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# tsunami - Thursday 22 December, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: Are we the most miserable people in the EU? Plus wage reforms for many workers… and the most adorable polar bear cub you’ll see this week.

Girl dragged away by tsunami finds her way back home - seven years later

An Indonesian girl who was carried away by violent flooding in 2004 has made her way back to her home village – alone – to be reunited with her family.

# tsunami - Wednesday 21 December, 2011

New 40-year plan to decommission Fukushima nuclear power plant

The plant was severely damaged in the 11 March earthquake and tsunami, sparking a nuclear crisis and a rush to cool the plant’s reactors.

# tsunami - Wednesday 14 December, 2011

In pictures: Google's before and after images of Japan's earthquake and tsunami Japan This post contains images

In pictures: Google's before and after images of Japan's earthquake and tsunami

The 11 March disasters killed over 15,000 people and completely destroyed over 100,000 buildings.

# tsunami - Thursday 8 December, 2011

Fukushima operator considers releasing treated plant water into sea

Tokyo Electric Power says it is running out of room to store decontaminated water that was used to cool down the damaged reactors at Fukushima.

# tsunami - Sunday 20 November, 2011

AN EARTHQUAKE MEASURING 5.5  has hit Northern Japan and has been felt in Tokyo, according to Reuters.

No immediate damage has been reported and the quake appears to have had no effect on the Fukushima nuclear plant.

In March a massive earthquake and resulting Tsunami devastated Japan and left more than 23,000 dead or missing.

# tsunami - Saturday 12 November, 2011

In pictures: media take tour of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant Fukushima This post contains images

In pictures: media take tour of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear plant

The devastating scenes included twisted and overturned trucks and piles of rubble.

# tsunami - Tuesday 1 November, 2011

Japanese MP drinks water collected from Fukushima plant Japan This post contains videos

Japanese MP drinks water collected from Fukushima plant

Yasuhiro Sonoda drank decontaminated water taken from a radioactive puddle in the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant during a news conference – to prove it was safe.

# tsunami - Saturday 1 October, 2011

Japan lifts Fukushima evacuation order for 59,000 residents

Locals have been told they can return – but radioactive elements have been found in soil up to 80km from the plant.

# tsunami - Thursday 29 September, 2011

Japan: Anonymous donor leaves 10 million yen in public bathroom

The cash, which was accompanied by an unsigned note, was donated to tsunami disaster victims – but concerns have been raised about the donor, who wrote they had “no future”.

# tsunami - Sunday 11 September, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: 9/11 remembered on emotional day in New York and elsewhere; the latest on David Norris’ possible Áras race re-entry; and why India’s sexiest woman is coming to Dublin…

As world remembers 9/11, Japan marks six months since earthquake and tsunami

The magnitude-9.0 earthquake produced the sort of devastation Japan hadn’t seen since World War II. The tsunami that followed engulfed the northeast and wiped out entire towns.

# tsunami - Friday 9 September, 2011

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on Japan This post contains images

Gallery: Japan's tsunami repairs, six months on

Sunday marks the six-month anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that killed tens of thousands. The repairs are ongoing.

# tsunami - Thursday 8 September, 2011

Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness ECB

Trichet: Ireland is gaining credibility and increasing creditworthiness

The ECB president has some kind words, as the main ECB interest rate remains unchanged – and could even be lowered soon.

# tsunami - Sunday 4 September, 2011

From The Daily Edge Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads Sitdown Sunday

Sitdown Sunday: 7 deadly reads

The very best of the week’s writing from around the globe.

# tsunami - Friday 26 August, 2011

Japan set for sixth prime minister in five years as Naoto Kan resigns

The decision has been widely expected amid plunging approval ratings following the March earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

# tsunami - Thursday 18 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Thursday

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Japanese nuclear power plant reopens

Japan has started producing nuclear energy again at a plant on its northern island. Meanwhile, workers in the south are still trying to cool reactors at Fukushima enough to shut the plant.

# tsunami - Tuesday 9 August, 2011

Fukushima plant operator loses €5.15bn in three months

Tokyo Electric Power Company blames the high costs of compensation, and rising fuel prices, for its massive losses.

# tsunami - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

Fukushima plant 'successfully stabilised', 131 days after tsunami

Naoto Kan has told a parliamentary committee that the Fukushima I power plant should be closed by January.

# tsunami - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Strong earthquake rattles Japan's northeast coast

A 7.3 magnitude hit Japan’s northeastern coast on Sunday prompting a brief tsunami warning for the area, however there are no reports of abnormalities at the Fukushima plant.

# tsunami - Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Japan to 'stress test' all nuclear reactors

More than two-thirds of Japan’s reactors remain offline following the nuclear crisis sparked last May.

# tsunami - Thursday 23 June, 2011

Tsunami warning issued after 6.7-mag earthquake in Japan

An quake strikes an offshore area 325 miles north-east of Tokyo, triggering a tsunami warning for Iwate Prefecture.

# tsunami - Saturday 11 June, 2011

Thousands attend anti-nuclear rallies in Japan to mark earthquake and tsunami

The natural disasters sparked the world’s worst nuclear disaster in over 25 years, renewing a national debate on the safety of nuclear power.

# tsunami - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

Japan underestimated tsunami risk to nuclear plant, says UN watchdog

The International Atomic Energy Agency commended Japan’s response to the crisis, but said the Fukushima plant was ill-prepared for the tsunami which struck on 11 March.

# tsunami - Monday 30 May, 2011

Two Fukushima workers tested for radiation exposure above safety limits

Officials fear the two men, who were responsible for the control rooms of Units 3 and 4 at the plant, may have surpassed radiation exposure limits.

Japanese PM faces no confidence vote over nuclear crisis

Naoto Kan has been panned for his response to the March 11 tsunami and nuclear crisis, and could face a vote this week.

# tsunami - Friday 20 May, 2011

TEPCO chief resigns after Fukushima crisis causes major company losses

Work to contain and shut down the Fukushima power plant continues after the crisis caused by March’s devastating earthquake and tsunami.

# tsunami - Tuesday 17 May, 2011

UN nuclear agency to carry out fact-finding mission in Japan

The IAEA is sending a 20-person team of international nuclear experts to Japan to identify if there are any more places that require “exploration or assessment”.

# tsunami - Monday 16 May, 2011

Japanese consumer confidence dives to record low, Nikkei falls

Both Japanese consumer sentiment and the country’s stock average have fallen in response to the disastrous events of last month.

# tsunami - Friday 6 May, 2011

Japanese power company urged to suspend nuclear reactors

Chubu Electric Power Co has been asked by the Japanese government to suspend three reactors while safety measures are being taken to ensure a second nuclear accident doesn’t occur.

# tsunami - Tuesday 3 May, 2011

Japan begins repair work on damaged nuclear reactors

Workers are constructing systems around the crippled Fukushima plant in order to begin repairs – however officials have warned that it could take a year to get the plant fully under control.

# tsunami - Monday 2 May, 2011

Japan's parliament passes tsunami recovery budget

The disaster-stricken country has passed a $48 billion tsunami recovery budget – but this will only beginb to cover the cost of repairing the damage.

# tsunami - Sunday 24 April, 2011

Japan to launch massive search for quake and tsunami bodies

Nearly 25,000 soldiers along with boats and aircraft will head into the disaster zone on Monday aiming to recover many of the bodies of those still classed as missing but presumed dead.

# tsunami - Friday 22 April, 2011

Japan's government approves emergency budget as Fukushima evacuation zone widens

Government pledges to create up to 100,000 homes for survivors of earthquake and tsunami but says more people have to leave the area around the Fukushima power plant.

# tsunami - Friday 15 April, 2011

The week in photos Week In Photos This post contains images

The week in photos

This is the week that was, in pictures.

Fukushima evacuees offered €8,000 compensation

People forced from their homes over radiation leak from nuclear power plant not impressed with initial offers of compensation from plant operators.

# tsunami - Monday 11 April, 2011

Japan rattled by new 6.6 aftershock

Electricity cut to reactors at Fukushima nuclear plant but back-up supply has kicked in.

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster Japan This post contains images

Slideshow: Japan commemorates month anniversary of disaster

People pause to remember earthquake which hit at 6.46am GMT this day a month ago – but work must go on to recover bodies and rebuild towns.

# tsunami - Thursday 7 April, 2011

Tsunami alert lifted after 7.1 magnitude earthquake strikes off Japan coast

No major damage or injuries reported so far, while no additional problems are reported at nuclear facilities.