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7 March 2018

Japan - toxic legacy of the Fukushima disaster

The magnitude 9 Tohoku earthquake of March 2011 was powerful enough to move the largest island of Japan 2.4 metres east. The tsunami which followed sparked the world's worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. 15,000 lives were lost.

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5 April 2017

Fukushima nuclear disaster - a terrifying legacy

It is six years since the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. On 11 March 2011 - '3/11' - a devastating earthquake and series of tsunamis destroyed the cooling systems at the Fukushima power plant, one of 50 nuclear plants in the earthquake prone country.

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20 April 2016

Chernobyl nuclear disaster - 30 years on

On 26 April 1986, an explosion destroyed the nuclear power station in Chernobyl. This explosion, the worst 'nuclear incident' in history, set back confidence in 'clean' nuclear energy for a generation.

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3 February 2016

Japan: The failure of 'Abenomics'

Building of working class left opposition urgent: Shinzo Abe recently became the longest serving Japanese prime minister in nearly four decades. His Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government has regained its lead position in the opinion polls.

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25 November 2015

Socialist change not climate change

The climate summit in Paris meets as evidence continues to grow of the threat of global warming.

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5 August 2015

Hiroshima - 70 years on

Can a future nuclear conflict be avoided?: Seventy years ago, on 6 August 1945, a single bomb dropped by a US bomber on the Japanese city of Hiroshima killed between 90,000 and 166,000 men, women and children.

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11 December 2013

Cameron 'kowtows' to Chinese dictatorship

Western capitalist leaders put business before lofty 'principles': David Cameron, like many other Western leaders visiting China, abandoned any pretence of defending 'democracy' or 'human rights' in order to secure new profitable deals for British capitalism, writes Vincent Kolo, chinaworker.info.

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15 May 2013

Japan's 'Abenomics'

Capitalist crisis: 'Desperate times call for desperate measures': On 4 April the new governor of the Bank of Japan, Haruhiko Kuroda, took the world of finance completely by surprise when he launched an unprecedented stimulus package cash injection

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30 March 2011

The consequences of the earthquake disaster in Japan

Resentment and anger need a socialist expression: The human cost of the Kanto- Tohoku earthquake and tsunami will be immense, writes Carl Simmonsm, Kokusai Rentai (CWI Japan).

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Fukushima I courtesy of Digital Globe

Fukushima I courtesy of Digital Globe

23 March 2011

Nuclear power, no way!

After Japan's tsunami disaster -: The earthquake off Japan's east coast and the giant tsunami wave that followed on 11 March has, at the time of writing, officially killed over 8,500 people with another 13,000 people still missing...

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Japan: earthquake and tsunami: an aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku, photo from Wikipedia

16 March 2011

Workers hit hard by earthquake and tsunami

Exclusive report from Japan:
Take over the power and building industries!
Millions around the world watched, read and listened in horror to the reports coming from Japan on 11 March and the days that followed...

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Japan: earthquake and tsunami: an aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku, photo from Wikipedia

Japan: earthquake and tsunami: an aerial view of tsunami damage in Tōhoku, photo from Wikipedia

16 March 2011

Japan: Tsunami results in misery for millions

As we go to press the horrendous tsunami and earthquakes have claimed an estimated 3,000 lives in Japan. The final toll could be tens of thousands...

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14 March 2011

Earthquake could leave "tens of thousands" dead and nuclear threat

Japan: The massive earthquake that struck north-eastern Japan on Friday 11 March and ensuing destruction caused by one of the most powerful tsunamis ever witnessed was the "worst crisis since 1945" according to Prime Minister, Naoto Kan. Reporters in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, from chinaworker.info, write.

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16 September 2009

Japan: Election ends Liberal Democrats' 54-year reign

THE EDIFICE of Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) rule has finally come tumbling down with the dramatic defeat it suffered in the Lower House elections on 30 August, writes Carl Simmons, Kokusai Rentai (International Solidarity), CWI in Japan.

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9 September 2009

City of Life and Death

THE FILM City of Life and Death depicts the Japanese Imperial army's infamous massacre of the Chinese city of Nanking in 1937, writes Rob Bishop.

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17 June 2009

Only working class action can end war threat in Korean peninsula

The underground explosion of a massive nuclear bomb on 25 May of the North Korean regime brought it to the centre of world attention. Clare Doyle considers the motives of North Korea's ossified Stalinist regime

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8 October 2008

Lessons of the 1990s recession in Japan

ECONOMISTS AND political leaders are looking to the recent economic history of Japan with growing fear. Is the US economy also heading for a 'lost decade'? asks Jared Wood, Oxford Socialist Party.

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1 June 2006

'Correction' or crash?

World economy: IN THE second week of May there was a convulsion in the world financial system. Shortly after rising to near-peak levels, shares fell sharply on world stock exchanges, especially in so-called 'emerging markets' like India and Turkey. Lynn Walsh examines these events and exposes the instability of the global capitalist system.

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22 February 2006

Trade wars and protectionism

THE FAILURE of the capitalist powers at the recent WTO (World Trade Organisation) talks in Hong Kong to further 'liberalise' world trade reflects the growing difficulties and contradictions inherent in the world economy...

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11 August 2005

60 years after Hiroshima: Nuclear proliferation makes socialist change more urgent

HIROSHIMA, 6 August 1945, 8am. The 'all clear' sounded, signalling the end of an air raid by US bombers. Workers and school children left...

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