Japan

Japan marks seventh tsunami anniversary

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says government will continue rebuilding homes in regions still affected by 2011 disaster.

Japan tsunami anniversary: PM Shinzo Abe pledges to rebuild

101 East

Inside Fukushima's Time Bomb

Five years after Japan's Fukushima nuclear disaster many residents are still living in a radioactive nightmare.

Reporter's Notebook

Japan: Fukushima's displaced return home

Minamisoma returnees keen to rebuild lives after lifting of evacuation order for first time since 2011 nuclear disaster.

Japan: Returning home after Fukushima nuclear disaster

Asia Pacific

Japan marks fifth year after tsunami and quake disaster

Rebuilding has brought relief along coastal region, but many still can not return home due to nuclear contamination.

Japan marks fifth year after tsunami and quake disaster

Japan

Japan's new era of activism

Five years after Japan's nuclear disaster, a new wave of political activism is trending.

Japan's new era of activism

Witness

Tendenko: Surviving the Tsunami

We ask if a code promoting self-preservation in a tsunami could account for one Japanese community's high survival rate.

Rebel Geeks

Rebel Geeks: Meet Your Maker

How Massimo Banzi's Arduino microcontroller enabled thousands of people to build everything from toys to drones.

Environment

Japan turns on nuclear power four years after Fukushima

Anti-nuclear activists protest against decision despite government assurances on tougher post-Fukushima safety rules.

Environment

Japan pushes ahead with nuclear-power reset

Government says energy source vital for struggling economy but, post-Fukushima, many still distrustful of safety steps.

Environment

Study: Fukushima health risks underestimated

Japanese government says nuclear energy is still needed, but environmentalists are wary of another Fukushima.

Study: Fukushima health risks underestimated

Environment

Freezing out Fukushima's radioactive water

Japanese engineers face mammoth task of dealing with contaminated water from the nuclear plant disaster.

Freezing out Fukushima's radioactive water

The Listening Post

James Foley: Journalism or propaganda?

We examine the ethical challenges of reporting the murder of the American journalist by IS.

Health

Experts clash on Fukushima radiation effects

Some scientists say authorities in favour of nuclear energy tend to deny the negative results of researchers.

Experts clash on Fukushima radiation effects