Japan says it will release more than one million tonnes of contaminated water from the ruined Fukushima nuclear power station back into the sea, in a decision that drew swift condemnation from China, South Korea and environmental groups and is likely to anger the fishing industry. The work to release[…]
Japan’s annual defence review has accused China of pushing its territorial claims under the cover of the coronavirus pandemic and claims Beijing is spreading propaganda and disinformation as it provides medical aid to nations fighting COVID-19. China “is continuing to attempt to alter the status quo in the East China[…]
Japan’s government is holding a coronavirus task force meeting on Thursday to secure experts’ approval on a plan to lift an ongoing state of emergency in most areas ahead of schedule, except for Tokyo and several other higher-risk areas. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency on[…]
Japan marked the somber nine-year anniversary of devastating natural disasters and a nuclear accident on Wednesday as official commemorations and vigils were canceled because of fears over the spread of the coronavirus. The March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami triggered the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl at Tokyo Electric Power[…]
Hundreds of people began disembarking a quarantined cruise ship off Japan on Wednesday as the death toll from the new coronavirus in mainland China passed 2,000 and the number of new cases in the country fell for a second straight day. Around 500 passengers were due to disembark the virus-hit[…]
Former Nissan boss-turned-international fugitive Carlos Ghosn ripped into Japan’s judicial system and his former company of 17 years on Wednesday. The former corporate titan said he was subjected to inhumane prison conditions in Japan, which he accuses of fabricating charges against him to destroy his reputation. “I can tell you,[…]
Iran has unveiled a redevelopment of part of its Arak heavy water reactor in a move that did not breach international restrictions on its nuclear work, but showed it is developing the sector in the face of United States pressure. Iranian state media said on Monday that technicians switched on a secondary circuit at Arak,[…]
Tons of nuclear-contaminated debris were dumped into Japan’s Furumichi River when devastating Typhoon Hagibis washed away numerous bags of poorly-secured Fukushima waste – but the Environment Ministry won’t say how many. An unknown number of bags, each holding up to one ton of contaminated soil and vegetation from the Fukushima[…]
Rugby World Cup organisers on Thursday cancelled England’s game against France and New Zealand’s clash with Italy as Super Typhoon Hagibis bears down on Japan. “We’ve taken the very difficult decision to cancel certain matches in the affected areas,” tournament director Alan Gilpin said, announcing the unprecedented step. Both games[…]
The organisers of the Rugby World Cup are monitoring a powerful typhoon forming to the south of Japan which could bring fierce winds and torrential rain over the weekend. Japan’s Meteorological Agency said it expects Typhoon Hagibis to be the strongest to hit Japan this year. The storm may hit[…]
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