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Japan Crisis

LOOK: Most Expensive Natural Disaster Ever

Posted 03.12.2012 | World

One year after an earthquake and tsunami decimated the northeast coast of Japan, the country continues its extremely costly process of rebuilding. The...

Nuclear Evacuation Fatal For Old, Sick

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.09.2012 | World

MINAMI-SOMA, Japan (AP) — The doctors and nurses at Futaba Hospital pleaded for help as a radioactive plume wafted over their hospital. They had bee...

Mega-Disaster Goes Viral: Japan Tsunami's Social Media By The Numbers

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

When disaster struck Japan, online reactions to the earthquake and tsunami coursed through Twitter in near-record time. However, even with an unpr...

LOOK: The State Of Nuclear Energy Around The World

Reuters/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.09.2012 | World

On March 11, 2011, an earthquake off the coast of Japan triggered a massive tsunami that killed more than 19,000 people and left thousands missing. Th...

Tsunami Survivor Yuichi Kowata: Government 'Reacted Too Late'

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 03.08.2012 | World

One year after the tsunami and earthquake that devastated the northeast coast of Japan and left thousands of people dead, Robert Michael Poole and pho...

PHOTOS: Pictures Capture Heartbreak After Tsunami

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.02.2012 | World

It has been nearly one year since a monstrous earthquake triggered a tsunami that roared across Japan's coast on March 11, 2011, transforming once-pri...

U.S. Factory Output Sees Biggest Growth Since Japan Crisis

AP | DANIEL WAGNER and DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — U.S. automakers rebounded in July to boost factory production by the most since the Japan crisis. But builders broke ground on fewe...

Toyota President Sees Full Production By November

Posted 08.04.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The president of Toyota Motors (7203.T) said on Saturday he expects the automaker to resume full production globally in November and i...

How Japan -- And You -- Can Overcome Any Crisis

Phil Cooke, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Phil Cooke, Ph.D.

Right now, the people of Japan are facing the worst disaster of their lifetimes. But around the world, others are facing their own personal meltdowns. During these times of crushing loss, how do we begin to climb out of the hole?

Service Sector Continues To Grow, But At A Slower Pace

Reuters | Steven C. Johnson | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (Steven C. Johnson) - Growth in the vast U.S. services sector slowed last month and price pressures eased slightly, according to an indus...

Anything Can Happen At Any Time: Zen Lessons From Japan

James Baraz | Posted 06.01.2011 | Religion
James Baraz

A central tenet of existence is the truth of impermanence. Ultimately there is no stability in a constantly changing world. As one of my teachers puts it: "Anything can happen at any time."

Japan's Crisis Will Lower U.S. GDP, IMF Says

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2011 | Business

ROME (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund has cut its forecast for Japan's 2011 GDP growth after this month's devastating earthquake and ha...

Can Watching the Crisis In Japan Be Good For Us?

Christine Carter, PhD | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christine Carter, PhD

Cultivating compassion in the face of a tragedy makes us feel good. Compassion often leads us to three other very potent positive experiences.

Setbacks Mount In Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Setbacks mounted Wednesday in the crisis over Japan's tsunami-damaged nuclear facility, with nearby seawater testing at its highest radiation...

Oil Prices, Japan Holding U.S. Auto Sales Back

Reuters | Ben Klayman | Posted 05.29.2011 | Business

By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. auto sales in March are expected to rise about 12 percent from last year's depressed levels, but high g...

Japanese Rate PM's Quake Response

Christian Science Monitor | Justin McCurry | Posted 05.29.2011 | World

Amid the destruction and nuclear crisis caused by the March 11 tsunami, there is a joke making the rounds in Japan: President Obama telephones Naoto K...

Radiation In Japan Nuclear Plant Ten Million Times Higher Than Normal

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.26.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Radioactivity in contaminated water in one reactor unit at a damaged Japanese nuclear power plant tested 10 million times higher than normal,...

Japan's Energy Crisis Curbs Rising Oil Prices

New York Times | CLIFFORD KRAUSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

HOUSTON -- The recent economic jolt to Japan's economy, by lowering energy demand, has at least temporarily offset some of the Libyan uprising's impac...

Japanese Auto Production Falls To Disastrous Lows

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT (Reuters) - Japan automakers in the first two weeks after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami will lose about 65 percent in light vehicle ...

GM Lays Off Workers, Halts Some Production

AP | By DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT -- General Motors Co. on Monday is halting some production and temporarily laying off workers at a Buffalo, N.Y., engine plant, another sign t...

Marcus Baram

U.S. Nuke Plant Workers Protected By Whistleblower Ruling | Marcus Baram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Welcome to our blog, "The Watchdog," which will keep a close eye on regulatory agencies and how their actions impact the lives of everyday Americans. ...

Japan's Elderly Hardest Hit

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

RIKUZENTAKATA, Japan -- The elderly couple fled their home on foot as the warning sirens blared. But they could not keep up with their neighbors and f...

CNN's Sanjay Gupta Answers HuffPost Readers' Questions From Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN's chief medical correspondent, is currently in Japan where he has been observing the mental and physical well-being of the count...

ABC: U.S. Concerned Japan Situation Could Be 'Deadly For Decades'

The Huffington Post | Cara Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The White House is preparing for a situation in Japan that could be "deadly for decades," a U.S. official tells ABC News. (SCROLL DOWN FOR LIVE UP...

WATCH: Tokyo Resident Talks About Crisis With HuffPost

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Travel

Huffington Post spoke with Tokyo Resident, blogger, and reporter Matt Alt for the Huffington Post Japan Crisis Live blog (Click for breaking news) on ...