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Chinese Film Screens in Tokyo International Film Festival Despite Political Conflict

Karin Badt | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The buzz at the opening gala party of this year's Tokyo International Film Festival among journalists was whether the intensifying Japan-China conflict about the Senkaku Islands was going to affect the festival.

Japan Declares No-Go Zone Around Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan declared a 12-mile (20-kilometer) area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go zone on Thursday, urging resi...

Japan Considers Restricting Access To Evacuation Zone Around Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Authorities were considering restricting access to the evacuation zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant Wednesday to limit radiation exp...

Why Japan's Red Cross Still Hasn't Doled Out Donations To Quake Victims

Posted 06.07.2011 | Impact

The Japanese government has admitted it was slow to respond to the the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. Now, almost a month after the disaster,...

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.

Japan Temporarily Abandons Nuclear Plant Due To Radiation Concerns

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear power complex Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporar...