| Nov 11, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Japan inaugurated a floating offshore wind turbine Monday that energy industry leaders hope will open a new frontier in Japanese renewable technologies and help the country reduce its dependence on nuclear energy and fossil fuels.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Each week we bring you the very best in visual journalism. One of the strongest storms ever recorded battered the central Philippines, ripping off rooftops, knocking out power and communications and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 6:30 AM
TOKYO -- A group of prominent Japanese film folk, including animation masters Hayao Miyazaki (pictured) and Isao Takahata, have formed a group to oppose the controversial state secrets protection bill now before the Japanese parliament.
The bill, which...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:51 PM
Masao Yoshida, the plant manager who led the fight to bring Japan's Fukushima atomic station under control during the 2011 nuclear disaster, has died. He was 58.
He died Tuesday of esophagus cancer at a Tokyo hospital, according to a statement from...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 3:48 PM
TOKYO - After years of largely bad news, crowds in Tokyo roared in excitement as they watched the announcement, streamed live here, that their city has been selected as the host of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
"The outlook has not been so bright for the...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 9:45 AM
BEIJING -- The operator of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima, Japan, said Tuesday that 300 tons of highly radioactive water had leaked from one of its storage tanks, the worst in a number of similar leaks since the catastrophic 2011...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:48 AM
TOKYO -- Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is considering a heightened "serious incident" designation for the leakage of 300 tons of highly radioactive water at the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant at Fukushima.
The country's nuclear regulator earlier...
| May 8, 2013
| 4:24 PM
Marine biologist Dan Madigan stood on a dock in San Diego and considered some freshly caught Pacific bluefin tuna. The fish had managed to swim 5,000 miles from their spawning grounds near Japan to California's shores, only to end up the catch of local...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe toured the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex Thursday and urged its owner to abandon hopes of restarting the only two intact reactors and concentrate instead on unfinished cleanup operations, Japanese...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:43 AM
Gustavo Dudamel was in Japan on Friday -- just three days before he is scheduled to launch the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new season at Walt Disney Concert Hall -- to help open a music event in the country's northeast region that is still recovering...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After the cascade of disasters that befell Japan 27 months ago, then-Prime Minister Naoto Kan took the brunt of withering criticism for shoddy nuclear safety standards at the crippled Fukushima reactor complex and the government’s chaotic...
| Jun 13, 2013
Not quite an H-bomb dropped on the environmentalist zeitgeist, "Pandora's Promise" does provoke those who have long opposed nuclear power to at least reconsider it, presenting its arguments in a green light and asking the question: Can one be committed to...