• 17 Jul 2013

    Inside Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone

    A notice at the train station ticket office reads: “Apologies – we will be back soon.” But in the deserted radiation hotspot of Futaba, in post-Fukushima Japan, nobody will be back soon.

  • 17 Jul 2013

    Japan’s nuclear energy dilemma

    As Japanese engineers struggle to manage the fallout of the nuclear disaster at Fukushima, the Japanese government struggles to solve the energy crisis that it provoked.

  • 21 Jun 2013

    The lost world of Fukushima

    Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, 150,000 people are still displaced across Japan and the clean-up is scheduled to last decades. In a land where hope has run out – the hope of return.

  • 18 Jun 2013

    Fukushima’s two British Samurai survivors

    Two British teachers caught up in the Fukushima nuclear meltdown tell Alex Thomson why they continue to teach their evacuated children, somewhere, somehow.

  • 7 Dec 2012

    A 7.3 magnitude earthquake off the coast of north-eastern Japan shakes buildings as far away as Tokyo but early fears of a tsunami and devastation on the scale of the March 2011 disaster have receded.

  • 14 Nov 2011

    Alex Thomson returns to Ishinomaki’s Okawa primary school in Japan, where he finds harrowing reminders of the lives of the 74 children and teachers who died in the tsunami there eight months ago.

  • 3 Nov 2011

    Eight months on from the devastating tsunami and earthquake which sparked a nuclear crisis in Japan, an expert tells Channel 4 News new signs of fission at the plant are “a concern”.

  • 1 Nov 2011

    Nearly eight months after nuclear reactors at Fukushima melted down and exploded they are still throwing up surprises, writes Channel 4 News Science Correspondent Tom Clarke.

  • 14 Oct 2011

    “FactCheck asked DECC whether it is appropriate to put figures taken from two different research papers – carried out using different methodologies and assumptions – and put them side-by-side as though they were directly comparable. We did not receive an answer.”

  • 19 Aug 2011

    One man told us he had come out of “a sense of duty” and there were others who were simply told by their employers that they had to work at Fukushima. “Could you refuse?” I asked one technician. “Well, that would put you in a very uncomfortable position,” he said before adding, “Japanese workers are very obedient.”

  • 16 Aug 2011

    Channel 4 News Asia Correspondent John Sparks visits the Fukushima exclusion zone to find all traces of human activity have been eradicated following Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

  • 4 Aug 2011

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

  • 18 Jul 2011

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

  • 30 May 2011

    Germany announces plans to shut down all its nuclear reactors by 2022, in a policy u-turn prompted by Japan’s Fukushima disaster.

  • 11 May 2011

    The operator of Japan’s tsunami-hit Fukushima nuclear plant have agreed to a major restructuring plan in return for government help in paying compensation to tens of thousands of people.