Tsunami revisited: special report

  • 25 Oct 2013

    Japan’s Fukushima plant undamaged after quake

    Japan’s emergency agencies declare a tsunami warning as the US Geological Survery reports a magnitude 7.3 earthquake off Japan’s east coast.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 27 Aug 2012

    A strong 7.3 earthquake in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of El Salvador generates a potentially destructive tsunami that is threatening Central America and Mexico, US authorities say.

  • 11 Mar 2012

    People across Japan have prayed and stood in silence to remember the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the nation one year ago.

  • 8 Dec 2011

    What are you doing on Sunday night?

    This is a devastating portrait of the empires of men and the faith in them, gone in those terrifying minutes. All with the genuine camera-shakes, the screams or ‘Run!! Run!!’ From those who did – to those, caught in the lens that day, who did not.

  • 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.

  • 12 Nov 2011

    On the day journalists are taken to the Fukushima nuclear plant, devastated by March’s tsunami and earthquake, Alex Thomson meets some of the families evacuated to Tokyo in the wake of the disaster.

  • 11 Nov 2011

    Channel 4 News Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson returns to Japan’s tsunami-hit towns to witness the world’s largest recycling operation.

  • 9 Nov 2011

    It’s not just mud

    Channel 4 News Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson meets the international volunteers helping to the people of Ishinomaki clear-up after the tsunami.

  • 8 Nov 2011

    Channel 4 News returns to the tsunami zone to chart Japan’s recovery following the disaster.

  • 8 Nov 2011

    Channel 4 News Chief Correspondent Alex Thomson takes to the seas with Japan’s fishermen whose livelihoods were devastated by the tsunami.

  • 7 Nov 2011

    When you lose everything, ordinary life is very important

    There is a sense here of bizarre optimism from the school’s vice-principal. He says students are adjusting to the fact that their hometown has been obliterated by the triple-whammy of earthquake, 60 foot tsunami and then the entire coast sinking by 70 cms into the Pacific ocean. And why? Because, says Vice-Principal Takaki Sato: “When they lost everything, they found that normal life was very important. So they will start again.”