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Honda halves Swindon production

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 14:14
related places: Honda

Honda is to halve production at its factory in Swindon until the end of May because of a shortage of parts coming from Japan.
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VIDEO: Japan reactor: Crisis far from over

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 12:55
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean

A leak of highly radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has been stopped, its operator reports.
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Japan 'plugs' reactor ocean leak

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 11:04
related countries: Pacific Ocean Pacific Ocean
related places: Fukushima

A leak of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean from Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has been stopped, its operator reports.
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Toyota facing credit downgrade

Wednesday, April 6th 2011, 8:05
related places: Toyota

Toyota's credit rating has been put under review by Moody's ratings agency, following the Japanese earthquake.
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Options limited for Bank of Japan

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 16:00

The Bank of Japan is meeting to discuss its next response to the disaster which threatens to derail the fragile economy.
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Radiation tests in Japan schools

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 10:08
related places: Fukushima

Officials in the Fukushima region of Japan start an emergency programme to measure radiation levels in school playgrounds.
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Beady Eye release song for Japan

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 7:47

Liam Gallagher's post-Oasis band Beady Eye release a cover of Beatles song Across the Universe to raise money for the Japanese disaster relief effort.
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Confusion over Toyota US shutdown

Tuesday, April 5th 2011, 6:44
related countries: United States United States
related places: Toyota

There is confusion over whether Toyota will temporarily halt car production in the US because of parts shortages following the Japan earthquake.
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Radioactive water dumped into sea

Monday, April 4th 2011, 14:26

Workers at Japan's quake-hit nuclear plant dump water with low levels of contamination into the sea so more highly radioactive water can be stored.
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Tsunami dog reunited with owner

Monday, April 4th 2011, 10:53

A dog rescued from a roof drifting in the sea off Japan's north-east coast more than three weeks after an earthquake and tsunami is reunited with her owner.
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Japan's manufacturers pessimistic

Monday, April 4th 2011, 1:44

Japan's big manufacturers expect conditions to get worse in the coming three months, after the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Bodies of Fukushima workers found

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 17:04
related places: Fukushima

Officials in Japan have warned it could take several months to bring the crippled Fukushima nuclear power station under control.
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Fukushima workers' bodies found

Sunday, April 3rd 2011, 7:17

The bodies of two workers killed by the 11 March tsunami are found in Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as work continues to seal a leak.
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VIDEO: 'Fighting an enemy you cannot see'

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 13:08
related places: Fukushima

Radioactive water is leaking into the sea from a 20-centimetre (8-inch) crack in a containment pit at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator Tepco has said.
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VIDEO: Japan: Search for 'contaminated' bodies

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 9:01

Japan's air force is stepping up the search to find the bodies of the tsunami victims, but radioactivity is hampering their efforts. Chris Hogg reports.
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Radioactive leak at Japan plant

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 8:55

Radioactive water leaks into the sea from a crack in a concrete containment pit at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima plant, its operator says.
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VIDEO: Tsunami dog rescued at sea

Saturday, April 2nd 2011, 0:35

Coastguards in Japan have rescued a dog from the top of a house washed out to sea by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit the north-east coast of the country three weeks ago.
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Who is in charge?

Friday, April 1st 2011, 15:43

Assessing the response to Japan's nuclear crisis
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Japan nuclear exclusion long-term

Friday, April 1st 2011, 12:31

Officials say residents near the Fukushima plant face a long-term evacuation, as Japan begins an intensive search for missing quake victims.
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Joy in Japan at giant panda debut

Friday, April 1st 2011, 10:13
related places: Tokyo

Thousands of visitors attend the public debut of two giant pandas at a Tokyo zoo in a rare moment of joy three weeks after a devastating quake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Aerial and sea hunt for tsunami bodies

Friday, April 1st 2011, 10:07
related countries: United States United States

US and Japanese military personnel are taking part in a three-day search of north-east Japan for the bodies of people missing since the tsunami.
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Insider's view

Friday, April 1st 2011, 8:24
related places: Fukushima

'I was at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant when the quake hit'
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Japan's new vehicle sales plunge

Friday, April 1st 2011, 6:56

Sales of new vehicles in Japan have plunged in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the country's north-east coast.
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Bank to re-release Japan survey

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:49

The Bank of Japan's "tankan" survey shows Japanese manufacturers were optimistic about economic growth before the earthquake and tsunami struck.
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VIDEO: Japan's evacuees wait for all-clear

Friday, April 1st 2011, 5:34
related places: Fukushima

Japan has said it has no plans to widen the evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant, despite the IAEA urging the government to assess the situation.
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Sarkozy calls for nuclear rules

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 16:21
related countries: France France
related places: Fukushima

The French president calls for clear international standards on nuclear safety as the crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant continues.
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Warning on Japan evacuation zone

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 13:50
related places: Fukushima

The UN's nuclear watchdog advises Japan to consider expanding the evacuation zone around the stricken Fukushima reactors.
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VIDEO: Town that stood up to the tsunami

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 12:49
related places: Oirase

Roland Buerk reports from Oirase, where a sea wall proved decisive in protecting citizens from the tsunami that devastated Japan's north east coast.
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Japan cut for American Airlines

Thursday, March 31st 2011, 1:39
related countries: United States United States

American Airlines is reducing the number of flights to Japan as travel demand falls after the earthquake and tsunami.
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Ruined livelihoods?

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 17:13
related places: Fukushima

Japan's fishermen brace for the worse after Fukushima disaster
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Japan concert touts 'distasteful'

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 15:27

Japanese tsunami benefit gig promoters criticise websites for allowing people to resell tickets for profit.
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VIDEO: Radiation threat to Japan livelihoods

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 12:59
related places: Fukushima

Radiation levels in the sea near the stricken Fukushima plant have risen to their highest yet, dismal news for people on the east coast of Japan who depend on the sea for their livelihoods.
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Japan to scrap stricken reactors

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 11:31
related places: Fukushima

Japan is to decommission four of the quake-hit reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, after failing to bring them under control.
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VIDEO: Japan's emperor visits tsunami victims

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 11:01
related places: Tokyo

Japan's Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko have visited an evacuation centre for earthquake and tsunami victims in the Tokyo area.
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VIDEO: One man's story of two tsunamis

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 9:46

Zahrul Fuadi was in Aceh in 2004 when the Boxing Day tsunami struck and after moving to Japan, he experienced the aftermath of another.
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Japan nuclear radioactivity rises

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 6:03

Seawater near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has a higher level of radioactive iodine than previously reported, officials say.
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Disasters to dent Qantas profits

Wednesday, March 30th 2011, 4:16
related countries: Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

Qantas Airways warns that profits will be hurt by recent natural disasters in Japan, New Zealand and Australia.
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VIDEO: Fears for Japan's nuclear workers

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 14:03
related places: Fukushima

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan says his government is on maximum alert over the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant.
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'Fukushima radiation' found in UK

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 13:33
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Fukushima, Glasgow

Low levels of radioactive iodine believed to be from the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan are detected in Glasgow and Oxfordshire.
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Efforts to stem Japan plant leak

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 11:03
related places: Fukushima

Workers at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant are trying to prevent radioactive water from seeping into the sea.
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Tepco bailout speculation grows

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 6:36
related places: Fukushima

Speculation is growing that the Japanese government could begin talks to nationalise the company that owns the Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Japan on 'maximum' nuclear alert

Tuesday, March 29th 2011, 6:20
related places: Fukushima

Japanese PM vows to redouble efforts to tackle damage at a nuclear plant where radioactive water has leaked creating a "maximum alert".
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VIDEO: Life in a nuclear exclusion zone

Monday, March 28th 2011, 19:04
related places: Fukushima

New pictures have emerged from inside the 20km exclusion zone around Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant
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New radiation leak at Japan plant

Monday, March 28th 2011, 16:07
related places: Fukushima

Highly radioactive water has been found for the first time outside one of the reactor buildings at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, officials say.
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VIDEO: Radiation leak 'outside Japan plant'

Monday, March 28th 2011, 12:47
related places: Fukushima

Highly radioactive water has been found for the first time outside one of the reactor buildings at Japan's quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant, officials say.
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American nightmare

Monday, March 28th 2011, 10:51
related countries: United States United States

How the dream soured for many Japanese Americans
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Japan nuclear slip 'unacceptable'

Monday, March 28th 2011, 8:44

Japan's government strongly criticises a data error from the Fukushima nuclear plant, as a 6.5-magnitude quake prompts a brief tsunami warning.
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Ripple effect?

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 23:30

South Asia takes stock on nuclear power after Japan crisis
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VIDEO: Anti-nuclear protests in Japan

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 17:12
related places: Tokyo

Anti-nuclear protesters have held a large rally in Tokyo, calling for change in Japan's nuclear industry.
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Japan radiation report 'mistaken'

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 15:07

The operators of a stricken Japanese nuclear plant apologise for a "mistake" in reporting a radiation spike but say levels are still very high.
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Radiation soars at Japan reactor

Sunday, March 27th 2011, 6:33
related places: Fukushima

Very high levels of radiation detected in water in one of the damaged Fukushima reactors forces the evacuation of workers, Japanese officials say.
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Germans stage anti-nuclear marches

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 20:28
related places: Fukushima

Tens of thousands of Germans join anti-nuclear protests, in the wake of the Fukushima crisis in Japan, and on the eve of key state elections.
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Sea radioactive near Japan plant

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 15:11
related places: Fukushima

Levels of radioactive iodine in the sea near the Fukushima nuclear plant are 1,250 times higher than the safety limit, Japanese officials say.
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VIDEO: Japan tsunami victims vow never to return

Saturday, March 26th 2011, 11:22

Two weeks after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan temporary homes are being built for survivors.
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VIDEO: Anti-nuclear protests in Tokyo

Friday, March 25th 2011, 23:28
related places: Tokyo

Anti-nuclear protests take place in Tokyo as an investigation is under way to establish the source of a radiation leak, two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan.
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Cameron wants Japan EU trade deal

Friday, March 25th 2011, 13:49
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

The European Union should offer Japan a free trade deal to help it recover from the tsunami, UK Prime Minister David Cameron says.
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VIDEO: Snow hampers Japan aid effort

Friday, March 25th 2011, 12:05
related places: Otsuchi

The devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan two weeks ago have left the town of Otsuchi in north east of the country devastated.
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Japan inquiry into nuclear leak

Friday, March 25th 2011, 11:15

An investigation is under way in Japan to establish the source of the radiation leak at the quake-hit nuclear plant, which left two workers in hospital.
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Japan tsunami deaths pass 10,000

Friday, March 25th 2011, 8:18

The death toll from Japan's 11 March earthquake and tsunami passes 10,000, with more than 17,000 still missing, police say.
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Japan repair costs 'manageable'

Friday, March 25th 2011, 6:35

The IMF says the cost of recovery from the earthquake and tsunami can be borne by Japan but power shortages are worrying.
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Japan imported food 'radioactive'

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 15:40
related countries: Australia Australia, Singapore Singapore
related places: Fukushima

Singapore reports finding low levels of radioactivity in vegetables from Japan as more countries ban food imports.
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VIDEO: Fukushima workers hospitalised in Japan

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 15:30

Two workers at Japan's damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant have been taken to hospital after being exposed to high levels of radiation.
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VIDEO: Shattered lives in tsunami-hit Japan

Thursday, March 24th 2011, 11:15

The full extent of the devastation caused by the tsunami that struck Japan almost two weeks ago is still emerging.
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