Two years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster, renewable energy is surging in Japan. But economic pressures are also helping revive support for nuclear power, leading to an internal tug-of-war over Japan's energy future.
Two years after the Fukushima tsunami and nuclear disaster, life is still far from normal for survivors. Anxiety over radiation and discrimination is now causing mental health problems and a slew of social problems from divorce to suicide.
Japanese jazz guitarist Yuto Kanazawa was far from his home in Fukushima, Japan when the earthquake and tsunami struck in March 2011. He was inspired to write a song about the disaster. In an exclusive for The World, Kanazawa performs "The Ocean".
A vast network of tunnels is being constructed beneath the Nordic countryside in Finland. It's intended to safely store nuclear waste for up to a thousand centuries. Eventually, officials say, there will be no surface trace of the tunnels below.
To figure out just how all the talk of red lines and possible military strikes are viewed inside Iran, we turned to Karim Sadjadpour of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Nazila Fathi, a fellow at Harvard's Belfer Center.
President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney both delivered speeches about American foreign policy today. The two men offered contrasting visions of what America's role should be in shaping events beyond its shores.
People in and around the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant are settling into the grim realities after the multiple meltdowns of 2011. Host Marco Werman speaks with journalist Emily Taguchi, who's just returned from a reporting trip to the region.
In Spain, a nuclear controversy continues. In fact it dates back to the 1960's when two American Air Force planes collided in midair and exploded, dropping four nuclear bombs on a tiny Mediterranean farming village.
Vice-President Joe Biden reiterated today that the US is determined to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons. But some say the US should cool its rhetoric and prepare to live with Iran as a nuclear power. The World's Jeb Sharp reports.
Sanctions against Iran are biting the economy hard. Prices are rising and incomes are falling. The goal is to persuade the government to drop its nuclear program, but it is the ordinary people who are paying the price.
Last year's tsuanami virtually destroyed many northern Japanese fishing communities. A year later, residents are struggling to rebuild, but as Sam Eaton reports, some are finding that the disaster has given them the opportunity to chart a new course.
Japan revealed today it violated its own non-nuclear principles established after World War II and lied about it for decades in a secret pact with the United States. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Professor Andrew Gordon.