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Japan Hit By Second Major Aftershock In A Day

Reuters | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

April 12, 2011 5:18:41 AM TOKYO, April 12 (Reuters) - A second major aftershock measuring 6.3 rocked northeast Japan on Tuesday, swaying buildi...

Japan Nuclear Crisis Raised To Highest Severity Level, On Par With Chernobyl

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA and RYAN NAKASHIMA | Posted 06.11.2011 | World

TOKYO — Japan's nuclear regulators raised the severity level of the crisis at a stricken nuclear plant Tuesday to rank it on par with the 1986 C...

Japan To Stop Pumping Radioactive Water Into Sea

Reuters | Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.08.2011 | World

April 9, 2011 1:28:50 AM By Shinichi Saoshiro and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 9 (Reuters) - Japan expects to stop pumping radioactive water i...

Inside One Of Japan's Nuclear Ghost Towns

FORTUNE | Bill Powell | Posted 06.08.2011 | Business

It's as ordinary a Japanese town as you could find, except for one fact: these days, small or large, all the businesses have one thing in common: they...

Japan Aftershock Kills At Least 2

AP | By JAY ALABASTER and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 06.07.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- A strong aftershock ripped through northeastern Japan, killing two people, knocking out power to vast areas Friday and piling misery ...

Body Of Missing American Teacher Found In Japan

Reuters | Yereth Rosen | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

April 6, 2011 7:28:32 PM By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 6 (Reuters) - The body of an Anchorage teacher who went missing in Japan f...

Workers At Japan Nuclear Plant Focus On Preventing More Hydrogen Explosions

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.06.2011 | World

TOKYO -- After notching a rare victory by stopping highly radioactive water from flowing into the Pacific, workers at Japan's flooded nuclear power co...

Japan Nuclear Plant Stops Radiation-Tainted Water From Leaking Into Ocean

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa | Posted 06.05.2011 | World

April 5, 2011 11:16:04 PM By Chizu Nomiyama and Yoko Nishikawa TOKYO, April 6 (Reuters) - Engineers have stopped highly radioactive water le...

Japan Nuclear Operator Shares Hit Record Low

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Shares in the operator of Japan's tsunami-wrecked nuclear power plant plunged to their lowest ever Tuesday amid growing doubts about its abil...

GE CEO Defends Nuclear Industry Safety Record

Posted 06.04.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Reuters) - General Electric Co Chief Executive Jeffrey Immelt defended the nuclear industry's safety record on Monday during a trip to Toky...

Operator Of Japan Nuclear Plant Says Radioactive Water Is Leaking Into Sea

AP | EUGENE HOSHIKO and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan — Highly radioactive water spilled into the ocean off a tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant Saturday, as Japan's prime minister...

Japan Prime Minister Visits Nuclear Exclusion Zone

Reuters | Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 06.01.2011 | World

April 2, 2011 2:57:26 AM - By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, April 2 (Reuters) - Japan's prime minister made his first visit to the ...

Radiation Leaks Into Groundwater Under Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By RYAN NAKASHIMA and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

TOKYO, Japan -- Radiation exceeding government safety limits has seeped into groundwater under a tsunami-crippled Japanese nuclear plant, according to...

Japan Government Reportedly To Take Partial Control Of Nuclear Plant Parent Company

Reuters | Posted 05.31.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 10:40:09 PM TOKYO (Reuters) - TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - Japan's government plans to take control of Tokyo Electric Power Co , t...

Setbacks Mount In Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation...

President Of Company Behind Japan Nuclear Plant Hospitalized

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The president of the beleaguered Tokyo utility company that owns the tsunami-damaged nuclear power plant leaking radiation in the northeast h...

Poor Risk Communication in Japan Makes Things Worse

David Ropeik | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Ropeik

Risk management in a crisis has to include not just the threat itself but also how people perceive and respond to the threat. Risk communication is a vital tool; for managing that part of the overall risk.

Meltdown Risk? How to Help and Follow Breaking News from Japan

Art Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Art Levine

The new explosion at the third Japanese reactor indicates likely damage to the nuclear fuel container, Japanese nuclear experts say, but that's still not clear. One of the best sources of recent news is the NHK World live stream.