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Japan Death Toll

5 Killed In Stabbing Spree In Rural Japan

AP | By YUKI URAKAWA | Posted 03.09.2015 | World

OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Five people were killed in their homes Monday in a stabbing spree in rural Japan, police said, in a rare case of major violence ...

Man In Post-Quake Japan Searches For Wife, Daughter On Foot Every Day

Los Angeles Times | John M. Glionna | Posted 09.16.2011 | Impact

Reporting from Ishinomaki, Japan-- For months now, the drill has been the same: Maromu Oikawa grabs a shovel and chainsaw and gathers up the three pre...

New Search Launches For Bodies In Japan

AP | By SHINO YUASA | Posted 06.09.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The Japanese and U.S. militaries launched another all-out search for the bodies of earthquake and tsunami victims Sunday along Japan's ravage...

Japan Death Toll Estimate Rises Over 18,000, Financial Costs Of $235 Billion

AP | ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — The toll of Japan's triple disaster came into clearer focus Monday after police estimates showed more than 18,000 people died...

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...

Japan Begins To Dig For Dead Amid Nuclear Crisis

AP | JAY ALABASTER and TODD PITMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

TAKAJO, Japan (AP) -- Rescue workers used chain saws and hand picks Monday to dig out bodies in Japan's devastated coastal towns, as Asia's richest na...

Meltdowns Grow More Likely at the Fukushima Reactors

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Robert Alvarez

Given what's happening at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex, it's time for a serious review of what our nuclear safety authorities consider to be improbable, especially when it comes to reactors operating in earthquake zones.