Most of us consider our homes our safe place, but they can be the real enemies in an earthquake... With the Pakistan-Iran quake of 24 April at 7.8 magnitude killing 35 people and with 1000s of homes destroyed by the quake, the question of how to make buildings earthquake proof is a very important one.
Two years have gone by, and there is still so much to do. It is up to us to work with the people in the affected areas to keep going, and to overcome all that stands between them and recovery.
Though they are alive and well, the nuclear refugees of Fukushima face a long, slow, surreal struggle that seems to have only just begun two years after they walked away from their homes and livelihoods.
I didn't really write much about the earthquake the month after it happened because after the initial shock, I didn't know how much it would change me or my life. I've only just started getting used to buildings rumbling due to large trucks.
Two years ago the Tohoku earthquake and resulting tsunami devastated the region, seriously damaged the Fukushima nuclear power plant, sending radiated...
A number of city's are still trying to figure out what to do with the wastelands left by the killer waves.
In Japan's most popular cultural genres known as manga (comic books) and anime (animation films and series), there's a recurrent theme in which the co...
We as human beings have the responsibility to help the survivors come to terms with their tragedy and current situation. We don't need to push our help onto them, nor do we need to tell them what we think is best. We just need to be there for them.
My decision to donate my marathon funds to Amnesty International was based on their excellent reputation, measurable progress and realistic goals. I believe they work to resolve human rights abuses effectively through campaigning for changes to legislation, administration and education.
Toyota still has made no claim of responsibility for unintended acceleration due to electronic or sticky throttle problems. The now-settled class action makes those claims specifically.
When Japan's government purchased some of the Diaoyu Islands from their private Japanese owners in September, Beijing sent surveillance ships to challenge the move, igniting old tensions in a long simmering dispute. The tensions that exist between the two nations are not contained to diplomats and politicians, they reverberate among people in both countries and across a 40 million-strong diaspora. Here in Canada, many Chinese-Canadians are polite and speak only among themselves about such issues.
At 2:46 p.m. I felt the ground start to shake. Tremors are common in Tokyo, but this time was different: the shaking just kept getting stronger and stronger.
The current exhibition "Metamorphosis: Give Me Your Wings" at Lehmann Maupin Gallery in New York presents new works by Japanese artist Mr. The centerp...
Nearly 17 months have passed since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, killing almost 20,000 people and affecting millions of lives throughout the country, but if the Arizona Diamondbacks learned anything during their recent trip to Japan, it's that the spirit of the people in this baseball-loving country will never be broken.
A simple question follows: If the Japanese government can provide billions of dollars to bail out the shareholders and executives of TEPCO, why are Japan's leaders so unwilling to help the innocent victims of the failed Fukushima nuclear plant?
As more than a million tons of trash and debris from last year's devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan float toward the West Coast, everyone's worried about what it will mean for the region's beaches and public health.