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Japan Disaster

2 Years After Tsunami, Japan Continues To Struggle

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.03.2013 | Green

TOKYO -- Amid growing dissatisfaction with the slow pace of recovery, Japan marked the second anniversary Monday of the devastating earthquake and tsu...

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...

Thousands Of Nuclear Refugees Unable To Return Home

Reuters | Posted 04.13.2012 | World

By Chris Meyers OKUMA, Japan, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Back home for just three hours, a tearful Miyoko Takeda sorted through her belonging...

Japanese Company Developes Mini-Noah's Ark

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | World

TOKYO — A small Japanese company has developed a modern, miniature version of Noah's Ark in case Japan is hit by another massive earthquake and ...

After 11 Years, Lexus To Lose Top Spot In U.S. Luxury Car Market

Posted 09.08.2011 | Business

CHICAGO, July 8 (Rick Popely) - Toyota Motor Corp's brand Lexus will end its streak of 11 years as the top luxury brand in the U.S. market due to ...

Japan's New Disaster Reconstruction Minister Will Reportedly Resign Following Inflammatory Remarks

AP | TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 09.03.2011 | World

TOKYO — A week into his new job, Japan's disaster reconstruction minister resigned Tuesday after making remarks widely criticized as offensive d...

Toyota's Profit Plunges After Japan Disaster

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.11.2011 | Business

TOKYO -- Toyota's quarterly profit crumpled more than 75 percent after the March earthquake and tsunami wiped out parts suppliers in northeastern Japa...

Nuclear Regulators Criticized For Close Ties To Industry

The New York Times | TOM ZELLER Jr. | Posted 07.08.2011 | Business

In the fall of 2007, workers at the Byron nuclear power plant in Illinois were using a wire brush to clean a badly corroded steel pipe — one in a se...

Certainty: A Principle Of Kabbalah

Yehuda Berg | Posted 06.21.2011 | Religion
Yehuda Berg

The world is challenging us right now. People are filled with doubt, wondering if things are going to get worse, wondering if they can continue living with devastation happening all around.

Japan's Earthquake Will Hit Economy Harder Than First Feared

Posted 06.12.2011 | Business

TOKYO (Rie Ishiguro and Shinji Kitamura) - The economic damage from Japan's massive earthquake and tsunami last month is likely to be worse than fir...

Buddhist Thoughts On Impermanence, Plutonium And Beauty

Lewis Richmond | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Lewis Richmond

What a startling thought: that the very evanescence of things can be a cause for joy, and a way to see this ever-changing, ever-aging world as a thing of beauty.

Today's 10 Plagues

Rabbi Samuel April | Posted 06.05.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Samuel April

The Biblical story of Passover warns us to preserve our planet, its environment and its inhabitants. The eternal message of the Festival of Freedom is peace, liberty and freedom for all.

OECD Brightens Its Prediction For G-7 Economies -- Minus Japan

AP | Posted 06.05.2011 | Business

PARIS -- The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says the outlook for economic growth in the United States and other major economies...

Bloggers Respond To Japan Disaster With Twitter-Sourced Charity Book

WSJ | Andrew Joyce | Posted 05.29.2011 | Books

“2:46 Quakebook,” a Twitter-sourced collection of personal accounts of the quake and its aftermath that will soon be available for purchase here, ...

U.S. Recovery Gaining Traction, Fed Officials Say

Reuters | Kim Palmer and Sakari Suoninen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

AKRON, Ohio/FRANKFURT - The U.S. recovery is gaining traction, two top Federal Reserve officials said on Tuesday, though they differed on the risks ...

Warren Buffett: Japan Presents A 'Buying Opportunity'

Reuters | Hyun Joo Jin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DAEGU, South Korea (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett believes Japan's devastating earthquake is the kind of extraordinary event that c...

Missionaries Grapple With Leaving Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Wolfgang Langhans, a Tokyo-based field director for missionaries, calls the week since the earthquake ...

Japanese Government Plans To Aid Struggling Businesses

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - The Japanese government plans to dedicate up to 10 trillion yen ($127 billion) in crisis lending to businesses to help them finance da...

New Earthquake Novel Eerily Prescient Of Japan Disaster

The Guardian | Benedicte Page | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An eerily prescient novel in which a giant earthquake knocks the earth from its axis has netted a £500,000 deal reminiscent of the heady days before ...

Would You Die To Save Your Country?

Lea Lane | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lea Lane

I'm in awe when I read about the 50 heroic workers who have been fighting the nuclear meltdown at the Fukushia Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. I wondered what motivated them to give up their lives.