Yuri Kageyama

Japanese flee Fukushima in fear of nuclear radiation

Okinawa is about as far away as one can get from Fukushima without leaving Japan, and that is why Minaho Kubota is here.

Japan probe finds nuclear disaster response failed

Japan's response to the nuclear crisis that followed the March 11 tsunami was confused and riddled with problems, including erroneous assumptions.

Sixty-six years on: Nagasaki remembers bombing

The US sent its first representative to the annual memorial for the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, which killed almost 80 000 people.

Japan’s nuclear crisis: How not to prepare for a disaster

Japanese nuclear regulators trusted that the reactors at Fukushima Daiichi were safe from the waves based on a single-page memo.

Japan’s nuclear evacuees demand compensation

Workers forced to leave their homes and jobs because of radiation fears are demanding compensation from Japan's tsunami-flooded nuclear plant.

Recalls erode value of Toyota’s global brand

Toyota remains Japan's number one global brand, but its value has fallen because of the recent massive recalls, according to a report.

Toyota mulls Corolla recall

Toyota is considering a recall of its hot-selling Corolla subcompact after complaints about power steering problems.

Toyota fears greater damage from latest recall

A Toyota executive said the damage to the company's sales from its global recall for a accelerator pedal problem may be greater than previous recalls.

Japan pays jobless foreigners to go home

Japan began offering money on Wednesday for unemployed foreigners to go home to stave off what officials said posed a serious unemployment problem.

Sony unveils improved PSP

Sales are improving in Japan for Sony's PlayStation Portable, and a beefed-up version with a clearer display is expected to add momentum.

Here comes the wallet phone

Japan is to start an aggressive push to market abroad its mobile technology, especially the nation's popular ''wallet phone''.

Cheers and queues as new iPhone starts global roll-out

The global roll-out of Apple's revamped iPhone kicked off on Friday in Asia with countdown celebrations and quick sell-outs.

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