Japan Earthquake

Strong 6.1 earthquake strikes off Japan coast

A strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the northern coast of Japan's main Honshu island on Saturday, seismologists said.

Tuna in US found with Japan quake radiation

Bluefin tuna caught off the US coast have been found to contain radioactive material from Japan's quake-struck Fukushima nuclear plant.

Experts forecast strong quakes for Japan

Experts in Japan have warned that the chances of a powerful earthquake striking Tokyo in the next four years could be as high as 70%.

Japanese protesters demonstrate anger over nuclear crisis

Anti-nuclear protesters have taken to the streets of Tokyo and other cities to mark six months since the March earthquake and tsunami.

US, Japan will bounce back, says Biden

Joe Biden warned the world not to underestimate Japan and the US, saying the two countries are still Pacific powers and will overcome their problems.

Japan exports fall for fifth straight month

Japan's exports fell for the fifth month in July as the country contends with a strong yen and the ongoing impact of the March earthquake and tsunami.

First rise in Japan retail sales posted since quake

Japan's retail sales rose in June, marking the first gain since a devastating March quake and tsunami in another signal of recovery in the country.

Tokyo announces 2020 Olympic bid

Tokyo has formally announced its bid to host the 2020 Olympics as symbol of determination to recover from the devastating March 11 double disaster.

Japan slides back into recession after quake

Japan's economy plunged back into recession in January to March, contracting sharply on the impact of the nation's biggest recorded earthquake.

Toyota boosts US production sooner than expected

Toyota will be able to boost its United States production sooner than expected following a devastating Japanese quake and tsunami.

Japan new vehicle sales fall by record 51% in April

Japan's domestic sales of new cars, trucks and buses logged their biggest-ever drop in April, an industry group said on Monday.

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.

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