Chisa Fujioka

Japan’s ‘throwaway’ nuclear workers

The previously undisclosed hiring of welders from the US and South-east Asia underscores the way Tokyo Electric outsourced its riskiest work.

China pushes talks on North Korea as Kim visits

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao defended six-party talks proposed by Beijing as the way to defuse volatile divisions on the Korean peninsula.

Japan set to extend nuclear evacuation zone

Engineers at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant north of Tokyo said on Sunday they were no closer to restoring the plant's cooling system.

Japan to pump radioactive water into sea until Sunday

Japan will pump radioactive water into the sea from a crippled nuclear plant until Sunday, a day later than previously planned.

Japan prime minister enters nuclear zone

Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the country's tsunami-devastated region on Saturday and entered a nuclear exclusion zone.

Pressure on Japan to widen nuclear exclusion zone

Pressure is on Japan to expand the evacuation zone around a stricken nuclear power plant after high levels of radiation were found outside the zone.

Japan works to avert nuclear-plant meltdown

Japanese military helicopters dumped water on an overheating nuclear plant on Thursday while the United States expressed growing alarm.

Workers abandon Japan plant after radiation surge

Workers were ordered to withdraw briefly from a stricken Japanese nuclear power plant on Wednesday after radiation levels surged.

Japan braces for potential radiation catastrophe

Japan faced a potential catastrophe on Tuesday after a nuclear power plant exploded and sent low levels of radiation floating towards Tokyo.

Japan quake toll set to exceed 1 000, world offers help

A devastating tsunami triggered by the biggest earthquake on record in Japan on Friday looked set to kill at least 1 000 people.

Apec leaders pledge to turn free-trade dreams into reality

Leaders agreed to establish a free trade area in the world's fastest growing region with China warning that economic recovery was not certain.

UN talks to save nature zero in on historic deal

Ministers from around the world began on Wednesday a final push for a UN deal to protect nature.

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