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Japan vows to tighten nuke safety after accident

Japan pledged better safety practices for its troubled nuclear industry Tuesday after an accident at a government research facility that exposed 33 people to minor excess radiation and had not been immediately disclosed.Full story

Tour sheds light on colossal Fukushima cleanup

  Journalists have been given a rare glimpse inside Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which was crippled in the 9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami that hit the country two years ago. NBC News' Arata Yamamoto reports.

Flashback Friday: 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Japan

  Chris Jansing reflects on the 2011 natural disaster that ravaged Japan, threatening a nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi plant – the largest nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.

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  Robots, gear designed for Fukushima clean up 

Japanese researchers unveil robots along with a robotic suit to assist workers going inside the damaged Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.

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An aerial view shows Tokyo Electric Power Co.'s tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture in this March 11, 2013 file photo. REUTERS/Kyodo/Files

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