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Shingo Ito

Shingo Ito

    UN stamps seal of approval on Japan's reactor tests
    UN stamps seal of approval on Japan's reactor tests
    The United Nations' nuclear watchdog on Tuesday gave its seal of approval to Japan's reactor safety checks, but said utilities should beef up plans...
    Made in Japan, but it might not be for long
    Made in Japan, but it might not be for long
    The "Made in Japan" brand is at a crossroads as more firms face a tough choice over whether or not to move production overseas to escape the impact...
    Japan's prime minister faces no-confidence vote
    Japan's prime minister faces no-confidence vote
    Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan, struggling with the nation's tsunami and nuclear disasters, on Thursday faced a no-confidence motion backed by...
    Doctors defy radiation woes in Japan's Fukushima
    Doctors defy radiation woes in Japan's Fukushima
    When other doctors fled, 72-year-old Kyohei Takahashi stayed, and hundreds of patients in the tsunami-hit Japanese town of Minamisoma near a...
    Japan mulls reactor covers in nuclear crisis
    Japan mulls reactor covers in nuclear crisis
    Japan was on Wednesday weighing a series of creative solutions to its unfolding nuclear disaster, from draping reactors with special fabric to...
    Concern grows over Japan nuclear crisis
    Concern grows over Japan nuclear crisis
    Concern over Japan's ability to contain its nuclear crisis grew on Thursday, as military helicopters dumped water on to an overheating power plant...
    Livedoor executives admit to scandal
    Livedoor executives admit to scandal
    Former executives of Japan's once-high-flying internet firm Livedoor admitted on Friday to fraud allegations as they went on trial for a scandal...
    Laughter may well be the best medicine
    Laughter may well be the best medicine
    It's been said laughter is the best medicine, but no one has yet proved it. Now a Japanese scientist is unlocking the secrets of the funny bone,...
    Japan to collect first samples of Earth's mantle
    Japan to collect first samples of Earth's mantle
    An ambitious Japanese-led project to dig deeper into the Earth's surface than ever before will be a breakthrough in detecting earthquakes,...
    Train crash: Rescuers fight against time
    Train crash: Rescuers fight against time
    Rescuers on Tuesday pulled three survivors and more bodies from the wreckage of a Japanese train as the death toll rose to 76, with a new derailment raising fresh safety concerns following recent rail privatisation....
    Sleepy town becomes a scene of horror
    Sleepy town becomes a scene of horror
    The blue-striped carriage lay wrapped around the edge of a nine-floor apartment building like a discarded sheet of plastic.