Japan earthquake and tsunami: Japanese government declares state of nuclear emergency

March 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

Japanese officials have declared state of nuclear emergency after a power plant affected by the earthquake and tsunami suffered a cooling system failure. A fire broke out at the Fukushima plant following the earthquake, and an emergency state was declared to check for radiation leakage. However, politicians were quick to calm the initial panic sparked…

Japan earthquake and tsunami: Helpline and emergency numbers for those affected

March 11, 2011 | by | 0 Comments

If you are a British national in Japan affected by the tsunami and earthquake or you are worried about a relative, there are several numbers you can contact for help. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has set up a helpline for anyone affected by the disaster or worried about friends and relatives. the number…

Tokyo’s oldest man died 30 years ago

July 30, 2010 | by | 0 Comments

An investigation is underway in Tokyo after it emerged Japan’s oldest man may have been dead for 30 years. Japanese authorities went to visit Sogen Kato on his 111th birthday to update their list of centurions ahead of September’s Respect for Elderly Day only to get a grim surprise. After entering Mr Kato’s room they…