Japan

Jon Queally, staff writer
Tens of thousands of people gathered outisde the Japanese parliament building on Sunday to reject plans put forth by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that would see an aggressive expansion of the nation's armed forces despite a long-standing constitutional mandate for a "defense only" military posture. Tweets about Japan protest The enormous crowd—...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Despite widespread public opposition and lingering safety concerns, Japan on...
Lauren McCauley, staff writer
An anti-nuclear power protest in April 2011 following the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown. (Photo: Matthias Lambrecht/cc/flickr)
As the world nears the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and...

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Fishermen have resumed fishing after postponing their start when hundreds of tons of radioactive water were found leaking from the crippled Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. Twenty-one trawlers brought home 5 tons of seafood, including octopus and squid, from the trial operation; if testing shows they're safe, they'll be shipped to markets in Japan. While older people are said to be buying fish from the sea off Fukushima Prefecture, others don't want their kids or grandkids eating it...