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Japan Tsunami 2011

Climate Change, Media, Psychology & the Denial of Death

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 04.10.2014 | Green
Mitchell J. Rabin

On the standard, commercial television channels we hear about extreme weather virtually every single day. Droughts in the southwest hardly seen since...

Japan's Return to Nuclear Power

Amy Chavez | Posted 03.03.2014 | Green
Amy Chavez

Yoichi Masuzoe, victor in February's Tokyo gubernatorial election, is expected to help bring nuclear power back to Japan. Despite two anti-nuke contenders in the race, the controversial Masuzoe won the election by a landslide.

Tsunami Ship Landmark Will Be Destroyed

AP | AZUSA UCHIKURA | Posted 08.13.2013 | World

KESENNUMA, Japan -- A stranded fishing boat that became a symbol of the devastation of Japan's 2011 tsunami has long divided a northeastern coastal ci...

On the Ground in Tohoku: An Interview With Jamie El-Banna

Sophia Slater | Posted 08.20.2013 | Teen
Sophia Slater

It's a sunny afternoon in the town of Funakoshi, and Jamie El-Banna is bustling around giving directions to volunteers. Watching him work, you would never suspect that his British-accented English will change in a moment to fluent Japanese.

PHOTOS: Live Fish Found In Possible Tsunami Debris

Posted 04.05.2013 | Green

From Stephanie Pappas, LiveScience Senior Writer: The strangest stowaways yet have arrived on U.S. shores via debris possibly from the 2011 Japan t...

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...

Would You Watch A Whole Movie About Things People Lose?

AP | BECKY BOHRER | Posted 05.08.2013 | Entertainment

JUNEAU, Alaska — A ball. A boat. A little girl's sandal. Filmmakers are working to find – and tell – the stories behind some of the ...

Afloat In Canada's Islands Of Beauty

Richard Wiese | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Richard Wiese

It floated up to the shore in the form of a volleyball with "Japan Volleyball Association" stamped on it, accompanied by Japanese soda bottles. It was clearly debris from that terrible tsunami that tragically hit Japan in March of 2011.

More Tsunami Debris Found Near Hawaii

Posted 10.06.2012 | Green

Fishermen in Hawaii have discovered a Japanese boat that the U.S. Coast Guard reports washed out to sea in the March 2011 tsunami. Peter Grillo, c...

Japanese Nuclear Plant Operator Bailed Out To The Tune Of $12.8 Billion

AP | MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 09.30.2012 | World

ONAGAWA, Japan — The Japanese operator of the nuclear power plant devastated in last year's disasters received a 1 trillion yen ($12.8 billion) ...

Toyota's Bold Predicition

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.09.2012 | Business

TOKYO -- Toyota's quarterly profit more than quadrupled to 121 billion yen ($1.5 billion), and the automaker gave upbeat forecasts as it recovers from...

Soccer Ball Lost In Japan's Tsunami Found On Alaska Shores

Posted 04.22.2012 | World

A soccer ball that was lost in the tsunami that devastated Japan in March 2011 has travelled more than 3,100 miles across the Pacific Ocean to wash up...

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...

A Tsunami of Trash Reaches Our Shores Every Year

Vikki N. Spruill | Posted 05.28.2012 | Green
Vikki N. Spruill

You name it, and our volunteers have found it on the beach: toilet seats, washing machines, couches and, of course, the proverbial kitchen sink. This year someone even found a floating 100-pound safe. But no matter what that safe contained, I can tell you this trash is no treasure.

'Ghost Ship' Off Canada Heralds Arrival Of Tsunami Debris

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2012 | Green

(Mallos removes inaccurate references to California in quotes describing area of debris, paragaphs 17, 18) By Bill Rigby ...

Tsunami Japanese Fishing Boat Found In Canada

AP | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- A large fishing vessel swept away by the tsunami that devastated Japan last year has been spotted adrift off British Co...

Learning From Japan's Disaster

Christal Smith | Posted 05.13.2012 | Los Angeles
Christal Smith

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and a delegation of first responders from throughout California recently returned from a fact finding mission to the earthquake torn areas of Northern Japan to learn lessons that can be applied here.

PHOTOS: A Trip Back To Fukushima

Kathleen Massara | Posted 05.11.2012 | Travel
Kathleen Massara

When we receive the announcement that we're about to arrive at Fukushima station, I momentarily panic.

Putting My Disaster Relief Training to Work

Mark Dyer | Posted 05.08.2012 | Impact
Mark Dyer

On our deployment we saw what it meant for people to be able to live with dignity again, taking the most basic life ingredients we were able to provide.

Tsunami, Destruction And Creation

Thomas Shomaker | Posted 05.05.2012 | Travel
Thomas Shomaker

An overwhelmingly coastal population living in an earthquake-prone region also understands that regardless of the plans one makes, circumstances can intervene and sweep them away.

PHOTOS: The Worst Natural Disasters Of 2011

Posted 12.30.2011 | Green

2011 was not a pretty year in terms of natural disasters. Around the world, regions were slammed with extreme weather and catastrophes resulting in co...

Turkey Quake Survivor: Laptop Light 'Gave Me A Hope To Live'

Posted 01.11.2012 | World

She came to help the victims of the devastating earthquake that hit Turkey in October, yet when a second tremor struck the country, Japanese aid worke...

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...

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...

Deadly Typhoon Leaves Japan; Nuclear Plant Intact

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 11.22.2011 | Green

TOKYO -- The second major typhoon in a month made its way out of Japan on Thursday after triggering landslides and floods that left at least 16 people...