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In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 09:56

On the main road leading from the Sendai nuclear plant in southern Japan, a construction crew is laying down asphalt to widen the evacuation route in the event of a future disaster.

China protests Japanese minister`s visit to Yasukuni shrine

Last Updated: Saturday, April 12, 2014, 21:48

China Saturday protested against a Japanese minister`s visit to a controversial World War II shrine in Tokyo which is viewed here as a symbol of Japan`s colonial history.

US, in nod to Tokyo, to send more ships to Japan, prods China

Last Updated: Sunday, April 06, 2014, 23:34

The United States moved on Sunday to reassure Tokyo over its mounting security concerns, saying it would send more missile defense ships to Japan following North Korean launches and use a high level trip to warn China against abusing its "great power."

Stepanek gives Czechs 1-0 lead in Japan

Last Updated: Friday, April 04, 2014, 15:39

Radek Stepanek gave champions Czech Republic a 1-0 lead in their Davis Cup quarter-final against Japan when he came from a set down to beat Tatsuma Ito 6-7(5) 7-6(5) 6-1 7-5 in Tokyo on Friday.

Japan berates China`s Xi over Nanjing remarks in Berlin

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 15:17

Tokyo on Sunday criticised Chinese President Xi Jinping for making remarks during a trip to Germany about Japan`s wartime atrocities, adding that the government had lodged a protest.

Fukushima worker dies after accident: Plant operator

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:23

A worker at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan died in hospital Friday after being buried in earth and rubble while digging a hole at the site, the facility’s operator said.

Fuel removal project halted at Japan`s Fukushima plant

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 13:16

Work to remove spent fuel rod assemblies from Japan`s destroyed Fukushima reactor has been halted after possible damage to a giant crane, the first major delay in an operation to remove 1,533 fuel assemblies from a holding pool.

Japan inflation rises for 9th consecutive month

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:11

Japanese unemployment fell to a more than six-year low in February.

Fukushima water decontamination system down again

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 14:04

The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said today it had shut down a key decontamination system used to clean radiation-tainted water, just hours after it came back online.

Nine Chinese missing after cargo ships collide off Japan

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 09:08

Nine Chinese crew members were missing after two cargo chips collided at the mouth of Tokyo Bay, Japan`s coastguard said.

Fukushima nuclear workers rally against plant operator

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 16:25

Fukushima nuclear plant workers rallied outside the headquarters of operator Tokyo Electric Power, complaining they were forced to work for meagre pay in dangerous conditions.

Tokyo Police make arrest in Anne Frank diary vandalism case

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 13:15

A man was arrested for vandalising copies of Anne Frank`s "The Diary of a Young Girl" in Tokyo libraries, police said.