Four million euros compensation: The plaintiffs' lawyers announce their success in court. The 3,800 residents of Fukushima, victims of the nuclear catastrophe there, will receive compensation from the government and the nuclear power company Tepco.
North and South Korea are fighting plans by the Japanese government to release radioactive water presently stored at the destroyed Fukushima nuclear power plant on the northeast coast of Japan into the Pacific Ocean.
The strongest winds in years wreaked havoc on Japan's notoriously busy rush hour commute as flights were cancelled and train lines closed. More than 900,000 homes lost power.
Animosity between Tokyo and Seoul has continued to rise at a time when regional cooperation is critical. This growing rift could soon have very negative consequences for both countries.
TEPCO is removing hundreds of radioactive cylinders from the tsunami-damaged Fukushima reactor site. The units are still intact and could spark a largescale disaster in the event of another earthquake.
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