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Report From the Quake Zone
March 13, 2011
Report From the Quake Zone
David McNeill shares his thoughts from the road as he travels around parts of Japan worst hit by the earthquake.
Report From the Quake Zone
Japan Earthquake Toll Latest
March 12, 2011
Japan Earthquake Toll Latest
Rescue efforts in Japan continue against the backdrop of ongoing aftershocks following the earthquake Friday.
Japan Earthquake Toll Latest
March 12, 2011
Japan Nuclear Meltdown Averted?
Radiation is leaking from a nuclear plant in Fukushima after a major earthquake, but a new Chernobyl seems unlikely.
Japan Nuclear Meltdown Averted?
March 12, 2011
Nuclear Plant Explosion in Japan
Reports are emerging of an explosion at a nuclear power plant in Japan that was damaged after yesterday’s earthquake.
Nuclear Plant Explosion in Japan
Japan Earthquake Nuclear Fears
March 12, 2011
Japan Earthquake Nuclear Fears
Officials battle to prevent radiation leaks at two nuclear power plants after a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami.
Japan Earthquake Nuclear Fears
March 11, 2011
Japan Earthquake Latest News
Hours after a massive earthquake strikes Japan, aftershocks are still being felt in Tokyo. The death toll is already in the hundreds.
Japan Earthquake Latest News
Japan Earthquake Update
March 11, 2011
Japan Earthquake Update
The earthquake that hit Japan today is upgraded to 8.8. Associate Editor Ulara Nakagawa reports from Tokyo.
Japan Earthquake Update
March 11, 2011
Japan Hit by Earthquake
A powerful earthquake measuring at least 7.9 hits northeast Japan and shakes up Tokyo.
Japan Hit by Earthquake
Japan’s Crisis Opportunity
March 09, 2011
Japan’s Crisis Opportunity
Arab world unrest has prompted countries to again question their dependency on oil. Japan could cash in.
Japan’s Crisis Opportunity
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
March 08, 2011
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
Outspoken Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara calls for Japan to build nuclear weapons to counter a rising China.
Ishihara: Japan Needs Nukes
Maehara Reportedly Quits
March 06, 2011
Maehara Reportedly Quits
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara reportedly quits Sunday over a 200,000 yen donation.
Maehara Reportedly Quits
Will Donations Derail Maehara?
March 06, 2011
Will Donations Derail Maehara?
Will accounting oversights mean Japan loses the very capable Seiji Maehara as foreign minister.
Will Donations Derail Maehara?
Are A-Bomb Jokes OK?
March 04, 2011
Are A-Bomb Jokes OK?
Quiz show QI caused controversy after jokes about a survivor of the Nagasaki and Hiroshima attacks. Did it go too far?
Are A-Bomb Jokes OK?
Japan to Slash China Aid?
March 03, 2011
Japan to Slash China Aid?
Japanese Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara has asked for a review of ODA to China. So what’s behind the rethink?
Japan to Slash China Aid?
Japan Cracks Down on Dissent
February 25, 2011
Japan Cracks Down on Dissent
Police have been getting tough on protests over the location of US bases. Is it part of a broader crackdown?
Japan Cracks Down on Dissent
Ishihara No Numskull
February 24, 2011
Ishihara No Numskull
Clever media manipulation keeps Tokyo’s controversial governor in the spotlight ahead of the gubernatorial poll.
Ishihara No Numskull
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