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A power plant operator in southern Japan restarted a nuclear reactor on Tuesday, the first to begin operating under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster.
Japan restarts reactor after break due to Fukushima


A power plant operator said it will restart a reactor in southern Japan on Tuesday, the first restart under new safety requirements following the Fukushima disaster and a milestone for the nation's return to nuclear power.
Japan to restart 1st reactor with new rules since crisis


Japan on Sunday marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki that claimed more than 74,000 lives, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe came under fire for his attempts to expand the military's role.
Japanese PM Abe rapped as Nagasaki marks 70th anniversary of A-bomb


The city of Nagasaki marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing Sunday with calls to abolish nuclear weapons and halt the Japanese government's push to loosen restrictions on what its military can do.
Calls to abolish nukes on Nagasaki bombing 70th anniversary


Struggling a bit with a left arm that has never straightened out, Sumiteru Taniguchi slowly peeled the undershirt off his frail 86-year-old body to show two visitors his scars from the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima.
Nagasaki atomic bomb blast left man, now 86 years old, with life-long scarring


The remains of two Japanese climbers who disappeared in the Swiss Alps in 1970 have been found after emerging from melting ice, police said Thursday.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday he would express "remorse" over World War II this month, as a government panel condemned the country's past aggression against its Asian neighbors.

Tens of thousands gathered in Hiroshima Thursday to mark 70 years since the dropping of the first atomic bomb, with opinion still divided over whether its deadly destruction was justified.
Japan marks 70 years in Hiroshima atomic bombing anniversary


A Chinese newspaper with close ties to the ruling Communist Party slammed Japan on Thursday for commemorating the atomic bombing of Hiroshima without highlighting its own wartime aggression.

Japanese leader Shinzo Abe told US Vice President Joe Biden he would have "serious concerns" if WikiLeaks claims Washington spied on Japanese politicians were true, and called for an investigation, a top official said Wednesday.

Tokyo on Monday described claims that Washington spied on Japanese politicians and major firms as "deeply regrettable," in its first official response to revelations from whistleblower group WikiLeaks.

Mark Karpeles, the head of defunct bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, manipulated its computer system at least 30 times over a couple of years, a report said Monday, as Tokyo promised greater efforts to regulate the digital currency.
Bitcoin exchange CEO manipulated data dozens of times, Japan newspaper claims


The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant said it has removed an 18-tonne piece of rubble from a destroyed reactor in what it called a "major step forward" in decommissioning.

Tokyo's largest district has said it will start issuing "partnership" certificates to same-sex couples from November, becoming the second in Japan to recognize such unions following a pioneering move by the capital's bustling Shibuya ward.
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