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Japan earthquake: tsunami and nuclear crisis

The aftermath of the Japan earthquake as a tsunami leaves thousands dead and triggers nuclear crisis.

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article 05 November 2013 World, Japan
Much of the area is still badly damaged, including Hisanohamma (Garry Thomas)
Fukushima and Iwaki reconstruction: eyewitness report

British architect Garry Thomas visited Iwaki, near the damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant, recently. He found a place barely reconstructed, and residents losing hope.

article 14 October 2013 World, Japan
Fukushima: damaged in Japan's 2011 tsunami and earthquake, it is still a major nuclear crisis (Getty)
by What is happening at Fukushima?

The world is responding to Japan's call for help at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant. But with reports of leaks, contamination and a risky new operation, Channel 4 News asks: is it too late?

article 28 May 2012 UK, Japan
Jon Snow and Channel 4 News' editor Jim Gray receive the best news coverage Bafta (photo credit: Bafta)
Best news coverage Bafta for Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News is recognised by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (Bafta) as its special programme on the Japan earthquake wins the organisation's news coverage category.

article 23 February 2012 World
RTS television awards hat-trick for Channel 4 News.
RTS television awards hat-trick for Channel 4 News

Channel 4 News scoops three awards from the Royal Television Society, including recognition for the documentary Sri Lanka's Killing Fields made by ITN Productions.

article 14 November 2011 World, Japan
Japan earthquake and tsunami: interactive video timeline
Japan earthquake and tsunami: interactive video timeline map

See the areas affected by the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis in Japan. Use the slider to change the date and time of events, navigate the map and click on the icons to watch the video.

article 01 November 2011 World, Japan
Filming the tsunami devastation in Minamisanriku.
The tsunami revisited - a cameraman's perspective

Channel 4 News cameraman Stuart Webb often has to cover major stories at just a few hours' notice. As he prepares to return to the Japan tsunami zone Stuart reflects on his last visit there.

article 01 November 2011 World, Japan
Alex Thomson in the tsunami-hit town of Minamisanriku in March 2011.
Alex Thomson by Don't forget your passport

A sewing kit, sleeping bag and don't forget your passport. Channel 4 News Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson on his essential kit as he returns to Japan's tsunami zone eight months after the disaster.

article 04 August 2011 World, Japan
Fukushima - Getty
Japan to fire nuclear officals over Fukushima

Japan is expected to sack three nuclear power policy officials, five months after Fukushima witnessed the world's worst atomic crisis in 25 years.

article 18 July 2011 World, Japan
Japan plans to ban cattle shipments from Fukushima in response to growing concerns about the safety of beef originating from the area (Getty)
Fukushima beef to be banned

Japan plans to ban cattle shipments from Fukushima in response to growing concerns about the safety of beef originating from the area.

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"This is my house," he says. But all I see are four huge ships standing in an undergrowth of chains, twisted metal and smashed up cars.