December 8th, 2013
07:04 PM ET

PREVIEW: Global Lessons on Guns – A Fareed Zakaria Special

 Global Lessons on Guns – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special debuts TONIGHT Sunday, Dec. 8, at 7:00pm ET

Tonight, CNN's Fareed Zakaria takes viewers to Colombia, Switzerland, Japan, Israel, and Australia for policy lessons from other mass gun murders, and suicide prevention – which may work in the U.S..

Here in a video preview to the special, Gen. (ret.) Peter Chiarelli discusses the U.S. Army’s efforts to reduce suicides by firearms.  Gen. Chiarelli cautions:

“I would be very, very careful in not underestimating the impact of 13 years of war, on an all-volunteer force.  I think we were seeing, in those [high] suicide numbers, some of the effect of high stress and trauma,” Gen. Chiarelli says in the documentary, recalling his service as the number two ranking officer assigned to suicide prevention.  “This is an area that we, in fact, have to attack.”


December 5th, 2013
10:00 AM ET

Exclusive: CNN looks inside the damaged Fukushima nuclear plant

CNN was granted exclusive access to the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan to see how the cleanup operation is going.  CNN's Anna Coren (@amcoren) went deep inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant – the closest a journalist has been allowed to the recovery work.

Inside Fukushima: Decommissioning Tepco's stricken nuclear reactor

Topics: Anna Coren • CNN • Japan
February 28th, 2012
10:02 AM ET

Kyung Lah visits Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant

CNN's Kyung Lah has rare access to the Fukushima nuclear plant, nearly a year after it was severely damaged by an earthquake and tsunami. CNN is the only U.S. network to have access to the plant.

For more on CNN's 'Rebuilding Japan' go here.

Topics: CNN • Japan • Kyung Lah
September 8th, 2011
01:29 PM ET

Tsunami-hit city fights back

Six months after the tsunami, one devastated Japanese city pledges to revive itself. CNN's Tokyo-based correspondent Kyung Lah (@kyunglahcnn) reports.

Topics: CNN • Japan
April 4th, 2011
12:00 AM ET sets global records for Japan coverage

Traffic: served 67 million global page views on Sat., March 12th, making it the highest weekend day (Sat. or Sun.) in’s history.

  • averaged 75 million page views per day, an increase of 66% over last March, from Friday, March 11-Sun., March 20.
  • In March, has averaged 60 million page views per day, a double-digit increase over Feb. by 25% and over March 2010 by 34%.
  • This Just In, which chronicled the updates in Japan as they happened served an average of 1.1 million page views per day through March 27, 2011, a 27% gain over February and a 213% gain over last year.
  • For the first 10 days of CNN’s Japan coverage, there were 1,291 submissions to the ‘Earthquake in Japan spurs tsunami’ topic on iReport, of which 270 were vetted for use on CNN.

(Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst.  March to date is 3/1-3/27, 2011)


Topics: Breaking News • CNN Digital • iReport • Japan • Mobile • Ratings
March 21st, 2011
02:36 PM ET

No time to grieve

CNN's Kyung Lah reports from Rikuzentakata, Japan – one of the hardest hit towns in the tsunami zone – where families hold impromptu funerals for loved ones.

Note: This story is intense and may not be suitable for some viewers.


Topics: Breaking News • Japan
March 20th, 2011
01:57 PM ET

Dr. Sanjay Gupta appears on Reliable Sources from Tokyo, Japan

"The message seemed to be that, look, there’s nothing to see here, folks. Just keep moving along."

- CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Japanese authorities' initial dealings with the media

Transcript of Reliable Sources for Sunday, March 20

Topics: CNN • Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Japan • Reliable Sources
March 20th, 2011
11:54 AM ET

Sony CEO speaks with CNN's Fareed Zakaria about Japan's recovery

CNN's Fareed Zakaria spoke with Sony Corporation of America president/CEO Sir Howard Stringer about how Japan's culture will speed it's recovery from the devastating crises of earthquakes, tsunami, and radiation it has faced since March 11.  This interview aired on Sunday, March 20, within CNN's on-going live coverage of events in Japan and Libya.

CNN's FAREED ZAKARIA GPS airs Sundays at 10:00am and 1:00pm on CNN/U.S. and 8:00am on CNN International.  All times Eastern.

Topics: CNN • CNN International • Fareed Zakaria GPS • Japan
Energy Secretary Chu on State of the Union
March 20th, 2011
11:15 AM ET

Energy Secretary Chu on State of the Union

Secretary Chu on whether the worst is over in Japan's nuclear crisis:

"We believe so, but I don’t want to make a blanket statement."

Transcript of Secretary Chu on State of the Union with Candy Crowley's THIS JUST IN blog: Japan quake live blog

March 18th, 2011
10:29 PM ET

Johnny Colt: "The scope of the disaster is epic"

Former Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt tells IN THE ARENA co-host Will Cain about life in earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Japan on Friday, March 19 – one week since multiple disasters devastated that nation.   Colt spent part of his early life in Japan and his familiarity with the country have informed his moving iReports for CNN.   Several of Colt's videos can be found at

In the Arena airs weeknights at 8pm ET and PT.

Topics: Breaking News • CNN • Japan
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