Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster
More than one million tonnes of contaminated water from the destroyed Fukushima nuclear plant will be released into the sea
Japan has decided it will start releasing radioactive water accumulated at the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea after treatment, infuriating local residents and worrying neighbouring countries.
The decision comes a decade after the nation's worst-ever atomic disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.
Japan fell silent on March 11 to mark 10 years since the worst natural disaster in the country's living memory: a powerful earthquake, deadly tsunami and nuclear meltdown that traumatized a nation.
A minute's silence was observed across the country at 2.46 pm local time (0546 GMT), the precise moment a 9.0 magnitude quake hit off the northeast coast on March 11, 2011.