Roads cut through the site where EDF Energy’s Hinkley Point nuclear power station will be constructed in Bridgwater, southwest England. File photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Chinese president Xi Jinping sealed a multibillion dollar deal to finance nuclear power stations in Britain, crowning a visit that prime minister Davi(...)

Tepco workers standing before the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant on February 28th, 2012. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

David McNeill in Tokyo The Japanese government says it has agreed to compensate a man who contracted leukemia while working at the Fukushima Daiichi n(...)

Kohei and Tomoko Yamauchi, who returned to Naraha after the evacuation order was lifted, inside their house. Photograph: Androniki Christodoulou

The home of Kohei and Tomoko Yamauchi bears little sign of the disaster that forced them to abandon it. On a freezing night in March 2011, the couple(...)

An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Japan was once at the front in the fight against climate change. When the climate debate began heating up in the 1990s, the country was one of the low(...)

People are rescued from vehicles by firefighters in Joso, Japan,  flooded by the Kinugawa river. Photograph: Reuters

Unprecedented rain in Japan unleashed heavy floods that tore houses from their foundations, uprooted trees and forced more than 100,000 people from th(...)

Operators restart the nuclear reactor at the central control room of the Kyushu Electric Power Sendai nuclear power plant in Satsumasendai, Kagoshima prefecturePhotograph: Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images

Japan has restarted a nuclear reactor for the first time under new safety standards put in place since the Fukushima disaster in 2011, as prime minis(...)

Toshiba Corp president and chief executive Hisao Tanaka arrives for a news conference at the company headquarters in Tokyo. Photograph: Reuters

Japan Inc’s efforts to improve the international image of its boardrooms have been dealt a blow with the resignation of top business leaders in a $(...)

Sakari Momoi  has died in Japan at the age of 112. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The world’s oldest man, a retired educator from Japan, has died at the age of 112. An official from the city of Saitama said today that Sakari Momoi d(...)

Tokyo Electric Power Co said there were no abnormalities at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant following the quake. Photograph: Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

A strong earthquake with magnitude of 7.8 has been recorded off Japan. The earthquake happened off the Bonin Islands, also known as the Ogasawara Isl(...)

Smoke spews from eruptive crater of Mount Shindake on Kuchinoerabujima island, Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, in this aerial view photo taken by Kyodo May 29th, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Kyodo

A volcano on the remote southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabujima erupted suddenly on Friday, blasting plumes of black smoke high into the sky, pro(...)