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Anti-nuclear protest in Tokyo as Japan's crisis deepens

29 March 2011
The crisis in Japan is deepening as millions grapple with the devastating effect of the recent earthquake and tsunami, and the nuclear crisis that followed.

Nuclear power isn't green and it won’t save the planet

22 March 2011
Following the disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the nuclear power industry has the almost impossible task of justifying its existence.

Nuclear disasters: it’s not if but when

22 March 2011
The unfolding horror in Japan exposes one very stark truth—the extent to which our rulers are willing to let us die.

Disaster exposes Japan's gap between rich and poor

22 March 2011
Japan is traumatised by the suffering and devastation caused by the earthquake and tsunami.

Voices from Japan: 'The government is not trying to protect us'

22 March 2011
More than 20,000 people are confirmed dead or missing in Japan. This is now the biggest disaster here—natural or otherwise—since the Second World War.

Activists call protests in Britain against nuclear power

16 March 2011
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has called a protest against nuclear power in London on Sunday. The move is in response to the unfolding nuclear crisis in Japan.

Who says?

15 March 2011
‘Do not go outside’Japan’s chief cabinet secretary Yukio Edano’s helpful advice to people who are running out of food and water

‘There are many reactors in the area, many Chernobyls’

15 March 2011
A former nuclear power plant designer says Japan’s government is increasing the possibility of nuclear meltdown—and suppressing information about the scale of the crisis.

Japan devastated as rich panic over markets

15 March 2011
Japan lies devastated by a massive earthquake and tsunami that have killed thousands of people, swept away entire cities and threatened nuclear catastrophe.

Profit makes the world a dangerous place

15 March 2011
Every plan to build a nuclear plant in every country across the world should be stopped—now. And all existing plants should be shut down. That’s the message we should take from the horrific events in Japan.

Cameron ‘relaxed’ nuclear safety checks

15 March 2011
The British and Japanese governments are making nuclear power more unsafe.

Nuclear plants are never safe: Shut them all down

15 March 2011
Japan is facing nuclear ­meltdown.

Bosses fear double dip or ‘Japanisation'

31 August 2010
As politicians, bankers and bosses return from their holidays, they will find plenty of evidence that crucial parts of the global economy are on the slide.

Weapons of mass destruction: Why would bosses blow up the planet?

03 August 2010
At 8.15am on 6 August 1945, in the last days of the Second World War, the US dropped a nuclear bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. Three days later it dropped another on Nagasaki.

Voters reject government neoliberalism in Japan’s Upper house elections

13 July 2010
The ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DJP), whose election last year ended a 50 year dominance by the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), lost control of the upper house of Parliament in last Sunday’s election. The DJP lost because it had gone back on promises to remove US military bases and create a fairer society.

Poorest to pay for millionaires’ debt in Japan

29 June 2010
Japan’s Prime Minister has announced plans to make the poorest in society pay for a debt which currently amounts to almost 230 percent of their GDP, the highest of any industrialised country.

Why did Japan's prime minister resign?

08 June 2010
The forced resignation of Japan’s Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama shows the continuing resentment felt by the Japanese people towards the hold that US foreign policy still has over their country.

Korea: the forgotten war

18 May 2010
When Japan surrendered on 14 August 1945, five days after the United States had dropped the atom bomb on Nagasaki, Korea posed a problem.

Japan's election shows historic demand for change

01 September 2009
Last Sunday’s general election in Japan delivered a landslide victory for the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and an unprecedented defeat for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), which has ruled the country almost continuously for 50 years. The DPJ won 308 lower house seats to the LDP’s 119.

Do growth figures herald an economic recovery?

18 August 2009
Recent figures showing Japan, Hong Kong, France and Germany creeping out of the recession have been hailed in some quarters as heralding the end of the global economic crisis.

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