Japan Tsunami

Picking up the pieces

A small town has become a model for recovery after the Japanese tsunami"About 70% of our customers died or were made homeless in the tsunami.

Japanese spirits unbowed by wind of change

The wind that blows across the debris-strewn land surrounding Atsuko Sakurai's house is unusually strong for this time of year.

Radiation from Fukushima ‘won’t increase much’

Radiation from Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant will not increase much before it is finally brought under control, the UN nuclear watchdog says.

Tsunami survivors: Defiance, dignity amid the wreckage

The stories of seven Japanese people who survived the 11 March tragedy and are trying to rebuild their lives

Toyota resumes production at all Japan plants

Toyota says it has resumed production at all of its plants in Japan for the first time since last month's massive earthquake and tsunami.

Japan nuclear plant operator promises compensation

The operator of Japan's nuclear power plant on Friday promised an initial $12 000 in compensation to each family living close to the facility.

Spent fuel rods add to trouble at Japan nuke plant

Operator of Japan's tsunami-flooded nuclear power complex said on Wednesday surging radiation and elevated temperatures were worrisome signs.

Japan disaster zone hit by new powerful quake

A powerful earthquake on Thursday hit the same area of Japan ravaged by disaster a month ago, prompting a tsunami alert that was later cancelled.

Japan works to avoid explosion at nuclear plant

Workers at Japan's stricken nuclear plant on Thursday pumped nitrogen into a crippled reactor in a bid to prevent a possible explosion.

Japan plugs leak from nuclear plant

Workers at Japan's crippled atomic power plant on Wednesday plugged a hole spewing highly radioactive water into the ocean.

Sea radiation another blow to Japan’s fishermen

Fishermen who lost their homes and boats in Japan's tsunami now fear radioactive water could cost them their livelihoods.

Japan says Fukushima plant to be scrapped

Japan said on Thursday its stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant will have to be scrapped.

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Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

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Making sense of tax-free savings and investment

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Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.