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Strong quake hits central Japan
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…

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

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

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Politics: Labour party reshuffle video Politics: Labour party reshuffle

Labour's new leader Andrew Little has chosen Annette…

WeatherWatch: End of spring video WeatherWatch: End of spring

We’re in the final week of spring (officially) and…

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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…

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
Typhoon hits Japan, thousands evacuate

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

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Radiation at new high after quake
Radiation at new high after quake

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

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

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

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
Sam Judd: Three-eyed fish for dinner kids

Environmental columnist Sam Judd takes a look at the disastrous consequences of the Japan earthquake…

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

On Shobutahama beach, the waves gently caress the foreshore. A few surfers try for better luck at the far end of the bay;…

Key: NZ can learn from Japan

New Zealand can learn from Japan following the earthquakes in both countries and the tsunami in Japan last year, Prime Minister…

Japan growth below forecasts as exports weaken
Japan growth below forecasts as exports weaken

Japan's economic growth slowed more than analysts forecast in the second quarter as exports and consumer…

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