) simulations using the volatility basis-set approach were made for East Asia and its outflow region. Model simulations were evaluated through comparisons with OA measured by aerosol mass spectrometers in and around Tokyo (at Komaba and Kisai in summer 2003 and 2004) and over the outflow region in East Asia (at Fukue and Hedo in spring 2009). The simulations with aging processes of organic vapors reasonably well reproduced mass concentrations, temporal variations, and formation efficiency of observed OA at all sites. As OA mass was severely underestimated in the simulations without the aging processes, the oxidations of organic vapors are essential for reasonable OA simulations over East Asia. By considering the aging processes, simulated OA concentrations considerably increased from 0.24 to 1.28 µg m-3 in the boundary layer over the whole of East Asia. OA formed from the interaction of anthropogenic and biogenic sources was also enhanced by the aging processes. The fraction of controllable OA was estimated to be 87 % of total OA over the whole of East Asia, showing that most of the OA in our simulations formed anthropogenically (controllable). A large portion of biogenic secondary OA (78 % of biogenic secondary OA) formed through the influence of anthropogenic sources. The high fraction of controllable OA in our simulations is likely because anthropogenic emissions are dominant over East Asia and OA formation is enhanced by anthropogenic sources and their aging processes. Both the amounts (from 0.18 to 1.12 µg m-3) and the fraction (from 75 % to 87 %) of controllable OA were increased by aging processes of organic vapors over East Asia.

  16. Model analysis of the anthropogenic aerosol effect on clouds over East Asia

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    Gao, Yi; Zhang, Meigen; Liu, Xiaohong; Zhao, Chun

    2012-01-16

    A coupled meteorology and aerosol/chemistry model WRF-Chem (Weather Research and Forecast model coupled with Chemistry) was used to conduct a pair of simulations with present-day (PD) and preindustrial (PI) emissions over East Asia to examine the aerosol indirect effect on clouds. As a result of an increase in aerosols in January, the cloud droplet number increased by 650 cm{sup -3} over the ocean and East China, 400 cm{sup -3} over Central and Southwest China, and less than 200 cm{sup -3} over North China. The cloud liquid water path (LWP) increased by 40-60 g m{sup -2} over the ocean and Southeast China and 30 g m{sup -2} over Central China; the LWP increased less than 5 g m{sup -2} or decreased by 5 g m{sup -2} over North China. The effective radius (Re) decreased by more than 4 {mu}m over Southwest, Central, and Southeast China and 2 {mu}m over North China. In July, variations in cloud properties were more uniform; the cloud droplet number increased by approximately 250-400 cm{sup -3}, the LWP increased by approximately 30-50 g m{sup -2}, and Re decreased by approximately 3 {mu}m over most regions of China. In response to cloud property changes from PI to PD, shortwave (SW) cloud radiative forcing strengthened by 30 W m{sup -2} over the ocean and 10 W m{sup -2} over Southeast China, and it weakened slightly by approximately 2-10 W m{sup -2} over Central and Southwest China in January. In July, SW cloud radiative forcing strengthened by 15 W m{sup -2} over Southeast and North China and weakened by 10 W m{sup -2} over Central China. The different responses of SW cloud radiative forcing in different regions was related to cloud feedbacks and natural variability.

  17. About Us Contact Us Site Map Privacy Statement Terms of Use 2009 Business Wire More Business Wire sites: Business Wired blog Canada UK/Ireland Deutschland France Italy Japan EON Online Press Release Tradeshownews.com

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    sites: Business Wired blog Canada UK/Ireland Deutschland France Italy Japan EON Online Press Release

  18. Proceedings of a joint US-Japan Seminar in the Environmental Sciences

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    DeAngelis, D.L. [ed.] [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Teramoto, E. [ed.] [Ryukoku Univ., Otsu (Japan); Neergaard, D.A. [ed.] [Tennessee Univ., Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1993-11-01

    The Joint US-Japan Seminar in the Environmental Sciences was based on the premises that questions remain concerning the factors that control many of the regularities observed in ecological communities and that increased collaboration between researchers in the United States and Japan can contribute to answering these questions. The papers included in this report resulted from the Seminar. These papers as well as workshop discussions summarized here outline the main issues that face theoretical ecology today. The papers cover four different areas of theoretical ecology: (1) individual species adaptations, (2) ecological community-food web interactions, (3) food web theory, and (4) concepts related to the ecosystem. Individual projects are processed separately for the databases.

  19. International market integration for natural gas? : a cointegration analysis of priced in Europe, North America and Japan

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    L'Hegaret, Guillaume

    2004-01-01

    We examine the degree of natural gas market integration in Europe, North America and Japan, between the mid 1990?s and 2002. Our hypothesis is that there was a certain split of prices between Europe and North America. The ...

  20. Technologies of the operator : engineering the pilot in the U.S. and Japan, 1930-1960

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    Jeon, Chihyung

    2010-01-01

    This study examines the assemblage of scientific knowledge, engineering practices, measuring instruments, and civilian and military institutions in the U.S. and Japan that went into the construction of the machine operator ...

  1. When Science and the Media Mix AS THE DEVASTATING IMPACTS OF JAPAN'S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI CONTINUE TO UNFOLD, AND

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    When Science and the Media Mix AS THE DEVASTATING IMPACTS OF JAPAN'S EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI CONTINUE TO UNFOLD, AND concern over the Fukushima nuclear power plant grows, communication between

  2. The Stacked Bar Model: Japanese-Peruvians' National Ethnic Identities Across Peru, Japan and the United States

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    Tsuha, Shigueru Julio

    2011-01-01

    society (Peru and Japan) holds the institutional power topower to define Peruvianness differently. For JPs in Peru,Peru are like, white people with money. And they’re so power

  3. Low-cost carriers in Japan : challenges and paths to success - using a corporate simulation model for empirical analysis

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    Shiotani, Sayaka

    2013-01-01

    This paper analyzes the causes behind the sluggishness of new airlines, low cost carriers (LCCs), in Japan. The object is to identify and to recommend innovative policy changes and ideas for the industry, by analyzing the ...

  4. An Analysis of the DER Adoption Climate in Japan Using Optimization Results for Prototype Buildings with U.S. Comparisons

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    Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris; Firestone, Ryan; Gao, Weijun; Nishida, Masaru

    2006-01-01

    of the P15 07 micro gas turbine, and determined economicallyTest Results of a Micro Gas Turbine, The Japan Society ofby natural gas engine (GE), gas turbine (GT), microturbine (

  5. Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi

    2010-01-01

    Komiyama, "Japan's Energy Outlook for 2050 with Stochastic2008 (10) EIA/DOE, "Annual Energy Outlook 2008," 2008 (11)its long-term energy supply/demand outlook (Reference No.

  6. Japan-Economics of Climate Change and Low Carbon Growth Strategies in

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  7. INL Director Explains How the National Labs Are Assisting With Japan's Nuclear Crisis

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    Grossenbacher, John

    2013-05-28

    Idaho National Laboratory's Director John Grossenbacher discusses the types of nuclear expertise and capabilities that exist within the U.S. Department of Energy's national labs to assist with the Japan nuclear crisis. He also explains how the labs will provide long-term research that will uncover lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear plants. For more information about INL's nuclear energy research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  8. INL Director Explains How the National Labs Are Assisting With Japan's Nuclear Crisis

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    Grossenbacher, John

    2011-01-01

    Idaho National Laboratory's Director John Grossenbacher discusses the types of nuclear expertise and capabilities that exist within the U.S. Department of Energy's national labs to assist with the Japan nuclear crisis. He also explains how the labs will provide long-term research that will uncover lessons learned from the Fukushima nuclear plants. For more information about INL's nuclear energy research, visit http://www.facebook.com/idahonationallaboratory.

  9. Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) Assessment Report for US Army Garrison, Japan - Honshu Installations

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    Kora, Angela R.; Brown, Daryl R.; Dixon, Douglas R.

    2010-03-09

    This report documents an assessment was performed by a team of engineers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) under contract to the Installation Management Command (IMCOM) Pacific Region Office (PARO). The effort used the Facility Energy Decision System (FEDS) model to determine how energy is consumed at five U.S. Army Garrison-Japan (USAG-J) installations in the Honshu area, identify the most cost-effective energy retrofit measures, and calculate the potential energy and cost savings.

  10. US-Japan_NuclearEnergyActionPlan.pdf | Department of Energy

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  11. Assessment of technical strengths and information flow of energy conservation research in Japan. Volume 2. Background document

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    Hane, G.J.; Lewis, P.M.; Hutchinson, R.A.; Rubinger, B.; Willis, A.

    1985-06-01

    Purpose of this study is to explore the status of R and D in Japan and the ability of US researchers to keep abreast of Japanese technical advances. US researchers familiar with R and D activities in Japan were interviewed in ten fields that are relevant to the more efficient use of energy: amorphous metals, biotechnology, ceramics, combustion, electrochemical energy storage, heat engines, heat transfer, high-temperature sensors, thermal and chemical energy storage, and tribology. The researchers were questioned about their perceptions of the strengths of R and D in Japan, comparative aspects of US work, and the quality of available information sources describing R and D in Japan. Of the ten related fields, the researchers expressed a strong perception that significant R and D is under way in amorphous metals, biotechnology, and ceramics, and that the US competitive position in these technologies will be significantly challenged. Researchers also identified alternative emphases in Japanese R and D programs in these areas that provide Japan with stronger technical capabilities. For example, in biotechnology, researchers noted the significant Japanese emphasis on industrial-scale bioprocess engineering, which contrasts with a more meager effort in the US. In tribology, researchers also noted the strength of the chemical tribology research in Japan and commented on the effective mix of chemical and mechanical tribology research. This approach contrasts with the emphasis on mechanical tribology in the US.

  12. CMC Participation in the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) Workshop: Defense, Technology and Cooperative Security in South Asia

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    Biringer, K.L.; Olsen, J.

    1998-11-01

    As an ongoing part of the collaborative efforts between the Cooperative Monitoring Center (CMC) at Sandia National Laboratories, the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA), and U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), staff from the CMC served as faculty in conducting a workshop in Shanghai, China. Sponsor of the workshop was the Regional Centre for Strategic Studies (RCSS) based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The workshop included participants from throughout South Asia and China. The CMC presented four sessions related to the role of monitoring technologies in promoting regional security and building confidence among nations. Participation in these workshops supports U.S. efforts to further regional cooperation and promote arms control, nonproliferation and other cooperative securily measures and supplements efforts funded by DOE and ACDA over the past four years. The RCSS Shanghai meeting permitted a continued CMC involvement in regionally conducted training for anew generation of leaders in government, the military, and academia throughout South Asia and China. Nuclear issues are clearly a dominant South Asian concern since the nuclear tests of May 1998. However, there remains a strong interest in identifying opportunities for increased trade and reduced tensions in other areas. The RCSS and other regional organizations are enthusiastic about continued CMC involvement in future regional courses.

  13. Cooperative Monitoring Center Occasional Paper/12: ENTNEA: A Concept for Enhancing Nuclear Transparency for Confidence Building in Northeast Asia

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    Nam, Man-Kwon; Shin, Sung-Tack

    1999-06-01

    Nuclear energy continues to be a strong and growing component of economic development in Northeast Asia. A broad range of nuclear energy systems already exists across the region and vigorous growth is projected. Associated with these capabilities and plans are various concerns about operational safety, environmental protection, and accumulation of spent fuel and other nuclear materials. We consider cooperative measures that might address these concerns. The confidence building measures suggested here center on the sharing of information to lessen concerns about nuclear activities or to solve technical problems. These activities are encompassed by an Enhanced Nuclear Transparency in Northeast Asia (ENTNEA) concept that would be composed of near-term, information-sharing activities and an eventual regional institution. The near-term activities would address specific concerns and build a tradition of cooperation; examples include radiation measurements for public safety and emergency response, demonstration of safe operations at facilities and in transportation, and material security in the back end of the fuel cycle. Linkages to existing efforts and organizations would be sought to maximize the benefits of cooperation. In the longer term, the new cooperative tradition might evolve into an ENTNEA institution. In institutional form, ENTNEA could combine the near-term activities and new cooperative activities, which might require an institutional basis, for the mutual benefit and security of regional parties.

  14. JET Papers presented to the 13th International Vacuum Congress, 9th International Conference on SS (Yokohama, Japan, 25-29 September 1995)

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    JET Papers presented to the 13th International Vacuum Congress, 9th International Conference on SS (Yokohama, Japan, 25-29 September 1995)

  15. JET Papers presented at the 6th IAEA TCM on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Studies (JAERI, Naka, Japan, 12th ­ 14th October 1999)

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    JET Papers presented at the 6th IAEA TCM on Energetic Particles in Magnetic Confinement Studies (JAERI, Naka, Japan, 12th ­ 14th October 1999)

  16. Uncorrected)Ch.5)in)))Earthquake)Hazard,)Risk,)and)Disasters,)Ed)M.)Wyss,)Elsevier)2014)ISBN: 978-0-12-Aggravated)Earthquake)Risk)in)South)Asia:))

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    Bilham, Roger

    Uncorrected)Ch.5)in)))Earthquake)Hazard,)Risk,)and)Disasters,)Ed)M.)Wyss,)Elsevier)2014)ISBN: 978-0-12- 394848-9) 1) Aggravated)Earthquake)Risk)in)South)Asia:)) ))))))))))))))))))))))))))Engineering.4) million) people) to) earthquake) deaths) in) the) past) 12) years,) and) more) than) 2) million) in) the

  17. On-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing. Donald H. Stedman and Gary A. Bishop,University of Denver, Department of Chemistry and

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    Denver, University of

    On-Road Emissions in Asia Measured by Remote Sensing. Donald H. Stedman and Gary A. Bishop Analysis, Tiburon, California 94920 ABSTRACT On-road emissions are precisely the emissions which sensing measures mass emissions of CO, HC, NO and smoke per kg (or per L) of fuel burned. On

  18. Professional Travel in Pakistan Pakistan is located in the South Asia and is bordered by China to the north, Afghanistan and Iran on the

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    Chen, Deming

    1 Professional Travel in Pakistan Pakistan is located in the South Asia and is bordered by China important aspect of life in Pakistan and about 97% of Pakistanis are Muslim. The people of Pakistan shake hands with other females right away. Pakistani women may not interact with strangers. · Pakistan

  19. Utilizing Large Integrated Data Sets for Regional Seismic Research in Asia Aaron A. Velasco, Julio Aguilar-Chang, Hans E. Hartse

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    Utilizing Large Integrated Data Sets for Regional Seismic Research in Asia Aaron A. Velasco, Julio open source data. · To utilize these data effectively for regional seismic research, a mechanism must Amplitude Corrections (MDAC) parameters for regional seismic stations were developed utilizing amplitude

  20. Copyright 1999, Society of Petroleum Engineers Inc. This paper was prepared for presentation at the 1999 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas

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    Schechter, David S.

    Copyright 1999, Society of Petroleum Engineers Inc. This paper was prepared for presentation at the 1999 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition held in Jakarta, Indonesia, 20­22 April 1999. This paper was selected for presentation by an SPE Program Committee following review

  1. Copyright 2012 by Hyopil Shin, Munhyong Kim, Hayeon Jang, and Andrew Cattle 26th Pacific Asia Conference on Language,Information and Computation pages 181190

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    Copyright 2012 by Hyopil Shin, Munhyong Kim, Hayeon Jang, and Andrew Cattle 26th Pacific Asia Corpus in Korean Hyopil Shin, Munhyong Kim, Yu-Mi Jo, Hayeon Jang, and Andrew Cattle a Department and conclusions. 181 Copyright 2012 by Hyophil Shin, Munhyong Kim, Yu-Mi Jo, Hayeon Jang, and Adrew Cattle 26 th

  2. Conference Paper for Electricity Industry in Transition: Issues and Prospects for Asia, Bangkok, Thailand, Jan. 14-16, 2004. 2003 Dennis Ray and Frank Wayno

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    Conference Paper for Electricity Industry in Transition: Issues and Prospects for Asia, Bangkok and Education in a Transitioning Electric Power Industry Dennis Ray Executive Director Power Systems Engineering University fjw2@cornell.edu Abstract The electric supply industry is in transition from its traditional

  3. 2010-2011 Princeton Graduate Students with Academic Interests in South Asia Shahana Chattaraj, PHD, Woodrow Wilson School, Urban Policy shahanac@princeton.edu

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    Rowley, Clarence W.

    2010-2011 Princeton Graduate Students with Academic Interests in South Asia Shahana Chattaraj, PHD, Woodrow Wilson School, Urban Policy shahanac@princeton.edu Barret F Bradstreet, Phd, WWS, Security Studies, Indian military strategy bbradstr@princeton.edu Diane L Coffey, Phd, WWS, Population coffey

  4. Develop. Growth Differ. (2006) 48, 559573 doi: 10.1111/j.1440-169x.2006.00893.x Blackwell Publishing Asia

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    2006-01-01

    of California Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA In this study, we report on the presence of efflux transporter Publishing Asia Increase in multidrug transport activity is associated with oocyte maturation in sea stars of California Davis, Bodega Bay, California 94923, USA, 2 Hopkins Marine Station, Stanford University, Pacific

  5. Policy and Reform In Public Schools During the Occupation of Japan

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    Parker, James Daniel

    2010-12-31

    to find recent scholarship on the subject. I used these more recent articles to analyze current trends in the scholarship of the subject. These articles tended to deal with smaller sections of my overall research and topics that were not easily found...), and translated documents from several local governments. I also used both the First and Second U.S. Education Missions to Japan to analyze the recommendations that American educators were giving to SCAP for further review. Out of these two Missions? reports...

  6. Cameron, LA Liquefied Natural Gas Exports to Japan (Million Cubic Feet)

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  7. United States-Japan Cooperation on Energy Security | Department of Energy

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  8. Fact Sheet: United States-Japan Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan |

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  9. Liquefied U.S. Natural Gas Re-Exports to Japan (Million Cubic Feet)

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  10. Sabine Pass, LA Exports to Japan Liquefied Natural Gas (Million Cubic Feet)

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  11. OECD DEVELOPMENT CENTRE Working Paper No. 94

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    Kammen, Daniel M.

    and the University of California's Pacific Rim Research Program for financial support. The opinions expressed here North and South America on the eastern rim of the Pacific Basin, the majority of Pacific Asian income AND EMPLOYMENT LINKAGES IN THE PACIFIC BASIN by Hiro Lee and David Roland-Holst Research programme on

  12. OECD Principles and Guidelines for Access

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    Gerhardy, Philipp

    ) to Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), 222 Rosewood Drive Danvers, MA 01923, USA, fax 1 978 646 8600, info global challenges -- ranging from health care and climate change to renewable energy and natural resources management. The speed and depth of this research depends on fostering collaborative exchanges

  13. Multi-Institutional Phase II Clinical Study of Concurrent Chemoradiotherapy for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer in East and Southeast Asia

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    Kato, Shingo; Ohno, Tatsuya; Thephamongkhol, Kullathorn; Chansilpa, Yaowalak

    2010-07-01

    Purpose: To evaluate the toxicity and efficacy of concurrent chemoradiotherapy using weekly cisplatin for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer in East and Southeast Asia, a multi-institutional Phase II clinical study was conducted among eight Asian countries. Methods and Materials: Between April 2003 and March 2006, 120 patients (60 with bulky Stage IIB and 60 with Stage IIIB) with previously untreated squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix were enrolled in the present study. Radiotherapy consisted of pelvic external beam radiotherapy (total dose, 50 Gy) and either high-dose-rate or low-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy according to institutional practice. The planned Point A dose was 24-28 Gy in four fractions for high-dose-rate-intracavitary brachytherapy and 40-45 Gy in one to two fractions for low-dose-rate-intracavitary brachytherapy. Five cycles of weekly cisplatin (40 mg/m{sup 2}) were administered during the radiotherapy course. Results: All patients were eligible for the study. The median follow-up was 27.3 months. Of the 120 patients, 100 (83%) received four or five cycles of chemotherapy. Acute Grade 3 leukopenia was observed in 21% of the patients, and Grade 3 gastrointestinal toxicity was observed in 6%. No patient failed to complete the radiotherapy course because of toxicity. The 2-year local control and overall survival rate for all patients was 87.1% and 79.6%, respectively. The 2-year major late rectal and bladder complication rate was 2.5% and 0%, respectively. Conclusion: The results have suggested that concurrent chemoradiotherapy using weekly cisplatin is feasible and effective for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer in East and Southeast Asia.

  14. Database use and technology in Japan: JTEC panel report. Final report

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    Wiederhold, G.; Beech, D.; Bourne, C.; Farmer, N.; Jajodia, Sushil; Kahaner, D.; Minoura, Toshi; Smith, D.; Smith, J.M.

    1992-04-01

    This report presents the findings of a group of database experts, sponsored by the Japanese Technology Evaluation Center (JTEC), based on an intensive study trip to Japan during March 1991. Academic, industrial, and governmental sites were visited. The primary findings are that Japan is supporting its academic research establishment poorly, that industry is making progress in key areas, and that both academic and industrial researchers are well aware of current domestic and foreign technology. Information sharing between industry and academia is effectively supported by governmental sponsorship of joint planning and review activities, and enhances technology transfer. In two key areas, multimedia and object-oriented databases, the authors can expect to see future export of Japanese database products, typically integrated into larger systems. Support for academic research is relatively modest. Nevertheless, the senior faculty are well-known and respected, and communicate frequently and in depth with each other, with government agencies, and with industry. In 1988 there were a total of 1,717 Ph.D.`s in engineering and 881 in science. It appears that only about 30 of these were academic Ph.D.`s in the basic computer sciences.

  15. US/Japan Cooperation in High Energy Physics. Review of activities, 1988--1993

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    1993-11-16

    The objective of the Implementing Arrangement was to further the energy programs of both countries by establishing a framework for cooperation in the field of high energy physics, including research, accelerator and detector instrumentation research and development, the fabrication and subsequent use of new experimental devices and facilities, and related joint efforts as may be mutually agreed. Over the years, this cooperation has been very effective and has strengthened the overall collaborative efforts and the understanding between our nations and their citizens. It has demonstrated to the world our ability to work together to attack difficult problems. High Energy Physics goes across national borders; the bond is clearly intellectual and common ground is shared for the benefit of all in a most effective manner. This review covers the activities conducted under the aegis of the US/Japan Committee for Cooperation in High Energy Physics during the past five years (1988--1993). This was the second such US review of the US/Japan cooperative activities; the first was held in 1987.

  16. Japan hopes for rapid accord with EU on nuclear reactor Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said Monday that he hopes to resolve a dispute with the

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    Japan hopes for rapid accord with EU on nuclear reactor 02/05/2005 Japanese Prime Minister nuclear reactor as soon as possible. Koizumi discussed the row over plans for the International Terms and Conditions 5/2/05 8:59 AMEUbusiness - Japan hopes for rapid accord with EU on nuclear reactor

  17. The Japan Times Printer Friendly Articles France has won the competition to host the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world's first nuclear-

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    the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER), the world's first nuclear- fusion reactor. Japan fought for nuclear energy in Japan. The controversies surrounding the Monju fast-breeder-reactor project -- nuclear-fusion reactions -- to produce energy. Scientists at the ITER plant will create nuclear

  18. Proceedings of the Workshop on Language Processing and Crisis Information 2013, pages 4450, Nagoya, Japan, 14 October 2013. c 2013 Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing

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    more than 19,000, and the complex, large-scale disasters of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear power, Japan, 14 October 2013. c 2013 Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing Returning-Home Analysis in Tokyo Metropolitan Area at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake using Twitter Data Yusuke Hara

  19. The NanoJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of Tulsa and is funded by a NSF Partnerships for International Research and Education grant (OISE-0968405).

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    The NanoJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of TulsaJapan Program is jointly administered by Rice University and the University of Tulsa and is funded by a NSF

  20. 4 th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Aizu, Japan Modelling and predicting flow regimes using wavelet

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    Aykroyd, Robert G.

    4 th World Congress on Industrial Process Tomography, Aizu, Japan Modelling and predicting flow of Statistics, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK, robert@maths.leeds.ac.uk ABSTRACT The aim of industrial without intruding into the industrial process, but produce highly correlated and noisy data, and hence

  1. Is the US Main Street model likely to be an effective approach to revitalizing Japanes city centers?

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    Yamamoto, Ai, M.C.P. Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    2007-01-01

    As in the United States in the 1970s, a decline of city centers is a social issue in Japan today. Although the Japanese government has attempted to address the issue since the late 1990s, little accomplishment can be seen ...

  2. Prospects for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the United States and Japan: A general equilibrium analysis

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    Prospects for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles in the United States and Japan: A general-in hybrid electric vehicles Environmental policy Emissions a b s t r a c t The plug-in hybrid electric-powered vehicles. A representative vehicle tech- nology that runs on electricity in addition to conventional fuels

  3. BULK POWER SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND CONTROL V, AUGUST 26-31, 2001, ONOMICHI, JAPAN Global Hybrid Control of Power Systems

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    Guo, Yi

    BULK POWER SYSTEM DYNAMICS AND CONTROL V, AUGUST 26-31, 2001, ONOMICHI, JAPAN Global Hybrid Control| This paper presents an overview of recent results on an ap- proach to total control of power systems con- trol for voltage security of power systems, and same ideas for general control [1{6]. In arriving

  4. OS-2-1-010 Fifth International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2003) Osaka, Japan, November 1-4, 2003

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    Colonius, Tim

    of the shock wave in a lithotripter are depicted in figure 1. It should be noted that the generationReflected wave Edge waveEdge wave Initial shock wave generation Reflection of shock wave by ellipsOS-2-1-010 Fifth International Symposium on Cavitation (CAV2003) Osaka, Japan, November 1-4, 2003

  5. The 6th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces Kyoto, Japan, May 17-21, 2010

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    Garbe, Christoph S.

    The 6th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces Kyoto, Japan, May 17-21, 2010 A new approach for 3C3D measurements of aqueous boundary layer ows relative to the wind-wave undulated thermographic images of the air-water interface show coherent pat- terns, probably generated by Langmuir

  6. IEEE ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM 1998 IN SENDAI, JAPAN 1 Novel optoelectronic signal processing via the combination of SAW

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    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, München

    IEEE ULTRASONICS SYMPOSIUM 1998 IN SENDAI, JAPAN 1 Novel optoelectronic signal processing via of Semiconductor Physics, 630090 Novosibirsk, Russia Abstract-- The combination of surface acoustic waves (SAWs a completely new and promising approach to- ward another generation of acoustoelectric and optoelectronic

  7. International Conference on Indium Phosphide and Related Materials 2004, 31 May -4 June, Kagoshima, Japan MICROELECTROMECHANICAL TUNABLE LONG-

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    MacDonald, Noel C.

    , Kagoshima, Japan MICROELECTROMECHANICAL TUNABLE LONG- WAVELENGTH VERTICAL-CAVITY SEMICONDUCTOR OPTICAL is controlled by phase tuning of a suspended distributed Bragg reflector (DBR). Electrostatic force generated at the peaks of the standing optical wave in the 5/2- cavity, and optimized for optical pumping at 980 nm

  8. US-Japan Joint Institute for Fusion Theory Page 1 Annual Report of Activities for 1998-1999

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    Ito, Atsushi

    US-Japan Joint Institute for Fusion Theory Page 1 Annual Report of Activities for 1998-1999 TO: March 8, 1999 SUBJECT: JIFT Annual Report of Activities for 1998-99 CONTENTS: 1. Introduction 2. Status Administration References Attachment A: 1998-1999 JIFT Program Attachment B: Proposed 1999-2000 JIFT Program

  9. IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 -19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan DYNAMIC MODELING OF AN AIR SOURCE HEAT PUMP WATER

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    SOURCE HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER Farouk Fardoun, Associate Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering- 1 - 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 - 19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan DYNAMIC MODELING OF AN AIR of an air source heat pump water heater (ASHPWH). The mathematical model consists of submodels of the basic

  10. Seismic anisotropy in the wedge above the Philippine Sea slab beneath Kanto and southwest Japan derived from shear wave splitting

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    Seno, Tetsuzo

    Seismic anisotropy in the wedge above the Philippine Sea slab beneath Kanto and southwest Japan generated by shallow and intermediate-depth earthquakes occurring in the subducting Philippine Sea are further divided into PHS1 and PHS2 (upper and lower planes of the double seismic zone in the Philippine

  11. IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 -19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan ON SIDE REFRIGERANT MEASUREMENT OF HEAT PUMP

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    - 1 - 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 - 19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan ON SIDE REFRIGERANT MEASUREMENT OF HEAT PUMP SEASONAL PERFORMANCES C. T. Tran, PhD student, Centre for Energy and Processes, MINES, Research Engineer, ENERBAT, Electricity of France R&D, Moret/Loing, France Abstract Heat pump systems have

  12. IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 -19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan ENERGY EFFICIENT AIR TO AIR HEAT PUMP OPERATING WITH

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    00149 -1- 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 - 19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan ENERGY EFFICIENT AIR TO AIR HEAT PUMP OPERATING WITH R-1234yf Sorina Mortada, Ph.D. student, Center for Energy and Processes Abstract: Significant improvements in energy performance of air-to-air heat pumps are the major reason

  13. Proceedings of the TED-Conf.'03,JSME Copyright 2003 by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers

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    Maruyama, Shigeo

    Proceedings of the TED-Conf.'03,JSME Copyright © 2003 by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers%Ar 200 Torr 360 Torr- 1.1 cm/s SEM Fig. 2 SEM Fig. 3 TEM Rotary Pump Electric Furnaces SWNTs Ethanol Vapors Quartz Wool Rotary Pump Electric Furnaces SWNTs Ar Gas 500 °C 850~950 °C Membrane Filter (5

  14. Modeling foreign economic policy in strategic setting: the automotive industry of the U.S. and Japan 

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    Au-Young, Marie Lily

    2013-02-22

    . For this study, I examined a specific case study in which the U.S. was in a dispute with a foreign country and how the U.S. dealt with the situation. This particular dispute spans a timeline of 15 years and involves the automotive industry of Japan and the U...

  15. Tombs, tunnels, and terraces a cultural resources survey of a former ammunition supply point in Okinawa, Japan

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    Verhaaren, B. T.; Levenson, J. B.; Komine, G.

    2000-02-09

    U.S. forces serving at military bases on foreign soil are obligated to act as good stewards of the cultural and natural resources under their control. However, cultural resources management presents special challenges at U.S. bases in other countries where cultural properties laws differ in emphasis and detail from those in the United States and issues of land ownership and occupancy are not always clear. Where status of forces agreements (SOFAs) exist, environmental governing standards bridge the gap between U.S. and host nation cultural priorities. In Japan, the Department of Defense Japan Environmental Governing Standards (JEGS) fill this function. Under Criteria 12-4.2 and 12-4.3 of the JEGS, U.S. Forces Japan commit themselves to inventory and protect cultural properties found on the lands they control or use. Cultural properties include archaeological sites, tombs, historic buildings, and shrines. Natural monuments, such as landscape features or plant and animal species, may also be designated as cultural properties. As part of this commitment, in February 1999 a cultural resources inventory was conducted in Area 1, part of Kadena Air Base (AB), Okinawa, Japan. Area 1, the former U.S. army Ammunition Supply Point 1, is currently used primarily for training exercises and recreational paint ball.

  16. Radiative and thermodynamic responses to aerosol extinction profiles during the pre-monsoon month over South Asia

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    Feng, Y.; Kotamarthi, V. R.; Coulter, R.; Zhao, C.; Cadeddu, M.

    2015-01-01

    Aerosol radiative effects and thermodynamic responses over South Asia are examined with a version of the Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) for March 2012. Model results of Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) and extinction profiles are analyzed and compared to satellite retrievals and two ground-based lidars located in the northern India. The WRF-Chem model is found to underestimate the AOD during the simulated pre-monsoon month and about 83 % of the model low-bias is due to aerosol extinctions below ~2 km. Doubling the calculated aerosol extinctions below 850 hPa generates much better agreement with the observed AODmore »and extinction profiles averaged over South Asia. To separate the effect of absorption and scattering properties, two runs were conducted: in one run (Case I), the calculated scattering and absorption coefficients were increased proportionally, while in the second run (Case II) only the calculated aerosol scattering coefficient was increased. With the same AOD and extinction profiles, the two runs produce significantly different radiative effects over land and oceans. On the regional mean basis, Case I generates 48 % more heating in the atmosphere and 21 % more dimming at the surface than Case II. Case I also produces stronger cooling responses over the land from the longwave radiation adjustment and boundary layer mixing. These rapid adjustments offset the stronger radiative heating in Case I and lead to an overall lower-troposphere cooling up to -0.7 K day?1, which is smaller than that in Case II. Over the ocean, direct radiative effects dominate the heating rate changes in the lower atmosphere lacking such surface and lower atmosphere adjustments due to fixed sea surface temperature, and the strongest atmospheric warming is obtained in Case I. Consequently, atmospheric dynamics (boundary layer heights and meridional circulation) and thermodynamic processes (water vapor and cloudiness) are shown to respond differently between Case I and Case II underlying the importance of determining the exact portion of scattering or absorbing aerosols that lead to the underestimation of aerosol optical depth in the model. In addition, the model results suggest that both direct radiative effect and rapid thermodynamic responses need to be quantified for understanding aerosol radiative impacts.« less

  17. Radiative and thermodynamic responses to aerosol extinction profiles during the pre-monsoon month over South Asia

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    Feng, Y.; Kotamarthi, V. R.; Coulter, R.; Zhao, C.; Cadeddu, M.

    2015-06-19

    Aerosol radiative effects and thermodynamic responses over South Asia are examined with a version of the Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with Chemistry (WRF-Chem) for March 2012. Model results of Aerosol Optical Depth (AOD) and extinction profiles are analyzed and compared to satellite retrievals and two ground-based lidars located in the northern India. The WRF-Chem model is found to underestimate the AOD during the simulated pre-monsoon month and about 83 % of the model low-bias is due to aerosol extinctions below ~2 km. Doubling the calculated aerosol extinctions below 850 hPa generates much better agreement with the observed AODmore »and extinction profiles averaged over South Asia. To separate the effect of absorption and scattering properties, two runs were conducted: in one run (Case I), the calculated scattering and absorption coefficients were increased proportionally, while in the second run (Case II) only the calculated aerosol scattering coefficient was increased. With the same AOD and extinction profiles, the two runs produce significantly different radiative effects over land and oceans. On the regional mean basis, Case I generates 48 % more heating in the atmosphere and 21 % more dimming at the surface than Case II. Case I also produces stronger cooling responses over the land from the longwave radiation adjustment and boundary layer mixing. These rapid adjustments offset the stronger radiative heating in Case I and lead to an overall lower-troposphere cooling up to -0.7 K day?1, which is smaller than that in Case II. Over the ocean, direct radiative effects dominate the heating rate changes in the lower atmosphere lacking such surface and lower atmosphere adjustments due to fixed sea surface temperature, and the strongest atmospheric warming is obtained in Case I. Consequently, atmospheric dynamics (boundary layer heights and meridional circulation) and thermodynamic processes (water vapor and cloudiness) are shown to respond differently between Case I and Case II underlying the importance of determining the exact portion of scattering or absorbing aerosols that lead to the underestimation of aerosol optical depth in the model. In addition, the model results suggest that both direct radiative effect and rapid thermodynamic responses need to be quantified for understanding aerosol radiative impacts.« less

  18. Optimal Combination of Distributed Energy System in an Eco-Campusof Japan

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    Yang, Yongwen; Gao, Weijun; Zhou, Nan; Marnay, Chris

    2006-06-14

    In this study, referring to the Distributed Energy Resources Customer Adoption Model (DER-CAM) which was developed by the Ernest Orlando Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), E-GAMS programmer is developed with a research of database of energy tariffs, DER (Distributed Energy Resources) technology cost and performance characteristics, and building energy consumption in Japan. E-GAMS is a tool designed to find the optimal combination of installed equipment and an idealized operating schedule to minimize a site's energy bills. In this research, by using E-GAMS, we present a tool to select the optimal combination of distributed energy system for an Ecological-Campus, Kitakyushu, Science and Research Park (KSRP). We discuss the effects of the combination of distributed energy technologies on the energy saving, economic efficiency and environmental benefits.

  19. Safety design approach for external events in Japan sodium-cooled fast reactor

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    Yamano, H.; Kubo, S. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4002 Narita-cho, O-arai, Ibaraki, 311-1393 (Japan); Tani, A. [Mitsubishi FBR Systems, Inc., 2-34-17, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0001 (Japan); Nishino, H.; Sakai, T. [Japan Atomic Energy Agency, 4002 Narita-cho, O-arai, Ibaraki, 311-1393 (Japan)

    2012-07-01

    This paper describes a safety design approach for external events in the design study of Japan sodium-cooled fast reactor. An emphasis is introduction of a design extension external condition (DEEC). In addition to seismic design, other external events such as tsunami, strong wind, abnormal temperature, etc. were addressed in this study. From a wide variety of external events consisting of natural hazards and human-induced ones, a screening method was developed in terms of siting, consequence, frequency to select representative events. Design approaches for these events were categorized on the probabilistic, statistical and deterministic basis. External hazard conditions were considered mainly for DEECs. In the probabilistic approach, the DEECs of earthquake, tsunami and strong wind were defined as 1/10 of exceedance probability of the external design bases. The other representative DEECs were also defined based on statistical or deterministic approaches. (authors)

  20. Chemical composition of interstitial waters from the Japan Sea, ODP Leg 128

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    Sturz, A. ); Von Breymann, M.; Dunbar, R. )

    1990-06-01

    During ODP Leg 128, interstitial waters were recovered from Oki Ridge (Site 798) and Kita-Yamato Trough (Site 799) sediment, Sea of Japan. Interstitial water chemical composition reflects diagenetic processes. Evidence indicating organic matter degradation processes includes sulfate depletion, high ammonium concentrations, and shallow maxima of dissolved phosphate. Rapid alkalinity increases in the uppermost sections of the sediments are accompanied by decreases in dissolved calcium, reflecting inorganic calcite precipitation. Authigenic dolomitization results in changes in slopes of the Mg/Ca molar ratios with depth. The opal-A/opal-CT transition is documented by the concentration depth profiles of dissolved silica and lithium. Dolomitization precedes the opal-A/opal-CT transition at both sites. Kita-Yamato Trough sediments show an abrupt change in the compositional character of the pore fluids below 435 mbsf, which coincides with the occurrence of low porosity and high bulk density layers composed of dolomite and opal-CT. These layers impede to some extent diffusional communication with the overlying interstitial waters. The interstitial waters in sediments below 435 mbsf have chloride concentrations of 504-515 mM, significantly lower than that of modern day Japan Sea water (540 mM). The presence of low chloride waters within Miocene age sediments may indicate: (1) diagenetic reactions that involve the release of exchangeable and structural bound water from clay minerals and/or opal-A, (2) Miocene connate brackish lake water, (3) phase separation of hydrothermal fluids associated with rifting, (4) potential effects of clay membrane filtration in a high pressure zone.

  1. Japan's Long-term Energy Demand and Supply Scenario to 2050 - Estimation for the Potential of Massive CO2 Mitigation

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    Komiyama, Ryoichi; Marnay, Chris; Stadler, Michael; Lai, Judy; Borgeson, Sam; Coffey, Brian; Azevedo, Ines Lima

    2009-09-01

    In this analysis, the authors projected Japan's energy demand/supply and energy-related CO{sub 2} emissions to 2050. Their analysis of various scenarios indicated that Japan's CO{sub 2} emissions in 2050 could be potentially reduced by 26-58% from the current level (FY 2005). These results suggest that Japan could set a CO{sub 2} emission reduction target for 2050 at between 30% and 60%. In order to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions by 60% in 2050 from the present level, Japan will have to strongly promote energy conservation at the same pace as an annual rate of 1.9% after the oil crises (to cut primary energy demand per GDP (TPES/GDP) in 2050 by 60% from 2005) and expand the share of non-fossil energy sources in total primary energy supply in 2050 to 50% (to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions per primary energy demand (CO{sub 2}/TPES) in 2050 by 40% from 2005). Concerning power generation mix in 2050, nuclear power will account for 60%, solar and other renewable energy sources for 20%, hydro power for 10% and fossil-fired generation for 10%, indicating substantial shift away from fossil fuel in electric power supply. Among the mitigation measures in the case of reducing CO{sub 2} emissions by 60% in 2050, energy conservation will make the greatest contribution to the emission reduction, being followed by solar power, nuclear power and other renewable energy sources. In order to realize this massive CO{sub 2} abatement, however, Japan will have to overcome technological and economic challenges including the large-scale deployment of nuclear power and renewable technologies.

  2. OECD FACTBOOK 2008 ISBN 978-92-64-04054-0 OECD 2008270 PRODUCTIVITY PRODUCTIVITY LEVELS

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    Mascardi, Viviana

    , the cross- country comparability of hours worked remains somewhat limited, generating a margin of GDP per capita and GDP per hour worked are essential to assess the state of the convergence be decomposed into differences in labour productivity levels, measured as GDP per hour worked, and differences

  3. Source sector and region contributions to BC and PM2.5 in Central Asia

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    Kulkarni, S.; Sobhani, N.; Miller-Schulze, J. P.; Shafer, M. M.; Schauer, J. J.; Solomon, P. A.; Saide, P. E.; Spak, S. N.; Cheng, Y. F.; Denier van der Gon, H. A. C.; Lu, Z.; Streets, D. G.; Janssens-Maenhout, G.; Wiedinmyer, C.; Lantz, J.; Artamonova, M.; Chen, B.; Imashev, S.; Sverdlik, L.; Deminter, J. T.; Adhikary, B.; D'Allura, A.; Wei, C.; Carmichael, G. R.

    2015-02-18

    Particulate matter (PM) mass concentrations, seasonal cycles, source sector, and source region contributions in Central Asia (CA) are analyzed for the period April 2008–July 2009 using the Sulfur Transport and dEposition Model (STEM) chemical transport model and modeled meteorology from the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. Predicted aerosol optical depth (AOD) values (annual mean value ~0.2) in CA vary seasonally, with lowest values in the winter. Surface PM2.5 concentrations (annual mean value ~10 ?g m-3) also exhibit a seasonal cycle, with peak values and largest variability in the spring/summer, and lowest values and variability in the winter (hourly values from 2 to 90 ?g m-3). Surface concentrations of black carbon (BC) (mean value ~0.1 ?g m-3) show peak values in the winter. The simulated values are compared to surface measurements of AOD as well as PM2.5, PM10, BC, and organic carbon (OC) mass concentrations at two regional sites in Kyrgyzstan (Lidar Station Teplokluchenka (LST) and Bishkek). The predicted values of AOD and PM mass concentrations and their seasonal cycles are fairly well captured. The carbonaceous aerosols are underpredicted in winter, and analysis suggests that the winter heating emissions are underestimated in the current inventory. Dust, from sources within and outside CA, is a significant component of the PM mass and drives the seasonal cycles of PM and AOD. On an annual basis, the power and industrial sectors are found to be the most important contributors to the anthropogenic portion of PM2.5. Residential combustion and transportation are shown to be the most important sectors for BC. Biomass burning within and outside the region also contributes to elevated PM and BC concentrations. The analysis of the transport pathways and the variations in particulate matter mass and composition in CA demonstrates that this region is strategically located to characterize regional and intercontinental transport of pollutants. Aerosols at these sites are shown to reflect dust, biomass burning, and anthropogenic sources from Europe; South, East, and Central Asia; and Russia depending on the time period. Simulations for a reference 2030 emission scenario based on pollution abatement measures already committed to in current legislation show that PM2.5 and BC concentrations in the region increase, with BC growing more than PM2.5 on a relative basis. This suggests that both the health impacts and the climate warming associated with these particles may increase over the next decades unless additional control measures are taken. The importance of observations in CA to help characterize the changes that are rapidly taking place in the region are discussed.

  4. Simulation-based design of energy management system with storage battery for a refugee shelter in Japan

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    Kaji, K.; Zhang, J.; Horie, H.; Tanaka, K. [Department of Technology Management for Innovation, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo (Japan); Akimoto, H. [Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-12-10

    Since the massive earthquake hit eastern Japan in March, 2011, our team has participated in the recovery planning for Kesen Association, which is a group of cities in northeastern Japan. As one of our proposals for the recovery planning for the community, we are designing energy management system with renewable energy (RE) and storage batteries. Some public facilities in the area have been used as refugee shelters, but refugees had to put up with life without electricity for a while after the disaster. If RE generator and storage batteries are introduced into the facilities, it is possible to provide refugees with electricity. In this study, the sizes of photovoltaic (PV) appliances and storage batteries to be introduced into one public facility are optimized. The optimization is based on simulation, in which electric energy is managed by charge and discharge of storage battery.

  5. TRACES OF A LOST LANDSCAPE TRADITION AND CROSS-CULTURAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN KOREA, CHINA AND JAPAN IN THE EARLY JOSEON PERIOD (1392-1550)

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    Lee, Sangnam

    2014-08-31

    hanging scrolls in the Mori Museum of Art in Yamaguchi prefecture, Japan. Although Landscapes is traditionally attributed to the Chinese master Mi Youren (1075-1151) based on title inscriptions on their painting boxes, the style of the scrolls indicates...

  6. The limits of liberalism? : long-run petroleum prices and government intervention in petroleum markets in Japan, France, and the United States

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    Hughes, Llewelyn (Llewelyn P.)

    2009-01-01

    This study considers cross-national and inter-temporal variation in national oil policies in Japan, France, and the United States. A test was performed of the extent to which policies in these countries continue to emphasize ...

  7. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 403--421, 2009. 403 DOI:10.2151/jmsj.87.403

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    Pu, Zhaoxia

    Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Vol. 87, No. 3, pp. 403--421, 2009. 403 DOI:10.2151/jmsj.87.403 Sensitivity of Numerical Simulations of the Early Rapid Intensification of Hurricane Emily

  8. Long-term research in Japan: amorphous metals, metal oxide varistors, high-power semiconductors and superconducting generators

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    Hane, G.J.; Yorozu, M.; Sogabe, T.; Suzuki, S.

    1985-04-01

    The review revealed that significant activity is under way in the research of amorphous metals, but that little fundamental work is being pursued on metal oxide varistors and high-power semiconductors. Also, the investigation of long-term research program plans for superconducting generators reveals that activity is at a low level, pending the recommendations of a study currently being conducted through Japan's Central Electric Power Council.

  9. The 6th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces Kyoto, Japan, May 17-21, 2010

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    Garbe, Christoph S.

    .Schimpf,Christoph.Garbe,Bernd.Jähne}@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de The impact of wind, rain, and surface slicks on the transport of heat and gas at the water surfaceThe 6th International Symposium on Gas Transfer at Water Surfaces Kyoto, Japan, May 17-21, 2010 Combined Visualization of Wind Waves and Water Surface Temperature R. Rocholz1 , U. Schimpf1 , C. S. Garbe1

  10. Promoting electricity from renewable energy sources -- lessons learned from the EU, U.S. and Japan

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    Haas, Reinhard; Meyer, Niels I.; Held, Anne; Finon, Dominique; Lorenzoni, Arturo; Wiser, Ryan; Nishio, Ken-ichiro

    2007-06-01

    The promotion of electricity generated from Renewable Energy Sources (RES) has recently gained high priority in the energy policy strategies of many countries in response to concerns about global climate change, energy security and other reasons. This chapter compares and contrasts the experience of a number of countries in Europe, states in the US as well as Japan in promoting RES, identifying what appear to be the most successful policy measures. Clearly, a wide range of policy instruments have been tried and are in place in different parts of the world to promote renewable energy technologies. The design and performance of these schemes varies from place to place, requiring further research to determine their effectiveness in delivering the desired results. The main conclusions that can be drawn from the present analysis are: (1) Generally speaking, promotional schemes that are properly designed within a stable framework and offer long-term investment continuity produce better results. Credibility and continuity reduce risks thus leading to lower profit requirements by investors. (2) Despite their significant growth in absolute terms in a number of key markets, the near-term prognosis for renewables is one of modest success if measured in terms of the percentage of the total energy provided by renewables on a world-wide basis. This is a significant challenge, suggesting that renewables have to grow at an even faster pace if we expect them to contribute on a significant scale to the world's energy mix.

  11. Transboundary Secondary Organic Aerosol in Western Japan: An Observed Limitation of the f44 Oxidation Indicator

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    Irei, Satoshi; Sadanaga, Yasuhiro; Miyoshi, Takao; Arakaki, Tekemitsu; Sato, Kei; Kaneyasu, Naoki; Bandow, Hiroshi; Hatakeyama, Shiro

    2015-01-01

    To obtain evidence for secondary organic aerosol formation during the long range transport of air masses over the East China Sea, we conducted field measurements in March 2012 at the Fukue atmospheric monitoring station, Nagasaki, in western Japan. The relative abundance of m/z 44 in fine organic aerosol mass spectra (f44) was measured by an Aerodyne aerosol chemical speciation monitor. The stable carbon isotope ratio (d13C) of low volatile water soluble organic carbon (LV-WSOC) in the daily filter samples of total suspended particulate matter was also analyzed using an elemental analyzer coupled with an isotope ratio mass spectrometer. Additionally, in situ measurements of NOx and NOy were performed using NOx and NOy analyzers. The measurements showed that, unlike the systematic trends observed in a previous field study, a scatter plot for d13C of LV-WSOC versus f44 indicated a random variation. Comparison of f44 with the photochemical age estimated by the NOx to NOy ratio revealed that the f44 values distri...

  12. Atmospheric Response to Fukushima Daiichi NPP (Japan) Accident Reviled by Satellite and Ground observations

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    Ouzounov, D; Hattori, K; Kafatos, M; Taylor, P

    2011-01-01

    Immediately after the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan we started to continuously survey the Outgoing Long-wavelength Radiation (OLR, 10-13 microns) from NOAA/AVHRR. Our preliminary results show the presence of hot spots on the top of the atmosphere over the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (FDNPP) and due to their persistence over the same region they are most likely not of meteorological origin. On March 14 and 21 we detected a significant increase in radiation (14 W/m2) at the top of the atmosphere which also coincides with a reported radioactivity gas leaks from the FDNPP. After March 21 the intensity of OLR started to decline, which has been confirmed by ground radiometer network. We hypothesize that this increase in OLR was a result of the radioactive leaks released in atmosphere from the FDNPP. This energy triggers ionization of the air near the ground and lead to release of latent heat energy due to change of air humidity and temperature. Our early results demonstrate the potential ...

  13. Evaluation of Natural Radioactivity in Subsurface Air, Water and Soil in Western Japan

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    Fukui, Masami [Research Reactor Institute, Kyoto University, 2-1010, Asashiro-nishi, Kumatori-cho, Osaka, 590-0494 (Japan)

    2008-08-07

    Surveys of radon concentrations in western Japan were carried out to estimate the contents not only of waters in the environment but also in soil gas. The maximum concentration measured for drinking water as public supply exceeded the 1991 United States Environmental Protection Agency-recommended limit for drinking water (11 Bq L{sup -1}) but did not exceed that of several European countries (100 Bq L{sup -1}). Overall, the concentrations of radon in subsurface water ranged from 1 to 100 Bq L{sup -1} and those in surface water were below 1 Bq L{sup -1} in a residential area. Fifty nine samples in soil gas at 4 Prefectures of the Kinki district were analyzed together with 19 samples of interest due to karst and uranium mining sites from another two Prefectures to compare with the above samples. The cumulative frequency of the {sup 222}Rn-concentrations both in environmental water and soil gas showed a log-normal distribution. Surveys of natural radioactivity in soils were also carried out with a Ge(Li) detector to determine the concentrations.

  14. Sources of black carbon aerosols in South Asia and surrounding regions during the Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, Gases and Radiation Budget (ICARB)

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    Kumar, R.; Barth, M. C.; Nair, V. S.; Pfister, G. G.; Suresh Babu, S.; Satheesh, S. K.; Moorthy, K. Krishna; Carmichael, G. R.; Lu, Z.; Streets, D. G.

    2015-05-19

    This study examines differences in the surface black carbon (BC) aerosol loading between the Bay of Bengal (BoB) and the Arabian Sea (AS) and identifies dominant sources of BC in South Asia and surrounding regions during March–May 2006 (Integrated Campaign for Aerosols, Gases and Radiation Budget, ICARB) period. A total of 13 BC tracers are introduced in the Weather Research and Forecasting Model coupled with Chemistry to address these objectives. The model reproduced the temporal and spatial variability of BC distribution observed over the AS and the BoB during the ICARB ship cruise and captured spatial variability at the inlandmore »sites. In general, the model underestimates the observed BC mass concentrations. However, the model–observation discrepancy in this study is smaller compared to previous studies. Model results show that ICARB measurements were fairly well representative of the AS and the BoB during the pre-monsoon season. Elevated BC mass concentrations in the BoB are due to 5 times stronger influence of anthropogenic emissions on the BoB compared to the AS. Biomass burning in Burma also affects the BoB much more strongly than the AS. Results show that anthropogenic and biomass burning emissions, respectively, accounted for 60 and 37% of the average ± standard deviation (representing spatial and temporal variability) BC mass concentration (1341 ± 2353 ng m-3) in South Asia. BC emissions from residential (61%) and industrial (23%) sectors are the major anthropogenic sources, except in the Himalayas where vehicular emissions dominate. We find that regional-scale transport of anthropogenic emissions contributes up to 25% of BC mass concentrations in western and eastern India, suggesting that surface BC mass concentrations cannot be linked directly to the local emissions in different regions of South Asia.« less

  15. Final Report US-Japan IEC Workshop on Small Plasma and Accelerator Neutron Sources

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    Miley, George, H.

    2008-06-04

    Abstract The history of IEC development will be briefly described, and some speculation about future directions will be offered. The origin of IEC is due to the brilliance of Phil Farnsworth, inventor of electronic TV in the US. Early experiments were pioneered in the late 1960s by Robert Hirsch who later became head of the DOE fusion program. At that time studies of IEC physics quickly followed at the University of Illinois and at Penn State University. However, despite many successes in this early work, IEC research died as DOE funding stopped in the mid 1980s. In the early 90’s, R. W. Bussard of EMC revived work with a new major project based on a magnetic assisted IEC. While doing supportive studies for that project, G. Miley proposed a grided “STAR mode” IEC as a neutron source for NAA. This concept was later used commercially by Daimler- Benz in Germany to analysis impurities in incoming ores. This represented a first practical application of the IEC. During this period other research groups at LANL, U of Wisconsin and Kyoto University entered IEC research with innovative new concepts and approaches to IEC physics and applications. Much of this work is documented in the present and in past US-Japan Workshops. At present we stand on the threshold of a new area of IEC applications as neutron source, for isotope production, and as a plasma source. These applications provide a way to continue IEC understanding and technology development with the ultimate goal being a fusion power plant. Indeed, a distinguishing feature of the IEC vs. other fusion confinement approaches is the unique opportunity for “spin off” applications along the way to a power producing plant.

  16. Preliminary Evaluation of Cesium Distribution for Wet Sieving Process Planned for Soil Decontamination in Japan - 13104

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    Enokida, Y.; Tanada, Y.; Hirabayashi, D.; Sawada, K.

    2013-07-01

    For the purpose of decontaminating radioactive cesium from a huge amount of soil, which has been estimated to be 1.2x10{sup 8} m{sup 3} by excavating to a 5-cm depth from the surface of Fukushima Prefecture where a severe nuclear accident occurred at TEPCO's power generating site and has emitted a significant amount of radioactive materials, mainly radioactive cesium, a wet sieving process was selected as one of effective methods available in Japan. Some private companies have demonstrated this process for soil treatment in the Fukushima area by testing at their plants. The results were very promising, and a full-fledged application is expected to follow. In the present study, we spiked several aqueous samples containing soil collected from an industrial wet sieving plant located near our university for the recycling of construction wastes with non-radioactive cesium hydroxide. The present study provides scientific data concerning the effectiveness in volume reduction of the contaminated soil by a wet sieving process as well as the cesium distribution between the liquid phase and clay minerals for each sub-process of the full-scale one, but a simulating plant equipped with a process of coagulating sedimentation and operational safety fundamentals for the plant. Especially for the latter aspect, the study showed that clay minerals of submicron size strongly bind a high content of cesium, which was only slightly removed by coagulation with natural sedimentation (1 G) nor centrifugal sedimentation (3,700 G) and some of the cesium may be transferred to the effluent or recycled water. By applying ultracentrifugation (257,000 G), most of submicron clay minerals containing cesium was removed, and the cesium amount which might be transferred to the effluent or recycled water, could be reduced to less than 2.3 % of the original design by the addition of a cesium barrier consisting of ultracentrifugation or a hollow fiber membrane. (authors)

  17. Government-promoted collective research and development in Japan: Analyses of the organization through case studies

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    Hane, G.J.

    1990-06-01

    A study was commissioned by the Energy Conservation and Utilization Technologies (ECUT) Program of the US Department of Energy (DOE) to better understand the strategies used for cooperative and joint-venture research and development (R D) overseas. The study evaluates the organization and management of several different types of cooperative R D programs in Japan that are sponsored under the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) Program, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) Program, and the Key Technology Center (KTC) Program. The ERATO Program grew out of a concern over revising the government's approach to supporting research and technology development. The program was initiated to address what was regarded as a lack of creativity in areas at the forefront of science. The program recruits young researchers and allows them flexibility to explore multi-disciplinary areas at the forefront of science. It has been organized to allow for individual creativity but at the same time to benefit from the combined knowledge of an assembly of researchers. Because the plan is such a radical departure from conventional Japanese philosophy, it has met with certain bureaucratic obstacles. Visits to four ERATO projects are described. The third program, the KTC Program, focuses on getting private firms to venture into risky areas of advanced technology to pave the way for future industries. Its goal is to encourage a shift of resources in the private sector toward areas that are considered essential for the competitive development of future industries. The principal philosophy behind the KTC is that the private sector is in the best position to identify promising technical challenges and to weigh their commercial potential against research uncertainties. Three KTC research joint ventures are briefly described. 13 refs., 9 figs., 35 tabs.

  18. Patterns of Practice in Palliative Radiotherapy for Painful Bone Metastases: A Survey in Japan

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    Nakamura, Naoki; Shikama, Naoto; Wada, Hitoshi; Harada, Hideyuki; Nozaki, Miwako; Nagakura, Hisayasu; Tago, Masao; Oguchi, Masahiko; Uchida, Nobue

    2012-05-01

    Purpose: To determine the current patterns of practice in Japan and to investigate factors that may make clinicians reluctant to use single-fraction radiotherapy (SF-RT). Methods and Materials: Members of the Japanese Radiation Oncology Study Group (JROSG) completed an Internet-based survey and described the radiotherapy dose fractionation they would recommend for four hypothetical cases describing patients with painful bone metastasis (BM). Case 1 described a patient with an uncomplicated painful BM in a non-weight-bearing site from non-small-cell lung cancer. Case 2 investigated whether management for a case of uncomplicated spinal BM would be different from that in Case 1. Case 3 was identical with Case 2 except for the presence of neuropathic pain. Case 4 investigated the prescription for an uncomplicated painful BM secondary to oligometastatic breast cancer. Radiation oncologists who recommended multifraction radiotherapy (MF-RT) for Case 2 were asked to explain why they considered MF-RT superior to SF-RT. Results: A total of 52 radiation oncologists from 50 institutions (36% of JROSG institutions) responded. In all four cases, the most commonly prescribed regimen was 30 Gy in 10 fractions. SF-RT was recommended by 13% of respondents for Case 1, 6% for Case 2, 0% for Case 3, and 2% for Case 4. For Case 4, 29% of respondents prescribed a high-dose MF-RT regimen (e.g., 50 Gy in 25 fractions). The following factors were most often cited as reasons for preferring MF-RT: 'time until first increase in pain' (85%), 'incidence of spinal cord compression' (50%), and 'incidence of pathologic fractures' (29%). Conclusions: Japanese radiation oncologists prefer a schedule of 30 Gy in 10 fractions and are less likely to recommend SF-RT. Most Japanese radiation oncologists regard MF-RT as superior to SF-RT, based primarily on the time until first increase in pain.

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    , but this remains some way off from dismantling the entire system that allow Indonesian timber to reach this country

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustments (Billion Cubic Feet) Wyoming963 1.969 1.979Coal4 Arizona - NaturalYear Jan FebProved

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoop IncIowaWisconsin: EnergyYork Jump|Line SitingOil andAshtabula - Otter

  2. Energy for 500 Million Homes: Drivers and Outlook for Residential Energy Consumption in China

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    Zhou, Nan

    2010-01-01

    Tokyo, Japan International Energy Agency (IEA),2004.30 Years of Energy Use in IEA Countries,Paris: IEA/OECD. Lin, J, 2003. A Light Diet for a Giant

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    , as are domestic trading schemes. After three failed attempts, Australia has passed legislation for an emissions trading scheme starting July 2012. Other key OECD nations such as Japan, the United States and Canada

  4. An extended abstract of this paper is published in the proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing--SCC@AsiaCCS 2015. This is the full version.

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    International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR)

    Workshop on Security in Cloud Computing--SCC@AsiaCCS 2015. This is the full version. Entangled Encodings Entangled cloud storage (Aspnes et al., ESORICS 2004) enables a set of clients to "entangle" their files into a single clew to be stored by a (potentially malicious) cloud provider. The entan- glement makes

  5. Variability of North Pacific Sea Ice and East AsiaNorth Pacific Winter Climate State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Institute of Atmospheric

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    , accompanied by a weakening of the east Asian jet stream and trough. The associated anomalous southeasterlies by a strengthening of the east Asia jet stream and trough. The associated anomalous northerlies intensify the east. The intensified EAWM also strengthens the local Hadley cell, which in turn strengthens the east Asian jet stream

  6. Key to Juniperus of Europe, Canary Islands, Azores, Asia Minor and Africa rev. 16 Jun 2011 1a. All leaves acicular (subulate), jointed at the base, in whorls of 3; cones borne axillary

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    Adams, Robert P.

    Key to Juniperus of Europe, Canary Islands, Azores, Asia Minor and Africa rev. 16 Jun 2011 1a. All as wide as midrib, mature seed cones about as long as leaves, endemic to Madeira Island...........................J. maderensis 7a.2 Stomatal bands wider than midrib, mature seed cones longer that leaves, endemic to the Canary

  7. Summary report on transportation of nuclear fuel materials in Japan : transportation infrastructure, threats identified in open literature, and physical protection regulations.

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    Cochran, John Russell; Ouchi, Yuichiro (Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan); Furaus, James Phillip; Marincel, Michelle K.

    2008-03-01

    This report summarizes the results of three detailed studies of the physical protection systems for the protection of nuclear materials transport in Japan, with an emphasis on the transportation of mixed oxide fuel materials1. The Japanese infrastructure for transporting nuclear fuel materials is addressed in the first section. The second section of this report presents a summary of baseline data from the open literature on the threats of sabotage and theft during the transport of nuclear fuel materials in Japan. The third section summarizes a review of current International Atomic Energy Agency, Japanese and United States guidelines and regulations concerning the physical protection for the transportation of nuclear fuel materials.

  8. PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; GRAPHITE; CREEP; PHYSICAL...

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    creep of graphite) Kennedy, C.R. 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 70 PLASMA PHYSICS AND FUSION TECHNOLOGY; GRAPHITE; CREEP; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; JAPAN; MEETINGS; TRAVEL; ASIA; CARBON;...

  9. Environmental Remediation Activities in Japan Following the Fukushima Dai-ichi Reactor Incident - 12603

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    Lively, J.W.; Kelley, J.L.; Marcial, M.R. [AMEC Environment and Infrastructure (United States); Yashio, Shoko; Kuriu, Nobou; Kamijo, Hiroaki; Jotatsu, Kato [Obayashi Corporation (Japan)

    2012-07-01

    In March 2011, the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactor power plant was crippled by the Great Pacific earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Much of the focus in the news was on the reactor site itself as the utility company (TEPCO), the Japanese government, and experts from around the world worked to bring the damaged plants into a safe shutdown condition and stem the release of radioactivity to the environment. Most of the radioactivity released was carried out to sea with the prevailing winds. Still, as weather patterns changed and winds shifted, a significant plume of radioactive materials released from the plant deposited in the environment surrounding the plant, contaminating large land areas of the Fukushima Prefecture. The magnitude of the radiological impact to the surrounding environmental is so large that the Japanese government has had to reevaluate the meaning of 'acceptably clean'. In many respects, 'acceptably clean' cannot be a one-size-fits-all standard. The economics costs of such an approach would make impossible what is already an enormous and costly environmental response and remediation task. Thus, the Japanese government has embarked upon an approach that is both situation-specific and reasonably achievable. For example, the determination of acceptably clean for a nursery school or kindergarten play yard may be different from that for a parking lot. The acceptably clean level of residual radioactivity in the surface soil of a rice paddy is different from that in a forested area. The recognized exposure situation (scenario) thus plays a large role in the decision process. While sometimes complicated to grasp or implement, such an approach does prioritize national resources to address environment remediation based upon immediate and significant risks. In addition, the Japanese government is testing means and methods, including advanced or promising technologies, that could be proven to be effective in reducing the amount of radioactivity in the environment beyond a fixed, concentration based limit. Essentially, the definition of acceptably clean includes the concept of reasonably achievable, given the available technology, means and methods, and the cost to implement such. The Japanese government recently issued three technology demonstration contracts expressly designed to test and evaluate the available technologies, means, and methods, which, if implemented, might produce the greatest risk reduction from environmental contamination for the best value. One of the Japanese contract holders, Obayashi JV, has teamed with AMEC to demonstrate the applicability and capabilities of the Orion ScanPlot{sup SM} and ScanSort{sup SM} technologies in radiologically impacted towns both inside and immediately outside the 20 km restricted zone. This presentation provides some unique images and informative insight into the environmental radioactive impacts in and around the exclusion zone. It will provide a look at one element of the Japanese government?s efforts to achieve the greatest risk reduction that is reasonably achievable. The Orion ScanPlot{sup SM} and ScanSort{sup SM} are being used with success on the Japan Town Demonstration Project to assess pre-remedial action contamination levels, document the post-remedial action contamination levels and to precisely measure and segregate excavated soils based on their radioactive content and the prescribed segregation limits (DCS). Initial results suggest that these technologies could provide capabilities to the remedial action efforts that would result in considerable improvements in field data certainty and compliance with remedial objectives while reducing overall costs. (authors)

  10. Preprint version 2013 IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, Tokyo, Japan A Comparison of Scale Estimation Schemes for a Quadrotor UAV

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    , Japan A Comparison of Scale Estimation Schemes for a Quadrotor UAV based on Optical Flow and IMU of autonomous UAV flight control, cameras are ubiquitously exploited as a cheap and effective onboard sensor linear velocity in the UAV body frame from direct measurement of the instantaneous (and non

  11. The Proceedings of the 4th China-Japan-US Symposium on Structural Control and Monitoring Oct. 16-17, 2006

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    Heaton, Thomas H.

    The Proceedings of the 4th China-Japan-US Symposium on Structural Control and Monitoring Oct. 16 and to relate the measurements to system properties such as changes in stiffness due to a column failure for strong ground shaking and for modifications to the structural model for hypothesized damage patterns

  12. 3rd International Workshop on Scientific Use of Submarine Cables and Related Technologies, 25-27 June 2003, Tokyo, Japan Physical Oceanography from Deep Ocean Submarine Cable Observatories

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    Luther, Douglas S.

    -27 June 2003, Tokyo, Japan Physical Oceanography from Deep Ocean Submarine Cable Observatories Douglas S. LUTHER Department of Oceanography, University of Hawaii KEYWORDS: Physical Oceanography, Observatories" are reviewed. Perhaps the more important role for observatories in physical oceanography may be the provision

  13. Proceedings of US/Japan workshop, Q219 on high heat flux components and plasma surface interactions for next fusion devices

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    Ulrickson, M.A.; Stevens, P.L.; Hino, T.; Hirohata, Y.

    1996-12-01

    This report contains the viewgraphs from the proceedings of US/Japan Workshop on High Heat Flux Components and Plasma Surface Interactions for Next Fusion Devices. Some of the general topics covered by this report are: PFC/PSI in tokamak and helical devices; development of high heat flux components; PSIS and plasma facing materials;tritium; and material damage.

  14. Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Vol. 82, No. 5, pp. 1389--1397, 2004 1389 Mesoscale Assimilation of TMI Rainfall Data with 4DVAR

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    Pu, Zhaoxia

    Journal of the Meteorological Society of Japan, Vol. 82, No. 5, pp. 1389--1397, 2004 1389 Mesoscale rainfall data into a mesoscale model, using a four-dimensional variational data assimilation (4DVAR on mesoscale forecasts (e.g., Supertyphoon Paka in 1997 (Pu et al. 2002)), as the global analysis provide

  15. Published in Artificial Life V: Proc. Fifth Inter. Conf. on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Nara, Japan, May, 1996. Perception and Learning in Artificial Animals

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    Toronto, University of

    equip our artificial animals with directable, virtual eyes capable of foveal vision. This aspect of ourPublished in Artificial Life V: Proc. Fifth Inter. Conf. on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Nara, Japan, May, 1996. Perception and Learning in Artificial Animals Demetri Terzopoulos, Tamer

  16. Published in Artificial Life V: Proc. Fifth Inter. Conf. on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Nara, Japan, May, 1996. Perception and Learning in Artificial Animals

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    Terzopoulos, Demetri

    is carried out using computer vision algo- rithms. We equip our artificial animals withdirectable, virtualPublished in Artificial Life V: Proc. Fifth Inter. Conf. on the Synthesis and Simulation of Living Systems, Nara, Japan, May, 1996. Perception and Learning in Artificial Animals Demetri Terzopoulos, Tamer

  17. Advances in X-Ray Chemical Analysis, Japan, 41 (2010) ISSN 0911-7806 Theoretical Analysis of X-Ray Waveguide Using Fresnel Diffraction

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    Jun, Kawai

    2010-01-01

    -Ray Waveguide Using Fresnel Diffraction Yusuke MORIKAWA and Jun KAWAI #12;#12;41 145 X Adv. X-Ray. Chem. Anal., Japan 41, pp.145-150 (2010) 606-8501 X Theoretical Analysis of X-Ray Waveguide Using Fresnel Diffraction symmetrical pattern. We regard it as a slit and calculated the Fresnel diffraction. We find

  18. Numbers of Abstract/Session (given by NOC) 00090 -1 IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 -19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan

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    Boyer, Edmond

    Numbers of Abstract/Session (given by NOC) 00090 -1 10th IEA Heat Pump Conference 2011, 16 - 19 May 2011, Tokyo, Japan R-1234yf MIXTURES FOR REPLACING R-407C IN RESIDENTIAL HEAT PUMPS Marcello BENTIVEGNI: This paper deals with the design of air-to-water heat pumps dedicated to the replacement of old oil boilers

  19. Arrival time and magnitude of airborne fission products from the Fukushima, Japan, reactor incident as measured in Seattle, WA, USA

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    J. Diaz Leon; D. A. Jaffe; J. Kaspar; A. Knecht; M. L. Miller; R. G. H. Robertson; A. G. Schubert

    2011-08-23

    We report results of air monitoring started due to the recent natural catastrophe on 11 March 2011 in Japan and the severe ensuing damage to the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear reactor complex. On 17-18 March 2011, we registered the first arrival of the airborne fission products 131-I, 132-I, 132-Te, 134-Cs, and 137-Cs in Seattle, WA, USA, by identifying their characteristic gamma rays using a germanium detector. We measured the evolution of the activities over a period of 23 days at the end of which the activities had mostly fallen below our detection limit. The highest detected activity amounted to 4.4 +/- 1.3 mBq/m^3 of 131-I on 19-20 March.

  20. Radical External Beam Radiotherapy for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer in Japan: Changing Trends in the Patterns of Care Process Survey

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    Ogawa, Kazuhiko, E-mail: kogawa@med.u-ryukyu.ac.jp [Department of Radiology, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Nakamura, Katsumasa [Department of Clinical Radiology, Kyushu University Hospital at Beppu, Oita (Japan); Sasaki, Tomonari [Department of Radiation Oncology, National Kyushu Center, Fukuoka (Japan); Onishi, Hiroshi [Department of Radiology, Yamanashi University, Yamanashi (Japan); Koizumi, Masahiko [Department of Radiation Oncology, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan); Araya, Masayuki [Department of Radiology, Yamanashi University, Yamanashi (Japan); Mukumoto, Nobutaka; Teshima, Teruki [Department of Medical Physics and Engineering, Osaka University, Osaka (Japan); Mitsumori, Michihide [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-Applied Therapy, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)

    2011-12-01

    Purpose: To delineate changing trends in radical external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) for prostate cancer in Japan. Methods and Materials: Data from 841 patients with clinically localized prostate cancer treated with EBRT in the Japanese Patterns of Care Study (PCS) from 1996 to 2005 were analyzed. Results: Significant increases in the proportions of patients with stage T1 to T2 disease and decrease in prostate-specific antigen values were observed. Also, there were significant increases in the percentages of patients treated with radiotherapy by their own choice. Median radiation doses were 65.0 Gy and 68.4 Gy from 1996 to 1998 and from 1999 to 2001, respectively, increasing to 70 Gy from 2003 to 2005. Moreover, conformal therapy was more frequently used from 2003 to 2005 (84.9%) than from 1996 to 1998 (49.1%) and from 1999 to 2001 (50.2%). On the other hand, the percentage of patients receiving hormone therapy from 2003 to 2005 (81.1%) was almost the same as that from 1996 to 1998 (86.3%) and from 1999 to 2001 (89.7%). Compared with the PCS in the United States, patient characteristics and patterns of treatments from 2003 to 2005 have become more similar to those in the United States than those from 1996 to 1998 and those from 1999 to 2001. Conclusions: This study indicates a trend toward increasing numbers of patients with early-stage disease and increasing proportions of patients treated with higher radiation doses with advanced equipment among Japanese prostate cancer patients treated with EBRT during 1996 to 2005 survey periods. Patterns of care for prostate cancer in Japan are becoming more similar to those in the United States.

  1. A survey of nuclear-related agreements and possibilities for nuclear cooperation in South Asia: Cooperative Monitoring Center Occasional Paper/15

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    RAJEN,GAURAV

    2000-04-01

    Several existing nuclear-related agreements already require India and Pakistan, as members, to share information. The agreements are bilateral, regional, and international. Greater nuclear transparency between India and Pakistan could be promoted by first understanding the information flows required by existing agreements. This understanding is an essential step for developing projects that can incrementally advance the sensitivity of the information being shared. This paper provides a survey of existing nuclear-related agreements involving India and Pakistan, and suggests future confidence-building projects using the frameworks provided by these agreements. The Bilateral Agreement on the Prohibition of Attack against Nuclear Reactors and Nuclear Facilities is discussed as a basis for creating further agreements on restricting the use and deployment of nuclear weapons. The author suggests options for enhancing the value of the list of nuclear facilities exchanged annually as a part of this agreement. The International Atomic Energy Agency's regional cooperation agreement among countries in the Asia-Pacific region is an opportunity for greater subregional nuclear cooperation in South Asia. Linking the regional agreement with South Asian environmental cooperation and marine pollution protection efforts could provide a framework for projects involving Indian and Pakistani coastal nuclear facilities. Programs of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations that use nuclear techniques to increase food and crop production and optimize water management in arid areas also provide similar opportunities for nuclear cooperation. Other frameworks for nuclear cooperation originate from international conventions related to nuclear safety, transportation of nuclear wastes, worker protection against ionizing radiation, and the nondeployment of nuclear weapons in certain areas. The information shared by existing frameworks includes: laws and regulations (including internal inspection procedures that enforce compliance); lists of nuclear facilities; emergency response procedures and available resources; information related to the transportation of nuclear wastes (particularly via shipping); understanding and notification of accidental releases; and radionuclide release data from select coastal facilities. Incremental increases in the sensitivity of the information being shared could strengthen norms for Indian and Pakistani nuclear transparency. This paper suggests seven technology-based Indian and Pakistani nuclear transparency projects for consideration. Existing nuclear-related agreements provide an information-sharing framework within which the projects could occur. Eventually, as confidence increases and new agreements are negotiated, future projects could begin to deal with the accounting of fissile materials and nuclear weapons disposition and control.

  2. Jet Papers presented to the 11th Colloquium on UV and X-Ray Spectroscopy of Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (Nagoya, Japan, 29th May – 2nd June 1995)

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    Jet Papers presented to the 11th Colloquium on UV and X-Ray Spectroscopy of Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas (Nagoya, Japan, 29th May – 2nd June 1995)

  3. JET Papers Presented to the11th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (11th PSI) (Mito-shi, Japan, 23rd-27th May 1994)

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    JET Papers Presented to the11th International Conference on Plasma Surface Interactions in Controlled Fusion Devices (11th PSI) (Mito-shi, Japan, 23rd-27th May 1994)

  4. Preliminary Report of the AMS analysis of tsunami deposits in Tohoku -- Japan -- 18th to the 21st Century

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    Wassmer, P; Hart, D E; Hiraishi, T; Azuma, R; Koenig, B; Trautmann, M

    2015-01-01

    Sedimentary records of tsunamis are a precious tool to assess the occurrence of past events, as attested by an abundant literature, which has seen a particular 'boom' in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and the 2011 Tohoku tsunami. Despite an extensive literature, there is very little to no understanding of the role that the changing coastal environment is playing on the record of a tsunami, and for a given location, it is still unclear whether the largest tsunamis leave the largest amount of deposits. To research this question, the present study took place in Japan, in the Tohoku Region at Agawa-pond, because the pond act as a sediment trap. Using a sediment-slicer, a 1 m thick deposit was retrieved, from which 4 tsunami sequences were identified, including the latest 2011 tsunami. Using a series of sedimentary proxies: the AMS (Anisotropy of Magnetic Susceptibility), grain size analysis, quartz morphoscopy (morphology and surface characteristics) and the analysis of microfossils, disparities b...

  5. Electricity Network Tariff Architectures: A Comparison of Four OECD Countries

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    Sakhrani, Vivek

    2010-07-01

    The study is motivated by the question “what is the optimal tariff design?” While we do not offer an answer to this question, we use the different designs in four select countries to illuminate the issues involved in ...

  6. OECD/IEA 2015 Addressing global energy and climate

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    Goda, Keisuke

    on the way to become first fuel, with role of LNG on the rise Main sources of regional LNG supply Share of LNG rises in global gas trade, pushed by a near-tripling in liquefaction sites: LNG brings more up the global energy agenda The rise in LNG ­ notably from the US ­ is set to have a positive impact

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  10. Information basis for developing comprehensive waste management system-US-Japan joint nuclear energy action plan waste management working group phase I report.

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    Nutt, M.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2010-05-25

    The activity of Phase I of the Waste Management Working Group under the United States - Japan Joint Nuclear Energy Action Plan started in 2007. The US-Japan JNEAP is a bilateral collaborative framework to support the global implementation of safe, secure, and sustainable, nuclear fuel cycles (referred to in this document as fuel cycles). The Waste Management Working Group was established by strong interest of both parties, which arise from the recognition that development and optimization of waste management and disposal system(s) are central issues of the present and future nuclear fuel cycles. This report summarizes the activity of the Waste Management Working Group that focused on consolidation of the existing technical basis between the U.S. and Japan and the joint development of a plan for future collaborative activities. Firstly, the political/regulatory frameworks related to nuclear fuel cycles in both countries were reviewed. The various advanced fuel cycle scenarios that have been considered in both countries were then surveyed and summarized. The working group established the working reference scenario for the future cooperative activity that corresponds to a fuel cycle scenario being considered both in Japan and the U.S. This working scenario involves transitioning from a once-through fuel cycle utilizing light water reactors to a one-pass uranium-plutonium fuel recycle in light water reactors to a combination of light water reactors and fast reactors with plutonium, uranium, and minor actinide recycle, ultimately concluding with multiple recycle passes primarily using fast reactors. Considering the scenario, current and future expected waste streams, treatment and inventory were discussed, and the relevant information was summarized. Second, the waste management/disposal system optimization was discussed. Repository system concepts were reviewed, repository design concepts for the various classifications of nuclear waste were summarized, and the factors to consider in repository design and optimization were then discussed. Japan is considering various alternatives and options for the geologic disposal facility and the framework for future analysis of repository concepts was discussed. Regarding the advanced waste and storage form development, waste form technologies developed in both countries were surveyed and compared. Potential collaboration areas and activities were next identified. Disposal system optimization processes and techniques were reviewed, and factors to consider in future repository design optimization activities were also discussed. Then the potential collaboration areas and activities related to the optimization problem were extracted.

  11. Regional Radiological Security Partnership in Southeast Asia – Increasing the Sustainability of Security Systems at the Site-Level by Using a Model Facility Approach

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    Chamberlain, Travis L.; Dickerson, Sarah; Ravenhill, Scott D.; Murray, Allan; Morris, Frederic A.; Herdes, Gregory A.

    2009-10-07

    In 2004, Australia, through the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), created the Regional Security of Radioactive Sources (RSRS) project and partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Global Threat Reduction Initiative (GTRI) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to form the Southeast Asian Regional Radiological Security Partnership (RRSP). The intent of the RRSP is to cooperate with countries in Southeast Asia to improve the security of their radioactive sources. This Southeast Asian Partnership supports objectives to improve the security of high risk radioactive sources by raising awareness of the need and developing national programs to protect and control such materials, improve the security of such materials, and recover and condition the materials no longer in use. The RRSP has utilized many tools to meet those objectives including: provision of physical protection upgrades, awareness training, physical protection training, regulatory development, locating and recovering orphan sources, and most recently - development of model security procedures at a model facility. This paper discusses the benefits of establishing a model facility, the methods employed by the RRSP, and three of the expected outcomes of the Model Facility approach. The first expected outcome is to increase compliance with source security guidance materials and national regulations by adding context to those materials, and illustrating their impact on a facility. Second, the effectiveness of each of the tools above is increased by making them part of an integrated system. Third, the methods used to develop the model procedures establishes a sustainable process that can ultimately be transferred to all facilities beyond the model. Overall, the RRSP has utilized the Model Facility approach as an important tool to increase the security of radioactive sources, and to position facilities and countries for the long term secure management of those sources.

  12. 6 APRIL 2012 VOL 336 SCIENCE www.sciencemag.org38 PolICyFORum

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    Pulfrey, David L.

    globally and around the Pacific. These forms of linkage include the Association of Pacific Rim Uni among nations in the Asia-Pacific. Of course, the United States and Japan have long been lead- ingAsia-Pacific to knowledge. But it is the relatively new entrants from the Asia-Pacific that are chang- ing the dynamic

  13. 2009 -Asia rld Reneuvable ffxx*rgy Smxlgr&$$ XSSS * Asia

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    ethanol blended with gasoline as a vehicle fuel. These include: 1) the effects on the emissions of air on the use of l0% by volume blends of ethanol with gasoline (E10), the most commonly used blend globally and sustainability of ethanol in gasoline. Niven reviews data available on five environmental aspects of using

  14. Kidnapping Politics in East Asia

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    Samuels, Richard J.

    Introduction: History is filled with political abductions, incidents in which individuals are kidnapped and held hostage by hostile groups or states to gain leverage or legitimacy for their cause.1 Such episodes have been ...

  15. Nuclear deterrence in South Asia

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    Hagerty, D.T.

    1995-12-31

    Did India and Pakistan nearly fight a nuclear war in 1990? In a provocative 1993 article, Seymour M. Hersh claims that they did. During a crisis with India over the rapidly escalating insurgency in Kashmir, Pakistan openly deployed its main armored tank units along the Indian border and, in secret, placed its nuclear-weapons arsenal on alert. As a result, the Bush Administration became convinced that the world was on the edge of a nuclear exchange between Pakistan and India. Universe of cases is admittedly small, but my argument is supported by recent research indicating that preemptive attacks of any kind have been historically rarer than conventionally believed. The nuclear era has seen two instances of preventive attacks against nuclear facilities-the 1981 Israeli bombing of Iraq`s Osirak nuclear facility and the allied coalition`s 1991 air war against Iraq-but both of these actions were taken without fear of nuclear reprisal. In situations where nuclear retaliation has been a possibility, no leader of nuclear weapon state has chosen to launch a preemptive first strike. 97 refs.

  16. SPA2010, Osaka Japan

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    Rodrigo Bañuelos

    2012-08-17

    Sep 6, 2010 ... problems such as the elastic vibrations of a homogeneous body) ... on what a complete analysis of their asymptotic behavior should aim at; but.

  17. Cancer in Japan 

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    Munro, N. J.

    1909-01-01

    The following brief and imperfect statement is based chiefly upon the official statistics of which it is an exposition and slight expansion. the material available for such an enquiry in this country is somewhat limited, ...

  18. Long-term Follow-up Results of a Multi-institutional Phase 2 Study of Concurrent Chemoradiation Therapy for Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer in East and Southeast Asia

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    Kato, Shingo; Ohno, Tatsuya; Thephamongkhol, Kullathorn; Chansilpa, Yaowalak; Cao, Jianping; Xu, Xiaoting; Devi, C. R. Beena; Swee, Tang Tieng; Calaguas, Miriam J.C.; Reyes, Rey H. de los; Cho, Chul-Koo; Dung, To Anh; Supriana, Nana; Erawati, Dyah; Mizuno, Hideyuki; Nakano, Takashi; Tsujii, Hirohiko

    2013-09-01

    Purpose: To report the long-term survival and toxicity of a multi-institutional phase 2 study of concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CCRT) for locally advanced cervical cancer in east and southeast Asia. Methods and Materials: Ten institutions from 8 Asian countries participated in the study. Between April 2003 and March 2006, 120 patients (60 with bulky stage IIB and 60 with stage IIIB) were treated with CCRT. Radiation therapy consisted of pelvic external beam radiation therapy and either high-dose-rate or low-dose-rate intracavitary brachytherapy. Five cycles of weekly cisplatin (40 mg/m{sup 2}) were administered during the course of radiation therapy. Treatment results were evaluated by the rates of local control, overall survival, and late toxicities. Results: Median follow-up was 63.7 months, and the follow-up rate at 5 years was 98%. The 5-year local control and overall survival rates for all patients were 76.8% and 55.1%, respectively. The 5-year rates of major late toxicities of the rectum and bladder were 7.9% and 0%, respectively. Conclusions: The long-term results have suggested that CCRT is safe and effective for patients with locally advanced cervical cancer in east and southeast Asia. However, further efforts are needed to improve overall survival.

  19. On the increase of the “non-uniform” scaling of the magnetic field variations before the M{sub w}9.0 earthquake in Japan in 2011

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    Skordas, E. S.

    2014-06-01

    By applying Detrended Fluctuation Analysis (DFA) to the time series of the geomagnetic data recorded at three measuring stations in Japan, Rong et al. in 2012 recently reported that anomalous magnetic field variations were identified well before the occurrence of the disastrous Tohoku M{sub w}9.0 earthquake that occurred on 11 March 2011 in Japan exhibiting increased “non-uniform” scaling behavior. Here, we provide an explanation for the appearance of this increase of “non-uniform” scaling on the following grounds: These magnetic field variations are the ones that accompany the electric field variations termed Seismic Electric Signals (SES) activity which have been repeatedly reported that precede major earthquakes. DFA as well as multifractal DFA reveal that the latter electric field variations exhibit scaling behavior as shown by analyzing SES activities observed before major earthquakes in Greece. Hence, when these variations are superimposed on a background of pseudosinusoidal trend, their long range correlation properties—quantified by DFA—are affected resulting in an increase of the “non-uniform” scaling behavior. The same is expected to hold for the former magnetic field variations. This explanation is strengthened by recent findings showing that the fluctuations of the order parameter of seismicity exhibited an unprecedented minimum almost two months before the Tohoku earthquake occurrence which is characteristic for an almost simultaneous emission of Seismic Electric Signals activity.

  20. Evaluation of the Start-Up Core Physics Tests at Japan's High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (Annular Core Loadings)

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    John D. Bess; Nozomu Fujimoto; James W. Sterbentz; Luka Snoj; Atsushi Zukeran

    2010-03-01

    The High Temperature Engineering Test Reactor (HTTR) of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA) is a 30 MWth, graphite-moderated, helium-cooled reactor that was constructed with the objectives to establish and upgrade the technological basis for advanced high-temperature gas-cooled reactors (HTGRs) as well as to conduct various irradiation tests for innovative high-temperature research. The core size of the HTTR represents about one-half of that of future HTGRs, and the high excess reactivity of the HTTR, necessary for compensation of temperature, xenon, and burnup effects during power operations, is similar to that of future HTGRs. During the start-up core physics tests of the HTTR, various annular cores were formed to provide experimental data for verification of design codes for future HTGRs. The Japanese government approved construction of the HTTR in the 1989 fiscal year budget; construction began at the Oarai Research and Development Center in March 1991 and was completed May 1996. Fuel loading began July 1, 1998, from the core periphery. The first criticality was attained with an annular core on November 10, 1998 at 14:18, followed by a series of start-up core physics tests until a fully-loaded core was developed on December 16, 1998. Criticality tests were carried out into January 1999. The first full power operation with an average core outlet temperature of 850ºC was completed on December 7, 2001, and operational licensing of the HTTR was approved on March 6, 2002. The HTTR attained high temperature operation at 950 ºC in April 19, 2004. After a series of safety demonstration tests, it will be used as the heat source in a hydrogen production system by 2015. Hot zero-power critical, rise-to-power, irradiation, and safety demonstration testing , have also been performed with the HTTR, representing additional means for computational validation efforts. Power tests were performed in steps from 0 to 30 MW, with various tests performed at each step to confirm core characteristics, thermal-hydraulic properties, and radiation shielding. The high-temperature test operation at 950 ºC represented the fifth and final phase of the rise-to-power tests. The safety tests demonstrated inherent safety features of the HTTR such as slow temperature response during abnormal events due to the large heat capacity of the core and the negative reactivity feedback. The experimental benchmark performed and currently evaluated in this report pertains to the data available for the annular core criticals from the initial six isothermal, annular and fully-loaded, core critical measurements performed at the HTTR. Evaluation of the start-up core physics tests specific to the fully-loaded core is compiled elsewhere (HTTR-GCR-RESR-001).

  1. Application of an online-coupled regional climate model, WRF-CAM5, over East Asia for examination of ice nucleation schemes: Part I. Comprehensive model evaluation and trend analysis for 2006 and 2011

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    Chen, Ying; Zhang, Yang; Fan, Jiwen; Leung, Lai -Yung; Zhang, Qiang; He, Kebin

    2015-08-18

    Online-coupled climate and chemistry models are necessary to realistically represent the interactions between climate variables and chemical species and accurately simulate aerosol direct and indirect effects on cloud, precipitation, and radiation. In this Part I of a two-part paper, simulations from the Weather Research and Forecasting model coupled with the physics package of Community Atmosphere Model (WRF-CAM5) are conducted with the default heterogeneous ice nucleation parameterization over East Asia for two full years: 2006 and 2011. A comprehensive model evaluation is performed using satellite and surface observations. The model shows an overall acceptable performance for major meteorological variables at themore »surface and in the boundary layer, as well as column variables (e.g., precipitation, cloud fraction, precipitating water vapor, downward longwave and shortwave radiation). Moderate to large biases exist for cloud condensation nuclei over oceanic areas, cloud variables (e.g., cloud droplet number concentration, cloud liquid and ice water paths, cloud optical depth, longwave and shortwave cloud forcing). These biases indicate a need to improve the model treatments for cloud processes, especially cloud droplets and ice nucleation, as well as to reduce uncertainty in the satellite retrievals. The model simulates well the column abundances of chemical species except for column SO2 but relatively poor for surface concentrations of several species such as CO, NO2, SO2, PM2.5, and PM10. Several reasons could contribute to the underestimation of major chemical species in East Asia including underestimations of anthropogenic emissions and natural dust emissions, uncertainties in the spatial and vertical distributions of the anthropogenic emissions, as well as biases in meteorological, radiative, and cloud predictions. Despite moderate to large biases in the chemical predictions, the model performance is generally consistent with or even better than that reported for East Asia with only a few exceptions. The model generally reproduces the observed seasonal variations and the difference between 2006 and 2011 for most variables or chemical species. Overall, these results demonstrate promising skills of WRF-CAM5 for long-term simulations at a regional scale and suggest several areas of potential improvements.« less

  2. Changing structure of the world refining industry: implications for the United States and other major consuming regions

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    There are five chapters in this publication. Chapter I on refining industry in transition covers refining history highlights, and OPEC's downstream operations. Chapter II on demand for oil and oil products discusses supply and demand for OPEC oil, demand for oil products, historical growth trends, future growth trends and the case of East Asia - emergence of a fuel oil glut. Chapter III on the US and other traditional refining centers begins with an introduction on the structure of refining and continues on to cover the refining industry in OECD countries, USA, Western Europe, Japan, Singapore and Caribbean and closes with some conclusions. Chapter IV is on refining expansions in OPEC and the third World Nations. The following are covered: (1) nations of the Gulf (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iran, Iraq, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, United Arab Emirates); (2) OPEC members beyond the Gulf (Indonesia, Africa, Libya, Algeria, Nigeria and Gabon, South America, Venezuela); (3) other major exporters (China, Egypt, Malaysia, Mexico); (4) non-OPEC developing countries - trends in the refining sector. The chapter ends with a short summary on capacity prospects and comparative economics. The final chapter has conclusions and recommendations on: price interactions between crude and products; product exports - impact on OPEC's internal; prices and market influence; importers and exporters - decisions; and course of action of the United States. 18 figures, 40 tables.

  3. Seasonal cycle of Precipitation over Major River Basins in South and Southeast Asia: A Review of the CMIP5 climate models data for present climate and future climate projections

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    Hasson, Shabeh ul; Lucarini, Valerio; Böhner, Jürgen

    2015-01-01

    We review the skill of thirty coupled climate models participating in Coupled Model Intercomparison Project 5 in terms of reproducing properties of the seasonal cycle of precipitation over the major river basins of South and Southeast Asia (Indus, Ganges, Brahmaputra and Mekong) for historical period (1961-2000). We also present projected changes by these models by end of century (2061-2100) under extreme scenario RCP8.5. First, we assess their ability to reproduce observed timings of the monsoon onset and the rate of rapid fractional accumulation (RFA slope) - a measure of seasonality within active monsoon period. Secondly, we apply a threshold-independent seasonality index (SI) - a multiplicative measure of precipitation and extent of its concentration relative to the uniform distribution (relative entropy - RE). We apply SI distinctly for monsoonal precipitation regime (MPR), westerly precipitation regime (WPR) and annual precipitation regime. For present climate, neither any single model nor the multi-mod...

  4. 1 hour, 25 minutes ago Japan will ask the European Union to declare it a "joint host" of a revolutionary nuclear energy project even if the reactor is located in

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    " of a revolutionary nuclear energy project even if the reactor is located in France, a newspaper said. The Nihon to 'joint host' revolutionary nuclear reactor 6/6/05 8:23 AMPrint Story: Japan to ask EU to 'joint host' revolutionary nuclear reactor on Yahoo! News Page 1 of 1http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20050606/sc

  5. 3rd Int'l Workshop on Micro & Nano Tech. for Power Generation & Energy Conv. (PowerMEMS'03), Makuhari, Japan, 4-5 Dec. 2003. PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A MEMS STEAM TURBINE POWER PLANT-ON-A-CHIP

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    Frechette, Luc G.

    ), Makuhari, Japan, 4-5 Dec. 2003. 1 PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF A MEMS STEAM TURBINE POWER PLANT-ON-A-CHIP Luc G. The microfabricated device consists of a steam turbine that drives an integrated micropump and generator. Two, mechanical, then electrical energy. The concept developed herein consists of a microfabricated steam turbine

  6. Yahoo! News -EU research chief to head to Japan next week to discu... http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&cid=1540&u=/afp/200504... 1 of 1 4/7/05 11:34 AM

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    will be part of the debate", he said, adding that "it is important to discuss at the political level". Talks), a multibillion-dollar test project for clean, inexhaustible energy, over whether to build facilities in Japan-mura, a northern Japanese village near the Pacific Ocean, while the EU, China and Russia back the bid

  7. Johnson, P., Nonlinear acoustic/seismic waves in earthquake processes, International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics, Tokyo, Japan, May 21-25, 2012, vol. 1474, 39-46, AIP Press (2012).

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    Johnson, P., Nonlinear acoustic/seismic waves in earthquake processes, International Symposium on Nonlinear Acoustics, Tokyo, Japan, May 21-25, 2012, vol. 1474, 39-46, AIP Press (2012). Nonlinear Acoustic/Seismic Waves in Earthquake Processes Paul A. Johnsona a Geophysics Group, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los

  8. Key to Juniperus of the Far East (Japan, Taiwan, Sakhalin Island) rev. 2/2011 1a. Leaves all acicular (subulate, joined the base), in whorls of 3, spreading, articulate at base;

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    Adams, Robert P.

    Key to Juniperus of the Far East (Japan, Taiwan, Sakhalin Island) rev. 2/2011 1a. Leaves all with mucronate tips, flat to U shaped, 12 - 20 mm; Taiwan, e. China.. ...............................................................................................................................J. procumbens 8b. Erect shrub or tree, 1 seed per cone; rocky cliffs, endemic to Taiwan

  9. Fokker-Planck equation for the energy cascade in turbulence Research Institute for Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-77, Japan

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    Peinke, Joachim

    Fokker-Planck equation for the energy cascade in turbulence A. Naert Research Institute for Electrical Communication, Tohoku University, 2-1-1 Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-77, Japan R. Friedrich; revised manuscript received 5 August 1997 We present a detailed analysis of the energy dissipation

  10. Measurement and comparison of individual external doses of high-school students living in Japan, France, Poland and Belarus -- the "D-shuttle" project --

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    Adachi, N; Adjovi, Y; Aida, K; Akamatsu, H; Akiyama, S; Akli, A; Ando, A; Andrault, T; Antonietti, H; Anzai, S; Arkoun, G; Avenoso, C; Ayrault, D; Banasiewicz, M; Bana?kiewicz, M; Bernandini, L; Bernard, E; Berthet, E; Blanchard, M; Boreyko, D; Boros, K; Charron, S; Cornette, P; Czerkas, K; Dameron, M; Date, I; De Pontbriand, M; Demangeau, F; Dobaczewski, ?; Dobrzy?ski, L; Ducouret, A; Dziedzic, M; Ecalle, A; Edon, V; Endo, K; Endo, T; Endo, Y; Etryk, D; Fabiszewska, M; Fang, S; Fauchier, D; Felici, F; Fujiwara, Y; Gardais, C; Gaul, W; Guérin, L; Hakoda, R; Hamamatsu, I; Handa, K; Haneda, H; Hara, T; Hashimoto, M; Hashimoto, T; Hashimoto, K; Hata, D; Hattori, M; Hayano, R; Hayashi, R; Higasi, H; Hiruta, M; Honda, A; Horikawa, Y; Horiuchi, H; Hozumi, Y; Ide, M; Ihara, S; Ikoma, T; Inohara, Y; Itazu, M; Ito, A; Janvrin, J; Jout, I; Kanda, H; Kanemori, G; Kanno, M; Kanomata, N; Kato, T; Kato, S; Katsu, J; Kawasaki, Y; Kikuchi, K; Kilian, P; Kimura, N; Kiya, M; Klepuszewski, M; Kluchnikov, E; Kodama, Y; Kokubun, R; Konishi, F; Konno, A; Kontsevoy, V; Koori, A; Koutaka, A; Kowol, A; Koyama, Y; Kozio?, M; Kozue, M; Kravtchenko, O; Krucza?a, W; Kud?a, M; Kudo, H; Kumagai, R; Kurogome, K; Kurosu, A; Kuse, M; Lacombe, A; Lefaillet, E; Magara, M; Malinowska, J; Malinowski, M; Maroselli, V; Masui, Y; Matsukawa, K; Matsuya, K; Matusik, B; Maulny, M; Mazur, P; Miyake, C; Miyamoto, Y; Miyata, K; Miyata, K; Miyazaki, M; Mol?da, M; Morioka, T; Morita, E; Muto, K; Nadamoto, H; Nadzikiewicz, M; Nagashima, K; Nakade, M; Nakayama, C; Nakazawa, H; Nihei, Y; Nikul, R; Niwa, S; Niwa, O; Nogi, M; Nomura, K; Ogata, D; Ohguchi, H; Ohno, J; Okabe, M; Okada, M; Okada, Y; Omi, N; Onodera, H; Onodera, K; Ooki, S; Oonishi, K; Oonuma, H; Ooshima, H; Oouchi, H; Orsucci, M; Paoli, M; Penaud, M; Perdrisot, C; Petit, M; Piskowski, A; P?ocharski, A; Polis, A; Polti, L; Potsepnia, T; Przybylski, D; Pytel, M; Quillet, W; Remy, A; Robert, C; Sadowski, M; Saito, M; Sakuma, D; Sano, K; Sasaki, Y; Sato, N; Schneider, T; Schneider, C; Schwartzman, K; Selivanov, E; Sezaki, M; Shiroishi, K; Shustava, I; ?nieci?ska, A; Stalchenko, E; Staro?, A; Stromboni, M; Studzi?ska, W; Sugisaki, H; Sukegawa, T; Sumida, M; Suzuki, Y; Suzuki, K; Suzuki, R; Suzuki, H; Suzuki, K; ?widerski, W; Szudejko, M; Szymaszek, M; Tada, J; Taguchi, H; Takahashi, K; Tanaka, D; Tanaka, G; Tanaka, S; Tanino, K; Tazbir, K; Tcesnokova, N; Tgawa, N; Toda, N; Tsuchiya, H; Tsukamoto, H; Tsushima, T; Tsutsumi, K; Umemura, H; Uno, M; Usui, A; Utsumi, H; Vaucelle, M; Wada, Y; Watanabe, K; Watanabe, S; Watase, K; Witkowski, M; Yamaki, T; Yamamoto, J; Yamamoto, T; Yamashita, M; Yanai, M; Yasuda, K; Yoshida, Y; Yoshida, A; Yoshimura, K; ?mijewska, M; Zuclarelli, E

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    Twelve high schools in Japan (of which six are in Fukushima Prefecture), four in France, eight in Poland and two in Belarus cooperated in the measurement and comparison of individual external doses in 2014. In total 216 high-school students and teachers participated in the study. Each participant wore an electronic personal dosimeter "D-shuttle" for two weeks, and kept a journal of his/her whereabouts and activities. The distributions of annual external doses estimated for each region overlap with each other, demonstrating that the personal external individual doses in locations where residence is currently allowed in Fukushima Prefecture and in Belarus are well within the range of estimated annual doses due to the background radiation level of other regions/countries.

  11. Patterns of Radiotherapy Practice for Patients With Cervical Cancer in Japan, 2003-2005: Changing Trends in the Pattern of Care Process

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    Tomita, Natsuo, E-mail: ntomita@aichi-cc.jp [Department of Radiation Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya (Japan)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya (Japan); Toita, Takafumi [Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan)] [Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medical Science, University of the Ryukyus, Okinawa (Japan); Kodaira, Takeshi [Department of Radiation Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya (Japan)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Aichi Cancer Center Hospital, Nagoya (Japan); Shinoda, Atsunori [Department of Radiology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto (Japan)] [Department of Radiology, Shinshu University School of Medicine, Matsumoto (Japan); Uno, Takashi [Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba (Japan)] [Department of Radiology, Graduate School of Medicine, Chiba University, Chiba (Japan); Numasaki, Hodaka; Teshima, Teruki [Department of Medical Physics and Engineering, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita (Japan)] [Department of Medical Physics and Engineering, Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka University, Suita (Japan); Mitsumori, Michihide [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-applied Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)] [Department of Radiation Oncology and Image-applied Therapy, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto (Japan)

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    Purpose: The patterns of care study (PCS) of radiotherapy for cervical cancer in Japan over the last 10 years was reviewed. Methods and Materials: The Japanese PCS working group analyzed data from 1,200 patients (1995-1997, 591 patients; 1999-2001, 324 patients; 2003-2005, 285 patients) with cervical cancer treated with definitive radiotherapy in Japan. Results: Patients in the 2001-2003 survey were significantly younger than those in the 1999-2001 study (p < 0.0001). Histology, performance status, and International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stage were not significantly different among the three survey periods. Use of combinations of chemotherapy has increased significantly during those periods (1995-1997, 24%; 1999-2001, 33%; 2003-2005, 54%; p < 0.0001). The ratio of patients receiving concurrent chemotherapy has also dramatically increased (1995-1997, 20%; 1999-2001, 54%; 2003-2005, 83%; p < 0.0001). As for external beam radiotherapy (EBRT), the application rate of four-field portals has greatly increased over the three survey periods (1995-1997, 2%; 1999-2001, 7%; 2003-2005, 21%; p < 0.0001). In addition, the use of an appropriate beam energy for EBRT has shown an increase (1995-1997, 67%; 1999-2001, 74%; 2003-2005, 81%; p = 0.064). As for intracavitary brachytherapy (ICBT), an iridium source has become increasingly popular (1995-1997, 27%; 1999-2001, 42%; 2003-2005, 84%; p < 0.0001). Among the three surveys, the ratio of patients receiving ICBT (1995-1997, 77%; 1999-2001, 82%; 2003-2005, 78%) has not changed. Although follow-up was inadequate in each survey, no significant survival differences were observed (p = 0.36), and rates of late Grade 3 or higher toxicity were significantly different (p = 0.016). Conclusions: The Japanese PCS has monitored consistent improvements over the past 10 years in the application of chemotherapy, timing of chemotherapy, and EBRT methods. However, there is still room for improvement, especially in the clinical practice of ICBT.

  12. www.nature.com/naturemethods NATURE METHODS | VOL.5 NO.1 | JANUARY 2008

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    Cai, Long

    ,000 (institution); Japan: Contact NPG Nature Asia-Pacific, Chiyoda Building, 2-37 Ichigayatamachi, Shinjuku communications pages 37, 41 TECHNOLOGY FEATURE 109 Lab automation: tales along the road to automation Nathan Blow

  13. J. Ent. Acar. Res. Ser.II,43(1):41-46

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    Reddy, Gadi VP

    ,Asia,andthecontinentaluSA.therearenumerousdirectflightsfromGuam tocairns(Australia),Seoul(SouthKorea),Manila(Philippines),osaka/tokyo(Japan), taipei.Allmitesoccurringonaleafwerecollected withasmallpaintbrushmoistenedwith70%ethanol,placedinavialcontaining5ml of70%ethanol

  14. JUNE 2008|900 AMS MEMBERSHIP SURVEY RESULTS

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    of mem- bers residing outside the United States. This helps the AMS effectively serve this important over 60% of the mem- bers in Asia were from Japan. Most AMS members in South America and Middle America

  15. Hugging and Hedging: Japanese Grand Strategy in the 21st Century

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    Samuels, Richard J.

    After decades of accepting US supremacy in Asia as the foundation of its foreign and security policies, finding the right distance between the U.S. and China is the most important strategic choice facing Japan today. ...

  16. Satsumaimo, the Japanese Sweet Potato

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    Hacker, Randi

    2013-12-11

    Broadcast Transcript: This is Randi Hacker with another Postcard from Asia from the KU Center for East Asian Studies. Asia is a rice culture. And, here in Japan, you might say there is a satsumaimo sub-culture--that is, a culture of the Japanese...

  17. Modeling crustal deformation and rupture processes related to upwelling of deep CO2-rich fluids during the 1965-1967 Matsushiro Earthquake Swarm in Japan

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    Cappa, F.; Rutqvist, J.; Yamamoto, K.

    2009-05-15

    In Matsushiro, central Japan, a series of more than 700,000 earthquakes occurred over a 2-year period (1965-1967) associated with a strike-slip faulting sequence. This swarm of earthquakes resulted in ground surface deformations, cracking of the topsoil, and enhanced spring-outflows with changes in chemical compositions as well as carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) degassing. Previous investigations of the Matsushiro earthquake swarm have suggested that migration of underground water and/or magma may have had a strong influence on the swarm activity. In this study, employing coupled multiphase flow and geomechanical modelling, we show that observed crustal deformations and seismicity can have been driven by upwelling of deep CO{sub 2}-rich fluids around the intersection of two fault zones - the regional East Nagano earthquake fault and the conjugate Matsushiro fault. We show that the observed spatial evolution of seismicity along the two faults and magnitudes surface uplift, are convincingly explained by a few MPa of pressurization from the upwelling fluid within the critically stressed crust - a crust under a strike-slip stress regime near the frictional strength limit. Our analysis indicates that the most important cause for triggering of seismicity during the Matsushiro swarm was the fluid pressurization with the associated reduction in effective stress and strength in fault segments that were initially near critically stressed for shear failure. Moreover, our analysis indicates that a two order of magnitude permeability enhancement in ruptured fault segments may be necessary to match the observed time evolution of surface uplift. We conclude that our hydromechanical modelling study of the Matsushiro earthquake swarm shows a clear connection between earthquake rupture, deformation, stress, and permeability changes, as well as large-scale fluid flow related to degassing of CO{sub 2} in the shallow seismogenic crust. Thus, our study provides further evidence of the important role of deep fluid sources in earthquake fault dynamics and surface deformations.

  18. Asianettverkets nyhetsbrev -Uke 44, 2011 Weekly Newsletter from the Network for Asian Studies -Week 44, 2011

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    Løw, Erik

    Norway-Japan Seminar med tittelen "Renewables and Energy Security in Japan, East Asia and Norway". Tid og "Economic Growth and Social Development: People's Livelihood in China Mainland and Implications for the Greater China Area". Tid og sted: Torsdag 10. november kl. 10.15 ­ 11.30, SUM store seminarrom i 4. etasje

  19. A comparison of similar aerosol measurements made on the NASA P3-B, DC-8, and NSF C-130 aircraft

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    Clarke, Antony

    experiments studied emissions from the Asian continent (biomass burning, urban/industrial pollution, and dust and Yokota Air Force Base, Japan, and involved two aircraft: the NASA DC-8 and the NASA P3-B. ACE-Asia focused on aerosol and radiation during April/May and was based in Iwakuni Marine Corps Air Station, Japan

  20. another industrial excursion of Mitsubishi Minatomirai Industrial Museum. On the 02/24 (Fri), we had a lab tour and academic lectures from Prof. Hasegawa (Material

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    Huang, Xun

    country in Asia, Japan does not lose its tradition on the way of developing economy, instead of that, especially petroleum, there are no countries having a better technology of electric vehicle than Japan and together. But with the development of China, several Chinese traditions get lost, but fortunately, we find