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Fukushima Prefecture

The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster was a series of equipment failures, nuclear meltdowns and releases of radioactive materials at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeastern Japan, following a devastating earthquake and tsunami on 11 March 2011 which claimed nearly 19,000 lives. It is the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl in 1986 and only the second disaster to measure Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.

Japan nuclear crisis crew not told of danger, says worker

The operator of a Japanese nuclear plant that went into a tsunami-triggered meltdown knew the risks from highly radioactive water at the site but sent in crews without adequate protection or warnings, a worker said in a legal complaint.

Thursday, 1 November, 2012, 3:53pm

Children show signs of 'abnormal' growths

A study on children in Fukushima Prefecture has found that nearly 36 per cent have abnormal growths on their thyroids. But doctors say there is no link between the cases and the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant in March last year.

The Sixth Report of Fukushima Prefecture Health Management Survey, released in April, included examinations of 38,114 children.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Thyroid growths found on Fukushima children

A study on children in Fukushima prefecture has found that nearly 36 per cent have abnormal growths on their thyroids, although doctors say there is no link between the 'cluster' of cases and the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in March last year.

19 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Disasters-hit prefectures seek revival at Canton Fair

A group of exhibitors stood out over the weekend at the 110th China Import and Export Fair, which has drawn exhibitors from around the world since its founding more than 50 years ago.

17 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Wen pledge on Japanese produce

China will import more agricultural products from Japan as part of measures to help its earthquake-hit neighbour recover, Premier Wen Jiabao said as he started a two-day visit yesterday.

22 May 2011 - 12:00am

Wen set to meet victims of quake and tsunami during summit in Japan

Premier Wen Jiabao will soon venture into another disaster zone to show the caring face of the central government, but this time he will be doing it overseas - in Japan.

14 May 2011 - 12:00am

Disaster watch

The latest news in Japan's triple disaster:

Experts say people hoarding rice might cause Japan to double its annual demand. Usually Japanese consume about 8 million tonnes of rice a year, but that is expected to almost double as consumers fear contamination and shortages following the crisis.

13 Apr 2011 - 12:00am