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Japan Death Toll Exceeds 10,000

AP | By SHINO YUASA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) -- The official death toll from Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami passed the 10,000 mark Friday and was still climbing two weeks a...

Japan Reactor Core May Have Been Breached

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese nuclear safety officials said Friday that they suspect that the reactor core at one unit of the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear ...

Anxiety In Japan About Radiation In Tap Water

AP | By SHINO YUASA and TOMOKO A. HOSAKA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Shops across Tokyo began rationing goods – milk, toilet paper, rice and water – as a run on bottled water coupled with delivery disruptio...

Japan's Fuji, Mountain of My Birth

James M. Clash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
James M. Clash

In July and August, an estimated 200,000 people climb Fuji. It's so easy that many make the climb at night to see sunrise from the summit.

The Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami: The Aftermath

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Takahashi

This is part two of my reportage on the Great Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, which began with my post, "Hawaii Tsunami, Again." To refresh your memor...

Meatless Monday: A Lesson in a Bowl of Rice

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

We're all connected in ways we can't see, from the tectonic plates to dinner plates.

The Tokyo Syndrome

Adario Strange | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Adario Strange

There is the resolute determination to remain in Tokyo no matter what. I will never forget seeing Tokyo going about its business in a slow, orderly, dignified fashion.

Japan Earthquake: Metal Band Black Veil Brides Urges Relief for Sendai

La Carmina | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
La Carmina

Ashley Purdy and Jake Pitts of Black Veil Brides, outside the Hollywood Guitar Center. Photo by La Carmina. About the author: This exclusive intervi...

Japan Admits Disasters Overwhelmed Government

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI and ERIC TALMADGE | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Sirens wailed Friday along a devastated coastline to mark exactly one week since an earthquake and tsunami triggered a nuclear emergency, and...

Japan Raises Severity Of Nuclear Accident

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan's nuclear safety agency raised the severity rating of the country's nuclear crisis Friday from Level 4 to Level 5 on a seven-level inte...

Japanese Automakers Search For Alternative Suppliers Post-Quake

AP | YURI KAGEYAMA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

TOKYO — Japan's major automakers are trying to find alternative parts suppliers to replace those knocked out of action by the colossal earthquake la...

Japan Nuclear Plant Emits Smoke, Workers Struggle To Reconnect Electricity

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

YAMAGATA, Japan -- Smoke billowed from a building at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant Friday as emergency crews worked to reconnect electricity to...

WATCH: Travelers Stuck At Narita Airport To Get Out Of Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

Fear of radiation is causing thousands of tourists to leave Japan following last week's earthquake and tsunami. On Thursday,Reuters reported passeng...

No Japan is an Island

Luanne Rice | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Luanne Rice

On Friday, March 11, I was staying in a Santa Monica beach hotel. The phone rang at 6:00 a.m., a friend calling from down the hall to say we had to evacuate;

Japan Military Helicopters Dump Seawater On Nuclear Reactor

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ZAO, Japan -- Japanese military helicopters dumped loads of seawater onto a stricken nuclear reactor Thursday, trying to avoid full meltdowns as plant...

Understanding The Strength And Fragility Of Human Life

David Nichtern | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Nichtern

As I watch these dramas unfold, I am struck once again by the strength and fragility of our human life. If we do not understand the one, we will not truly understand the other.

WATCH: Joy, Commerce & Constructivism In Tom Dixon's Lighting & Furniture Design

Constantin Bjerke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Constantin Bjerke

"There was always some joy in producing stuff." Whether this was disco music, culinary delights or the result...

Searching For Nobuo Nagano

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Joseph

As workers battle catastrophe at stricken nuclear power plants spewing toxins into the environment a handful of modern-day Nobuo Nagano's stand against it, willing to sacrifice their lives in order to save the lives of countless others.

Japan Temporarily Abandons Nuclear Plant Due To Radiation Concerns

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

FUKUSHIMA, Japan — Japan ordered emergency workers to withdraw from its stricken nuclear power complex Wednesday amid a surge in radiation, temporar...

Murakami Cancels GEISAI#15 In The Wake Of Earthquake

The Huffington Post | Jessica Menda | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Following the tragic events that resulted from the earthquake on March 11, 2011 in Japan, artist Takashi Murakami issued a statement cancelling GEISAI...

Japanese Government Warns Those Nearby Plant To Stay Indoors

AP/The Huffington Post | By ERIC TALMADGE and SHINO YUASA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SOMA, Japan -- Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors Tue...

Cranes Connect Us With Japan

Clay Farris Naff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Clay Farris Naff

Cranes capture an elegance and melancholy that are both part of Japan's character. But after watching the cranes hunker down, I see they stand for something else besides: endurance.

William Alden

Japan Disaster Threatens Economic Recovery, Affects Economies Globally

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The disaster in Japan threatens to significantly impede the nation's economic recovery, perhaps spreading to other nations, say economists. The worst...

Japan's Hardest Hit Regions Reel From Devastation

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Though rescue workers continue their frantic search, Japan's death toll is already expected to exceed 10,000 following Friday's magnitude-8.9 earthqua...

PHOTOS: Devastating Shots Of Japan's Massive Quake

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

March 11 was a devastating day for Japan, after a magnitude-8.9 offshore earthquake violently rattled the nation's eastern coast before unleashing a d...