Kiyoshi Takenaka

Japan fails to stop radioactive discharge into ocean

Japanese nuclear power plant operator Tepco expects to stop pumping radioactive water into the ocean on Monday, days later than 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.

As Japan crisis drags, France wants global reform

Japan's nuclear and humanitarian crisis stretched to three weeks on Friday with radiation still leaking from a crippled nuclear power plant.

Japan says high radiation due to partial meltdown

The high level of radiation in water flooding the basement at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant is probably due to a partial melting of fuel rods.

Japan lays power cable in race to stop radiation

Engineers attached a power cable to the outside of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear plant on Saturday in an attempt to get the water pumps going.

Japan races to restore power at reactors but long battle looms

Japanese engineers toiled frantically to avert a catastrophic release of radiation from a crippled nuclear power plant north of Tokyo on Friday.

Japanese engineers aim to restore power to avert catastrophe

Japanese engineers worked through the night to lay a 1,5km electricity cable to a crippled nuclear power plant in the hope of restarting pumps.

DA mulls Concourt action over Simelane

The DA may challenge the appointment of the prosecutions boss in the Constitutional Court, after its application was rebuffed in a high court.

China asks Japan not to attend Nobel peace award

China has asked Japan not to attend a Nobel Peace Prize ceremony honouring Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo.

Toyota faces grilling in Congress, probe in Japan

Toyota's president braced for tough questions from a US congressional panel on Wednesday after the carmaker conceded it had let safety standards slip.

Electric bicycles ride ‘green’ demand in Japan

Companies in Japan are looking to cultivate a market that beats even hybrid cars in green credentials: electric bicycles.

Citigroup up in Tokyo debut after CEO quits

Shares of Citigroup rose 5% in their debut on the Tokyo bourse on Monday, a day after the United States bank's head resigned to take responsibility for spiralling losses on subprime-related investments. Charles Prince stepped down after four years as Citigroup's chief on Sunday after the bank said it may suffer an -billion write-down for subprime losses.

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