Four years after the nuclear disaster, much of the area is still uninhabited
A massive tsunami as tall as the Shard overwhelmed the Cape Verde islands 73,000 years ago, scientists have discovered.
Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.
Repairing or improving flood defences is so expensive that areas of countryside which are still under water could be deserted, says Environment Agency
Met Office says more heavy rain expected today and tomorrow
Checked behind your sofa recently? Don’t - there will probably be a Romanian hiding there.
Hundreds of seal pups which had been feared dead after a tidal surge hit the east coast of Britain have been found alive and well.
Houses been swept into the sea over night as the biggest tidal surge in 60 years hit the east coast. The Environment Agency has urged people to remain vigilant as the high tides continue through the night
A court in Japan has awarded 270 million yen (£1.7m) to parents of four children killed when their nursery school bus carried them into the path of the March 2011 tsunami.
Radiation levels at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant are 18 times higher than previously thought, according to officials.
'No poet of the past century has voiced dilemmas of the individual conscience torn between anguish at injustice and horror of violence better, or more profoundly'
City of Kesennuma decides 360-ton tuna boat that was washed a kilometre inshore is not a fitting memorial to the 19,000 victims
Respect MP also plans to disrupt plans to cancel PMQ's to allow MPs and peers to attend service
The World Health Organization's recent report on the fall-out of the Fukushima disaster appeared largely positive: radiation exposure has had only a minor impact on the overall health of the local population. Yet the meltdown of the Daiichi nuclear plant, two years ago tomorrow – not to mention the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami that induced it – continue to have solemn ramifications for those who live in the area.
People in the small fishing port of Ishinomaki have expressed their shock and gratitude after being sent gold bars in the post by an anonymous benefactor.
A former Tory peer who was jailed over the parliamentary expenses scandal has won £3,500 damages from Essex Police.