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.
July 18, 2011 There's no shortage of reports about how important the victory in women's soccer was across the Pacific in a nation still recovering from the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Does losing to Japan ease the pain for U.S. fans?
May 10, 2011 Naoto Kan said he will not accept his prime minister's salary until the crisis is over at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant, which was crippled by a March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
May 5, 2011 Working two at a time for 10 minute shifts because of the "high levels of radioactive substances," the team members will first install an air purifier. Later, they will install a new system to circulate cooling water within the reactor.
April 22, 2011 The auto giant will need time to recover from the damage done in Japan by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. In other news, a U.S. drone strike killed 25 in Pakistan and a new poll shows most Americans "say Medicare is worth the cost."
April 21, 2011 Officials say no one should enter a 12-mile area around the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi facility because of concerns about radioactivity. It was crippled by the tsunami that swept over the area on March 11, following a massive earthquake.
April 14, 2011 Two American reporters, John Glionna of the Los Angeles Times and Steve Herman from Voice of America, drove into the evacuation zone around Japan's crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant on Wednesday and to the facility's main gate.
April 11, 2011 One month later: A look at memorials dedicated to the victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami
April 8, 2011 The March 11 tsunami washed a huge amount of debris out into the Pacific. Scientists say it will circulate around the ocean, with some washing up on shores for years to come.
April 7, 2011 It's the strongest earthquake in the area since the 9.0 magnitude temblor on March 11.
April 7, 2011 Wearing protective clothing because of radioactivity in the area, hundreds of police officers are searching for thousands of missing persons. They're hoping to recover bodies before they completely decompose.
April 1, 2011 In Rikuzentakata, which was wiped way by the March 11 tsunami, a lone pine tree stands tall. Many Japanese people see hope in its resilience. The Japanese media have dubbed it "the tree of hope" and the stories have prompted people to drive through the apocalyptic scene to take pictures of the pine.