| Nov 6, 2013
| 4:59 AM
By John Balassi
NEW YORK, Nov 6 (IFR) - A global rally is in full swing on
Wednesday morning, despite looming event risks this week which
include the ECB policy meeting on Thursday and Friday's
Market participants are using yesterday's sell-...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:40 AM
TOKYO (AP) — An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck Saturday morning off Japan’s east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Japan’s emergency agencies declared a tsunami warning for the area.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency...
| 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...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 7:00 AM
SOMA, Japan — For much of his life, Koichi Matsumoto, 58, happily slipped out of bed in the dead of night to work on a fishing trawler.
But these days, his catch is tree branches, tires and other rubble still adrift since the massive earthquake...
| 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...
| 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 13, 2013
| 1:05 AM
TOKYO - Farmers in Fukushima Prefecture are turning to "solar sharing," a process in which they can generate solar power on the same land where they grow crops and sell the power to utilities.
The farmers are hoping to sell the power to help cover the...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 10:32 PM
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a ‘‘safe pair of hands’’ and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the...
| 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...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:27 PM
TOKYO (AP) — Deep beneath Fukushima's crippled nuclear power station a massive underground reservoir of contaminated water that began spilling from the plant's reactors after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has been creeping slowly toward the sea....
| 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...
| 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...