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Protesters over a forced sterilisation case in Sendai, Japan, in January 2018. Photograph: Kyodo News via Getty Images

A court in Japan has rejected demands for damages from two women who were forcibly sterilised four decades ago under a now-defunct eugenics law design(...)

Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant on Tuesday. Photograph: Jimimasa Mayama/EPA

Tsunami warnings have been lifted after an earthquake rocked northern Japan early on Tuesday, briefly disrupting cooling functions at a nuclear plant.(...)

The Aioi Bridge in Hiroshima, Japan: US president Barack Obama is to attempt to reheat a pledge he made after he took office in 2009 to rid the world of nuclear weapons. Most critics, including survivors of the Hiroshima bombing, say he has little to show for the pledge. Photograph: Yuriko Nakao/Bloomberg

When the leaders of the world’s rich nations meet this week near Japan’s Ise Shrine for the G7 Summit, they’ll be encouraged to pause from putting on (...)

Residents heading for a makeshift evacuation centre in Minamiaso, Kumamoto Prefecture, southwestern Japan on Sunday. Photograph: EPA

The desperate search for survivors intensified on Sunday in the splintered remains of buildings destroyed by Japan’s deadly earthquake and authoritie(...)