Japan quake: tsunami and nuclear crisis

  • 5 Nov 2013

    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.

  • 14 Oct 2013

    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?

  • 28 May 2012

    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.

  • 23 Feb 2012

    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.

  • 1 Nov 2011

    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.

  • 1 Nov 2011

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 5 May 2011

    Workers at Japan’s damaged Fukushima nuclear plant have entered one of the reactor buildings for the first time since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a crippling explosion.

  • 21 Apr 2011

    Japan has banned people from entering a 12 mile evacuation zone around the Fukushima nuclear plant following the tsunami. People will now only be able to go there under Government supervision.

  • 13 Apr 2011

    New footage has emerged of Japanese residents trying desperately to outrun the incoming tsunami, as huge torrents of water crash through a coastal town carrying houses and people in its wake.

  • 12 Apr 2011

    The Fukushima incident is given the highest rating of 7, but the International Atomic Energy Agency says the amount of radioation at Chernobyl was ‘far higher’.

  • 7 Apr 2011

    A 7.4 magnitude earthquake has struck off the north east coast of Japan, as the region struggles to recover from last month’s devastating quake and tsunami. Alex Thomson speaks to people in Japan.

  • 3 Apr 2011

    Liam Gallagher performs with his band Beady Eye at the Brixton Academy tonight in a concert to raise money for victims of last month’s Japan tsunami. Alex Thomson spoke to him after the sound check.