Japan neglected carrying out safety checks on at least 40 percent of nuclear reactor parts exported over a decade, a report said Monday, in the latest controversy to strike its troubled nuclear industry.
A fire that ripped through a hospital in Japan as patients slept killed 10 elderly people Friday and prompted government demands for safety reviews across the country.
Japan's military is inviting the public to vote for their favorite officers in an online contest complete with clips of a muscular serviceman stripped to the waist and doing pull-ups.
Radiation levels in seawater just outside one of the damaged Fukushima reactors spiked this week to the highest level in two years, the operator of the crippled Japanese nuclear plant said on Thursday.
Delegates from some 140 countries and territories Thursday signed a United Nations treaty to control mercury near the site of Japan's worst industrial poisoning, after Tokyo pledged US$2 billion to help poorer nations combat pollution.
The head of the U.N. nuclear agency urged Japan on Thursday to work harder to address international concerns about leaks of contaminated water at its crippled Fukushima nuclear plant and said his agency will jointly monitor radiation levels in the nearby ocean.
The testes and sperm of bulls abandoned in the evacuation zone around the battered Fukushima nuclear plant were not affected by chronic exposure to radiation, a Japanese academic study has found.
Six workers at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant have been accidentally doused with highly radioactive water, the plant operator said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of mishaps that are shaking confidence in the utility's ability to handle the crisis.
Six workers at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant were exposed to leaking radioactive water after one of them mistakenly removed a pipe to a water treatment system, the plant's operator said on Wednesday.
Police in Japan have arrested a 70-year-old man over claims he arranged sexual encounters among senior citizens through newspaper adverts soliciting “tea-drinking companions,” police and press reports said Tuesday.