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Strong aftershocks strike Japan as quake survivors struggle

Hundreds of strong aftershocks in southern Japan have occurred since last Thursday’s large earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the country. Some have

Hundreds of strong aftershocks in southern Japan have occurred since last Thursday’s large earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck the country. Some have

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Japan reels in aftermath of double earthquakes

Still reeling from double earthquakes last week, thousands of rescue workers on Japan’s Kyushu island are scouring the rubble in a desperate search

Still reeling from double earthquakes last week, thousands of rescue workers on Japan’s Kyushu island are scouring the rubble in a desperate search

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Last man in Fukushima: Matsumura Naoto

Japan has been marking five years since a massive earthquake and tsunami destroyed towns and triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster since

Japan has been marking five years since a massive earthquake and tsunami destroyed towns and triggered the world’s worst nuclear disaster since

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Japan remembers tsunami victims

Japan has remembered the nearly 20,000 victims of an earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear crisis. Friday (March 11) marked five years since

Japan has remembered the nearly 20,000 victims of an earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear crisis. Friday (March 11) marked five years since

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Japan: Fukushima wounds still deep, five years on

Japan’s Emperor Akihito led the tributes, five years on from the Fukushima disaster on Friday, but for those who lived through it, the wounds have

Japan’s Emperor Akihito led the tributes, five years on from the Fukushima disaster on Friday, but for those who lived through it, the wounds have

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Before and after: The scars of Japan's tsunami five years on

One of the biggest earthquakes in history shook Japan’s northeast five years ago. It triggered a 10-metre tsunami which smashed into the Fukushima

One of the biggest earthquakes in history shook Japan’s northeast five years ago. It triggered a 10-metre tsunami which smashed into the Fukushima

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Tohoku rises from the tsunami with an agricultural revolution

In this first episode of “Focus” Special Japan we discover how the Tsunami-struck region of Tohoku has begun to recover, five years after the

In this first episode of “Focus” Special Japan we discover how the Tsunami-struck region of Tohoku has begun to recover, five years after the

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Japan floods leave three dead, and 23 missing

Rescue workers pluck people from homes in danger of being washed away. Three have reportedly been killed and 23 are still missing after record rains

Rescue workers pluck people from homes in danger of being washed away. Three have reportedly been killed and 23 are still missing after record rains

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Fukushima clean-up drags on

The anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing has become ever more poigniant since the Fukushima disaster four years ago. On March 11, 2011, a nuclear

The anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing has become ever more poigniant since the Fukushima disaster four years ago. On March 11, 2011, a nuclear

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Japan: a world leader in disaster prevention

Japan is a world-leader in thwarting the risk of natural disasters. In the first episode of this special edition of Target Japan, we head to Sendai

Japan is a world-leader in thwarting the risk of natural disasters. In the first episode of this special edition of Target Japan, we head to Sendai

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Anger at huge 'anti-tsunami' sea walls in Japan

Japan is building a series of controversial concrete walls along parts of its northern coastline to protect against tsunamis. Nearly 400 kilometres

Japan is building a series of controversial concrete walls along parts of its northern coastline to protect against tsunamis. Nearly 400 kilometres

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Several missing after powerful Typhoon Phanfone hits Japan

A powerful typhoon made landfall in central Japan on Monday morning. Authorities issued evacuation advisories for more than 400,000 people in the

A powerful typhoon made landfall in central Japan on Monday morning. Authorities issued evacuation advisories for more than 400,000 people in the

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Japan PM Abe visits landslide-hit Hiroshima

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday (25 August) after a series of landslides devastated the city. At least 52 people

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday (25 August) after a series of landslides devastated the city. At least 52 people

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Japan braces for more rain, counts cost of landslides

More rains are expected today in Japan, where rescue workers have spent another night near Hiroshima looking for survivors of a Wednesday deluge that

More rains are expected today in Japan, where rescue workers have spent another night near Hiroshima looking for survivors of a Wednesday deluge that

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Search continues for survivors after Hiroshima landslides

Rescuers are still searching through the debris after massive landslides slammed into a residential area on the outskirts of Japan’s western city of

Rescuers are still searching through the debris after massive landslides slammed into a residential area on the outskirts of Japan’s western city of

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Japan: landslides hit Hiroshima killing scores of people

Scores of people were killed in Japan when landslides slammed into the western city of Hiroshima. At least ten others were reported

Scores of people were killed in Japan when landslides slammed into the western city of Hiroshima. At least ten others were reported

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Japan nuclear plant gets initial safety approval to restart

A nuclear plant in southern Japan has been granted preliminary approval to restart under new rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima

A nuclear plant in southern Japan has been granted preliminary approval to restart under new rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima

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Last Man of Fukushima takes anti-nuclear message to Strasbourg

He is known as the Last Man of Fukushima. Naoto Matsumura has steadfastly disobeyed orders from Japanese authorities to leave his home deep inside

He is known as the Last Man of Fukushima. Naoto Matsumura has steadfastly disobeyed orders from Japanese authorities to leave his home deep inside

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Tsunami and quake victims remembered across Japan

People across Japan on Tuesday remembered the victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, on the 3rd anniversary of the disaster.

People across Japan on Tuesday remembered the victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, on the 3rd anniversary of the disaster.

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Moment of silence on third anniversary of Japan's devastating tsunami

The Japanese Emperor and his wife have led a moment of silence in Tokyo to mark the third anniversary of the country’s devastating earthquake and

The Japanese Emperor and his wife have led a moment of silence in Tokyo to mark the third anniversary of the country’s devastating earthquake and

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Japan still struggling after 2011 tsunami

Three years on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl and Japan’s Fukushima plant is

Three years on from the devastating earthquake and tsunami which triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl and Japan’s Fukushima plant is

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Japan marks 3rd anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster

A memorial ceremony was held on Sunday in the tsunami-stricken city of Rikuzentakata, in Iwate Prefecture, ahead of the 3rd anniversary of the

A memorial ceremony was held on Sunday in the tsunami-stricken city of Rikuzentakata, in Iwate Prefecture, ahead of the 3rd anniversary of the