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Hisanohama: Japan fell silent to mark 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country’s living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatised a nation.
NAMIE, Japan (Reuters) - A decade after Japan's devastating nuclear meltdown, the governor of Fukushima hopes the prefecture can step out of the shadow of disaster and become a symbol for green energy, although some residents are sceptical.
FUKUSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - A decade ago, Sakae Kato stayed behind to rescue cats abandoned by neighbours who fled the radiation clouds belching from the nearby Fukushima nuclear plant. He won't leave.
A PERFECT storm of freezing temperatures and a supply-led gas price rally has stoked thermal coal demand, with prices at multi-year highs, reminding power suppliers and consumers that its appeal won’t fade in a straight line.
Here come remote-controlled robonauts that can do spacewalks all the time – unlike humans – and assemble space stations, build bases and maintain spacecraft.
TOKYO: New dates for the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympics will likely be revealed this week, organisers said on Monday (March 30) after the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak forced the historic decision to postpone the Games until next year.
TOKYO (AFP): Japan set about the unprecedented task of reorganising the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Wednesday (March 25) after making the tough decision to postpone the Games by a year as the coronavirus pandemic locks down one-third of the planet.
TOKYO (Reuters) - As the virus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship is evacuated, Japan faces deepening criticism over its response to the outbreak, tarnishing what was supposed to be a triumphant Olympic year for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis, who met victims of the Fukushima nuclear disaster while in Japan, said on Tuesday that nuclear energy should not be used until there are ironclad guarantees that it is safe for people and the environment.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Pope Francis appealed on Monday to world leaders to ensure that nuclear weapons are never used again, a day after he visited Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the only cities ever to be hit by atomic bombs.