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New photographs released of tsunami hitting the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power station in Japan

Tepco power station’s sea defences seen crumbling as wall of seawater overwhelms facility http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/gallery/2011/may/20/japan-earthquake-and-tsunami-japan

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Japan’s ancient tsunami warnings carved in stone

Weathered stone markers recalling the deadly tsunamis of centuries past dot the sawtooth coastline of northeast Japan, serving as silent warnings from the ancestors. One of the monuments on a wooded hillside marks the limit of the tiny village of … Continue reading

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Dramatic New Video of Japan Tsunami

We’ve seen a lot of footage of the tragic Japan tsunami, but this clip is the most horrifying yet. Entitled “South Sanriku — Tsunami seen from Shizugawa High School,” it’s shot from high ground, but toward the end of the video you can … Continue reading

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Dashboard camera catches tsunami as it hits the car

Raw, actual footage from a dashboard camera driving along beach road as the tsunami hit. Can see the wave hitting the windshield and car being carried away in the wave. 東日本大震災 千葉・旭市で車載カメラが津波にとらえる  

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Satellite Photos of Japan, Before and After the Quake and Tsunami

Move the slider to compare satellite images, taken by GeoEye, from before and after the disaster. http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/03/13/world/asia/satellite-photos-japan-before-and-after-tsunami.html?ref=asia

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The Big Picture Japan Earthquake Photos

Japan raced to avert a nuclear meltdown today by flooding a nuclear reactor with seawater after Friday’s massive earthquake left more than 600 people dead and thousands more missing. Towns in the country’s northeast coast were literally wiped away by … Continue reading

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Japan rice fields ‘in danger’

The dramatic rice fields of Japan are a powerful feature of its landscape and cultural heritage. But the age old practice of cultivation is in danger.  The lure of city life is draining the countryside of its youth, and farmers are … Continue reading

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Japan’s women toast their own health as life expectancy rises again

Now living to an average of 86.4, Japanese women say longevity down to a fishy diet, exercise and sleep. And sake Japanese women have enjoyed the longest life expectancy in the world for a quarter of a century, according to … Continue reading

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Can baby ‘bot help Japan reproduce?

Yotaro cries, giggles, and kicks when you tickle him. He sneezes and his nose runs. When he is upset, his rattle calms him down. An average baby — sort of — since Yotaro is a robot. His inventors hope he … Continue reading

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Sustainable Fashion: A Rice Growing Bra!

An interesting concept. Once you have grown the rice perhaps you could use it in the sushi bra this company also makes! Make sure you don’t add tuna to the sushi though. http://asiancorrespondent.com/weirdasianews/sustainability-101-the-rice-bra

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