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VIDEO: Tsunami-hit town then and now

Friday, March 18th 2011, 18:52
related places: Miyako

A week after the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, Damian Grammaticas has visited the coastal town of Miyako where more than a 1000 people are believed to have been killed.
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G7 intervenes to aid Japanese yen

Friday, March 18th 2011, 17:28

Leading central banks carry out the first co-ordinated currency intervention for a decade, to try to help the yen and the Japanese economy.
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Japan supply chain concerns grow

Friday, March 18th 2011, 15:02

Shortages of key components from Japan could hit major technology companies in the three months, analysts suggest.
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VIDEO: Tsunami town begins to rebuild

Friday, March 18th 2011, 11:41
related places: Kesennuma

Kesennuma on the north-east coast of Japan has begun the long process of rebuilding following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Japan holds one minute silence

Friday, March 18th 2011, 10:45

Japan has paused for a minute silence one week on from the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the country.
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VIDEO: Prince's tribute at NZ quake memorial

Friday, March 18th 2011, 9:20
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William has offered condolences to the people of Japan, while paying tribute to the victims of last month's earthquake in New Zealand.
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Japan shares climb as yen weakens

Friday, March 18th 2011, 8:35

Japanese shares rise sharply and the yen weakens after G7 finance ministers agree on joint intervention to stabilise Japan's currency.
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Japan nuclear plant progress slow

Friday, March 18th 2011, 8:12

Emergency workers in Japan struggle to stabilise reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant, as a minute's silence is held one week after the quake.
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William attends NZ quake memorial

Friday, March 18th 2011, 7:38
related countries: New Zealand New Zealand

Prince William offers condolences to the people of Japan, while paying tribute to victims of last month's earthquake in New Zealand.
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VIDEO: Chinese nationals leaving Japan

Friday, March 18th 2011, 7:35
related countries: China China

China, along with other countries, has advised its nationals in Japan to leave the country following the devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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BOJ pumps $37bn more into market

Friday, March 18th 2011, 3:24

The Bank of Japan pumps another 3 trillion yen into the country's financial markets in a bid to ensure calm.
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VIDEO: 'Many people' evacuating Tokyo

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 21:58
related places: Tokyo

Residents and foreign nationals are evacuating Tokyo as concern over food and fuel supplies, as well as a damaged nuclear plant continue.
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Cable reaches Japan nuclear plant

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 21:54
related places: Fukushima

Engineers lay a cable to Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant that should allow pumps to be restarted.
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US evacuation plane leaves Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:57
related countries: United States United States

The first US government-chartered evacuation flight takes off from quake-hit Japan, amid global concern about the growing nuclear disaster.
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Japan car parts crisis hurts GM

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:23
related countries: United States United States

US carmaker General Motors temporarily closes a pick-up truck factory due to a parts shortage caused by the crisis in Japan.
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UK quake rescuers to leave Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 20:06
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

UK rescuers are to begin withdrawing from Japan after extensive searches of rubble following last Friday's earthquake did not lead them to any survivors.
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Japan steps up cooling operation

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:34
related countries: United States United States

Japan is stepping up efforts to cool overheating fuel at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, as helicopters dump tonnes of sea water.
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VIDEO: News team flees oncoming tsunami

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:32
related places: Sendai

A local Japanese news team have filmed the moment they attempted to run for safety as the tsunami hit Sendai.
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VIDEO: New aerial footage of reactor damage

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 17:21

New footage has been released of the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan.
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Nissan resumes Japan production

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 15:38

Nissan resumes some of its car production in Japan, less than a week after an earthquake and a tsunami severely damaged the country.
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VIDEO: Sheltering from the nuclear crisis

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 15:23
related places: Yamagata

Nearly a week on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which has destroyed entire communities, half a million people have been left homeless in northern Japan. Clyde Myrie reports from a refugee centre in Yamagata.
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Japan and Bahrain boost oil price

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 15:11
related countries: Bahrain Bahrain

The oil price rebounds as markets refocus on events in the Middle East and Japan's need to substitute lost nuclear power.
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UK arranging Japan charter planes

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 14:06
related countries: Hong Kong Hong Kong, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tokyo

The government is to charter planes so that Britons who want to leave Japan can fly from Tokyo to Hong Kong.
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VIDEO: Residents head south away from Tokyo

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 13:38
related places: Tokyo

Residents and foreign nationals are evacuating Tokyo as concern over food and fuel supplies, as well as a damaged nuclear plant continue.
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Merkel calls time on nuclear age

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 12:06
related countries: Germany Germany

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces a "measured exit" from nuclear power in response to the Japanese crisis.
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VIDEO: Crowded airports as people flee Japan

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 11:30

Japan's nuclear crisis is sparking fears of radiation poisoning and many people are deciding whether to stay in the country.
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Yen hits record as Nikkei slides

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 10:38
related countries: United States United States

The Japanese yen hits a post-WWII record against the US dollar as stocks slide amid radiation and earnings concerns.
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China suspends nuclear building

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:11
related countries: China China

China suspends approval for new nuclear power stations following the accident at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant.
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Venezuela freezes nuclear plans

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 8:10
related countries: Chile Chile, Venezuela Venezuela

Venezuela halts plans to develop nuclear power in the light of the crisis in Japan, but Chile says it will keep the nuclear energy option open.
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BOJ injects $76bn to calm markets

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 5:54
related countries: United States United States

The Bank of Japan pumps an extra $76bn into the country's financial markets as the yen hits a record-high against the US dollar.
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VIDEO: Japan steps up cooling operation

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 5:17
related countries: United States United States

Japan is stepping up efforts to cool reactors at the tsunami-hit Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, amid increasing US alarm at radiation leaks.
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US alarm over Japan atomic crisis

Thursday, March 17th 2011, 3:39
related countries: United States United States

Increasing alarm is expressed in the US about the crisis at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, with warnings of "potentially lethal" radiation doses at the facility.
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Consider Tokyo exit, Britons told

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 22:59
related places: Tokyo

The Foreign Office advises Britons to consider leaving Tokyo and northern Japan over radiation fears and concerns about food and fuel shortages.
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Anger over Japan nuclear exodus

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 19:31

The governor of the region at the centre of Japan's nuclear crisis criticises the handling of the evacuation, as engineers race to avert a catastrophe.
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US 'radiation pill' sales surge

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 17:45
related countries: United States United States

Fears of radiation sickness stemming from the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan prompt a surge in US sales of potassium iodide, a preventative drug.
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VIDEO: IAEA: Nuclear situation 'very serious'

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 17:25

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Yukiya Amano, has said that the nuclear situation in Japan is "very serious".
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VIDEO: 'Anxiety and fear' for Japan's children

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:36

A massive relief operation is under way in Japan after Friday's devastating earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
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'Red tape' row over UK quake team

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 16:31
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Tokyo

A team of UK rescuers say they had to leave quake-hit Japan because they could not secure the proper paperwork from the British embassy in Tokyo.
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Oil price up as turmoil continues

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 15:14

Oil prices rise on worries about the continuing unrest in the Arab world and concerns over the Japan nuclear crisis.
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Japan shares rebound after slump

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 14:56

Japan's stock market rises 5.7% as shares recover after two days of heavy losses following Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
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Wisdom the albatross survives tsunami onslaught

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 13:34

The Japanese tsunami killed thousands of albatrosses and other species when it struck a nature sanctuary on Midway atoll, northwest of Hawaii.
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VIDEO: Helicopter water drop abandoned in Japan

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 13:30

Efforts to cool nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in Japan using helicopter water drops have been abandoned
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Japanese emperor 'deeply worried'

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 13:14
related places: Fukushima

Japan's Emperor Akihito says in a highly unusual TV address he is "deeply worried" about the nuclear crisis his country is facing following last Friday's quake and tsunami.
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Companies move staff from Japan

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 11:47

Foreign firms are evacuating staff from Japan, after fears of a radiation leak from the Fukushima Daiichi plant escalate.
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VIDEO: Evacuees facing hardship in Japan

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 11:37

Getting supplies to more than 400,000 people who have lost their homes in Japan is proving very difficult due to damaged infrastructure.
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VIDEO: Basic supplies run low in Japan shops

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 9:23

Along with the earthquake, tsunami and a potential nuclear disaster, Japan now has to deal with shortages of food, petrol and electricity
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New fire hits Japan nuclear plant

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 2:47
related places: Fukushima

A reactor at the quake-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in northern Japan is hit by a fresh fire amid an increased health scare.
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BOJ adds another $43bn to markets

Wednesday, March 16th 2011, 2:03

The Bank of Japan has pumped an extra $43bn into the financial markets on Wednesday.
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Markets fall on Japan parts fears

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 22:02

World stock markets dive as Japan's earthquake threatens to undermine supply chains for global manufacturers.
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Radiation falls at Japanese plant

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 21:35
related places: Fukushima

Radiation levels fall at Japan's earthquake-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant after two more explosions and a fire, officials say.
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VIDEO: Quake reaction from JFK airport

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 21:05
related places: Tokyo

At New York's JFK airport each passenger flying to or from Tokyo has their own story.
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AUDIO: Chernobyl charity on radiation effects

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 17:25
related countries: Seychelles Seychelles

After a third explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan, BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire speaks to Linda Walker from the Chernobyl Children's project
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Second UK team joins Japan effort

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:54
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Another UK team flies to quake-hit Japan to help search for the thousands still missing amid growing concerns for UK citizens caught up in the disaster.
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VIDEO: Attempt to calm Japan nuclear fears

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 16:12
related places: Fukushima

The Japanese government is trying to calm fears about radiation leaking from the Fukushima nuclear power plant which was badly damaged in Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
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VIDEO: Foreigners decide to leave Japan

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 15:20

Hundreds of foreigners have decided to leave Japan amid growing fears for their safety after the government warned radiation from Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant reached harmful levels.
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VIDEO: Still waiting to hear about relative's fate

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 14:26

Residents have voiced concern after the Japanese government warned that radiation from Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has reached harmful levels.
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VIDEO: Four days later: Man found alive in rubble

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:41

Rescuers in Japan have pulled out alive a man who spent four days stuck under debris following Friday's devastating earthquake and tsunami.
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Radiation alert after Japan blast

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:36

Radiation levels at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant reach levels harmful to human health, a top official warns, after a third blast and a fire.
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VIDEO: Struggle for normal life in Japan

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 12:21

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan people are trying to sustain normal life amid the chaos.
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VIDEO: Thousands left homeless in Japan

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 11:59

More than 500,000 people have been made homeless in Japan
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VIDEO: Japan's radiation risk explained

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 10:40

Professor Paddy Regan describes the risks stemming from Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant after it was rocked by a third blast.
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VIDEO: Radiation reaches harmful levels

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 10:18
related places: Fukushima

Radiation from Japan's quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has reached harmful levels the government says
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Eastwood film pulled from Japan

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:54

Warner Bros stops screenings of afterlife movie Hereafter following the earthquake and tsunami.
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Nikkei plunges on radiation fears

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 9:47

Japanese shares plunge, leading Europe markets lower, on fears of a radiation leak at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
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BOJ adds extra $98bn into markets

Tuesday, March 15th 2011, 6:22

The Bank of Japan pumps an extra $98bn into the financial markets as it looks to underpin sentiment and help recovery.
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