Reports suggest that greed within the worldwide nuclear industry, combined with an insufficient UN watchdog and lax oversight of Japan's nuclear plants, contributed to the Japan nuclear crisis.
The immediate economic crunch across East Asia is expected to ease. It may then give way to a boom in exports of materials that Japan needs for reconstruction, a boost to Asian producers.
Japan's emperor Akihito sought to reassure citizens who are beginning to doubt government reassurances amid rising fear about a nuclear crisis.
High radiation levels halted crucial efforts to cool damaged nuclear reactors at risk of complete meltdown in Japan.
Few in Japan, however, are placing blame for the unraveling nuclear disaster directly on the Democratic Party of Japan, which has wrestled with crises since taking over from the Liberal Democratic Party in 2009.
Following Japan's worst earthquake on record, Japan has accepted help from 15 countries. Dozens more have offered aid. Here's how you can help.
Nuclear power has been something of a sacred cow in France. But the Japan nuclear crisis in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami is raising concern even here.
A month after the March 11, a 9.0 earthquake triggered a 30-foot tsunami that damaged several nuclear reactors in northeastern Japan, causing the country's worst crisis since World War II, a 7.4 temblor shook the country again.
Japan has received offers of assistance from 14 international organizations and 102 countries (including a number of unexpected aid donors such as embattled Afghanistan and poverty-stricken Cambodia), according to the latest report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Japan has accepted help, mostly in the form of search and rescue teams, from 15 countries. Here is an overview of some of the help pouring into Japan as it struggles to dig out from Friday’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami.
A surge of goodwill from Russia to Japan raises the possibility that a territorial dispute between the two countries left over from World War II could finally be resolved.
Japan officials told the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) that 'radioactivity is being released directly into the atmosphere' after a fire broke out in a storage pond for spent fuel at nuclear reactor damaged by Friday's earthquake and tsunami.
Radiation exposure: Adding to the monumental losses after a Japanese earthquake and tsunami, problems at four nuclear reactors have residents near and far concerned about radiation exposure.
Families escaping areas most affected by the Japan earthquake and tsunami are happy to have a dry place to stay in Hitachi city, which is situated along the coast between Tokyo and Sendai.
Some 30,000 people have been rescued as search operations continue following Japan's 9.0-magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami on March 11. Amazing stories of survival and hope are still emerging. Here are just a few examples:
Nuclear power is increasingly seen as a way for Japan, and other nations including the United States, to reduce dependence on fossil fuels.
As one survivor of the Japan earthquake and subsequent tsunami says, 'We have to rebuild. It’s the duty of those of us who are left.'
Japan's nuclear crisis is spawning concerns about 'another Chernobyl,' but a number of American and European scientists are cautiously taking the edge off the worst fears.
Stories of Japan's earthquake and natural disaster write themselves. But getting to the scene of Japan's catastrophe is another matter.
More than 200,000 people have been ordered out of an area within a 12-mile radius of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, where two reactors have gone into partial meltdown.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO) said the No. 3 reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant is now experiencing a partial meltdown after losing its cooling functions.
Japan has received offers from more than 70 rescue services from around the world. Crews from Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea are set to join a 150-member team on its way from the US.
Children knew as soon as their surroundings started shaking during today's Japan earthquake to don protective hoods and duck beneath their desks.
'As the shaking continued to build,' says Nicholas Roberts of the Japan earthquake, 'something much more primal was telling me to just get out of the building as soon as possible.'