The world’s first SMR  began operations in June 2018. The AP1000 was built by US manufacturing giant Westinghouse Electric Co, and is about 400km to the south of Shanghai

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The stricken   Fukushima  nuclear power plant in  2011. The accident at the   plant was unleashed by a devastating earthquake and tsunami. Photograph:  Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

Just two years after the Fukushima nuclear accident, Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, was gamely trying to make a virtue out of a catastrophic liab(...)

Satoshi Tsunakawa, president of Toshiba, leaves a news conference in Tokyo, Japan. Photograph: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Toshiba’s talks to sell its chips business to a consortium led by Bain Capital hit an impasse over the timing of payments for the business and governa(...)

Toshiba Corporation president Satoshi Tsunakawa at  its headquarters in Tokyo  after the electronics maker released its consolidated earnings results for the April-December 2016 period without auditor approval. Photograph:  Kyodo News via Getty Images

There was yet more bad news last week for shareholders in one of Japan’s most totemic corporate names. Toshiba has reportedly parted company with its (...)

Toshiba’s chief executive Satoshi Tsunakawa: “The decision on any delisting is for the stock exchange to make.” Photograph: Reuters

Japan’s Toshiba will make every effort to avoid being delisted by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the company’s chief executive said on Tuesday, after relea(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder said five Chinese officials have been charged with espionage and trade secret theft. Photograph: Charles Dharapak/AP

The US has charged five Chinese military officials with hacking into major US companies to steal trade secrets in the first US criminal prosecutions a(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder speaks as he announces indictments against Chinese military hackers on cyber-espionage today. Photograph:  Alex Wong/Getty Images

A US grand jury has indicted five Chinese military officers on charges of hacking American companies and stealing trade secrets, the toughest action t(...)