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Quake rocks Japan's quake-damaged region

Quake rocks Japan's quake-damaged region

TOKYO, April 11 (UPI) -- Japanese officials said Monday they may raise the severity level for the quake-damaged Daiichi nuclear plant to 7, equal to that of the Chernobyl disaster.
Japan sets radioactive limits for seafood

Japan sets radioactive limits for seafood

TOKYO, April 5 (UPI) -- Japan set a legal limit for radioactive iodine levels in seafood Tuesday amid international concern about seawater tainted by a crippled nuclear reactor.

Japan lags in payments to quake victims

TOKYO, April 3 (UPI) -- The Japanese Red Cross has collected more than $1 billion for earthquake relief but has handed out no funds directly to victims, the government said Sunday.

Japan prepared to accept help

TOKYO, March 30 (UPI) -- Japan is getting expert help from France and the United States at the Fukushima nuclear plant, the government's top spokesman said Wednesday.
3rd hydrogen blast at nuclear plant

3rd hydrogen blast at nuclear plant

TOKYO, March 14 (UPI) -- A third explosion at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant has raised concern of a meltdown and release of dangerous radiation into the air, officials say.

Matsumoto to be Japan's new FM

TOKYO, March 9 (UPI) -- Takeaki Matsumoto Wednesday was named Japan's foreign minister, succeeding Seiji Maehara, who resigned over a political donation controversy.

Noda named Japan's finance minister

TOKYO, June 5 (UPI) -- Yoshihiko Noda, known as a fiscal conservative, has been chosen as Japan's next finance minister by new Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

Japan party chief says he won't resign

TOKYO, May 9 (UPI) -- Several Japanese national lawmakers have not made mandatory pension premium payments and some may be pressured to resign, The Japan Times reported Sunday.

Japan travel ban may be unconstitutional

TOKYO, April 17 (UPI) -- A controversial travel ban to dangerous countries that is being considered in Japan may be unconstitutional, the Mainichi Daily News reported Saturday.
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