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  1. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Quake measuring 6.8 causes small tsunami on Japan's northeastern shores

    Posted Jul 12th 2014, 02:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo 6.8 magnitude tremor near site of 2011 quake that triggered tsunami- and more on the way Fukushima aftershock won't be the last Seismologists said an earthquake that struck near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant yesterday was an aftershock of the quake that sparked 2011's deadly tsunami along the country's northeast ...

  2. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan marks third anniversary of tsunami, Fukushima nuclear crisis

    Posted Mar 11th 2014, 05:50pm by AP

    ... at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Reconstruction plans are finally taking shape, but shortages of skilled workers and materials are delaying the work. The triple disasters known in Japan ... later, nearly 270,000 people remain displaced from their homes, including many from Fukushima prefecture who may never be able to return home due to radioactive contamination. During a ceremony ...

  3. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Ex-boss of tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant dies of cancer

    Posted Jul 10th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Masao Yoshida led efforts to prevent bigger disaster after tsunami hit reactors The former boss of Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, who stayed at his post to try to tame runaway ... aftershocks. Government plans revealed after the event showed how scientists feared a chain reaction if Fukushima spiralled out of control that could have seen other plants engulfed and would have seen ...

  4. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Tepco faces US$2b lawsuit as more US soldiers join action for Fukushima exposure

    Posted Mar 19th 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... Utility faces mounting Fukushima compensation bill as more servicemen sign up for legal action Tokyo Electric Power's bill for its Fukushima nuclear disaster may swell as more United ... to the report. Tepco, as the Japanese utility is known, and the Japanese government conspired to create the false impression radiation leaking from the Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant did not pose a threat ...

  5. Fukushima mother's nuclear challenge

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com A single mother from the radiation-contaminated Japanese city of Fukushima will challenge Hong Kong's three chief executive contenders face to face on issues of nuclear safety and clean energy on Saturday, a green group says. Through the Fukushima experience, Greenpeace hopes the Hong Kong government will review its emergency plan ...

  6. Asia's resolve to seek nuclear energy remains unshaken, post Fukushima

    Posted Mar 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hooman Peiman The earthquake and resulting tsunami that damaged part of the Fukushima nuclear power plant a year ago tomorrow caught the Japanese and the rest of the world off-guard. ... of knowledge and misconceptions about nuclear energy in the aftermath of the 1986 Chernobyl accident. It's therefore no wonder that the Fukushima incident overshadowed the loss of over 23,000 ...

  7. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan ‘misspent’ tsunami rebuilding money: audit

    Posted Nov 01st 2012, 03:32pm by Agence France-Presse in Tokyo

    ... killed nearly 19,000 people in Japan’s worst peace-time disaster, which also left it grappling with a nuclear emergency at Fukushima. Nearly 20 months on more than 300,000 people are still living ... primarily for rebuilding our communities,” said Chizuo Hayashi, an official at the reconstruction bureau of Fukushima prefectural government told reporters on Thursday. The figures came ...

  8. News - Asia

    Survivors of 2011 Japanese quake and tsunami struggle to rebuild their lives

    Posted Mar 11th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... Julian Ryall in Fukushima Two years after a quake and tsunami hit Japan's northeast, survivors still seek to rebuild their lives but reconstruction has been painfully slow Victims ... recovered to date, the vast majority from the three hardest-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima. Of that total, the remains of 132 people have not been positively identified. ...

  9. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture - FILM

    Japanese earthquake and tsunami films

    Posted Jun 09th 2013, 12:00am by MARK SCHILLING

    ... to evacuate. After that, reporting by the national and foreign media was extensive and continuous, including coverage of the explosions from meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. ... hand, Atsushi Funahashi's Nuclear Nation (2012), which examines the devastation and dislocation in a small town near the Fukushima plant, is fiercely anti-nuclear (as is the town's ...

  10. Survivors still face psychological distress

    Posted Mar 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... in Minamisoma, a town 19.5 kilometres away from the Fukushima nuclear plant. She was upstairs at home when the earthquake hit, and ran down to her youngest daughter- six years old at the time- who ... Hongkongers for their support, and we will continue to hold on. We won't leave our home, and one day, we hope to see Fukushima rise again,' said father Mitsuo. The network's executive ...




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