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Japan Evacuation

Record Rains Cause Deadly Floods

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 07.16.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Most of the quarter-million people who fled massive flooding in southwest Japan were able to return home by Monday, but the danger had not fu...

Heavy Rain And Flash Floods Kill At Least 15 In Japan

AP | Posted 07.12.2012 | World

TOKYO -- Heavy rain triggered flash floods and mudslides in southern Japan on Thursday, causing at least 15 deaths and leaving 11 more people missing....

Japan To Earthquake Evacuees: Welcome Home

AP | By ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 11.30.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- Japan lifted some evacuation advisories around the tsunami-devastated Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant Friday to reassure tens of thousands o...

One Million Urged To Evacuate As Typhoon Nears Japan

AP | Posted 11.20.2011 | World

TOKYO — A powerful typhoon was bearing down on Japan's tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast Wednesday, approaching a nuclear power plant crippled ...

Japan Declares No-Go Zone Around Nuclear Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.20.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan declared a 12-mile (20-kilometer) area evacuated around its radiation-spewing nuclear power plant a no-go zone on Thursday, urging resi...

Japan Considers Restricting Access To Evacuation Zone Around Plant

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 06.19.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Authorities were considering restricting access to the evacuation zone around Japan's crippled nuclear plant Wednesday to limit radiation exp...

Japan Told To Consider Widening Evacuation Zone Around Nuclear Plant

Reuters | Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka | Posted 05.30.2011 | World

March 31, 2011 6:30:27 AM By Chizu Nomiyama and Chisa Fujioka TOKYO, March 31 (Reuters) - Pressure mounted on Japan on Thursday to expand th...

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 ...

Japan: The Most Prepared Nation

Amy Chavez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Amy Chavez

Japan is so adamant about preparation for disaster that sometimes it seems a bit over the top. But when disaster strikes, it becomes all too apparent that you cannot over prepare.