In a major relief to the Japanese authorities, a typhoon caused no new disaster as it brushed by the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power station.
Shinzo Abe was given a specially-printed suit to protect him from radiation during the tour, on which he was accompanied by a large press pack.
A strong earthquake, measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale, hit Japan`s Fukushima Prefecture, with strong tremors felt in the capital city.
The operator of Japan`s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said it still did not know what caused steam seen inside a reactor building.
The boss of Fukushima operator TEPCO met local leaders to ask for their blessing to restart the world`s biggest nuclear plant.
Japan`s tsunami-battered Fukushima nuclear complex has suffered another radioactive water leak, its operator said.
About 10,000 Taiwanese took to the streets to protest against further development of nuclear power on the island.
Radioactive water may have leaked again into the ground from a storage tank at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in northeast Japan.
One of the systems keeping spent atomic fuel cool at the Fukushima nuclear plant temporarily failed, the second outage in a matter of weeks.
A Japanese utility has scrapped plans to build a nuclear plant near the site of a nuclear disaster two years ago.
The project is part of Fukushima`s plan to become completely energy self-sufficient by 2040, using renewable sources alone.
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Showbiz World - December 26, 2014