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Japan's nuclear leaks sparked butterfly mutations


Radiation that leaked from the Fukushima nuclear plant following last year's tsunami caused mutations in some butterflies - including dented eyes and stunted wings - though humans seem relatively unaf

Fukushima men complete 13,000-km marathon from Paris


Three men from Fukushima Prefecture arrived on Thursday at their final goal in Tokyo after a year long transcontinental marathon from Paris to thank people around the world for helping Japan recover f

TEPCO chief vows cost cuts amid $3.68 bn loss


Tokyo Electric Power's chief on Wednesday vowed 'nothing was sacred' in his bid to chop costs as the operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant posted a $3.68 billion quarterly loss.

Anti-nuclear human chain surrounds Japan Parliament


Thousands of demonstrators holding candles and small lights formed a human chain around Japan's Parliament on Sunday in the latest protest against nuclear power after the Fukushima crisis last year.

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 regains nuclear power as first reactor resumes operations


Japan ended two months without nuclear power on Thursday when the No. 3 unit at Kansai Electric Power Co's Ohi plant became the first reactor to resume supplying electricity to the grid since a nation

Fukushima nuclear accident a 'man-made' disaster: Probe


The nuclear accident at Fukushima last year was a ‘man-made disaster’ and not only due to the tsunami, a Japanese parliamentary panel said on Thursday in its final report on the catastrophe.

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Fukushima seafood on trial sale, 1st time since nuclear crisis

For the first time since Japan's worst nuclear crisis in March last year, seafood caught off the coast of Fukushima went on trial sale on Monday at supermarkets in northeastern Japan prefecture. At su

Japan PM orders nuclear restart: Reports


Japan ordered nuclear reactors back online Saturday, defying public sentiment against atomic power following last year's meltdowns at Fukushima sparked by the quake-tsunami, reports said.

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Former Tepco chief to be grilled over Fukushima disaster


The former president of Fukushima plant operator Tokyo Electric Power Co faces questioning for the first time on Friday by a high profile investigative panel seeking to uncover the causes of the world

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