Posts Tagged ‘ Japan tsunami ’

Fuksuhima victims rally to support class-action suit against govt, plant operator

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02/25/2013
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Survivors of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami who were forced to evacuate following the multiple meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant are taking legal action against the power company operating the plant and the Japanese government, for damages caused by the disaster. TOKYO (majirox news) — At least 350 Fukushima...
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Pilgrimage – 600 kilometers, 150 chanted sutras, and 20,000 written sutras

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03/14/2012
Pilgrimage – 600 kilometers, 150 chanted sutras, and 20,000 written sutras

TOKYO (majirox news) — Renjo Miura, a Buddhist priest of the Nichiren sect, made a 600-kilometer pilgrimage on foot, starting on June 18 last year, and finishing on August 1. His purpose was to comfort the souls of those who died in last year’s earthquake and tsunami, where nearly 16,000 people perished, and more...
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Faiths join hands in mourning

A memorial service for the disaster victims

Faiths gather together to remember the dead, and to help those who have lost all TOKYO (majirox news) — The country paused in sadness on March 11 to mark the first anniversary of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that claimed nearly 19,000 lives and triggered a continuing reconstruction crisis. The government...
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A year on, only five percent of tsunami rubble cleaned up

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02/23/2012
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Where is it all going to go? Tsunami wreckage poses problems nationwide. TOKYO (majirox news) — Mariko Tanaka travels across the areas that were devastated by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami last year, auditing small banks and credit unions. The tsunami knocked out the trains from her home, which is near Sendai Airport, for...
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U.S. military action after disaster supported by 94 percent of Japanese

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12/18/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — About 94 percent of Japanese voted in favor of the U.S. military mobilization after the country’s March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, according to a telephone survey by the Yomiuri newspaper conducted jointly with the U.S. Gallup poll at the end of November. About 75 percent of Americans supported the...
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Update: Japan restarts Genkai reactor No. 4

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11/01/2011
The Genkai nuclear power plant in Saga prefecture

Update The Genkai reactor No. 4 was restarted at 11 a.m. Nov. 1. The restart of the reactor was seen as a key to determining the fate of dozens of halted reactors across Japan. Japan had 54 working nuclear reactors while about 40 remain halted, mostly for regular inspections but some because of damage...
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Donor leaves 40 million yen donation in toilet

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10/29/2011
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AOMORI (majirox news) — A donor left a bundle of 40 million yen ($518,000) in cash in a toilet at Hachinobe City Hall in Aomori prefecture together with a note saying, “let the people of the four prefectures affected by the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami use 10 million yen ($130,000) each,” Hachinobe...
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Owners reunited with rescued pets

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10/08/2011
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OSAKA (majirox news) — A 62-year-old man saw his dog for the first time in six months at the Japan Animal Trust shelter located in Osaka. The dog owner fled the city of Miami-soma after Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami of March 11, and like many others was forced to leave his pet behind....
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Minamisanriku’s tragic tale now a story of progress

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09/29/2011
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Minamisanriku is slowly yet steadily progressing after 95% of its area and about half its population of 19,000 were wiped out in the March 11 tsunami. Temporary housing establishments have taken in almost everyone displaced by the disaster. Running water and electricity have been reconnected and, for the most part, reliably operating. A majority...
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Experts urge 5-minute evacuation planning

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09/25/2011
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TOKYO (majirox news) — Residents of areas susceptible to tsunami should live in places designed to allow for evacuation on foot within five minutes of an alert being issued, according to a government expert panel. The panel, formulating disaster response improvements in the wake of the March 11 disasters, will present its findings to...
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