Japan

FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2021, file photo, the Pacific Ocean looks over nuclear reactor units of No. 3, left, and 4 at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Okuma town, Fukushima prefecture, northeastern Japan. Japan’s government adopted an interim plan Tuesday, Aug. 24, 2021 that it hopes will win support from fishermen and other concerned groups for a planned release into the sea of treated but still radioactive water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant. The government decided in April to start discharging the water into the Pacific Ocean in the spring of 2023 after building a facility and compiling release plans under safety requirements set by regulators (AP Photo/Hiro Komae, File)

Fukushima nuclear water to be released via undersea tunnel

Tunnel is safer than laying pipe under the seafloor

  • Aug 25, 2021

 

A dancer performs to pray for victims of the 2011 massive earthquake and tsunami, on a beach in Iwaki, Fukushima prefecture, Japan Thursday, March 11, 2021. Thursday marks the 10th anniversary of the massive earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster that struck Japan's northeastern coast. (Kyodo News via AP)

Still recovering, Japan marks 10 years since tsunami hit

Still recovering, Japan marks 10 years since tsunami hit

 

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus walk on the Odaiba waterfront as Olympic rings is seen in the background in Tokyo, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Tokyo Olympic Q&A: Officials try to explain how games happen

‘Playbooks’ to provide step-by-step details on how athletes and others will get safely in and out of Tokyo

  • Jan 26, 2021

 

FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, people commute on the first business day of the year at a train station in Tokyo. Opposition to the Tokyo Olympics is growing with calls for a cancellation as virus cases rise in Japan. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers have already said another postponement is impossible, leaving cancellation, or going ahead, as the only options. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)

To cancel or not?: IOC, Japan press ahead with Tokyo Games

Fearful public asks to call off Tokyo Games

  • Jan 13, 2021
FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2021, file photo, people commute on the first business day of the year at a train station in Tokyo. Opposition to the Tokyo Olympics is growing with calls for a cancellation as virus cases rise in Japan. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers have already said another postponement is impossible, leaving cancellation, or going ahead, as the only options. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japanese writer Yu Miri speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Miri’s novel “Tokyo Ueno Station” has won the National Book Award 2020 for Translated Literature in the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Novelist Yu Miri: Olympics not helping Fukushima rebuilding

Delayed recovery after March 2011 meltdowns at Fukushima nuclear plant

  • Dec 24, 2020
Japanese writer Yu Miri speaks during a news conference in Tokyo on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Miri’s novel “Tokyo Ueno Station” has won the National Book Award 2020 for Translated Literature in the United States. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan court recognizes atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

Japan court recognizes atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

Japan court recognizes atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims

Japan court recognizes atomic bomb ‘black rain’ victims
Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing

Heavy rain floods southern Japan, leaving over dozen missing
Photo by Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg                                Machiyo Yamashita, a female sea-diver known as ama, gathers wakame seaweed onto the shore in Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

How to get off the grid in Japan’s booming tourism industry

Japan is in the middle of a travel boom. Political instability across…

  • Jan 25, 2018
Photo by Noriko Hayashi/Bloomberg                                Machiyo Yamashita, a female sea-diver known as ama, gathers wakame seaweed onto the shore in Shima, Mie Prefecture, Japan.
Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                A member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces stands by a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit deployed against the North Korea’s missile firing, at Defense Ministry in Tokyo. The Patriots are designed to intercept an incoming missile at its ‘terminal stage‚‘ — just before it hits — if the Aegis’ ship-based SM-3 missiles fail to intercept them farther out and higher up, at mid-course.

Missile Defence 101: N. Korea could hit with little warning

Missile could hit Seoul in six minutes, Tokyo in 11

Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS                                A member of the Japan Self-Defense Forces stands by a PAC-3 Patriot missile unit deployed against the North Korea’s missile firing, at Defense Ministry in Tokyo. The Patriots are designed to intercept an incoming missile at its ‘terminal stage‚‘ — just before it hits — if the Aegis’ ship-based SM-3 missiles fail to intercept them farther out and higher up, at mid-course.