More than 70 people, mostly sailors, have sued the Tokyo Electric Power Company for making them sick. Naval personnel claim the company, which ran the Fukushima nuclear reactor, failed to warn the US Navy that its ships were sailing into dangerously radioactive waters.
It may seem hard to believe, but Toyota almost didn't make it in the US. Its first car, the Toyopet Crown, was a flop. Toyota helped establish a huge Japanese-American community in Torrance, California that finds it hard to imagine the company is moving on.
President Barack Obama is visiting Hiroshima, Japan, the first city to experience the effects of an atomic bomb. Put yourself into the shoes of those who suffered from the atomic bomb attacks in Japan: What if the Hiroshima atomic bomb hit your hometown?
Thousands of people were instantly killed after the US dropped an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. About 140,000 would die from complications as a result of the bombing by the end of the year. Here are a selection of historical images on the ground in Hiroshima after the bomb was dropped.
Clean up of the Fukushima nuclear disaster is not an easy job. The hours are long and the pay is low. So contractors hired to do the task have been recruiting homeless men to clean the radioactive debris.
First lady Michelle Obama promoted girls education in developing countries alongside her Japanese counterpart Akie Abe. But she avoided the elephant in the room — Japan's own struggles with gender inequity.