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  • Chile raises quake death toll to eight Thursday, 17 Sep 2015 | 6:18 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, Sept 17- The Chilean government raised the death toll to eight on Thursday after a magnitude 8.3 earthquake that struck in the Pacific Ocean off the country on Wednesday. Interior Minister Jorge Burgos told a news conference that the port of Coquimbo had suffered severe damage. Early on Thursday, Chile lifted its tsunami warning.

  • Sept 17- Chile lifted the tsunami warning early on Thursday it had put in place after Wednesday's major earthquake, the government said. "The tsunami warning is lifted for all national territory," the government's National Emergency Office said in a tweet. More than a million people were evacuated from their homes after the magnitude 8.3 quake struck in the...


  • SANTIAGO, Sept 16- A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital city of Santiago and flooding some coastal areas under a tsunami warning. At least three people were killed by the quake about 280 km north of Santiago, the biggest earthquake since 2010 to hit the world's top copper producer.

  • FACTBOX-Status of Chile's copper mines after earthquake Wednesday, 16 Sep 2015 | 10:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 16- A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital city of Santiago and generating a tsunami warning, the latest extreme weather event to roil the world's top copper producer. Chile's state copper miner Codelco evacuated workers at its Ventanas division, which includes a refinery and a smelter,...

  • SYDNEY, Sept 17- London copper price hit their highest in nearly two months on Thursday after a powerful earthquake off the coast of Chile sparked concerns about supply disruptions in the world's biggest copper producer. The magnitude 8.3 earthquake shook buildings in the capital Santiago and generated a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru.

  • SANTIAGO, Sept 16- A magnitude 8.3 earthquake hit off the coast of Chile on Wednesday, shaking buildings in the capital city of Santiago and generating a tsunami warning for Chile and Peru. Chile's government urged residents to evacuate the coastline. Hazardous tsunami waves from the quake were possible along the coasts of Chile and Peru within the next several...

  • Nikkei Business Report Friday, 23 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    The Tokyo metropolitan government will invest in 6 solar power projects across Japan. Tokyo had set up funds last year to invest in power plants, and these funds will cover 20-30% of the cost of the new 170 million dollar solar power project. Sachiko Kishida reports.

  • Nikkei Business Report Wednesday, 21 Aug 2013 | 4:30 AM ET
    Nikkei Business Report

    Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority has rated the latest radioactive water leakage at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant a Level-3 incident. Nozomu Kitadai reports.

  • South Korean, Chinese Papers Fall for The Onion's Kim Jong Un Spoof

    The Korea Times thinks the North Korean leader really IS the sexiest man alive. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Tsunami Watch: Japan's Floating Junkyard Approaches Tuesday, 27 Nov 2012 | 1:15 AM ET

    Japan's environment ministry expects about 33,000 tons of tsunami debris to reach the western coast of North America by next June. The GlobalPost reports.

  • Downgrading Outlook for Japan Growth Sunday, 11 Nov 2012 | 9:07 PM ET
    Japan: 2.2% GDP is 'probably unattainable'

    George Boubouras, Head of Investment Strategy & Consulting, UBS Wealth Management discusses his outlook for the Japanese economy following the release of the country's GDP data.

  • A man looks at Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka nuclear power station in Omaezaki city, Shizuoka prefecture, Japan.

    Japan's controversial Hamaoka nuclear plant, shut down after Fukushima, wants to reopen once a 54-ft.-high, mile-long wall is finished. But the plant also sits on a seismic fault line, raising more than a few doubts.

  • Nuclear Industry One Year After Fukushima Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 4:55 PM ET
    Nuclear Industry One Year After Fukushima

    CNBC's Brian Shactman takes a look at how the nuclear industry has been altered one year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

  • Tsunami hits Japan

    Last year's triple Fukushima disaster – an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis trifecta -- claimed more than 19,000 lives and wreaked utter havoc on the affected area. But the cascading effects of the Fukushima catastrophe may prove to be even more serious and long-lasting.

  • Japan Looks Beyond Its Borders for Investors Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 6:45 PM ET
    The Monju nuclear power plant located in Tsuruga, Fukui prefecture.

    Regional cities like Aizu-Wakamatsu could be crucial to Japan’s effort to attract foreign investment, the New York Times reports.

  • A Year On, Japan’s Nuclear Power Dilemma Continues Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 6:36 PM ET

    As Japan marks the first anniversary of its worst nuclear accident ever, the debate over a shift to greener energy has not concluded.

  • Japan Emerges as a Contrarian Play Among Experts Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 12:18 AM ET

    Most investors can rhyme off a litany of reasons as to why to avoid Japan – high government debt, deflation and a demographic vortex just to name a few. But Japanese equities appear to be emerging as a favorite contrarian play among some experienced investors.

  • Tokyo Expats Live in Altered Landscape Sunday, 4 Mar 2012 | 9:40 PM ET
    A boy walks in front of a huge anti-nuclear banner during a protest rally in Tokyo In February, 2012.

    Jacinthe Martin says it took her a few days to reach “panic” status last March, as Japan’s nuclear crisis deepened following its earthquake and tsunami. But the agitated news reports and frantic emails from friends finally pushed her – like many foreign residents of Tokyo – to abandon her adopted city for sanctuary overseas, FT reports.

  • Nuclear Crisis Set Off Fears Over Tokyo, Report Says Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 | 2:18 AM ET
    An official in a full radiation protection suit scans an evacuated elderly woman with a geiger counter to check radiation levels in Koriyama city in Fukushima prefecture.

    In the darkest moments of last year’s nuclear accident, Japanese leaders did not know the actual extent of damage at the plant and secretly considered the possibility of evacuating Tokyo, an independent investigation into the accident disclosed.  The NYT reports.