Japan court awards millions for kids' tsunami deaths

2016-10-26 20:11

A Japanese court has ordered millions of dollars compensation be paid to families of children swept out to sea by a massive 2011 tsunami.

Japan marks 5th anniversary of quake, tsunami disaster with moment of silence

2016-03-11 10:36

Japan has paused to mark five years since an offshore earthquake spawned a monster tsunami that left about 18 500 people dead or missing along its northeastern coast and sparked the worst nuclear disaster in a quarter century.

Energy agency to inspect Japan’s disaster-hit plant

2015-01-08 13:25

The International Atomic Energy Agency will send a team of experts to Japan in mid-February for a fresh review of the country's efforts to scrap the disaster-hit Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Fukushima nuke worker dies after accident

2014-03-28 12:10

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

Japan marks 3rd anniversary of tsunami disaster

2014-03-12 14:44

Japan has observed a moment of silence to mark the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away thousands of victims and sparked a nuclear emergency.

Post-tsunami deaths on increase in Japan area

2014-02-20 13:38

Health complications stemming from Japan's 2011 tsunami have killed more people in one Japanese region than the disaster itself, the local authority says.

5.1 quake strikes Japan's Fukushima

2014-02-08 09:05

A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of Japan's Fukushima prefecture, the United States Geological Survey says.

Japan's Fukushima plant logs tidy profit

2013-10-31 17:06

The operator of the ravaged Fukushima nuclear plant has announced an operating profit of nearly $2bn, lower than expected due to price hikes.

Fukushima decontamination insufficent - Greenpeace

2013-10-10 20:23

Japan's efforts to scour areas around Fukushima have been insufficient, pressure group Greenpeace has said.

New leak at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

2013-10-03 07:30

A new radioactive water leak has been discovered at Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator has said.


Death toll reaches 48 from Japan earthquakes

2016-04-20 09:44

Searchers have found a man's body in a landslide-hit area in southern Japan, bringing the death toll to 48 from two powerful earthquakes that struck last week

Japanese farmer warned nuclear operator of risks in 2004

2015-07-21 18:06

A Japanese farmer says she urged Fukushima power plant executives to implement anti-tsunami measures to mitigate the threat of a major crisis, years before the 2011 catastrophe occurred.

Fukushima operator starts diverting groundwater

2014-05-21 10:17

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant says it has begun a bypass system that diverts groundwater into the sea in a bid to reduce the volume of contaminated water.

Japan nuke worker buried in mudslide

2014-03-28 10:57

A worker is unconscious after being buried in a mudslide at the Japanese nuclear plant being cleaned up after the disaster three years ago.

Part of Fukushima evacuation order to be lifted

2014-02-24 08:01

Japan will lift an exclusion order on an area around the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, allowing some residents to return to live for the first time since the disaster, officials say.

100-ton radioactive water leak at Fukushima

2014-02-20 07:30

A new leak of 100 tons of highly radioactive water has been discovered at Fukushima, the plant's operator says.

UN inspects Fukushima clean-up

2013-11-06 19:03

Inspectors from the UN's nuclear watchdog have arrived in Tokyo to monitor marine pollution near Fukushima as China demands "accurate" information on how the clean up is going.

Storm caused radioactive leaks at Fukushima

2013-10-21 08:37

Heavy rain at the Fukushima nuclear plant caused a leak of radioactive water containing a cancer-causing isotope, possibly into the sea, its operator has said.

Japan nuclear regulator berates Fukushima operator

2013-10-04 16:14

Japan's atomic watchdog has summoned the boss of Fukushima operator Tepco for a public dressing-down over sloppy standards at the crippled nuclear plant.

Japan kindergarten faces $1.8m damages over tsunami

2013-09-17 09:58

A Japanese court has ordered a kindergarten to pay $1.8m to parents of four children who died after being put on a bus that drove towards an incoming tsunami.

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