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There were growing fears over the threat of radiation-tainted beef in Japan yesterday as officials moved to prevent further contamination of the meat supply.
A NUCLEAR reactor in western Japan is to be temporarily shutdown due to "technical glitches", it was revealed yesterday.
JAPANESE prime minister Naoto Kan said yesterday it will take decades to clean up and decommission the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant after the world's worst atomic accident since Chernobyl.
Angry parents of children in Japan's Fukushima city marched along with hundreds more yesterday to demand protection for their children from radiation more than three months after a massive earthquake and tsunami triggered the worst nuclear disaster in 25 years.
A MAGNITUDE-6.7 earthquake rattled north-east Japan this morning.
A NEW report says Japan's tsunami-ravaged nuclear plant was so unprepared for the disaster that workers had to bring protective gear and an emergency manual from distant buildings and borrow equipment from a contractor.
A SYSTEM to clean massive amounts of contaminated water at Japan's tsunami hit nuclear plant was shut down yesterday, just hours after it began full operations, because of a technical problem.
IT IS a Herculean task - to return to the sea more than a dozen ships thrown inland by Japan's tsunami in March.
Japan is to ask pregnant women and children to move away from radiation "hotspots" found far away from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, reflecting new anxieties about the spread of radioactivity.
The number of Japanese on benefits exceeded two million for the first time in almost 60 years in March, due to a weak economy and the country's ageing population, the health ministry has said.
PROTESTERS held mass demonstrations across Japan against nuclear power yesterday, the three-month anniversary of the powerful earthquake and tsunami that killed over 23,000 and triggered one of the world's worst nuclear disasters.
A RUN of bank holidays and the fallout from March's Japanese earthquake have triggered a sharp fall in manufacturing output and heightened expectations of an interest rate freeze until 2012.
All 54 of Japan's nuclear reactors may be shut by next April, adding more than £18 billion a year to the country's energy costs, if communities object to plant operating plans due to safety concerns, trade ministry officials said yesterday.
JENSON Button will show his support for those affected by March's earthquake and tsunami in Japan by sporting a new diamond-encrusted helmet at the Monaco Grand Prix.
Donning white protective suits, people living near Japan's radiation-leaking nuclear plant returned home yesterday for the first time since the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
A MAJOR international mission to investigate Japan's flooded, radiation-leaking nuclear complex began yesterday, as new information suggested that nuclear fuel had mostly melted in two more reactors in the early days after the 11 March earthquake and tsunami.
The president of the power company that runs the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant resigned yesterday after revealing the biggest losses in its history.
Japan's economy contracted sharply in the first quarter, veering back into recession as factory production and consumer spending wilted in the aftermath of March's earthquake and tsunami.