Five years ago March 11, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake and a major tsunami hit Japan, killing almost 16,000 people. The ensuing nuclear disaster at the Fukushima plant led to the contamination and subsequent evacuation of the nearby area.
A Fukushima court has ordered the Japanese government and nuclear plant operator TEPCO to pay damages for the 2011 triple meltdown. The case was the largest class action suit brought over the nuclear disaster.
Japan's largest nuclear power plant has been declared safe by regulators, prompting renewed concerns from critics that operator TEPCO has not learned the lessons of the 2011 Fukushima disaster. Julian Ryall reports.
The trial of three former executives from the operator of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear plant has begun. It will focus mainly on whether they were guilty of negligence before the nuclear accident.
After Japan's devastating 2011 tsunami, the receding waters pulled countless pieces of debris into the Pacific Ocean. That flotsam became "rafts" for endemic Japanese species on an unexpected 7,000-kilometer voyage.
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