10 Apr '11, 5am

Japan vows to stand by tsunami survivors

Japan vows to stand by tsunami survivors

ISHINOMAKI, Japan: Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan pledged Sunday he would "never abandon" survivors of Japan's tsunami as he tried to focus attention on the future, despite a high-stakes battle at a nuclear plant. Kan, in only his second trip to the disaster zone in the month since the March 11 tragedy, was due to visit survivors to hear directly from victims to help shape policy in the weeks and months ahead, the government said. He will also call on all Japanese to keep spending, it was reported, as worries mount over the effect of the quake-tsunami on the world's third largest economy. But with high levels of radioactive caesium being found in fish caught off the coast of Fukushima, the situation at the nearby nuclear plant remains at the forefront of worries. Plant operator Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) is trying to halt the spread of radiation after having sealed a ...

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Japan PM Naoto Kan pledged that he would 'never abandon' survivors of the March 11 disasters

Japan PM Naoto Kan pledged that he would 'never...

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Japan marks a month since tsunami

Japan marks a month since tsunami

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TOKYO: Japan on Monday was marking a month since a 9.0-magnitude undersea quake sent a powerful tsunami crashing into its ...

Japan will today mark one month since the March 11 quake & tsunami devastated its north-east coast

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ASEAN vows regional help for Japan

ASEAN vows regional help for Japan

channelnewsasia.com 09 Apr '11, 3pm

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Japan: One month on

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Powerful quake hits Japan, tsunami alert: TV

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TOKYO : A powerful earthquake hit northeastern Japan late Thursday, seismologists said, prompting Japanese authorities to ...

S'pore pledges to help Japan

S'pore pledges to help Japan

channelnewsasia.com 10 Apr '11, 3am

SINGAPORE: Singapore has pledged to work with the Japanese government to contribute to long-term reconstruction effort in ...

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Flood survivors in southern Thailand hanging on despite conditions

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