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tv   Newsline 30min  KCSMMHZ  September 4, 2012 6:00am-6:30am PDT

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welcome to nhk world nooen "newsline." the japanese people's distrust of nuclear power now has a price tag. energy ministry says it'll take $600 billion to go nonnuclear by 2030. a recent opinion poll says that's what half the population wants. they spoke at a cabinet ministers in charge of policy. he says the cost would add up. he pointed to the expense of constructing generating
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facilities and power line. he warned that immediately shutting down reactors would cut the power supply by 30%. he said going nonnuclear would weaken the country's bargaining position when buying oil and natural gas. the government has promised to draft a new energy policy. ministers are working on scenarios for ending nuclear dependence while compensating for lost power generation. >> the prospect of a nonnuclear japan is proving to be a hard sell to big business. an executives association issued a challenge to the government. >> translator: the government must explain and prove how there will be no down side for business and people's daily lives if all nuclear reactors are scrapped in the future. this should be confirmed with concrete evidence and analysis. >> he stressed that many businesses are opposed to abolishing nuclear power.
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government officials have released their blueprint for rebuilding areas of the heart of the nuclear debate. they want to decontaminate and restore life lines in parts of evacuation zones around fukushima daiichi within two years. reconstruction minister tatsu hiranu released a plan. it covered sections of the plan where evacuation orders have been lifted. government officials will focus for the first two years on decontamination and on restoring water, sewage and power so residents can live there. they'll offer jobs in those areas and in decommissioning the damaged nuclear reactors. ministry officials will restore train and bus services and promote local industries within five years. their ten-year plan calls for attracting young people to the region. they'll focus on developing new industries including the production of renewable energy and making medical equipment.
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many taiwanese pass nuclear pants throughout their day. they have six operating reactors. two others flr construction. many people in fukushima worry what might happen to them. plant worx workers are taking part in a drill to make sure what might happen to them. luck hats played out in the scenario in taipei. they have disabled a cooling system. firefighters sprayed water to bring the fire under control. then helicopters, military vehicles and patrol ships moved in.
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helicopters are reading radiation levels around the plant just as crews did following the fukushima daiichi accident. measuring radiation from land and sea too. the exercise fold their decision to expand the area around the nuclear plant. most reactors are located in the vicinity of densely populated taipei and residents have been increasingly worried after the disaster in fukushima. officials at taiwan's power regulator say they want to minimize damage. they plan to reinforce the application plans to make sure residents are safe. nhk world, taipei.
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police in beijing detained two chinese men over an incident involving the japanese ambassador. they will not face criminal prosecution. ambassador niwa was traveling in a car last monday when two vehicles forced it to stop. a man got out of one of them and ripped the japanese flag from the ambassador's car. the suspects are in their 20s. police say both men admitted to taking the flag. they say the men were unhappy with relations with japan. police say they will detain them for five days under public security control law. embassy staff say officials briefed them on the decision. embassy employee demanded japanese officials guarantee safety of those from china. a military exercise was part after yearly training event. the landing drill had been
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scheduled by south korea in four days of training around takeshima. they held a meeting last week and decided to scrap the exercise. the president's visit to the island last month was enough to show his resolve to protect the territory. the official also says the landing exercise was not intended to provoke a war with a friendly make. takeshima is controlled by south korea but japan says it is part of their prefecture. nearly 5,000 people died in syria last month. among them was a japanese freelance journalist. she was fatally shot while reporting from aleppo. back in japan, her closest colleague is trying to find out more about the cirques of her death. nhk world reports.
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>> reporter: gathering in front of the agency in tokyo. they want to know how and why a japanese reporter was killed in syria. he worked alongside her in tokyo. >> translator: i want to know who shot mika yamamoto and i want to know the circumstances of the shooting. >> reporter: syrians say yamamoto didn't have a visa to be in the country and they are not responsible for her death. the journalists got separated. he wants the government to clarify what happened to her.
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this video was taken in the hour before she died. shots ring out and the video ends there. mika yamamoto explains why she covered conflicts in an interview with nhk. >> translator: if no one is there to explain what is happening gradually the situation gets worse. even a little bit of information can help end the conflict sooner or prevent escalation. >> reporter: a video was released last week. showing what they said about the captured government soldier. he said government troops met in aleppo and decided to kill journalists. he confessed to being involved in murdering her. government officials maintain rebels kill her. >> translator: i really want to know if the syrian government had plans to kidnap or murder journalists. if that were true i wouldn't be
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able to find the words to express my feelings. it would be unspeakable, unforgivable. >> reporter: reporters without borders say syria has become the most dangerous place for journalists. they say more than 30 have been killed since the uprising began in march last year. >> the syrian regime doesn't want any images regarding the demonstration, the uprising, or also the oppression of this uprising. >> reporter: reporters without borders say the government has a strangle hold on news content. others say they are just doing their jobs and keep telling the stories they feel needs to be told. nhk world, tokyo.
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japanese pro league players will take part in next year's world baseball classic tournament after all. they said earlier they would not participate because revenue distribution was unfair. >> translator: members of the professional baseball players' association have decided to withdraw their earlier decision to boycott the world baseball classic tournament. >> the association announced its boycott in july. members complained that major league baseball takes too much of the event's revenue. the organization governs japan's professional leagues. officials confirmed the japanese side controls the teams' sponsorship rights. the scheme includes launching a new body to promote national team business such as merchandising.
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the players say the move is progress. japan won the previous two wbc tournaments in 2006 and 2009. players can now aim for their third straight victory next march. japan's motor is trying to get young people interested in driving again. there is a system that enables people how to record and watch on tv how they drive, much like they are watching video games. toyota unveiled a new device at fuji international speedway in central japan tuesday. the palm-size device is mount owned a toyota sport car. it collects data on speed, steering angle answers other operations while the car is driven. those data can be wirelessly transmitted to home game consoles and accurately recreate the driving. toyota officials say in addition to the virtual drive simulation. users can compare the driving skills with those of other people on the internet.
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the use of the system is limited to four racing circuits in japan, including fuji. they plan it start selling it next year. >> translator: we think people will get interested in driving through this system. they will enjoy watching themselves dry and perhaps will become interested in real cars. >> japanese auto makers have been trying for some time to attract younger customers who have been losing interest in driving. healthcare professionals in china face a problem shared by their colleagues around the world. more and more elderly people and not enough nurses to care for them. the senior citizens reached 123 million by the end of last year. the number could climb to 300 million by 2035. that's attracted healthcare firms from japan and elsewhere. nhk world reports mp
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>> reporter: this store in downtown shanghai sells health care goods. a businessman drops in hoping to persuade it to carry wheelchairs made in japan. they sell for about $160. almost double the price of those made in china. but customers often buy them. a major japanese firm that specializes in medical and health care products set up this company in shanghai together with a chinese company. >> translator: there are a lot of products not available to chinese. we want to deliver safe, high quality equipment. >> reporter: recently more chinese have been living longer than those of earlier generations, but there are fewer
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children to look after elderly parents because of china's one child policy. and the government's current system of caring for seniors has drawbacks. now a japanese firm seeks to expand its business for caring for the elderly. this is a home care service set out by a japanese firm and a company into northeastern city of dalian. takahashi is the president. he felt few chinese were interested in nursing care for seniors, so he worked to try home care workers. the company stresses to customers that their elderly family members benefit from the high quality of japanese style home care. he translated a japanese manual into chinese for the workers.
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it illustrates the japanese way of greeting. >> translator: if you visit a house, you greet the clients when they open the door. >> reporter: work as a healthcare provider, she became interested in nursing care during a trip to japan where she studied social welfare. she works on 83-year-old woman with mild dementia. she lives with her daughter who must spend a lot of time at her job so for five days a week she provides the client with eight hours of care a day. the daily fee amounts to $20.
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on this day the woman asked her to wash her hair. when she gives care to someone, she encourages constant feedback. >> translator: do you feel pain when i massage your head? are you okay? i will finish it soon. >> translator: i used to have other caregivers but they're not committed. now my mother is very glad to meet miss chan. she is so devoted. >> reporter: it's believed that many chinese don't like older family member cared for by people from outside the home. >> translator: chinese ways are completely different. that's the biggest hurdle. it will take three years for us to determine whether we will be successful. >> reporter: the market for nursing elderly patients has
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huge potential. now companies have begun competing for their share of the business. nhk world. people in a village of southern england have gathered in the glow of their tvs. they are gathering to watch something people are watching around the world, the paraolympics. yhk tells us why. >> ladies and gentlemen, we have our paraolympics flames! >> reporter: this years paralympic torch relay began a hundred and half hour drive from london. the village is known as the birthplace of the paraolympics. in 1948, stoke mannedville hospital held a porting event.
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it was aimed at rehabilitating soldiers injuried in world war ii. that event evolve need the paralympic games. dr. lewd wig organized the so-called stoke mannedville games. people are proud of the doctor and the hospital. >> it just signifies that, you know, that what they do at the hospital, and how they progressed and got to the stage where they are today. and i think it's fabulous. volunteers from the local community are learning about disability. they want to be able to give people with disabilities the right suppor supporsupport. >> don't make assumptions about what help they need, what they
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might need. what you it need to do is let them tell you. >> dr. goodman's ways lives on in the minds of many people. we met man in the village treated at stoke mannedville hospital and new dr. goodman. a traffic accident 50 years ago left phillip lewis in a wheelchair. he was encouraged by dr. goodman to take up the sport of table tennis. he followed his advice and went on to participate in the 1964 paralympic games in tokyo. >> you could do something that would help you to improve your self-esteem. and so help you to get back to a normal life and an enjoyable life.
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>> reporter: over the years, lewis has been involved in the promotion of sports for people with disabilities. he was chosen as a torch bearer for the london paraolympics games. he carried the torch for about 800 meters with his team. >> it is something totally different than ever happened to me in my life and that would ever happen again. what an amazing experience for anybody who has been involved with it. >> reporter: one physician's strong will and belief fathered the paralympics. the philosophy has been carried on and a new chapter is in the making at the london games. erica stevenson, nhk world, stoke mannedville, britain. the latest film by japanese
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director kitano received a rounding response from the venice film festival. "outrage beyond" is one of the films vying for the top prize. the golden lioning with the gangster flick, is a sequel to his 2009 film kwout outrage" which was known for his complicit violence. in the movie, he stars as the former boss after crime syndicate. the venice screening of "outrage" beyond drew a near ka pass the crowd. >> it is complex and full of exciting scenes. >> i made the film for entertainment, so i'm glad the audience enjoyed it. i'm relieved. >> kitano already has one golden lion. he took home the top honors in 1997. judges will announce the winner the this year's competition on saturday. let's take a look at the latest market figures.
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for an update on the weather forecast here is mai shoji. m ai? >> we have heard scattered thunderstorms.
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thunderstorms have scattered much of the country. weather changes will be on tap for tomorrow and the day after as well. especially with the approaching frontal system. so western japan, you will be targeted with very heavy brief short time heavy rain sch could be about 50 to 70 millimeters in an hour span. in fact, miyagi prefecture, 58 millimeters in just an hour. and even tornadic activities cannot be ruled out tomorrow across much of the country but northern japan meanwhile will be looking at hot temperatures. in fact, in especially the western portions, some of the areas haven't reached record-breaking, above 7 to 8 degrees above average temperatures which was the hottest day in japan this year. in hokaido this year. so that will continue for the rest of the month. hot days still in store in northern japan. so this is the frontal system
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that will next be taking in towards japan. meanwhile in behind that fine weather will be for new the korean peninsula as well as much of china. however, fine looking here in the indochina peninsula, especially in northwestern thailand and the philippines and even in india, things are really going to be wet. especially in the western seaboard as we have been saeg the ongoing heavy downpour so the land is very well stat rated and we have a when pressure system traveling inland so just around the regions target with about up to 100 millimeters of rain fall accumulation. bangkok, 31 degrees. we still have another pair 361s in taipei and manila. another hot day forness tokyo. do watch out for the weather changes. i suggest you bring umbrellas if you are going out and about. move together americas, let's talk about tropical storm leslie
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developing over the atlantic ocean and already affecting much of the florida beaches. if you are planning to travel here for the weekend, especially to the surfers, i should advise you to be very keeping a close eye on this one, especially because it'll be intensifying into hurricane status packing winds of a hundred kph and heading towards bermuda about saturday local time, could be making land fall. so watch out for that. and things are still hot and dry across much of the region. this is where we really want that rain but we won't be getting any on your tuesday. oklahoma city reaching 39 degrees and los angeles looking at 29. a lot of these temperatures above average and very summer like. moving over to the european continents, things are going to be very unstable over the mediterranean sea region. italy, you are going to be targeted with thunderstorms
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which could be severe to generate some very large sized hail and damaging gusts. gust could reach about 80 kilometers per hour. 111 kilometers per hour, winds have been recorded here in ireland. and that will be targeting the scandinavian peninsula next with that stormy condition. especially heavy rain found in norway. but much across the other portions, things are going to be fine looking, but hot here in athens and in lisbon at 35. here is our extended forecast.
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. we'll be back with more updates in 30nutes. i'm gene otani in tokyo.
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