On The Ground Reports From Japan

Following much ongoing confusion about a fact-based reality in Japan, leading many to express somewhat extremist opinions due to persistent scarcity of facts, here are three much needed clips showing the sentiment on the ground in Tokyo courtesy of the mostly impartial BBC News.

The operators of a stricken Japanese nuclear plant have apologised for a "mistake" in reporting a radiation spike 10 million times above normal. Tokyo Electric Power Company, which has previously been criticised by officials for its handling of the crisis at the plant, said it got the readings wrong. Despite the mistake, the radiation spike at reactor 2 was still very high and enough to evacuate workers.

Anti-nuclear protesters have held a large rally in Tokyo, calling for change in Japan's nuclear industry. Meanwhile, efforts are continuing to locate the exact source of a radioactive water leak at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant.


Two weeks after an earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, the country's prime minister, Naoto Kan, has said the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant remains ''grave and serious''. Fukushima's operators have said water at one reactor was 10,000 times more radioactive than normal, raising fears that its core is damaged. Anti-nuclear protests have been taking place in Tokyo as an investigation is under way to establish the source of the radiation leak.

And the latest video from a helicopter overflight:


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