Radiation-blurred images taken inside one of Japan's tsunami-hit nuclear reactors showed a place scarred by 10 months' exposure to heat and humidity.
Japan is backtracking on plans formed only this month to shut down nuclear reactors after 40 years, saying that some are safe enough to live on.
Reactors will be shut down after 40 years of use to improve safety following the nuclear crisis set off by last year's tsunami.
Yoshihiko Noda said authorities would work to decontaminate the region from radioactive fallout, while ensuring compensation and health checks for those affected.
In 2010, we definitely started to see a trend of slowed off-shoring. A lot of people were very optimistic that there was going to be a large influx coming back from off-shore.
Government said it could take 40 years to clean up and fully decommission a nuclear plant that went into meltdown after it was struck by a huge tsunami.
Yoshihiko Noda says tsunami-damaged nuclear plant has achieved a stable state of "cold shutdown," a crucial step toward closing the plant.
Crippled nuclear plant to be declared virtually stable even though it still leaks some radiation and shows no prospect for cleanup for decades.
Official responsible for nuclear safety in the U.S. is worried that U.S. nuclear plant operators have become complacent just nine months after the disaster in Japan.
Japan's crippled nuclear power plant leaked about 45 tons of highly radioactive water from a purification device over the weekend, its operator said.
Fukushima nuclear disaster released twice as much of a radioactive substance into the atmosphere as Japanese authorities estimated.
Exports rose for the first time in six months, inching up 2.8 percent from a year earlier, a sign of recovery from the earthquake and tsunami disasters.
Results underscore ongoing malaise in the industry as it grapples with a strong yen, precarious global economy and recovery from earthquake and tsunami.
Toyota Prius was Japan's best-selling vehicle in July, clinching the top spot for the second straight month, as supply recovered from a temporary shortage.
Toyota says its July U.S. sales dropped nearly 23 percent as it continued to deal with parts shortages caused by Japan's earthquake.
Mazda reported its third straight quarter of red ink Friday after vehicle production was hurt by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
Japan's industrial production rose for third straight month in June as world's No. 3 economy stages a recovery from the earthquake and tsunami.
Texas Instruments resumed production ahead of schedule at factories that were damaged in the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
Slump in Japan's exports moderated in June in a sign the world's third-largest economy is beginning to mend after the earthquake and tsunami.
Industrial production rose for second straight month as factories continued to recover after the sharp downturn from the earthquake and tsunami.
Japanese automakers' global vehicle production was weaker overall in May, but Nissan showed resilience with an increase in output.
Tokyo Electric Power Co. Chairman Tsunehisa Katsumata promised that the company was doing its utmost to bring radiation leaks under control.
Owner of tsunami-damaged nuclear plant will pay an estimated $1 billion to thousands of residents who evacuated homes near the radiation-leaking plant.
Automaker will hire 3,000 to 4,000 temporary workers to be ready for a recovery in vehicle production after the earthquake and tsunami.