article 27 March 2014 World, Malaysia
48 years on death row: Japanese man finally released

As a Japanese man is released after 48 years on death row - a new report shows that publicly disclosed executions jumped nearly 15 per cent in 2013.

article 26 February 2014 World, Japan
Bitcoin trader Kolin Burges outside Mt. Gox on Wednesday (picture: Getty)
by Mt. Gox protester: Bitcoin will emerge 'stronger'

A Briton who has been protesting at Mt. Gox, fearing he may have lost bitcoins worth hundreds of thousands of dollars held at the exchange, tells Channel 4 News the industry needs more regulation.

article 20 February 2014 World, Japan
Radioactive water leaks from Fukushima nuclear plant
Highly radioactive water leaks from Japan's Fukushima plant

Around 100 tonnes of highly radioactive water leaks from a tank in Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant, in the worst incident of its kind since August 2013.

article 09 January 2014 World, Japan
Japan chemical explosion
Japan chemical plant blast: 'five dead'

Five people die and 17 others are injured in an explosion at a chemicals plant in Japan.

video 20 December 2013 World, Japan

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Kirobo's first space chat: I want a toy rocket - video

Japan's first robot astronaut, Kirobo, in his first ever space chat with astronaut Koichi Wakata says he wants a toy rocket for Christmas and zero-gravity is "no problem at all".

article 17 December 2013 World, Japan
Can drones help at stricken nuclear plant?
by Could British drones help with Fukushima clean-up?

Parts of Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, which was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, are still too dangerous for humans to enter. But not, perhaps, for drones.

article 21 November 2013 Science, Canada
International Space Station astronaut James H Newman during a spacewalk (Nasa)
Bringing space down to earth: 15 years of the ISS

Fifteen years ago the first module of the international space station was launched on board a Russian rocket. Channel 4 News explores how the ISS has opened the mysteries of space up to the world.

video 21 November 2013 World, Japan

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Volcanic eruption forms new Japanese island - video

A volcanic eruption off the coast of Japan forms a new island, experts and the Japanese coast guard say, in the first time volcanoes are known to have erupted in the area since the mid-1970s.

article 18 November 2013 World, Japan
Tepco says first day of fuel removal at Fukushima Daiichi reactor four has been safely completed (Getty)
by First day of risky fuel removal at Fukushima a 'success'

It was seen as the riskiest operation at Japan's stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant since the March 2011 tsunami - but the plant's operator says the first fuel removals have begun safely.

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