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Emergency personnel and disaster relief crews search for victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Sukuiso, Japan, on March 17.

Six months after an earthquake and tsunami left 20,000 dead or missing and sparked a nuclear crisis in Japan, Japanese marked the tragedy with a minute of silence. Read more»

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan at the G8 summit in France in May.

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan is stepping down as the leader of his party, clearing the way for the country's sixth premier in five years. Read more»

Radiation leaks from damaged nuclear reactor cores at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Station look to be a long term problem for Japan... and the world. Read more»

Tsunami damage at Sendai Airport.

I returned last night from the tsunami zone in northern Japan, where the recovery is underway. The nuclear power plant issue, on the other hand, remains a concern. What we who live in the Tokyo area are wondering is when the reactors will be under control, or if. Read more» 3