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Representatives of the world's leading economies on Sunday urgently discussed the stability of financial markets after a historic U.S. credit downgrade rattled investors already worried about European debt crises.
Japanese authorities this week released information that paints a more worrisome picture of the ongoing nuclear crisis than the central government has previously admitted.
Japan's prime minister faced growing international and domestic criticism over the weekend regarding his administration's handling of the tsunami and nuclear disasters.
The cancellation of soccer games in Japan was extended into early April because of the devastation from the earthquake, tsunami and radiation leaks.
A tide of bodies washed up along Japan's coastline Monday, overwhelming crematoriums, exhausting supplies of body bags and adding to the spiraling humanitarian, economic and nuclear crisis after Friday's massive earthquake and tsunami.
Japan grieved Sunday over its losses in the wake of a massive earthquake and tsunami that devastated the country Friday and triggered a nuclear-power crisis officials were still trying to deal with Monday.
Miles from the ocean's edge, weary, mud-spattered survivors wandered streets strewn with fallen trees, crumpled cars, even small airplanes. Relics of lives now destroyed were everywhere — half a piano, a textbook, a soiled red sleeping bag.
Asian Champions League soccer games in Japan have been called off following the massive earthquake and tsunami.
The U.S. ambassador to Japan rushed to Okinawa Thursday to apologize for insulting remarks attributed to a State Department official in Washington who reportedly called Okinawa residents "masters of manipulation and extortion" who are "too lazy" to grow their own vegetables.