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Patience running out among Japan`s disaster refugees

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 12:58

The Takeyamas have tried to move on and forget the enormous waves that swept away relatives, their home and the lives they once had.

Japan says it will approve Fukushima operator`s revival plan

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 15, 2014, 12:18

The plan hinges on Tokyo Electric (Tepco) restarting its Kashiwazaki Kariwa nuclear plant to cut fossil fuel costs, a contentious issue staunchly opposed by the local governor.

Fukushima nuclear disaster poses no immediate health risks: UN expert

Last Updated: Saturday, June 01, 2013, 11:49

The Fukushima nuclear disaster has not caused any immediate health risks, UN experts reported in Vienna Friday as part of their interim investigation results.

People flee Japan nuke disaster to faraway Okinawa

Last Updated: Saturday, December 22, 2012, 15:45

Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima without leaving Japan, and that is why Minaho Kubota is here.

`Fukushima radiation triggered mutations in butterflies`

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 14, 2012, 18:23

Three generations of butterflies in Japan have been rendered mutant following the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

Post-Fukushima, China upgrades N-emergency plan

Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 16:55

China is updating its atomic emergency and safety plan and building capacity to handle nuclear accidents in the aftermath of Fukushima nuclear disaster to handle such emergencies.

Japan nuke radiation higher than estimated

Last Updated: Saturday, October 29, 2011, 13:21

The Fukushima nuclear disaster released twice as much of a radioactive substance into the atmosphere as Japanese authorities estimated, reaching 40 percent of the total from Chernobyl.

Japan heatwave kills four, sends 900 to hospital

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 16:11

The mercury has risen above 35 degrees centigrade for three days in a row in much of Japan.