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Japan earthquake continues to shake up Vancouverites
After the Japan earthquake and tsunami, locals continue to feel the impact of the disaster in their lives.
Mar 7th, 2012
Scandals of Fukushima
A look back at how the Japanese government repeatedly misinformed its public about the dangers of radiation from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant.
Feb 14th, 2012
More radioactive water leaking from Fukushima Daiichi
Up to 45,000 liters of highly radioactive water leaked from Japan’s Fukushima nuclear station at the weekend and some of it might have reached the ocean, according to Tokyo Electric Power Co. (...
Dec 3rd, 2011
After the nuclear meltdown: inside post-Fukushima Daiichi Japan
"If I had a choice between vegetables from around Fukushima or from down south in Kyushu, I'd honestly buy from Kyushu." After Fukushima, the view from Japan.
Aug 20th, 2011
Japanese government not giving "straight story" on dumping radioactive water into ocean, physician says
“We’re not getting the straight story from the government,” Jeff Patterson, past president of Physicians for Social Responsibility, said about Japan's dumping of radioactive water from a quake-...
Apr 5th, 2011
Japan nuclear crisis worsens and effects depend on wind
Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered a rare televised address, saying he was "deeply worried" about the deteriorating situation at the plant and a new aftershock has hit Japan, several journalists...
Mar 16th, 2011