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Nuclear Liability Caps in Japan

By Dianne Saxe, Attorney Japan has nuclear liability caps much higher than those in Canada. Under the Law on Compensation for Nuclear Damage , plant operator liability is exclusive and absolute, and power plant operators must provide a ‘financial security amount’ of ¥120 billion (...

Keller and Heckman LLP: Japan's New Chemical Reporting Requirements

On April 1, 2011, a new reporting requirement for chemicals came into effect in Japan. This new requirement originated in the 2009 amendment to Japan's chemical control law and requires that companies submit an annual report on chemical substances manufactured or imported into Japan. The first round...

Ancient hunter-gatherers heated seafood in ceramic pots

As noted in prior posts, the understanding of human social and cultural development has changed radically over the last decade, if not last five years. For example, humans lived in huts (albeit temporarily) even before they were farmers. Thus, as frequently is the case, there is not a sudden change,...