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Japan’s Post-Tsunami Funds Have Gotten Wrapped Up In ‘Unrelated Projects’

[credit provider=”AP Photo/David Guttenfelder”] SENDAI, Japan (AP) — About a quarter of the $148 billion budget for reconstruction after Japan’s March 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster has been spent on unrelated projects, including subsidies for a contact lens factory and research whaling.The findings of a government audit buttress complaints over […]
Japan’s Post-Tsunami Funds Have Gotten Wrapped Up In ‘Unrelated Projects’
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Japan Planning To Completely Abandon Nuclear Power By The 2030s

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Koji Sasahara” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=japan%20nuclear%20reactors&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1347467695&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=90f8e824536d4465b4d5e0e145089905&dbm=PThirtyDay&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] Japanese government sources have reportedly revealed plans to completely phase out nuclear power by the 2030s, according to Japanese newspaper Mainichi Shimbun.Hints of a similar plan were made Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda earlier today, the AP reports.
Japan Planning To Completely Abandon Nuclear Power By The 2030s
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Google Street View Show Devastation In Japan 17 Months After The Tsunami

[credit provider=”Republished with permission from Aaron Hobson” url=”http://aaronhobson.com/tohokustatement.html”] Nearly a year and a half after a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the coast of Japan, citizens are still dealing the the devastation.Photographer Aaron Hobson saw the destruction and beauty of the Tohoku region, which was hardest hit, while “touring” […]
Google Street View Show Devastation In Japan 17 Months After The Tsunami
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Video Shows Japan Workers Hesitating Before Using Seawater To Cool A Meltdown Reactor

[credit provider=”Wikipedia” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Fukushima_I_by_Digital_Globe.jpg”] TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese nuclear power company hesitated before using corrosive seawater to cool the No. 2 reactor at the stricken Fukushima plant because it hoped it could be used again, video released by the company shows, contradicting official findings.The Fukushima Daiichi plant, run by Tokyo […]
Video Shows Japan Workers Hesitating Before Using Seawater To Cool A Meltdown Reactor
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Tsunami Recovery Has Inflamed The Generational War In Japan

[credit provider=”(Photo by Daniel Berehulak /Getty Images)”] MANY in Japan were taken aback recently by the news that, for the first time since 1985, Japanese women have lost their crown as the world’s longest-living people–their average life expectancy fell to 85.9 years in 2011, just under a year less than […]
Tsunami Recovery Has Inflamed The Generational War In Japan
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Tsunami Deaths Caused Japanese Women To Fall Behind In Lifespan Rankings

[credit provider=”Paula Bronstein / Getty Images”] TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese women lost their longevity crown last year after 26 years at the top of world life expectancy rankings, the government said on Thursday, blaming the 2011 earthquake and tsunami for the drop.The health and labour ministry said the disaster, which […]
Tsunami Deaths Caused Japanese Women To Fall Behind In Lifespan Rankings
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Japan Just Started Up Its First Nuclear Reactor Since Last Year’s Tsunami

[credit provider=”AP Photo/Petr David Josek” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=dl&id=e44de6b614e8da11af9f0014c2589dfb&showact=results&sort=relevance&sh=10&kwstyle=and&dbm=PY2006&adte=1339611703&ish=x&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=e44de6b614e8da11af9f0014c2589dfb&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s government on Saturday approved bringing the country’s first nuclear reactors back online since last year’s earthquake and tsunami led to a nationwide shutdown, going against wider public opinion that is opposed to nuclear power after Fukushima.The decision paves the way […]
Japan Just Started Up Its First Nuclear Reactor Since Last Year’s Tsunami
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The First Traces Of Japanese Nuclear Radiation Have Been Found In California Tuna

[credit provider=”Flickr/Stewart Butterfield” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/stewart/2473047026/”] For the first time, scientists say they have found low levels of radiation in bluefin tuna swimming in California waters, Justin McCurry of The Guardian reports. Small amounts of cesium-137 and cesium-134 detected in 15 bluefin caught by San Diego fisherman last August is believed to be from […]
The First Traces Of Japanese Nuclear Radiation Have Been Found In California Tuna
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7 Reasons Why The Jobs Recovery Is Real This Time

[credit provider=”en.wikipedia.org” url=”http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Farallon_Islands_at_inferior_mirage_no_mirage_and_superior_mirage.jpg”] WASHINGTON (AP) — Wait — haven’t we seen this movie before?Companies are generating waves of jobs, and unemployment is down.
7 Reasons Why The Jobs Recovery Is Real This Time
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BEFORE AND AFTER: Unreal Pictures From The Japan Tsunami

[credit provider=”Kyodo News/AP/AP/dapd “] On March 11, 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake rocked Japan, triggering a tsunami that wiped out entire towns, leaving behind a trail of destruction.  One year later, Japan is still recovering from the natural disaster that killed almost 20,000 people, led to a meltdown at a nuclear […]
BEFORE AND AFTER: Unreal Pictures From The Japan Tsunami
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