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Japan eyes nuclear for a fifth of electricity supply

A fifth of Japan`s electricity supply should come from nuclear power generation, the country`s industry ministry said Tuesday, despite widespread opposition in the aftermath of the Fukushima disaster.

Japan's nuclear cleanup stymied by water woes

More than three years into the massive cleanup of Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant, only a tiny fraction of the workers are focused on key tasks such as preparing for the dismantling of the broken reactors and removing radioactive fuel rods.

Another day, another radioactive leak at Fukushima

Another day, another radioactive-water spill. The operator of the meltdown-plagued Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant says at least 430 litres (110 gallons) spilled when workers overfilled a storage tank without a gauge that could have warned them of the danger.

Social network gaffes plague Japanese politicians

In the latest flap, a senior reconstruction official in charge of helping victims of the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear crisis was dismissed last week after he used a scatological insult on Twitter to deride civil activists.

Areas near Japan nuke plant to remain off-limits

Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant was damaged in March`s earthquake and tsunami.