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A combination picture shows (L-R) former Tokyo Electric Power Co chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata and vice presidents Ichiro Takekuro and Sakae Muto. Photograph: Kyodo/via REUTERS.

Three former executives with Tokyo Electric Power Co (Tepco) have gone on trial for failing to prevent the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011. Tepco(...)

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 (...)

Tanks for storing contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power station in Fukushima, Japan. Photograph: Ko Sasaki/The New York Times

A court in Japan on Friday ruled that Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) and the government are liable for negligence in a case involving compensation for t(...)

Furuzamani Beach, Zamami Island, Kerama Islands, Okinawa, Japan
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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.(...)

(L) Picture of sinkhole taken on November 8th; (R) road after restoration on November 15th. Photograph: Kyodo News via AP

A section of road in the centre of the Japanese city of Fukuoka has reopened just days after a sinkhole opened up outside a busy railway station and t(...)

Evacuees queue for food  at Kumamoto City Hall. A powerful 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit southern Japan early on April 16th. Photograph: Kazuhiro Nogi/AFP/Getty Images

On the floor of Kumamoto city hall, the old and young lie side by side on makeshift beds, praying for a few hours of unbroken sleep. “I thought the e(...)

 An elderly woman holding her pet dog talks on a mobile phone after a second earthquake hit southwestern Japan on Saturday. Photograph: EPA

A powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck southern Japan early on Saturday, killing at least 20 people, injuring more than 1,000 and trapping people(...)

A road newly damaged by the 7.3 magnitude earthquake  on Saturday April 16th, 2016 in Mashiki, Kumamoto, Japan. Photograph: Taro Karibe/Getty Images

A magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck southern Japan, just over 24 hours after a quake killed nine people and injured at least 1,000 in the same area.(...)

A woman cleans up in front of her collapsed house in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016.

Aftershocks rattled communities in southern Japan as businesses and residents examined the widespread damage from an unusually strong earthquake in wh(...)

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