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British chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne (centre ) visits the Taishan nuclear power plant in southern China. Photograph: Bobby Yip/Getty Images

Chinese companies will be allowed to take a majority stake in new nuclear power stations in Britain, chancellor George Osborne announced yesterday.Mr (...)

Rescue workers recover the body of a victim from a site that was damaged by a landslide caused by Typhoon Wipha in Izu Oshima island, south of Tokyo. Photograph: Kyodo/Reuters

Typhoon Wipha passed through Japan’s east coast today, killing at least eight and leaving 37 missing in heavy rainfall and landslides. Hundreds of fli(...)

Workers remove  topsoil last month from  a garden behind a house  in Naraha, Japan, which was evacuated after the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Photograph: Tomas Munita/New York Times

The operator of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant today said another tank holding highly contaminated water has overflowed, probably sending t(...)

Vestas-Mitsubishi offshore initiative: potentially luctative sector. Photograph: PA

Denmark’s Vestas Wind Systems has agreed a joint venture with Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) for offshore wind turbines, adding financial m(...)

A massive typhoon is bearing down on Japan and heading towards Tokyo, dumping torrential rain, damaging homes and flooding parts of the country’s popu(...)

The Tokyo 2020 bid delegation celebrate as Tokyo is awarded the 2020 Summer Olympic Games last night  in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Photograph: Ian Walton/Getty Images

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has praised Tokyo’s triumphant bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games as an opportunity to showcase Japan’s resurgence (...)

Turkey minister of youth and sports Suat Kilic speaks to the media . Photograph:  Halleran/Getty Images

After two years of intense lobbying and tens of millions of dollars spent, Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo are making their final pleas to the Internationa(...)

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo yesterday. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi/Reuters

Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe has promised his government will stand on the front lines of the Fukushima nuclear crisis, saying it can no longer (...)

An aerial view shows Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO)’s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant and its contaminated water storage tanks (bottom) in Fukushima. Photograph: Kyodo/Files/Reuters

Radiation near a tank holding highly contaminated water at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has spiked 18-fold, the plant’s operator said tod(...)

A worker near tanks filled with radioactive water earlier this year at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant in Fukushima, Japan. Photograph: Noboru Hashimto/New York Times

A leak of highly radioactive water at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant could be the beginning of a new crisis at the crippled facility, Japa(...)

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