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Japan PM seeks to calm food fears

Wednesday, April 13th 2011, 2:33
related places: Fukushima

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan says food from the region near the stricken Fukushima plant is safe to eat despite radiation fears.
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VIDEO: What makes a level 7 nuclear crisis?

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 20:54
related places: Fukushima

Crisis at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant is now being rated at the same level as the Chernobyl disaster 25 years ago
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Japan raises nuclear crisis level

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 13:08

Japan raises the severity rating of its nuclear crisis to the highest level, but says radiation leakage is a 10th of that from the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
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Tepco may face $23.6bn in claims

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 7:43

Tokyo Electric Power Company may face as much as 2 trillion yen ($23.6bn) in compensation claims, according to JP Morgan.
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VIDEO: Japan nuclear crisis level raised

Tuesday, April 12th 2011, 6:55

Japanese authorities have raised the severity rating of their nuclear crisis to the highest level, seven - previously only used for Chernobyl.
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Powerful earthquake rattles Japan

Monday, April 11th 2011, 14:24

A powerful earthquake hits north-east Japan, as the country marks one month since the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan marks month since tsunami hit

Monday, April 11th 2011, 13:03

People in Japan have fallen silent to mark the moment that an earthquake and tsunami hit the north-east of the country a month ago.
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Decision time

Monday, April 11th 2011, 11:42

Hard choices for those living inside Japan's nuclear exclusion zone
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Trying to keep going

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 23:31

How a Japanese town is coping a month after disaster struck
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Japan PM makes tsunami pledge

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 22:39

Prime Minister Naoto Kan, on a tour of Japan's tsunami-hit coast a month after the disaster hit, says survivors will never be abandoned.
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VIDEO: Rising from the rubble in Japan

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 17:52
related places: Otsuchi

The BBC's Damian Grammaticas reports from the north-eastern fishing village of Otsuchi, where he found people determined to rebuild their shattered community.
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Tokyo plans bid for 2020 Olympics

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 15:09

Tokyo intends to bid for the 2020 Olympics as part of Japan's recovery from March's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan's fears over nuclear future

Sunday, April 10th 2011, 8:44
related places: Fukushima

Japan is still struggling to to stabilise the nuclear power plant at Fukushima, almost a month after the earthquake and tsunami that caused the problems.
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Japan frees yakuza boss Shinoda

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 21:19
related places: Yamaguchi

The head of the Yamaguchi-gumi, Japan's biggest yakuza crime syndicate, is freed after spending almost six years in jail.
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Japanese minister visits reactors

Saturday, April 9th 2011, 14:56
related places: Fukushima

The first minister to visit Japan's stricken Fukushima plant since last month's tsunami thanks workers trying to control nuclear radiation.
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VIDEO: Toyota production returns to Japan

Friday, April 8th 2011, 16:13

Toyota has announced it will restart production in its Japanese factories, after the earthquake and tsunami which hit the country in March.
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Three dead after Japan aftershock

Friday, April 8th 2011, 11:01

Three people are killed and scores injured after a powerful aftershock hits north-east Japan, nearly a month after the devastating quake and tsunami.
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Toyota to restart Japanese output

Friday, April 8th 2011, 6:59
related places: Toyota

Toyota will restart production at all of its Japanese factories between 18 and 27 April, but will operate at reduced capacity.
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Japan sets power-saving targets

Friday, April 8th 2011, 5:54

Japan's government has set power-saving targets during the peak summer season to avoid a wider collapse of power grids.
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VIDEO: Japanese solidarity through self-restraint

Friday, April 8th 2011, 1:12

Japan has entered a period of what's known as jishuku, or voluntary self restraint.
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AUDIO: Warning of 'emotional fallout' in Japan

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 20:06

An earthquake off the north-east coast of Japan puts the region on high alert, but a tsunami warning is lifted after 90 minutes.
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VIDEO: Buildings shake as quake hits Japan

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 15:33

A tsunami warning has now been lifted in north-eastern Japan after an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 struck off the east coast of Honshu triggering the alert.
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VIDEO: Japan's ambassador rescued in Abidjan

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 10:07
related countries: France France

French forces have snatched the Japanese ambassador to safety from near the besieged presidential residence in Ivory Coast's main city, Abidjan.
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Dramatic rescue in Ivorian city

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 8:35
related countries: France France

French forces snatch the Japanese ambassador to safety, near where incumbent Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo remains under siege.
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Gas pumped to prevent Japan blast

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 7:59

Workers in Japan start injecting nitrogen into one of the reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to prevent more hydrogen blasts.
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Bank of Japan warns of 'pressure'

Thursday, April 7th 2011, 6:16

Japan's economy is "under strong downward pressure" due to the damage caused by earthquake and tsunami, the Bank of Japan says.
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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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