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Lifestyle 29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM

Fukushima refugees will never go home: Atsushi Funahashi's 'Nuclear Nation'

More than three years after the Fukushima meltdown, Japan's nuclear refugees remain stuck in cramped emergency quarters and facing a sinking reality.

AseanPlus News 01 Mar 2014 | 4:05 PM

Hundreds protest dropped charges over Fukushima crisis

TOKYO (AFP) - Hundreds rallied in Tokyo Saturday to protest at Japanese prosecutors' decision to drop charges over the Fukushima nuclear crisis, with no one yet punished nearly three years after the "man-made" disaster.

AseanPlus News 15 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Robot lifts bits of melted fuel at Fukushima plant

Tokyo: A robot arm has successfully picked up pebble-sized pieces of radioactive fuel at Japan’s Fuk­ushima nuclear plant in a complex operation seen as key to clean-up efforts after the 2011 meltdown, officials said.

Nation 07 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Japan's north-east coast on alert after 7.3 quake; no Pacific-wide tsunami generated

HONG KONG: A powerful 7.3 earthquake that struck off Japan's northeastern coast Friday did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami, a US early warning agency said.

World 07 Dec 2012 | 12:00 AM

Tsunami alert after 7.3-magnitude quake rocks Japan

TOKYO: A tsunami alert was issued for Japan's northeast coast Friday after a powerful 7.3-magnitude undersea earthquake struck, setting buildings in Tokyo swaying violently.

AseanPlus News 07 Sep 2018 | 12:00 AM

Japan confirms first Fukushima worker death from radiation

Tokyo: Japan has announced for the first time that a worker at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has died after being exposed to radiation, Japanese media reported.

World 10 Feb 2014 | 10:15 AM

Eleven dead in Japan after worst snowfall in decades hits capital

TOKYO (Reuters) - Eleven people died, more than a thousand were injured and tens of thousands lost power when the worst snowstorm in decades hit Tokyo and areas around the Japanese capital before heading north to blanket the tsunami-hit Pacific coast.

Lifestyle 14 May 2012 | 12:00 AM

A new eco-conscious expo in South Korea

South Korea’s new international expo offers a glimpse into the high-tech future of the world’s marine resources.

World 30 Apr 2014 | 6:40 AM

Study finds Fukushima radioactivity in tuna off Oregon, Washington

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A sample of albacore tuna caught off the shores of Oregon and Washington state have small levels of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, researchers said on Tuesday. 

AseanPlus News 24 Apr 2015 | 1:50 PM

Tokyo park closed after rocketing radiation levels found

TOKYO, (AFP) - Extremely high levels of radiation have been discovered in a playground in Tokyo, officials said Friday, fanning fears for the health of children in the area.