One year on, Japan remembers tsunami victims
19,000 people were killed when a huge tsunami hit Japan on March 11th last year. Now, the survivors are still counting the cost of the disaster – and of the nuclear emergency that followed.
After nuclear meltdown, reactor is safe, says Japan
Eight months after a massive tsunami destroyed its key nuclear power plant, Japan is now saying that the site is under control. Why did we rush to predict Armageddon at the time?
Japanese elderly volunteer for nuclear clean-up
It could take five years to clear up after Japan’s earthquake and nuclear disaster. But a group of old age pensioners is inspiring others by volunteering to work in the crippled power plant.
Meltdown: the anatomy of a front-page story
Sometimes a single news story overwhelms all others – as in this week's unfurling crisis in Japan. But attempting to disentangle what actually happened is an alarming exercise.
Amid the chaos, Japanese show their virtues
As Japan recovers from its terrible earthquake, westerners are impressed that there has been no looting. Why are the Japanese so well behaved?
Meltdown alert for Japan's nuclear reactors
As the Japanese are told to brace themselves for their most brutal ordeal since the Second World War, nuclear danger heads the long list of crises.
Tectonic shift, reactors and waves of hostility
In recent days, Japan has experienced destruction on an unprecedented scale. But as recovery gets underway, a new threat has appeared on the horizon.