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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...

Explosion At Japan Nuclear Plant

AP | By YURI KAGEYAMA and JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- An explosion at a nuclear power station tore down the walls of one building Saturday as smoke poured out and Japanese officials said ...

More Earthquakes Rock Japan

AP/The Huffington Post | By JAY ALABASTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SENDAI, Japan -- Huge earthquakes rocked northeastern Japan on Saturday, a day after a giant temblor set off a powerful tsunami that killed hundreds o...

Tokyo Earthquake, Tsunami Puts Data Centers, Cloud Services At Risk

ZDNet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Japan was reeling after an 8.9 magnitude earthquake and tsunami hit the Northeast coast and also impacted Tokyo. As a result, much of the Pacific Ocea...

Massive Earthquake Hits Japan

AP | By MALCOLM FOSTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japan was struck by a magnitude 8.9 earthquake off its northeastern coast Friday, unleashing a 13-foot (4-meter) tsunami that washed away car...

Despite Dip, Japan Suicide Rate Still Among The World's Highest

AP | By MARI YAMAGUCHI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- The number of Japanese who committed suicide declined last year, but remained above 30,000 for the 13th straight year with a sharp jump in de...

Liver Donation, Break up, Led Author David Jedeikin to Wander the Rainbow

Simona Rabinovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Simona Rabinovitch

After donating part of his liver to his (now ex-) boyfriend, breaking up and feeling lost, David Jedeikin wrote about it all in his book, Wander the Rainbow.

Tokyo Delights

Ondine Cohane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Ondine Cohane

If you only get to do one thing in Tokyo make sure to head to the Meiji Shrine particularly on the weekend when there are weddings taking place and the brides are in gorgeous kimonos.

Man Dies After Falling From Roller Coaster

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO — Police say they are investigating the death of a man who fell from a roller coaster at a Tokyo amusement park. They say the man fell Su...