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  • Japan prime minister plans rebuilding council

    Japan prime minister plans rebuilding council
    After declaring he would convene a national council on rebuilding within 10 days, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan visited the devastated city of Rikuzentakata on Saturday as well as the site serving as the emergency staging headquarters for the...
  • Japan's prime minister visits earthquake, tsunami zone

    Japan's prime minister visits earthquake, tsunami zone
    Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Saturday visited tsunami survivors and workers trying to bring the Fukushima nuclear facility under control as the plant's operator said highly radioactive water was leaking from a pit near a reactor into the ocean....
  • Japanese nuclear plant continues to leak radioactive water into ocean

    Japanese nuclear plant continues to leak radioactive water into ocean
    Radioactive water continued to seep into the sea Monday after a failed attempt to seal the leak at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant using an absorbent polymer, sawdust and shredded paper. Tokyo Electric Power Co. officials think the leak has...
  • Japan clears discharge of some radioactive water into sea

    The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant began releasing thousands of tons of radioactive water into the sea Monday evening under an emergency measure approved by the government to make room in storage tanks for far more severely...
  • Japanese see disaster as opportunity for broad change

    Japanese see disaster as opportunity for broad change
    One by one, members of Japan's heartthrob pop band SMAP make their pitch: "You are not alone," says one. "Let's help each other," beckons another. Then comes the final exhortation from celebrity Tortoise Matsumoto: "Believe in Japan's strength!" Such...
  • No more Fukushimas

    No more Fukushimas
    The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan one year ago today precipitated the most serious nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. A worst-case scenario contemplated the voluntary evacuation of Tokyo, as the Japanese Atomic Energy Commission feared a...
  • The Sunday Brunch.

     
    Good Sunday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Here's a few, carefully selected stories for you to snack on. Hope you enjoy the day. Here At Home: There's officially two horses in the race for the Democratic nomination for attorney general. Philadelphian Dan......
  • Report: Japan, utility at fault for response to nuclear disaster

     
    Japan's response to the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was flawed by poor communication and delays in releasing data on dangerous radiation leaks, a government-appointed investigative panel has found....
  • Independent panel to probe Japan nuclear disaster

     
    Nuclear meltdown: A scientific panel appointed by the Japanese government will conduct an independent investigation of last March's nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant....
  • Japanese officials kept nuclear report on evacuations secret

     
    Japan, nuclear, tsunami, earthquake, Fukushima: Japanese officials hushed up a government report last year warning that tens of millions of people might need to evacuate if the Fukushima nuclear crisis took a turn for the worse, the Associated Press...
  • Japan feared 'devil's chain reaction' after March 2011 tsunami

     
    An independent panel's report revealed fears by Japanese officials that Tokyo might have to be evacuated in the nuclear crisis that came after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami....