Home Topics Fukushima


Japanese mourn 2011 tsunami victims

Seven years down the line, Japanese in Tokyo and along the northeast coast are marking the seventh anniversary of the tsunami that killed over 18,000 people and triggered meltdowns at the Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Skating star Yuzuru Hanyu battles emotions to discuss quake trauma

Double Olympic figure-skating champion Yuzuru Hanyu battled his emotions on Saturday to open up on the trauma he suffered in surviving the deadly 2011 Japan earthquake.

Japan picks ‘North’ as 2017 symbol amid North Korea threat

Japan has chosen the Chinese character for "North" as its traditional defining symbol of 2017 after a series of launches of North Korean missiles, several of which plunged into the Pacific Ocean near Japan's territorial waters.

Unexploded WWII bomb found at Japan Fukushima nuclear plant

A suspected World War II bomb was found Thursday on the premises of Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, an official said, with police called in to investigate.

Recent Stories

NLC: Governor el-Rufai is not God

The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) has warned northern governors not to adopt the policies of Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai, especially in the area of retrenchment of workers; a policy the body said was targeted at inflicting pain and sorrow on the people.

Lagos APC: Obanikoro, Igbokwe condemn parallel congress

Former Minister of State for Defence, Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, and Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Secretary, Engr. Joe Igbokwe, have condemned the conduct a parallel congress that produced Mr. Fouad Oki as factional chairman of the party in the state.

Governor Dickson: Restructuring doesn’t portend doom for Nigeria

Governor Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State, yesterday in Kaduna, called on Nigerians to support the call for the restructuring of the country, saying it is the only way to ensure a “fair, stable and sustainable Nigeria.”

Ekiti guber: INEC to engage 15,000 corps members in poll

No fewer than 15,000 Youth Service Corps (NYSC) members will participate in the forthcoming July 14 governorship election in Ekiti State.

Justice Abang threatens to strike out Olisa Metuh’s case

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court in Abuja threatened on Monday to strike out the criminal charge filed against Chief Olisa Metuh, former Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).