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Japan leaders 'played down nuclear crisis'
Investigation reports that government covered-up true scale of Fukushima disaster, and considered Tokyo evacuation.
Last updated: 28 Feb 2012 17:56 GMT
Japan finance minister to be new PM
Yoshihiko Noda set to succeed Naoto Kan as prime minister after being elected leader by ruling Democratic party.
Last updated: 29 Aug 2011 05:49 GMT
Japan's ruling party set to elect new leader
Five candidates in contest to become Japan's sixth prime minister in five years amid internal political crisis.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2011 07:50 GMT
Japan to compensate nuclear victims
Relief at nuclear operator TEPCO as cabinet approves bill to compensate thousands of people effected by Fukushima plant.
Last updated: 14 Jun 2011 04:24 GMT
Tepco confirms extra reactor meltdowns
Operator of Fukushima Daiichi plant says fuel rods at three of the plant's six reactors melted early in the crisis.
Last updated: 24 May 2011 09:10 GMT
Japan to shut second nuclear plant
Hamaoka plant will only reopen after being buttressed to withstand massive tsunami, raising energy shortage concerns.
Last updated: 09 May 2011 11:21 GMT
Japan PM calls for nuclear plant shutdown
Naoto Kan calls for closure of Hamaoka plant, considered at high risk from a powerful earthquake in coming decades.
Last updated: 06 May 2011 18:07 GMT
Japan fears nuclear plant meltdown
Blast reported at nuclear plant amid worries that quake-hit reactor can no longer cool radioactive substances.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2011 15:30 GMT
Tsunami-hit Japan counts losses
Coastline swamped and hundreds dead as biggest quake in centuries sends wave crashing ashore and puts Pacific on alert.
Last updated: 12 Mar 2011 04:34 GMT
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Gunning down the taxmen of Somalia
At least 25 tax collectors have been killed since 2012 in Mogadishu, a city awash in weapons and abject poverty.
Down and out in upscale Japan
Tokyo government claims its homeless population has hit a record low, but analysts - and the homeless - beg to differ.
3D printing and the future of disaster relief
3D printers can cheaply construct homes and could soon be deployed to help victims of catastrophe rebuild their lives.
Protecting Mongolia's parent-less children
Lack of child protection laws means abandoned and orphaned kids rely heavily on the care of strangers.
JOURNALISM UNDER FIRE
Sistine Chapel for rent: Is nothing sacred?
What happens to the Caucasus when Russia stumbles
Will France take Sarkozy back?
Western fascination with 'badass' Kurdish women
Bashir's calculated diplomatic dance
Big rethink for counterterrorism
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