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27 Aug 2023
The water was collected from the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was heavily damaged in a devastating earthquake and tsunami in 2011. The decision has sparked outrage from environmental groups.
26 Aug 2023
Japan has begun to pump more than a million metric tons of treated water from the destroyed Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. The process is expected to take decades to complete.
24 Aug 2023
Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government is facing a wave of criticism at home and abroad after allowing the release of treated radioactive water from Fukushima into the Pacific Ocean.
17 Aug 2023
Tokyo has signed agreements with a number of African countries as competition with China for key raw materials and minerals heats up.
16 Aug 2023
As Japan marks 78 years since its World War II surrender, the country is forced to reconcile the history of wartime atrocities with remembering fallen soldiers. A memorial at the Yasukuni Shrine often draws controversy.
6 Aug 2023
Japan lost 800,000 people last year, with births on record low and deaths on record high. The government has plans to reverse this trend, but many fear its efforts will fail.
5 Aug 2023
Tokyo and Moscow have been locked in a dispute over the Kuril Islands for decades. The Ukraine war has given some Japanese hope that they can be wrestled out of Russia's control. How does China factor in?
29 Jul 2023
The Japanese population is continuing to shrink at a record pace, although more foreigners live there than ever before. For the first time, the decline was apparent across the whole country.
16 Jul 2023
As heavy rains continue to wreak havoc on Japan's southwestern island of Kyushu, authorities have issued the highest-level warnings and ordered evacuations.
10 Jul 2023
Over 12 years ago, the strongest earthquake in Japan's recorded history caused a massive tsunami that led to a meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant. We take a look at what's to become of the water used to cool the plant's reactors. With the Fukushima facility rapidly running out of storage space, the UN nuclear watchdog and Japanese regulators gave separate approval to a plan to dump over a million tonnes of treated wastewater into the Pacific. Both said the environmental impact would be negligible, but that has not allayed the fears of local people.
9 Jul 2023
The Japanese government is ramping up its campaign to convince the nation and its neighbors that the treated radioactive water poses no danger to humans or the environment after the IAEA approved its plan.
6 Jul 2023
IAEA chief Rafael Grossi presented a review of Tokyo's plans to release treated radioactive water from the Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. The report concluded that the plan meets international safety standards.

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