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Japan marks 5th anniversary of quake, tsunami disaster with moment of silence

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AFTER 5 YEARS. Visitors offer a prayer for victims, at the former Disaster Prevention Center in Minamisanriku, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, March 10, 2016. 43 people were killed when a 15.5-meter high wave hit the town. Japan will mark the fifth anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami on March 11. Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/EPA
‘I hope people will remember us, that lives of evacuees are still difficult in many ways, including financially,’ Kazuko Nihei, 39, says at a memorial event in a Tokyo park

TOKYO, Japan (Mar. 11, 2016) — Japan paused on Friday, March 11 to mark five years since an offshore earthquake spawned a monster tsunami that left about 18,500 people dead or missing along its Continue reading Japan marks 5th anniversary of quake, tsunami disaster with moment of silence

Japan court orders two nuclear reactors to shut down

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ORDERED SHUT. This file photo taken on February 26, 2016 shows Kansai Electric Power’s number 3 (L) and number 4 (R) reactors at the Takahama nuclear plant in western Japan’s Fukui prefecture. Jiji Press/AFP
The order would bring the number of operating reactors in Japan down to two

TOKYO, Japan (Mar. 10, 2016) — A Japanese court on Wednesday, March 9, ordered two regional nuclear reactors to shut down over safety concerns, the plant’s operator said, just days before the fifth anniversary of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

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Former TEPCO bosses indicted over Fukushima disaster

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NUCLEAR CRISIS. A file picture dated March 12, 2011 shows an overview of the Fukushima I nuclear plant in Japan, shortly before an explosion happened. File photo by EPA
If convicted, they face up to 5 years in prison or a penalty of up to one million yen ($8,850)

TOKYO, Japan (Feb. 29, 2016) — Three former executives of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant operator were indicted Monday, February 29, over the 2011 atomic accident, in what will be the first criminal trial linked to the disaster.

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