Shinichi Saoshiro

Tepco confirms meltdowns at two more Fukushima reactors

Tokyo Electric Power Company confirmed on Tuesday that there had been meltdowns of fuel rods at three of the plant's reactors early in the crisis.

Rebuilding Japan’s disaster-hit towns may take a decade

The reconstruction of Japanese towns and cities devastated by a deadly earthquake and tsunami last month could take a decade, an advisory panel says.

Japan’s Kan under pressure after party falters in polls

Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan faces fresh pressure to quit after his ruling party's losses in local elections on Sunday.

Japan raises nuclear crisis to same level as Chernobyl

Japan raised the severity of its nuclear crisis to the highest level on Tuesday, putting it on a par with the world's worst nuclear disaster.

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.

Soaring radioactivity deals blow to plant rescue

Workers were withdrawn from a building at Japan's earthquake-wrecked nuclear plant on Sunday after potentially lethal levels of radiation were found.

Radiation spikes in seawater off stricken Japan plant

Radiation levels have soared in seawater near Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, officials said on Saturday.

Workers trying to pump out water from Japan reactors

Japanese engineers were frantically attempting on Saturday to pump out puddles of radioactive water at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Japan nuclear crisis on edge, disaster toll grows

Japan hoped power restored to its stricken nuclear plant may help solve the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years.

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.

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