Strong quake jolts Japan

A massive 8.8 magnitude quake hit the northeast coast of Japan on Friday, shaking buildings in the capital Tokyo, causing "many injuries", at least one fire and triggering a four-metre (13-ft) tsunami.

Global Reaction

Quake takes toll on Japan-China bilateral trade

The Japanese earthquake has cast a shadow on the production by Japanese companies in China and the impact on bilateral trade will be reflected gradually in the coming months.

Drafting of nuclear energy law on agenda

Chinese students think twice about study in Japan

Radioactive Japanese cars held in Russia

S.Korea seeks documentation on some food from Japan

Latest News

Quake, tsunami cost Japan $209 billion

Damage to buildings, roads and ports from a large earthquake and tsunami in March is estimated at 16.9 trillion yen ($209.8 billion), Japan's Cabinet Office said on Friday, at the low-end of the government's previous estimate.

Casualties and Damages

Majority of Japan tsunami dead older than 60

New data from Japan's National Police Agency shows that two-thirds of the victims identified so far in last month's tsunami were elderly - and most of them drowned.

Nuclear Meltdown

Japan declares no-go zone around nuke plant

Japan declared a 12-mile (20-kilometer) area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go zone on Thursday, urging residents to abide by the order for their own safety or possibly face fines or detention.

Pacific Tsunami

2004 tsunami survivors shocked again

Tears streamed down Maisara Mucharam's face as she watched aerial shots of the tsunami pummeling Japan's coast and remembered the day, six years ago, when her youngest daughter was ripped out of her arms by the heavy salty sea.

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