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Japanese Earthquake

Strong Quake Hits Major Japanese City

AP | KEN MORITSUGU and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 01.22.2015 | World

TOKYO (AP) — Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous central ...

6.0-Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Japan

AP | Posted 08.04.2013 | World

TOKYO -- A strong earthquake shook northeastern Japan on Sunday in the same region devastated by a giant tsunami and temblor 2-1/2 years ago, but ther...

Two Years Later: My Experiences in the Aftermath of the Earthquake in Japan

Michael Bennett | Posted 05.10.2013 | World
Michael Bennett

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.

Is California In Danger Of A Mega-Quake?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 01.11.2013 | San Francisco

A recent study published by researchers at CalTech and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology in the journal Nature has found that C...

Oil Seeps and Slicks Studied Near BP's Macondo Well

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.15.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Scientists say oil and gas seeps surrounding BP's Deepwater Horizon well appear to be mostly natural and to pre-date the 2010 spill.

Another Massive Tsunami Could Hit Japan, Experts Warn

AP | By ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 04.02.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Much of Japan's Pacific coast could be inundated by a tsunami more than 34 meters (112 feet) high if a powerful earthquake hits offshore, acc...

Japanese Study Abroad Program Rebounds After Earthquake

AP | Posted 05.19.2012 | College

PHILADELPHIA — Study-abroad enrollment at Temple University's campus in Tokyo is rebounding from dips seen in the year after Japan's devastating...

Chris Kirkham

After Nuclear Disaster In Japan, U.S. Slow To Update Plant Safety At Home | Chris Kirkham | Posted 03.08.2012 | Green

In the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last March, with the world captivated by the worst nuclear disaster in a generation, U.S. regu...

Celebrated Playwrights To Aid Japan

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 04.03.2012 | Arts

NEW YORK — Celebrated playwrights including Stephen Sondheim, Tony Kushner and Edward Albee have joined a fundraiser to mark the anniversary of ...

Japan Intervenes In Market To Weaken Its Currency

AP | By MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 12.31.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- The dollar jumped about 5 percent against the yen Monday after Japan intervened to weaken its currency, whose appreciation has threatened the...

Perry, McCain, Obama & the Great Japanese Tsunami

Mark Joseph | Posted 11.01.2011 | Politics
Mark Joseph

If he's smart, Obama will dump the hapless Joe Biden and select Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to be his VP, enlist the help of Bill Clinton and attempt to make a race of it.

Strong Earthquake Jolts Northeastern Japan: Another Large Quake Strikes Same Area

AP | Posted 09.23.2011 | World

NEW YORK -- The U.S. Geological Survey is reporting that another strong earthquake has jolted northeastern Japan, the same region devastated by March'...

OECD: Globalization Has Made Economic Crises More Likely

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.29.2011 | Business

Advances in communication, information, transportation and trading technology have helped web together nations into interconnected and interdependent ...

Lady Gaga Is Being Sued Over Japan Fundraiser

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 12.25.2011 | Entertainment

Lady Gaga loves helping people, which is why this bit of news might come as a surprise to some. The singer is selling rubber bracelets to help supp...

Interview: Albert Brooks Sees Into the Future

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.03.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Brooks' first novel, 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America, has popped on to the New York Times' best-seller list -- that kind of commercial success is an unaccustomed feeling for Brooks.

Jobless Claims Down As Labor Market Could Be Picking Up

Posted 07.19.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, offering hope the labor market...

50 Cent's Outrageously Offensive Japanese Earthquake Tweets

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Once again, 50 Cent's tweets are a natural disaster. As Japan works around the clock to dig out and salvage lives and cities from the wreckage of t...

Clint Eastwood Tsunami Movie Pulled From Japan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

TOKYO — A film distributor says it has decided to stop showing Clint Eastwood's tsunami movie "Hereafter" in Japan following a catastrophic quak...

Meltdown: The Japanese Earthquake and Fukushima Reactors

Robert Alvarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Alvarez

The prospects for cooling down the cores of Japan's nuclear reactors are dimming. We shouldn't have another nuclear catastrophe to realize there are better, much safer ways to make electricity.

Chicagoans Worry About Loved Ones In Japan

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Renko Yamamoto boarded an airplane in Tokyo Friday bound for O'Hare Airport and her first meeting with her 7-month-old granddaughter Nanako Yamamoto. ...