Category : Japan

The Tokyo Times coverage of Japanese news with a special focus on local events in Tokyo and throughout Japan.

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EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, 13,456 have been confirmed dead, while 14,851 are missing.

A geophysicist has urged the Japanese government to tell the public that …

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British science journal nature has reported the cleanup at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster could take as long as 100 years.

The journal said that there are numerous problems Tepco must face …

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EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, 13,357 have been confirmed dead, while 15,148 are missing.

Residents forced from their homes by the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster demonstrated …

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NUCLEAR

The crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant was upgraded to the highest level by Japan, making it a disaster on a par with Chernobyl on the international disaster scale for …

Twitter has added Japan to the list of countries that can get data on local trending topics from the site, reports Asiajin.

Early trends have, of course, been dominated by news of the earthquake.

For …

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National broadcaster NHK has reported that the disaster level at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor will be raised to a seven.

It will make the disaster the second in history, after Chernobyl, …

NEWS

The governing Democratic Party of Japan was dealt a blow at the polls, losing several key positions in gubernatorial elections.

EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, 13,127 have been …

Despite requests from Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara to show restraint this year, crowds gathered at Tokyo’s Yoyogi Park to drink under the cherry blossoms as part of the nation’s annual hanami tradition.

There were, however, …

A demonstration in Tokyo against nuclear power took place on Sunday, attracting thousands of people opposing Japan’s energy policies.

The atmosphere was friendly, but police seemed overstretched by the number attending the demonstration.

The march …

Japan’s Economy Watchers survey, which measures sentiment among the population by questioning those in businesses on the consumer “frontline” such as taxi drivers and estate agents, has posted results for March, and as was to …

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EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, 12,690 have been confirmed dead, while 14,736 are missing.

A powerful aftershock rocked the north of the country in the late …

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EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, 12,554 have been confirmed dead, while 15,077 are missing.

U.S. documents reveal U.S. fears that the nuclear disaster in Fukushima Prefecture …

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EARTHQUAKE

As a consequence of the March 11 earthquake and the events that followed, 12,431 have been confirmed dead, while 15,153 are missing.

The coverage of Tepco by Japanese media is brought …

Despite rumors that Tohoku, as a whole, is in a state of emergency, Yamagata Prefecture remains largely unaffected, supplies are plentiful and there are few reminders of the devastation that swept the coastline three weeks …