August 24, 2011 Five months after a tsunami decimated Japan's northeast coast, one of the region's largest fishing ports is trying to get back to work. But the earthquake changed the landscape, complicating plans to rebuild.
August 19, 2011 Many Japanese families on the country's northeast coast lost everything in the March tsunami — homes, businesses and loved ones. But in the rubble, survivors found many priceless family photos. One U.S. group is now working to repair the photos damaged in the disaster.
July 19, 2011 In the aftermath of the disaster at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission says American nuclear reactors need new safeguards to ensure that the kind of accident that damaged the Japanese reactors doesn't happen in the U.S.
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?
July 5, 2011 Japanese officials already have concluded that the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant was not designed to withstand the 40-foot tsunami that hit it on March 11. But different decisions early in the crisis might have reduced the accident's severity.
June 20, 2011 In new reports, the International Atomic Energy Agency and the Japanese government highlight the hazardous working conditions, lack of communication and last-ditch efforts by workers to contain meltdowns at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant in Japan. Early confusion among the leadership was also a problem.
June 15, 2011 Those parents say the government should be evacuating everyone 18 and under and any woman who is pregnant, not waiting three more months and then only issuing badges that will be checked one a month to determine exposure.
June 8, 2011 Radiation levels in one Japanese village are twice the level requiring evacuation, but some farmers are still trying to salvage what they can of their crops and livestock. "If you've got 600 cows, it's not that easy to get rid of them," one resident says.
May 19, 2011 Japan's economy shrank for the second straight quarter, veering back into recession as factory production and consumer spending wilted in the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Real gross domestic product contracted at an annualized rate of 3.7 percent in the January-March period, the government said.
May 12, 2011 Tens of thousands of pets are homeless following the disaster in Japan. Many have been taken in by animal rescue groups — some rescuers have even sneaked into the nuclear exclusion zone to remove animals. Despite the risk of radiation, "we have to do this because dogs are dying," one rescuer says.
May 12, 2011 The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is in the midst of a 90-day review to see whether U.S. reactors are vulnerable to catastrophic failure based on what has been learned from Japan. At a hearing Thursday, an official said the agency had not identified any major issues; however, the wisdom of voluntary guidelines for severe accidents was questioned.
May 11, 2011 Hit hard by Japan's earthquake, Toyota Motor Corp. saw its net profit drop more than 75 percent in the latest quarter. Given other disadvantages — including the appreciating yen, and last year's auto recalls — the company is having a hard time getting its operations back on track.
May 11, 2011 Prime Minister Naoto Kan has announced that the country will no longer seek to build 14 more nuclear plants. He also convinced the operators of a plant west of Tokyo to suspend operations. Kan's decisions came after an unusual number of public demonstrations.