August 4, 2011 Japan is firing three top nuclear energy officials, nearly five months after the country's Fukushima nuclear disaster. And Banri Kaieda, the industry minister in charge of energy policy, said that he will resign after he replaces the officials.
A farmer feeds her cattle at a farm in Futamata, Fukushima prefecture, about 28 miles west from the Fukushima nuclear power plant, on March 20, 2011.
July 19, 2011 The Japanese government shut down all beef shipments coming out of Fukushima prefecture today, home to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant. This comes more than a week after tests on meat from the region revealed high levels of radioactive cesium.
April 11, 2011 One month later: A look at memorials dedicated to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows as he holds a news conference in Tokyo on March 25, 2011.
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March 25, 2011 Japan Prime Minister: nuclear situation is grave
March 24, 2011 NPR photographer David Gilkey spent the day photographing the city of Rikuzentakata — or what remains of it.
The devastation in Ofunato, Japan, after the tsunami roared through.
March 23, 2011 That's about the height of a typical six- or seven-story building.
A live camera from Tokyo Electric Power Co. shows black smoke billowing from the crippled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant. in northeastern Japan on Wednesday.
March 23, 2011 Live blog Japan quake, tsunami and nuclear developments
Tsunami damage in Kessennuma, Miyagi prefecture on March 20, 2011.
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March 21, 2011 Live blog on Japan disaster developments
Surrounded by debris in the devastated city of Rikuzen-Takada, Japan, a man rested on his walking stick earlier today (March 19, 2011).
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March 19, 2011 Saturday's news on the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Noda, in Iwate Prefecture, in northeastern Japan, on March 18, 2011.
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March 18, 2011 Live Blog Japan Disaster
Screen grabs from Japan's NHK broadcaster shows a Japanese military helicopter dumping water onto reactor Number Three at the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant on March 17, 2011.
March 17, 2011 Live blog Japan disaster
A man is scanned for radiation exposure at a temporary center for residents living close to the damaged Fukushima Daiichi plant on Wednesday, March 16, 2011.
March 16, 2011 The latest news on the crisis in Japan, where authorities continue to try to get aid to survivors and engineers continue to try to bring overheated reactors under control at a nuclear power plant in Fukushima.
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March 15, 2011 And Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has accepted his press spokesman's resignation after the aide sent around two "off-color" jokes, one of them about the tsunami that devastated much of Japan.
People walked through rubble in Minami-Sanrikucho, Miyagi prefecture, earlier today (March 15, 2011).
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March 15, 2011 Tuesday's latest news on the disaster in Japan, where there's been another explosion and fire at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima.
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This woman was calling out the names of her family in the city of Soma in Miyagi prefecture earlier today (March 14, 2011).
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March 14, 2011 The latest news on the crisis in Japan.
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