"The problem is that one in five workers are paid less than ten euros an hour."
Trade union representative (ver.di)
"Just enough money for a kebab"
Music teacher (Berlin)
"Each halva has five layers of ground rice, hazelnuts, sugar and a syrup made with water and lemon. You have to leave it to rest overnight."
"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
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
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
Locals say the future will depend on young people returning and so far there's only a handful, amid lingering fears about radioactivity
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
The anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing has become ever more poigniant since the
Fukushima disaster four years ago.
On March 11, 2011, a nuclear
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
Two Japanese power companies have announced they will scrap three ageing nuclear reactors. It marks the first moves to permanently shut down nuclear
Japan is building a series of controversial concrete walls along parts of its northern coastline to protect against tsunamis. Nearly 400 kilometres
Children fly hundreds of kites in the coastal enclave of Gaza to commemorate the anniversary of the deadly earthquake and tsunami in 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 volcano erupted in central Japan on Saturday, sending a large plume of ash high into the sky.
Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon. The
Some 2.35 million Japanese residents took part in a nationwide drill on Monday, September 1, as part of Disaster Prevention Day.
The exercise is
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Hiroshima on Monday (25 August) after a series of landslides devastated the city.
At least 52 people
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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Rescuers are still searching through the debris after massive landslides slammed into a residential area on the outskirts of Japan’s western city of
Scores of people were killed in Japan when landslides slammed into the western city of Hiroshima. At least ten others were reported
A nuclear plant in southern Japan has been granted preliminary approval to restart under new rules introduced after the 2011 Fukushima
He is known as the Last Man of Fukushima.
Naoto Matsumura has steadfastly disobeyed orders from Japanese authorities to leave his home deep inside
People across Japan on Tuesday remembered the victims of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, on the 3rd anniversary of the disaster.