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- Japan Finds Highly Toxic Plutonium at Fukushima Nuke Plant
- Death Toll Reaches 11,063
- Japan to Review Nuke Power Supply Policy
- Strong Quake Jolts Northeast Japan
- Power Reconnected to Japan's Nuke Reactors
- Japan Resumes Water Cooling Efforts at No. 4 Reactor
- IAEA Sees Positive Developments at Japan's Nuclear Plant
- IAEA Chief Heads for Japan to Assess Nuclear Crisis
- Foreign Countries Continue to Evacuate Nationals from Japan
Overcoming a Cataclysm

Earthquake, tsunami, nuclear plant breakdown. Each is a major catastrophe. But Japan has been hit by all of them. Homelessness, economic losses, release of radiation. Each is a huge challenge. Now Japan must face all three.

How will Japan respond to the domino-like disaster unleashed on March 11? Is this the beginning of a major decline for Japan?

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- The Sun Also Rises
Besides the strength of its citizens, Japan can also rely on its infrastructure and institutions
- Staying Behind in Japan
A Chinese citizen decides to stay in Japan even after others have left in the wake of the recent earthquake and tsunami
- Being a Good Neighbor
China and other countries move rapidly to help earthquake-stricken Japan
Economic Impact more
Mei Xinyu
Worries at Hand
Japan's earthquake shakes the global economy
Sheila A. Smith
The Recovery Begins
Japan faces challenges as it begins to rebuild
Kerry Brown
Japan's Crucial Moment
Hopes for the Japanese economy remain high despite the severe blow it has suffered
Relief Work   more
- Government Rebukes Nuke Plant Operator for Misinformation
- Japan Issues Tsunami Warning After 6.5-Magnitude Quake
- Ban Reaffirms UN Readiness to Offer Help
China's Response more
- China Sends Third Batch of Humanitarian Aid to Japan
- China Provides Second Batch of Humanitarian Aid
- China Improves Openness to Nuclear Data
Nuclear Safety more
- Japan Finds Highly Toxic Plutonium at Fukushima Plant
- IAEA Chief Proposes High-Level Meeting
- Japan to Review Nuke Power Supply Policy
- IAEA Chief Heads for Japan to Assess Nuclear Crisis
- IAEA: Situation in Nuclear Power Plant 'Very Serious'
- Japan Radiation Crisis Escalates
- Fire Breaks out Again at Fukushima's No. 4 Reactor
- Radiation Detected in Tokyo
- Explosion Heard at No.2 Reactor of Fukushima Plant
- 11 Injured in Blast at No.3 Reactor of Fukushima Nuke Plant
Time: Japanese local time 2:46 p.m. (05:46 GMT) March 11, 2011 Epicenter: Japan's northeastern Honshu Island Magnitude: 9.0 on the Richter scale
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Robot Detects High Radiation in Japan's Reactors
Japan Sets Radiation Safety Standards for Fish
Slight Radiation Rise in Parts of China
- Tsunamis: Waves of Tragedy
- Major Nuclear Leakage Accidents in Japan
- Major Strong Quakes Worldwide since 1900
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