Three months after a March 2011 tsunami led to meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northern Japan, scientists detected higher levels of radioactive elements in the ocean up to 600 kilometers (373 miles) off the Japanese coast - but not at levels that present an immediate threat to human health, according to a new study.
New car, truck and bus sales shot up 78.2 percent in March compared to a year earlier in Japan, as government subsidies buoy-up the industry and the nation moves into a fuller recovery from last year's March 11 tsunami and earthquake.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda frequently entertains dignitaries from all over the world, but he was a touch star-struck on Thursday when he hosted a young billionaire with a whiff of celebrity: Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.
With all the talk about the Supreme Court case challenging President Barack Obama's health care legislation and the tough beating it took over the past few days, it's hard to sort through the policy and the politics.
The insurance market listed the litany of disasters in its annual report, which included claims from flooding in Australia in January, the February earthquake in New Zealand, the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March and the floods in Thailand.
The move leaves 53 of Japan's 54 reactors out of service. The last operational reactor, Hokkaido Electric Power Co.'s Tomari No.3, will be switched off for maintenance May 5.
A large Japanese fishing boat that was swept away by the tsunami that hit Japan last year, was found floating near British Columbia in Canada. The boat was used for squid fishing.
Venice could sink by up to three inches by 2032 at a rate much faster than previously thought, according to a study. It would gradually join the list of several cities that once thrived well before being swallowed up by oceanic waves that are assumed to have resulted from massive earthquakes and tsunamis.
Very little is known about the oceans. Researchers are trying to change that through the use of underwater robots.
Japan posted a surprise trade surplus of 32.9 billion yen, or $397.35 million, in February -- its first in five months, amid strong exports to the U.S., the Ministry of Finance said.
A major 7.6 magnitude earthquake rattled Mexico City and Acapulco Tuesday. Its epicenter was about 15 miles east of Ometepec in Mexico's Guerrero state.
A majority of Japanese favor phasing out of nuclear power plants, a poll published in the Japanese newspaper Tokyo Shimbun showed Sunday.
A mere three days after the one-year anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan, another earthquake hit. On Wednesday evening, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit the northern region of the country.
Just days after the somber one-year anniversary of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that killed nearly 16,000 people in 2011, Japan was struck by two new earthquakes.
Japan's location in the Pacific makes it a prime candidate for strong earthquakes.
A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake that hit Japan's northeastern region on Wednesday, prompted fear among Twitter users who began to offer up prayers for Japan tweets as some say the recent quake is much too soon for a reminder of last year's triple disaster.