Despite a massive nationwide protest campaign, the ruling bloc in the Diet's lower house pushed through a law "reinterpreting" Japan's constitution to allow combat missions.
As thousands of protesters blocked a main traffic artery in Taipei and clashed with police, Taiwan's government agreed to halt work on two nuclear reactors.
Some 100,000 across Taiwan marked the three-year anniversary of the Fukushima disaster by taking to the streets to demand an end to nuclear power in the island nation.
As nuclear boosters tout a dubious WHO study finding minimal excess cancer risks from the Fukushima disaster, TEPCO's new phase in the clean-up holds even greater peril.
As a lawsuit over the government’s failure to evacuate Fukushima prefecture’s children is on appeal, Japan’s government attempts to downplay reports of elevated thyroid abnormalities.
Environmental activists marked the second anniversary of the Fukushima disaster by unfurling a giant banner at a nuclear reactor reading: “Enough with nuclear danger!”
Japan’s Environment Ministry is investigating claims that clean-up contractors at Fukushima have illegally dumped contaminated materials in rivers and open areas.
Chinese and Japanese aircraft had a near-confrontation over the disputed Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands on the very day that China officially commemorated the 1937 Rape of Nanking.
Fukushima parents are charging lack of transparency after tests of children since the nuclear disaster began revealed 35% to have abnormal thyroid growths.
Japan’s cabinet turned down recommendations of a special panel to phase out nuclear power by 2040—a move openly portrayed as a capitulation to the nuclear lobby.
A protest campaign on Okinawa has won a commitment from the Pentagon and Japanese government to delay deployment of Osprey aircraft to the island pending further study.