On a cold Friday afternoon, life for millions in Japan would be changed in the span of just a few minutes. On March 11, 2011, northeastern Japan was struck by one of the most powerful earthquakes in recorded history.
Hagibis is wreaking havoc on mainland Japan and is expected to bring with it the heaviest rain and winds in sixty years. More than a million people have been advised to evacuate.
Six years on from a massive nuclear disaster, accumulations of lava-like layers were found inside Fukushima nuclear plant.
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Devastating floods prompt thousands of evacuations in southwestern Japan.
An underground ice wall has been activated around Japan’s Fukushima nuclear reactors, five years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami wreaked
Japan has remembered the nearly 20,000 victims of an earthquake and subsequent tsunami and nuclear crisis. Friday (March 11) marked five years since
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
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
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.
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