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Twitter all abuzz over power plant fears after Japan earthquake

Tokyo - The 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan early on Tuesday morning prompted the issuing of a Tsunami warning. Citizens took to Twitter to express their fears, but the biggest concern was the nuclear power plants.

Greenpeace says Fukushima radiation monitoring seriously flawed

Fukushima - International environmental campaigning organisation Greenpeace claims that Japanese government radiation monitoring stations in the city of Fukushima are seriously underestimating residual radiation levels and public health risks in and around Fukushima.

Band MONKEY MAJIK in Toronto as KIZUNA Ambassadors Special

Toronto - On March 11, 2011 Japan faced one of the largest disasters in their modern history when an earthquake followed by a tsunami killed tens of thousands. The band, MONKEY MAJIK, witnessed their hometown's tragedy pushing them to give more of themselves.

Tohoku mega-quake displaced deep-sea microbes

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck March 11, 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan shifted the ocean floor of the region, triggering the release of a giant methane plume that carried away microbes living in the Earth's crust.

First Japan tsunami monument has QR code video and advice

Stone memorial built on city land in pine grove at beach of town hit by tsunami. First of 500 coastal monuments includes engraved advice in English.

Japan tsunami before-after photos posted on Google Street View

Google publishes street-level photos of 82 cities and villages in northern Japan devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Users can compare before-and-after images of the area.

Radioactive cars being sold in Japan

Tokyo - News reports from Japan have revealed that car dealers in the country are selling automobiles that were contaminated by radiation following the Japanese earthquake and tsunami that resulted in a series of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Japanese return $78 million in cash found in earthquake rubble

Tokyo - The people of Japan may have lost their homes, family members, and their livehood to the earthquake and tsusnami but they haven't lost their integrity, according to reports that say over $78 million in cash and valuables has been turned in to authorities.

Sony Ericsson posts $70 million Q2 loss, blames supply issues

The other shoe has dropped for struggling cellphone manufacturer Sony Ericsson, which followed up its surprise first quarter profit by posting an expected second quarter, $70.7 million loss.

Lady Gaga sued over Japan earthquake relief bracelet alleged scam

Detroit - Lady Gaga finds herself in another controversy with the recent filing of a lawsuit that alleges Gaga improperly profited from the sale of her "We Pray for Japan" wristbands which were sold to raise money for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief efforts.

Areas of Japan at greater risk for stronger quakes

The magnitude 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan on March 11 reduced stress along its fault line. But researchers say the quake caused stress build-up on other fault lines around the country, leaving more areas prone to strong aftershocks and main quakes.

Sony to post $3.2 billion loss

Tokyo - In the wake of the Japanese earthquake and hacking attacks on its Playstation network, electronics giant Sony is expected to post its biggest loss in sixteen years.

Op-Ed: Mega-Quake - Are we next?

Large earthquakes have occurred all along the pacific plate boundaries. The west coast of North America is overdue for a major earthquake as is the Cascadia subduction zone off of the coast of Seattle, Washington.

Japan to shut down Hamaoka nuclear power plant temporarily

Tokyo - In compliance with the Japanese government’s request, the vulnerable Hamaoka nuclear power plant in Central Japan will be shut down temporarily by its operators.

Thousands demonstrate in Tokyo streets against nuclear energy

Tokyo - A day after Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan called for suspension of operations at the Hamaoka nuclear facility southwest of Tokyo, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Tokyo demanding the country take a new path away from nuclear energy.

Japan Prime Minister orders shutdown of Hamaoka nuclear plant

Tokyo - Eight weeks after the deadly 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan caused a meltdown at the Daiichi nuclear plant, Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday ordered a shutdown of the Hamaoka nuclear plant due to its location near a risky tectonic faultline.

Fukushima radiation leaks understated, troops search for missing

Tokyo - As Japanese government troops begin searching for missing persons, released information indicates radioactive material leaking into the air from the Daiichi nuclear facility in early April was far greater than what had previously been estimated.

Some seeking solutions to Tokyo drinking water Special

Update: To date, no recommendations for restrictions. IAEA Briefing on Fukushima Nuclear Accident (31 March 2011) Two IAEA teams are currently monitoring radiation levels and radioactivity in the environment in Japan.

Nuclear crisis in Japan now on ‘maximum alert’

Tokyo - Japan’s ongoing nuclear disaster has led the government to issue a “maximum alert” warning. Authorities continue efforts to regain control of the faltering reactor facility.

Radiation levels spike in seawater around Japan nuclear plant

Tokyo - The Nuclear Safety Agency of Japan confirmed on Saturday that radioactivity levels measured in the seawater surrounding the nuclear plants in Fukushima.

Radiation levels in Tokyo tap water 'unfit for babies'

Tokyo - Radioactive iodine levels in Tokyo's tap water have been measured at twice the level deemed to be safe. Radiation from Japan's earthquake damaged nuclear plant has now affected the water supply in Tokyo.

Sound of the Japan earthquake recorded by underwater observatory

The sound of the 9.0 earthquake which hit the north-east cost of Japan on March 11 can now be heard on the Internet. The sound was picked up by underwater observatories which are based close to the epicentre of the quake.

US govt recommends 80 Km Fukushima evac zone; currently 30km

An email message to American citizens from Ambassador John V. Roos in Japan says US officials recommend an 80km radius Fukushima evacuation zone.

World governments offering different assessments of Japan threat

While the Japanese government sought to calm its citizens and the business community domestically and worldwide, foreign governments offered more stark assessments of the nuclear radiation threat facing populations in Japan.

Wikileaks reveals 2008 Japan nuclear warning

Cables obtained by Wikileaks show warning to Japan of danger posed by powerful quakes, official negligence, and accusations of nuclear accident cover-ups.

Food chain, kids could be at severe risk from Japan radioactivity

Tokyo - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan stated that more radiation was released at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Radiation has now spread from four reactors and experts say this could affect the food chain and children.

Reports: Japan’s radiation problem appears out of control

Tokyo - Latest reports from Japan reveal a country drowning in sorrow from last week’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, and it will now have to give undivided attention to a disaster of surging radiation levels at Fukushima’s Daiichi nuclear facility.

Tech giants & Telcos chipping in to aid Japan relief efforts

Following the devastating earthquake and tsunamis that destroyed Japan last week, and the rising number of casualties, some of the world's largest technology and telecommunications companies have joined the relief efforts.

Radiation levels begin to fall at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi plant

Fukushima - The Japanese government announced radiation levels have just started to fall around the stricken Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.

Japan earthquake shortened day on Earth, tilted axis by 25cm

Tokyo - Scientists have learned that last week's devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake, which caused nearly $200 billion in damage in Japan, actually shortened the Earth's day by a fraction and it shifted the planet's axis by 25 centimetres.
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Damage in Urayasu  Chiba prefecture  Japan  caused by liquefaction during March 11  2011 earthquake.
Damage in Urayasu, Chiba prefecture, Japan, caused by liquefaction during March 11, 2011 earthquake.
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PHILVOCS Director Renato Solidum addressing reporters at a news conference.
PHILVOCS Director Renato Solidum addressing reporters at a news conference.
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A man walks on a street covered with rubble in the town of Mashiki  Kumamoto prefecture on April 15 ...
A man walks on a street covered with rubble in the town of Mashiki, Kumamoto prefecture on April 15, 2016
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File photo: After-effects of Japan s tsunami.
File photo: After-effects of Japan's tsunami.
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Near-empty shelves in convenience store in Mizonokuchi  Kawasaki-shi  a suburb of Tokyo.(March 15  2...
Near-empty shelves in convenience store in Mizonokuchi, Kawasaki-shi, a suburb of Tokyo.(March 15, 2011, Photo by Mike Morpeth)
Increased radioactivity at the Daiichi plant near Fukushima appears to be leading to an out-of-contr...
Increased radioactivity at the Daiichi plant near Fukushima appears to be leading to an out-of-control environmental nightmare
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Sign at convenience store in Tokyo offers apologies for reduced lighting; low stocks of some items.
Sign at convenience store in Tokyo offers apologies for reduced lighting; low stocks of some items.
Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
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Tsunami in Japan.
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Map of radioactive water from Japan
Map of radioactive water from Japan
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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
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Arial view of the nuclear power plant at Fukushima
Arial view of the nuclear power plant at Fukushima
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Tsunami Memory Stone  Kamaishi  Iwate Prefecture.
Tsunami Memory Stone, Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture.
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