Japan disaster

Echo of 2011 tsunami in Japan flood
Echo of 2011 tsunami in Japan flood

Thousands of rescuers search for dozens missing after record rain sends raging torrents into eastern cities.

Blossoms hide awful truth

It is spring in Tokyo, but Toshiko Takagi cannot bear to see office workers sitting beneath cherry blossom in the parks…

Strong quake hits central Japan

A strong 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck central Japan late Saturday, the US Geological Survey said, causing houses to collapse…

After Fukushima, Japan gets green boom - and glut

Like other Japanese who were banking on this country's sweeping move toward clean energy, Junichi Oba is angry. Oba, a…


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Tsunami advisory lifted following quake
Tsunami advisory lifted following quake

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has hit Japan's northern coast near the nuclear power plant crippled in the 2011 earthquake and…

Fukushima water purifier restarted
Fukushima water purifier restarted

Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has restarted its trouble-plagued water decontamination system for the first time…

Japan's long recovery from disaster
Japan's long recovery from disaster

In some areas, the number of people who have died from illnesses related to the quake and tsunami is higher than those who…

New fight over Fukushima
New fight over Fukushima

On March 12, 2011, the day after a huge tsunami hit Japan's northeast coast, the USS Ronald Reagan entered the Sea of Japan…

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Energy costs keep Japan focus on nuclear

Japan will once again be without atomic energy as its only operating nuclear reactor goes offline today for refueling and…

Typhoon hits Japan, thousands evacuate

A powerful typhoon was bearing down on Japan and headed toward Tokyo today, dumping torrential rains and damaging homes.

Radiation at new high after quake

Radiation levels at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have reached a new high after an earthquake off the country's…

Japan puts hope of fixing leaks on wall

Japan's hopes of fixing its nuclear leaks at Fukushima rest on an ambitious plan to build a 3.2km frozen underground wall…

Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks
Japan unveils $470m plan for Fukushima water leaks

The Japanese government on Tuesday unveiled a $470 million plan to stem radioactive water leaks at Fukushima…

IAEA wants answers from Japan

The world's nuclear watchdog has urged Japan to explain more clearly what is happening at Fukushima and avoid sending "confusing…

Sam Judd: Three-eyed fish for dinner kids

Environmental columnist Sam Judd takes a look at the disastrous consequences of the Japan earthquake on our food chain.

Check of tanks to prevent more radioactive water leaks

Workers at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant yesterday scrambled to check 300 tanks storing highly radioactive water…

Nuclear plant 'leaking' into Pacific

"We have made efforts not to cause any leak to the outside, but we might have failed to do so," TEPCO admits a problem with…

Tsunami's emotional debris remains
Tsunami's emotional debris remains

On Shobutahama beach, the waves gently caress the foreshore. A few surfers try for better luck at the…

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