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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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Earthquake magnitude 6.4 hits Japan

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has hit southwestern Japan. At least two people have died, according to public broadcaster NHK. The quake struck around

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake has hit southwestern Japan. At least two people have died, according to public broadcaster NHK. The quake struck around

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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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Japan earthquake victims remembered

People in Japan have remembered the 6,434 victims of an earthquake that struck two decades ago. About 300,000 light-emitting diodes were turned on in

People in Japan have remembered the 6,434 victims of an earthquake that struck two decades ago. About 300,000 light-emitting diodes were turned on in

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Magnitude 8.5 quake strikes off eastern Japan

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no

A magnitude 8.5 earthquake struck off the east coast of Japan on Saturday, shaking buildings in Tokyo, but there was no danger of a tsunami and no

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Japan's 2011 earthquake disaster still reverberates

Four years ago on 11th March the earth shook Japan. The magnitude nine quake went on for six minutes, the strongest the archipelago had ever

Four years ago on 11th March the earth shook Japan. The magnitude nine quake went on for six minutes, the strongest the archipelago had ever

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Rescue operation frees people trapped by Japanese earthquake

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening (November 22), temporarily trapping people in collapsed

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening (November 22), temporarily trapping people in collapsed

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Watch: Japanese footballers in touching tribute to tsunami victims

Footballers from Japanese side Sanfrecce Hiroshima celebrated a goal with a touching tribute to victims of the 2011 tsunami. The players, with the

Footballers from Japanese side Sanfrecce Hiroshima celebrated a goal with a touching tribute to victims of the 2011 tsunami. The players, with the

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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

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Strong earthquake hits Japan

A strong earthquake estimated at magnitude 6.3 struck Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, on Saturday morning.

A strong earthquake estimated at magnitude 6.3 struck Awaji Island in Hyogo Prefecture, western Japan, on Saturday morning.

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Japan's tsunami two years on - in pictures

Japan has been marking the second anniversary of the devastating tsunami and earthquake that claimed an estimated 19,000 lives and caused the worst

Japan has been marking the second anniversary of the devastating tsunami and earthquake that claimed an estimated 19,000 lives and caused the worst

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Japan mourns 2011 disaster victims

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at a special memorial service at the National Theatre in Tokyo, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, once more

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at a special memorial service at the National Theatre in Tokyo, and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, once more

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Strong earthquake hits Japan's Hokkaido

A powerful quake shook the eastern part of Hokkaido, in northern Japan, on February 2. Twelve people were injured and several buildings’ ceilings

A powerful quake shook the eastern part of Hokkaido, in northern Japan, on February 2. Twelve people were injured and several buildings’ ceilings

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Strong quake hits Japan's Fukushima disaster zone

Japan’s has been hit by a massive earthquake off its northeastern coast. Tremors from the 7.3 magnitude quake could be felt as far away as

Japan’s has been hit by a massive earthquake off its northeastern coast. Tremors from the 7.3 magnitude quake could be felt as far away as

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Earthquake hits Japan

A strong earthquake centred off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far as Tokyo, and led to a one-meter-high tsunami on friday.

A strong earthquake centred off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far as Tokyo, and led to a one-meter-high tsunami on friday.

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Strong quake hits Japan's northeastern coast

A strong earthquake centred off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far as Tokyo and led to a tsunami warning for coastal areas of the

A strong earthquake centred off the coast of northeastern Japan shook buildings as far as Tokyo and led to a tsunami warning for coastal areas of the

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Never forget quake memories, says Japan's Akihito

Exactly a year on from the enormously destructive earthquake and tsunami, Japan has commemorated the events of that day in ceremonies around the

Exactly a year on from the enormously destructive earthquake and tsunami, Japan has commemorated the events of that day in ceremonies around the

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Tsunami survivors remember lost loved ones

Cities across northeastern Japan have been holding their own memorials for the tsunami’s victims, and those of the nuclear crisis that followed. In

Cities across northeastern Japan have been holding their own memorials for the tsunami’s victims, and those of the nuclear crisis that followed. In

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Japan marks quake and tsunami anniversary

Exactly a year on from the enormously destructive earthquake and tsunami, Japan is remembering. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led a minute of

Exactly a year on from the enormously destructive earthquake and tsunami, Japan is remembering. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led a minute of

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Missing children in tsunami-hit Japanese city

One year on, the search for missing children continues in the tsunami-hit city of Ishinomaki in northern Japan. Most of the missing students’ bodies

One year on, the search for missing children continues in the tsunami-hit city of Ishinomaki in northern Japan. Most of the missing students’ bodies