Radioactive leaks top priority at Fukushima: nuclear watchdog
Contaminated water remains the greatest challenge at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant after the 2011 meltdown, the worst atomic disaster in a generation, the UN's nuclear watchdog said Tuesday.
NASA's Aqua satellite sees Typhoon Francisco approaching Japan
Typhoon Francisco was already spreading fringe clouds over southern Japan when NASA's Aqua satellite flew overhead and captured a picture of the storm from space.
NASA satellites investigate Typhoon Francisco heading for Japan
Several of NASA's fleet of Earth-observing satellites have been gathering data on Typhoon Francisco as it moves toward Japan. NASA's Aqua, Terra and TRMM satellites captured infrared, visible and rainfall ...
Japan's Rakuten defends e-mall charging model
The multi-millionaire boss of Japanese e-mall operator Rakuten on Monday defended the pay-model that levies charges on merchants, ignoring a move by arch-rival Yahoo Japan to eliminate fees.
Storm caused radioactive leaks at Fukushima: operator
Heavy rain at the Fukushima nuclear plant caused a leak of radioactive water containing a cancer-causing isotope, possibly into the sea, its operator said Monday, as a typhoon approaching Japan threatened ...
Producing your own power in post-Fukushima Japan
A remote Toyota plant in northeastern Japan bears few scars from the devastating quake-tsunami more than two years ago that completely shut it down.
Satellite sees extra-tropical Typhoon Wipha affecting Alaska
Powerful Typhoon Wipha never made landfall in the northwestern Pacific but affected several land areas there as seen by NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites. By Oct. 18, extra-tropical storm Wipha moved into ...
Post-Fukushima, Asia still drives global nuclear growth
Safety concerns in the wake of the Fukushima reactor disaster in Japan have done little to curb Asia's ambitious plans for expanding the role of nuclear power in the regional energy mix.
Casio marries ink stamps and technology
Japan's Casio Computer has found a way to marry Japan's love of ink stamps with its technological wizardry in the form of a desk-top device.
IAEA to advise Japan on Fukushima clean-up
Experts from the International Atomic Energy Agency met Japanese officials Monday as part of a mission to assess clean-up efforts at the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Twitter faces new pressure to boost global ad revenue
Fans of "Castle in the Sky" in Japan set a world record in August when they sent 143,199 tweets in a single second while watching a rerun of the 1986 anime classic on television.
Next-gen dining may mean an order of floating sushi (w/ Video)
Minamata: The dark side of Japan's industrialisation
Minamata was the site of Japan's worst ever industrial poisoning and is regarded as the dark side of Japan's rapid modernisation during the 20th Century.
Minamata mercury treaty signed at UN conference (Update)
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 $2 billion to help poorer ...