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B. 2016-11-22 7.4 quake was aftershock from 2011 Fukushima, Northern Japan
2016-03-10 Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary Japan
3. 2015-09-05 Japan reopens radiation-hit Naraha Naraha, Northern Japan
E. 2015-08-10 Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima Fukushima, Northern Japan
F. 2014-11-06 Japan governor approves Sendai reactor restart Kagoshima, Japan
G. 2014-07-15 Japan reactors pass restart hurdle Kyushu, Japan
7. 2014-07-07 Leak at Fukushima nuclear plant threatens meltdown Fukushima, Northern Japan
8. 2014-05-20 Fukushima workers fled during 2011 crisis Fukushima, Northern Japan
9. 2014-04-01 Fukushima residents cleared to return despite contamination fears Fukushima, Northern Japan

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Reactors could take 9 months to stop
Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level
Japan raises nuclear crisis level
Water radiation millions of times over limit
Radioactive water leak stopped
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Radioactive water found outside plant
Reactor core might be leaking
Food products limited from nuclear area
Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant
Water dumped on Japan nuclear plant
New fire fuels nuclear fears in Japan
Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
Earthquake hits off Japan coast
New quake triggers tsunami warning
Japan quake prompts tsunami alert
Rescue in Japan as 2 pulled from rubble
New blast at Japan nuclear plant
Explosion at Japan nuclear plant
PM: Japan crisis 'worst since WWII'
Exodus from Japan nuclear plant
3,000 rescued; many more missing
Japan scrambles to reach trapped victims
Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan
Huge blast at nuclear power plant
Germany pledges nuclear shutdown
Japan economy back in recession
Power restored to reactor's control room
Food products limited from nuclear area
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Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits
Prime minister survives no-confidence vote
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  7.4 quake was aftershock from 2011   The Japan weather agency said that the quake that triggered moderate tsunamis was an aftershock of the devastating 2011 quake   Japan tsunami: Country marks fifth anniversary   Japan is marking the fifth anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that left more than 18,000 dead or missing Japan reopens radiation-hit Naraha  Japan is inviting residents to return to a town evacuated in 2011 after the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster   Japan restarts first nuclear power plant since Fukushima   Japan has restarted its first nuclear reactor under new safety rules after the 2011 Fukushima disaster Japan governor approves Sendai reactor restart  Two reactors at Japan's Sendai nuclear plant are set to become the first to be restarted since the 2011 meltdown at the Fukushima nuclear facility Japan reactors pass restart hurdle  Japan's nuclear regulator has given preliminary approval for two reactors at a nuclear plant in the south of the country to restart Leak at Fukushima nuclear plant threatens meltdown  Trouble is looming at nuclear plant, as a leak has forced the shutdown of a cooling system that could cause temperatures to exceed dangerous levels Fukushima workers fled during 2011 crisis  About 90% of workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant fled at the height of the meltdown crisis in 2011, a Japanese newspaper has reported Fukushima residents cleared to return despite contamination fears  Hundreds of residents of an area contaminated by a catastrophic reactor meltdown at a nuclear plant have been allowed to return home   Fukushima leaks radioactive water   Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank at nuclear plant, operator Tokyo Electric (Tepco) says Fukushima in risky fuel rod removal  Workers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant have begun removing fuel rods from a storage pond at the Unit 4 reactor building Japan slashes climate reduction goal  Japan is to significantly slash its greenhouse gas reduction target in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster Japan to remove Fukushima fuel rods  A task of extraordinary delicacy and danger is about to begin at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power station New leak at Japan nuke plant due to tank overflow  Japan's crippled nuclear plant has a new leak of highly radioactive water entering the Pacific Ocean after a storage tank overflowed Priest in Zanzibar attacked with acid a third time  A Catholic priest was attacked with acid on the east African island of Zanzibar in the third such unprovoked assault in two months Radiation level spikes further at Fukushima  Radiation readings near tanks holding toxic water at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant have jumped to a new high, the plant operator said Japan to spend $470 million to deal with toxic water  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has waded deep into the effort to deal with the aftermath of the world's worst nuclear accident in a quarter century Japan raising Fukushima leak alert   Japan's nuclear agency wants to raise the severity level of a radioactive water leak at the plant from one to three on an international scale New leak from storage tank at Japan nuclear plant  The operator of Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear power plant says about 300 tons of highly radioactive water have leaked from a storage tank there Toxic substance in Fukushima water  High levels of a toxic radioactive isotope have been found in groundwater at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator says Japan marks quake and tsunami anniversary  Services are being held in Japan to mark the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck two years ago Japan quake 'heard at edge of space'  The great Tohoku earthquake two years ago was so big its effects were even felt at the edge of space and was picked up by the Goce satellit Report outlines Fukushima's radiation toll  The WHO report highlights the psychological effects of disaster -- fear, anxiety and depression Japan tsunami money 'misspent'  Japan has spent funds intended for reconstruction after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on unrelated projects, a government audit has found Fish off Fukushima still contaminated  Radiation levels in fish caught near the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant remain high long after the 2011 meltdowns there, suggesting contamination Record radiation found in fish near Fukushima  Cesium measuring 258 times the amount that government deems safe for consumption has been found in fish near the damaged nuclear power plant Japan to probe Tepco 'cover-up'  The government will investigate a report that workers at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant were urged to disguise their exposure to radiation Parliament releases Fukushima probe report   A Japanese parliamentary panel releases its report into the handling of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, after months of hearings Japan PM orders reactor restart  Japan will restart two nuclear reactors - the first to go back online since all the country's plants were closed following last year's Fukushima crisis Tuna record Fukushima pollution  Pacific Bluefin tuna caught off the coast of California have been found to have radioactive contamination from Fukushima nuclear accident Fukushima radiation worse than feared  Japan's utility said that more radiation than previously thought was released into the atmosphere in March 2011 Rebuilding spurs Japan economy  The economy grew 1.0% between January and March compared with the previous 3 months, as government spending helped fuel a recovery Japan closes last nuclear reactor  Japan is switching off its last working nuclear reactor, as part of the safety drive since the March 2011 tsunami US Coast Guard sinks tsunami 'ghost ship'   The US Coast Guard has used cannon to sink a crewless Japanese ship that drifted to Alaska after the 2011 tsunami


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 The coast would hold off scuttling the Ryou-Un Maru after a Canadian fishing boat claimed salvage rights
2012 Mar.25   Japan shuts down nuclear reactor  Japan has shut down another power station, bringing it a step closer to abandoning atomic energy for the time being, following the Fukushima disaster 2012 Mar.10   Japan marks deadly anniversary   Japan is set to mark the first anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami which struck the north-eastern coast, killing thousands 2012 Feb.13   Stricken Fukushima nuclear plant 'heating up'  A faulty thermometer is likely to blame for rising temperatures inside a stricken nuclear reactor at the Fukushima-Daiichi plant 2012 Jan.30   Japan's nuclear 'stress tests' get OK  U.N. nuclear experts gave a thumbs-up to planned 'stress tests' for remaining nuclear power plants 2012 Jan.19   Radioactive material used in construction  Gravel quarried inside Fukushima zone has turned up in construction projects in Nihonmatsu, including an elementary school and a condominium

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2011 Dec.15   Japan declares Fukushima stable   Engineers have brought the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant to a 'cold shutdown condition', nine months after the earthquake and tsunami 2011 Dec.5   Radioactive water leaking at Fukushima  Workers at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility have discovered a leak of 45 metric tons of radioactive water 2011 Nov.18   New radiation scare for rice in Japan  Authorities have halted the shipment of rice from some farms northwest of the nuclear plant after finding higher-than-allowed levels of cesium 2011 Nov.14   Japan radiation 'unsafe for farming'  New research has found that radioactive material in parts of north-eastern Japan exceeds levels considered safe for farming 2011 Nov.1   Fukushima cleanup may take decades  The decommissioning of four reactors at the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant will likely take more than 30 years to complete 2011 Oct.18   Reactors to shut down ahead of schedule  Engineers may be able to complete the shutdown of damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant ahead of schedule 2011 Oct.9   Fukushima children undergo tests  Japanese health workers have begun checking more than 300,000 children living near the nuclear plant for thyroid abnormalities 2011 Sep.10   Trade minister Hachiro quits over gaffe  Japan's new trade minister has quit after calling the area around the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant a 'town of death' 2011 Aug.25   Japan's Prime Minister Kan quits  Naoto Kan has resigned, clearing the way for Japan's sixth leader in five years. Kan was criticised for his handling of deadly earthquake 2011 Aug.15   Japan redesigns nuclear safety agency  Nuclear safety agency will be placed under the control of the Environment Ministry, in a move stemming from the meltdown at the Fukushima plant 2011 Aug.3   Japan dismisses nuclear officials  Three men in charge of nuclear power safety and policy have been sacked amid the ongoing crisis at the tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant 2011 Aug.2   Workers find ultra-high radiation levels  The operator of crippled nuclear plant has detected the highest radiation levels at the facility since the initial earthquake and tsunami 2011 Jul.30   Earthquake hits off Japan coast  A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has been felt in north-east Japan, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo 2011 Jul.15   Ohi nuclear reactor shuts down after fault  Pressure in a safety tank fell, and although it is now back to normal, the plant's operators said they would "give the top priority to safety 2011 Jul.12   Radioactive meat circulating on market  Cesium contaminated meat from six Fukushima cows was delivered to Japanese markets and probably ingested 2011 Jul.10   Slow progress at Japan's Fukushima plant  Four months after devastating earthquake and tsunami, operators at the nuclear power plant are still grappling with the crisis 2011 Jul.9   Japan quake sparks tsunami alert  A strong 7.1 earthquake has jolted north-east Japan, the same area that was devastated four months ago 2011 Jul.5   Japan 'plans atomic stress tests'  Japan is to conduct safety tests on all its nuclear plants after an earthquake and tsunami led to a nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi plant 2011 Jul.4   Minister Matsumoto quits over rebuilding  Minister for Reconstruction Ryu Matsumoto has announced his resignation after just a week in the job 2011 Jun.27   Radiation in Fukushima residents  Japanese researchers have found radiation in all 15 people tested last month from the area near the crippled nuclear power plant 2011 Jun.22   Magnitude 6.7 quake rattles N. Japan  An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.7 struck off the Pacific Coast of northern Japan. Tsunami warning canceled 2011 Jun.17   Fukushima water clean-up halted  Operators of nuclear plant have suspended an operation to clean contaminated water hours after it began due to a rapid rise in radiation 2011 Jun.2   Prime minister survives no-confidence vote  Naoto Kan survived a no-confidence vote in parliament. The final tally was 293 against the motion and 152 for it 2011 May.31   Japan 'underestimated risk' - UN  A UN nuclear safety team on a visit to the country has said that Japan underestimated the risk of a tsunami hitting a nuclear power plant 2011 May.29   Germany pledges nuclear shutdown  Germany's ruling coalition says it has agreed a date of 2022 for the shutdown of all of its nuclear power plants 2011 May.18   Japan economy back in recession  The world's third largest economy, contracted sharply in the first three months of the year, after a tsunami and earthquake 2011 May.4   Workers enter Fukushima reactor  Workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant have entered one of its reactor buildings for the first time since it was hit by a powerful quake 2011 Apr.21   Japan announces emergency budget  The Japanese government has announced a 4 trillion yen emergency budget for disaster relief, after March's earthquake and tsunami 2011 Apr.18   Japan death toll rises to nearly 14,000  The death toll from Japan's earthquake and tsunami rose to nearly 14,000 as efforts continued to stabilize a crippled nuclear reactor plant 2011 Apr.17   Reactors could take 9 months to stop  Engineers will need six to nine months to bring the damaged nuclear reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant to heel 2011 Apr.16   Nuclear crisis could last 2-3 more months  Expert: Japan will likely need two to three more months to bring an end to the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant 2011 Apr.12   Japan disaster now on Chernobyl level
  Japanese authorities 'provisionally' declared the country's nuclear accident a level-7 event on the international scale for nuclear disasters
 The amount of radioactive iodine released by the reactors at the Fukushima nuclear plant was at least 15 times the volume needed to reach the top of the International Nuclear Event Scale
2011 Apr.11   Japan raises nuclear crisis level  The decision was taken because of radiation measured at the damaged Fukushima Daiichi power plant 2011 Apr.10   Japan quake marked with silence  A minute's silence is held across Japan, marking one month since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck 2011 Apr.9   Japan tightens nuclear backup rules  A brief video clip captures the massive tsunami that crippled Japan's Fukushima Daiichi power plant 2011 Apr.7   New quake triggers tsunami warning
Map of Miyagi Japan  A powerful 7.4 earthquake struck Japan, triggering a tsunami warning for one prefecture and advisories in others 2011 Apr.5   Radioactive water leak stopped Map of Fukushima Japan  The leak of highly radioactive water into the Pacific from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has stopped   Water radiation millions of times over limit
  An attempt to plug a leak of highly radioactive water from a nuclear reactor has shown a significant difference, despite the material not setting
 Tokyo Electric: an attempt to plug the leak had shown a 'significant difference,' despite the material not setting as hoped. The company had injected a silica-based polymer, 'liquid glass' to reduce the leak
2011 Apr.4   Japan dumps radioactive water in sea  Workers at quake-hit nuclear plant dump water with low levels of contamination into the sea so more highly radioactive water can be stored 2011 Mar.31   Warning on Japan evacuation zone  UN nuclear monitors have advised Japan to consider expanding the evacuation zone around the reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant 2011 Mar.30   Japan to scrap stricken reactors  Japan is to decommission four stricken reactors at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant 2011 Mar.29   Workers scramble to prevent water leak  Workers at crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant faced a difficult balancing act as they struggled to keep reactors coo 2011 Mar.28   New radiation leak at Japan plant  Highly radioactive water has been found for the first time outside one of the reactor buildings at quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant   Radioactive water found outside plant
Map of Fukushima Japan
  Water found in a tunnel at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has alarmingly high radiation readings
2011 Mar.27   Japan quake prompts tsunami alert  Another earthquake off the north-east coast, east of the badly-damaged port city of Sendai, has shaken the already devastated region   Japan radiation report 'mistaken'  The operators of a stricken Japanese nuclear plant apologise for a "mistake" in reporting a radiation spike 10 million times above normal 2011 Mar.26   Sea radiation 1,250 times normal  Levels of radioactive iodine in seawater just offshore of the Fukushima nuclear plant spiked to more than 1,250 times higher than normal 2011 Mar.25   Reactor core might be leaking Map of Fukushima Japan  Authorities raised the prospect of a likely breach in the all-important containment vessel of the No. 3 reactor at the stricken nuclear power plant 2011 Mar.24   Plant workers' radiation exposure high  The water that 3 men were exposed while working at the Fukushima Daiichi had 10,000 times the amount of radiation typical for that location 2011 Mar.23   Japan nuclear plant work resumes  Engineers have resumed work to restore the cooling system of reactor 3 at Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant   Tokyo tap water not safe for infants  Tokyo's government found that radioactive material in tap water had exceeded the limit considered safe for infants 2011 Mar.22   Power restored to reactor's control room  Health Ministry reported finding radioactive materials at levels 'drastically exceeding' limits in 11 types of vegetable grown in Fukushima Prefecture   Japan tests food, seawater for radiation  Japanese officials' concerns over food contamination expanded beyond the country's borders as tests detected radiation in ocean water offshore 2011 Mar.21   Work resumes at Japanese reactor  Efforts resume to restore power and cool damaged reactors at Fukushima nuclear reactor, despite smoke and steam rising from the plant   Hope dwindles as death toll mounts  Survivors sift through evacuation center and hospital. Officials said they still had not accounted for 13,262 people 2011 Mar.20   Cooling efforts at nuclear reactor  Crews resumed spraying water at the quake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear facility. Workers have begun to see some success   Food products limited from nuclear area Map of Fukushima Japan  Japan slapped restrictions on some food produced in two provinces around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant   Rescue in Japan as 2 pulled from rubble  A grandmother and her teenage grandson were rescued 9 days after they became trapped in their home following the earthquake and tsunami   Japan warns on quake deaths rise  Japanese police say 15,000 people may have died in one prefecture alone, as efforts to tackle the Fukushima nuclear crisis go on 2011 Mar.19   Power hopes rise at Japan plant  Workers are close to restoring power to cooling systems at a quake-hit Japanese nuclear power Fukushima Daiichi plant 2011 Mar.18   Nuclear plant's power restoration closer  Efforts accelerated to restore power to reactors' cooling systems at the stricken Fukushima Daiichi plant   Japan raises threat level at nuclear plant Map of Fukushima Japan  Japan's Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency raised the level for the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant Friday from a 4 to 5
 Some workers at the Fukushima Daiichi plant have already been exposed to more than 100 millisieverts
2011 Mar.17   Japan nuclear plant progress slow  Emergency workers are battling to cool and restore power to reactors at the earthquake-damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant   Cable reaches Japan nuclear plant  Engineers at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant have managed to lay a cable to reactor 2, the UN's nuclear watchdog reports 2011 Mar.16   Water dumped on Japan nuclear plant   Helicopters dumped water on and near the Nos. 3 and 4 units at Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to halt the nuclear accident   US alarm over Japan atomic crisis  Increasing alarm has been voiced in the US about the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan   Japan's emperor: Don't give up hope  Thousands of Japanese filled evacuation shelters or joined foreigners seeking a way out of the country in the aftermath of last week's earthquake 2011 Mar.15   New fire fuels nuclear fears in Japan  A new blaze at the damaged nuclear plant is adding to radiation fears in a country racing to avoid a full-on nuclear crisis   Staff withdrawn from Japan plant  A spike in radiation levels at Japan's stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has forced workers to suspend their operation 2011 Mar.14   Radiation fears after Japan blast  Explosions at a Japanese quake-stricken nuclear plant have led to radiation levels that can affect human health
 Prime Minister Naoto Kan has urged those living within 30km of the plant to stay indoors
  New blast at Japan nuclear plant  A quake-stricken nuclear plant in Japan has been hit by a third explosion in four days, amid fears of a meltdown   Meltdown alert at Japan reactor
Map of Fukushima Japan
  Technicians are battling to stabilise a third reactor at a quake-stricken Japanese nuclear plant, which has been rocked by a second blast in three days.
2011 Mar.13   Explosion at Japan nuclear plant  A second explosion has hit the nuclear plant in Japan that was damaged in Friday's earthquake, but it had resisted the blast   PM: Japan crisis 'worst since WWII'  Naoto Kan has said Japan is experiencing its greatest hardships since World War II as it tackles the aftermath of an earthquake, tsunami
 The situation at the quake-hit Fukushima nuclear plant remained grave
2011 Mar.12   Fears for second Japanese reactor  Technicians are battling to lower pressure in a second nuclear reactor at quake-hit Fukushima power plant where radiation levels are rising   Exodus from Japan nuclear plant   An estimated 170,000 people have been evacuated from the area around a quake-damaged nuclear power station hat was hit by an explosion   3,000 rescued; many more missing  A meltdown may be occurring at one of the reactors at a damaged nuclear power plant; rescuers are frantically scrambling to find survivors   Japan scrambles to reach trapped victims  Rescuers plucked dazed survivors from collapsed homes, muddy waters and raging fires Saturday, a day after a powerful earthquake 2011 Mar.11   Huge blast at nuclear power plant   A massive explosion has struck a Japanese nuclear power plant after devastating earthquake. Officials fear a meltdown at one of the reactors
 A huge pall of smoke was seen coming from the plant and several workers were injured
  Radioactive fears rise at Japan plants  Reactors at two Japanese power plants can no longer cool radioactive substances; a small leak had been detected at one of the facilities   Massive quake, tsunami hit Japan
Map of Sendai Japan
  A 8.9 earthquakeis causing a tsunami that swept debris miles inland. Dozens of nations, including the U.S., are under a tsunami warning
 The most powerful earthquake to hit Japan in 100 years unleashed walls of water that swept across rice fields, engulfing towns, dragging houses onto highways and tossing cars and boats, killing hundreds and forcing the evaucations of tens of thousands