Jan 24, 2013 04:01 EST
Japan is likely to abandon an ambitious pledge to slash greenhouse gas emissions by a quarter, the top government spokesman said on Thursday.
Jan 24, 2013 01:05 EST
Japan on Thursday logged a record trade deficit for 2012 as exports were hit by a bitter diplomatic spat with its biggest market China and plunging demand in debt-wracked Europe.
Jan 23, 2013 21:48 EST
Japan said on Thursday it logged a record trade deficit in 2012 as exports to debt-hit Europe plunged and a bitter diplomatic spat with its biggest trade partner China weighed on demand.
Jan 18, 2013 10:20 EST
A fish contaminated with radiation levels more than 2,500 times the legal limit has been caught near Japan's crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, its operator said Friday.
Jan 14, 2013 03:41 EST
Mayumi Kurasawa's seaweed company saw seven of its factories swept away by Japan's 2011 tsunami. Nearly two years later, sales continue to be eroded by consumer fears over nuclear contamination.
Jan 11, 2013 06:00 EST
India and French group Areva are close to agreement on a contract for Areva to build a nuclear power station on the west coast of India, Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said in a newspaper interview on Friday.
Jan 10, 2013 16:14 EST
Japan's new government is to unveil a massive $227 billion extra budget on Friday designed to breathe life into the world's third-largest economy, rebuild disaster-hit areas and beef up the military.
Jan 10, 2013 09:15 EST
Tokyo took its bid to stage the 2020 Olympics to London on Thursday, with Japanese officials saying they wanted to follow the "shining example" set by last year's summer Games in the British capital.
Jan 09, 2013 12:20 EST
Japan's government will clamp down on contractors cleaning up radioactive material around the ruined Fukushima nuclear plant, officials said Wednesday, following disclosures of sloppy decontamination work.
Jan 08, 2013 13:18 EST
Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Tuesday promised his personal support for Tokyo's bid to host its first Summer Olympics since his grandfather helped the capital win the 1964 Games.
Jan 08, 2013 02:23 EST
Japan's new finance minister said that Tokyo would buy bonds issued by Europe's permanent bailout fund to help soothe the eurozone's debt problems and stabilise the under-pressure yen.
Jan 07, 2013 00:58 EST
Toshiba has boosted its stake in US nuclear power plant builder Westinghouse Electric to 87 percent, the company said on Monday, as it eyes atomic opportunities outside disaster-struck Japan.
Jan 06, 2013 00:12 EST
The majority of Japanese towns and cities hosting nuclear plants said they would agree to the reactors being restarted if the government guaranteed the safety of the facilities, a survey said Sunday.
Jan 05, 2013 02:11 EST
China has resumed construction on a "fourth generation" nuclear power plant, suspended after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, which will be its biggest-ever nuclear facility, state media said on Saturday.
Jan 04, 2013 04:45 EST
German Environment Minister Peter Altmaier said Friday his country would never again return to nuclear energy, hitting back at a top EU official who doubted Berlin's commitment to phase out nuclear power.
Jan 01, 2013 02:36 EST
Japanese regulators have found inadequate fireproofing at more than one fifth of the nuclear reactors that went offline after the 2011 Fukushima crisis, a major daily said on Tuesday.
Dec 31, 2012 06:12 EST
South Korea on Monday restarted one of three nuclear reactors shut down for safety reasons, easing fears of power shortages during the harsh winter.
Dec 31, 2012 03:12 EST
Japan's new prime minister Shinzo Abe has voiced his willingness to build new nuclear reactors, reports said, despite widespread public opposition to atomic energy since the Fukushima crisis.
Dec 29, 2012 04:55 EST
The clean-up at Fukushima after its tsunami-sparked nuclear meltdowns is unlike anything humanity has ever undertaken, Japan's prime minister said on Saturday during a tour of the plant.
Dec 29, 2012 00:48 EST
The clean-up at Fukushima after its tsunami-sparked nuclear meltdowns is an "unprecedented challenge" Japan's new prime minister told workers on Saturday during a tour of the plant.