Regulators trusted that the reactors were safe from the worst waves an earthquake could muster based on a single-page memo from a decade ago.
Automakers' global vehicle production plunged in April, especially in Japan where supplier plants were destroyed by the earthquake and tsunami.
Automaker sees a chance to snatch buyers away from Japanese automakers battling production delays, and vehicles in the works could help deliver growth in a difficult market.
UN nuclear experts met with Japanese officials and were to inspect the crippled plant and investigate the worst nuclear accident since Chernobyl.
Temporary containers holding radioactive water pumped from crippled nuclear reactors are almost full, raising concerns it could overflow and leak.
Maker of PlayStation 3 video game machines is expecting an annual loss of $3.2 billion, reversing its earlier projection of a return to profit.
Automaker is firing 400 workers at a car factory in Brazil because of a lack of parts from Japan following that nation's earthquake.
Automaker will resume normal production levels in June after resolving problems with parts delivery caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
U.S. factories in April produced fewer goods for the first time in 10 months after a temporary parts shortage forced automakers to cut back output.
Some buyers will have to wait until next April for the latest Toyota Prius due to shortages of a new battery that's adding to production delays.
Federal task force on Thursday vouched anew for the safety of U.S. nuclear power plants in the aftermath of the Japanese crisis.
The water level in the core of Unit 1 is much lower than previously thought, exposing remaining fuel rods and pointing to a greater-than-expected leak in the chamber.
Automaker's quarterly profit crumpled more than 75 percent after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami severely disrupted car production.
Toyota's global car production will likely return to normal two to three months earlier than expected, a report said.
Japan will scrap a plan to obtain half of its electricity from nuclear power and will instead promote renewable energy as a result of its ongoing nuclear crisis.
Japanese utility agreed to shutter three nuclear reactors at a coastal power plant while it builds a seawall and improves other tsunami defenses there.
Hino Motors Manufacturing USA is cutting production at its West Virginia truck plant again because of a parts shortage created by the March disasters in Japan.
Utility instructed to halt all three reactors at a power plant in central Japan because of safety concerns in the event of a major earthquake and tsunami.
Workers entered one of the damaged reactor buildings for the first time since it was rocked by an explosion after a devastating earthquake.
Small cars sold well in the U.S. as gas prices rose and some buyers worried about shortages of Japanese-made vehicles following the earthquake there.
As Japan deals with aftermath of triple calamities, the challenges of remaking world's third-largest economy may take a backseat to reconstruction.
Japan's biggest home appliance maker cutting about 17,000 jobs over two years as losses swell from restructuring costs and damage from March 11 disasters.
Sharp said annual profit more than quadrupled due to brisk demand for LCD screens but warned earthquake and tsunami will have a 'broad' impact.
Honda's India unit will halve production due to a shortage of components following tsunami in Japan, while Toyota is cutting production by 70 percent.