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On Thursday (March 11) it's 10 years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan.
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10 years ago, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, one of the largest in the world, was partially destroyed by a tsunami. Many inhabitants fled and a race against the clock to decommission and decontaminate began. But what's it like today?
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The annual winter festival on Lake Shikaribetsu in the town of Shikaoi kicked off on Friday.
Tokyo 2020 president resigns over derogatory comments about women
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Japan celebrates coming-of-age day despite recent COVID-19 surge
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Parts of Japan see record snowfall as military brought in
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