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Japan probes under-reporting of Fukushima radiation dosage


Japan's health ministry said it would investigate reports that workers at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant were urged by a subcontractor to place lead around radiation detection devices in o

Japan's second reactor restarts

A second nuclear reactor has begun working in Japan, officials said on Thursday, the day after its operator was ordered to examine a possible active tectonic fault directly under the plant.

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Japan schoolgirl speared in head by javelin

A Japanese schoolgirl was in intensive care on Tuesday after being speared in the head by a javelin while taking part in track and field training, an official said.

The 2.6 metre (8 ft 6 ins) javelin

Japan's flood-hit evacuees return home


Flood-hit evacuees in Japan began returning to their homes to begin a massive clean-up operation on Monday after record rainfall forced hundreds of thousands to flee and left at least 32 dead or missi

Japan recalls Beijing envoy amid territorial row


Japan recalled its ambassador to China for consultations on Sunday amid a simmering row between the Asian powers over disputed territory in the East China Sea, reports said.

240,000 ordered to evacuate in Japan deluge


Almost a quarter of a million people were ordered to leave their homes in southwest Japan on Saturday as heavy rain pounded the area for the third day, with 20 already dead, officials and reports said.

Japan summons China ambassador over island dispute


Japan summoned the Chinese ambassador on Wednesday as a diplomatic row flared up after three Chinese patrol boats approached a chain of islands at the centre of a bitter territorial dispute.

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Runaway penguin in Japan gets new name

A penguin whose escape from an aquarium in Japan gained him a following around the world has been formally named after months of being known just by his number.

Previously called Humboldt penguin No.

Mitsubishi to sell Dutch vehicle plant for 1 euro


Japan's Mitsubishi Motors said on Wednesday that it would sell its sole European plant to a Dutch industrial group for one euro in a deal that calls on the buyer to keep 1,500 jobs at the facility.


Krishna to Khar: Act fast on 26/11 culprits

Stepping up pressure on Pakistan to take action quickly over the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, India said on Sunday that normalisation of bilateral relations can “only be in an atmosphere free of terror

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