DPJ elects Noda to lead party World

DPJ elects Noda to lead party

Yoshihiko Noda, newly elected leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, expressed resolve on Aug. 29 to stick to the policies of outgoing Prime Minister Naoto Kan and work closely with the opposition camp.
Japan restarts first reactor since March quake World

Japan restarts first reactor since March quake

The Japanese government on Aug. 17 approved the full resumption of commercial operations of an atomic reactor for the first time since the March 11 quake and tsunami, which sparked the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan faces tsunami as sequel to huge quake World

Japan faces tsunami as sequel to huge quake

The Japan Meteorological Agency warned Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima provinces of tsunamis that may hit a 50m-high level after an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale rocked the northeastern region.
Society

Over 7.7 mln USD for Japan victims

The Vietnam Red Cross (VRC) on June 20 handed over to the Japanese embassy the last segment of an aid donation worth 161 billion VND (roughly 7.78 million USD) for victims of natural disasters in Japan .
Politics

Vietnam attends nuclear non-proliferation talks

Vietnam’s nuclear non-proliferation stance and its nuclear energy development for peaceful, socio-economic development purposes have drawn the attention of participants at an international workshop that opened in Jakarta, Indonesia, on June 6.
Japan announces radiation map of Fukushima World

Japan announces radiation map of Fukushima

The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) for the first time has released a map of radiation levels at Fukushima nuclear plant No.1, which was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
World

Japan sets up no-go zone around nuclear plant

The Japanese government will prohibit people from entering an area within a 20-kilometer radius of the Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, Prime Minister Naoto Kan said on April 21.
Many embassies in Tokyo get back to work World

Many embassies in Tokyo get back to work

Most of the foreign diplomatic missions in Tokyo , Japan have reopened after a short temporary evacuation out of concern about the radioactive leakage at the nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture .
Powerful quakes continue to jolt Japan World

Powerful quakes continue to jolt Japan

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 has stricken Japan's Fukushima prefecture, which was devastated by a 9.0 magnitude quake and subsequent tsunami on March 11.
Radioactive cloud not threat health in VN Environment

Radioactive cloud not threat health in VN

The radioactive I-131 and Cs-137 trace level found in Vietnam’s air is very low and does not pose a threat to the environment as well as human health, the Ministry of Science and Technology said on April 6.