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By IndepthAfrica
In Asia
Sep 25th, 2012
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Visitors to Japan have reached pre-earthquake numbers, for the first time since the disaster struck in March last year Reports from the Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) show the country had 686,600 foreign visitors in June, up 1.4% from June 2010. The earthquake had a seriously negative aff...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 21st, 2011
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Fukushima – The toll of Japan’s triple disaster came into clearer focus on Monday after police estimates showed more than 18 000 people died, the World Bank said rebuilding may cost $235bn and more cases of radiation-tainted vegetables and tap water turned up. Japanese officials reported ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 16th, 2011
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Japan has withdrawn all of its workers from the Fukushima 1 nuclear power plant, saying it is too dangerous after a surge in radiation. The decision came after a second fire broke out in Reactor 4, following a prior blaze that had not been properly extinguished. Japan’s chief cabinet secretary ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 15th, 2011
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The death toll in Japan climbed to more than 3,000 Tuesday in the aftermath of a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and a tsunami that have devastated the northern part of the country. In addition to the official toll reported by national broadcaster NHK, more than 15,000 people are reported to be unaccounted ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 15th, 2011
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* Radiation continues to leak after new fire breaks out at fourth reactor * PM extends exclusion zone to 19 miles and warns residents to stay inside * Radioactive wind could reach Tokyo today * Third explosion last night raises fears of nuclear meltdown * Latest blast in number two reactor – pr...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 15th, 2011
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Japan warned radioactive levels had become “significantly” higher around a quake-stricken nuclear power plant on Tuesday after explosions at two reactors, and the French embassy said a low-level radioactive wind could reach Tokyo within hours. Prime Minister Naoto Kan urged people within ...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 14th, 2011
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OMA, Japan – The second hydrogen explosion in three days rocked a Japanese nuclear plant Monday, sending a massive cloud of smoke into the air and injuring 11 workers. The blast was felt 25 miles (40 kilometres) away, but the plant’s operator said the radiation levels at the affected unit...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 14th, 2011
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A fresh explosion at Japan’s quake-stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex on Monday is unlikely to have led to a large escape of radioactivity, the government said. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edano was speaking after a hydrogen explosion at the No.3 reactor in the plant, w...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 13th, 2011
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Some 2,000 bodies have been found on two shores in Miyagi Prefecture following Friday’s devastating earthquake and massive tsunami, as Japan struggles to grasp the whole picture of the disaster. Today’s findings will significantly increase the death toll from the magnitude 8.9-magnitude q...
By benim
In Asia
Mar 13th, 2011
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Amid the unremitting horror and devastation there came a rare story of survival. Hiromitsu Shinkawa was found floating nearly ten miles out at sea on the roof of his house, two days after the quake struck. As the wave approached his home city of Minamisoma on Friday, the 60-year-old and his wife took...