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16 hrs ago | WorthPlaying

'Samurai Warriors 4' (ALL) New Character Roster - Screens

Samurai Warriors 4 is a new chapter in the saga with more than 55 playable warriors to choose from, devastating new attacks and exciting new modes creating an entirely new Samurai Warriors experience in HD resolutions. Samurai Warriors 4 brings players the ability to complete the journal of officers' lives in the new Chronicle Mode as they journey across the lands of Japan while completing various quests, meeting new officers and collecting items.


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22 hrs ago | The Japan Times

Magnitude-5.6 quake hits north of Tokyo; no tsunami warning

A strong earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 struck in the Kanto region north of Tokyo on Tuesday, but no tsunami alert was issued. The 12:28 p.m. quake, which originated in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture at a depth of around 50 km, registered lower 5 on the Japanese seismic intensity scale of 7 in parts of Tochigi, Gunma and Saitama prefectures, and 4 in Tokyo, the Meteorological Agency said.


Related Topix: Earthquake, Natural Disasters, Tsunami, World News, Japan,

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Daily Caller

One Year Without Nuclear Power Has Japan Scrambling For Relief

Greenpeace is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Japan idling its last nuclear power plant, calling it an "inspiring lesson for people across the globe." But what Greenpeace fails to mention is that Japan's energy economy has been in chaos since since the last of about 50 nuclear reactors went idle last year in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

The Japan Times

Responders cowed by explosion at reactor 3 building of Fukushima No. 1

This is the eighth in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. Job titles and ages are as of March 2011.


Related Topix: Explosion, World News, Japan, Tsunami, Natural Disasters, Earthquake

The Japan Times

Yoshida's call on seawater kept reactor cool as Tokyo dithered

This is the sixth in a series on the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe based on the accounts of people who struggled to contain the crisis in its early stages. Job titles and ages are as of March 2011.


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Wed Sep 10, 2014

CBS News

Japan's cautious creep back toward nuclear power

Japan's Nuclear Regulatory Authority gave the green light Wednesday to restart a pair of nuclear reactors in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima, a major step toward resuscitating the country's dormant and once-crucial atomic power industry. The Sendai power plant's two units, located about 600 miles south of Tokyo, would be the first to pass muster under stringent new safety guidelines adopted in the wake of the worst nuclear accident in memory, the Fukushima Daiichi catastrophe of 2011.


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Thu Sep 04, 2014

The Japan Times

Between darkness and light

In the days just after the Great East Japan Earthquake, photographers, videographers and the mass media were, quite understandably, not that welcome inside the disaster zone. As time went on and survivors faced the task of dealing with the aftermath, contact with the outside world became increasingly important, not just in terms of emergency services, but also for communicating the reality of the situation.


Related Topix: Earthquake, World News, Natural Disasters, Japan, Asia, Boat Disaster,

Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Japan Times

Tohoku residents wary of outsider picked as reconstruction minister

Residents in areas hit hard by the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2011 have raised concerns and questions over new Cabinet members, including the reconstruction minister and the government's stance on the local recovery. Newly appointed reconstruction minister Wataru Takeshita, whose electoral district is in Shimane Prefecture, plans to visit Fukushima Prefecture on Thursday, saying he will share the feelings of the local residents.


Related Topix: World News, Japan, Asia,

Tue Sep 02, 2014

Watertown Daily Times

Many concerns attached to nuclear power

Newly repatriated from 20 years overseas as a Department of Defense educator, I would like to respond to the published letter “Using nuclear power has many benefits.” The author refers to the disaster in Fukushima, Japan, as a spill and that the government here in the United States has many things to prevent it.


Related Topix: Department of Defense, US News, Japan, World News, Opinion

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Can Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Withstand a Major Earthquake? A...

California's last functioning nuclear power plant, Diablo Canyon, has the potential to become the world's next Fukushima if it fails to be properly retrofitted to withstand a powerful earthquake in the region - this according to a report written by federal nuclear expert Dr. Michael Peck.


Related Topix: Nuclear Energy, World News, Japan, Avila Beach, CA, San Luis Obispo County, CA

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Seattle Weekly

Bumbershoot: Visual Arts You Can Eat

Don't play with your food-that may be the most frequent and earliest-recollected directive of childhood.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Slow Food, Potatoes, Vegetables, Home Gardening, Home, World News, Japan, New York

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Fukushima court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit-...

The civil suit by Mikio Watanabe claimed that Tokyo Electric Power Co Inc was to blame for the July 2011 death of his wife, Hamako, 58, who doused herself in kerosene and set herself on fire after falling into depression.


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Fukushima court rules against nuclear operator in suicide suit-Kyodo

A Fukushima district court has ruled that Tokyo Electric was responsible for a woman's suicide following the March 2011 nuclear disaster and must pay 49 million yen in compensation, Kyodo news reported.


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Christian Science Monitor

In race for solar power, China is winning

A man walks through solar panels at a solar power plant under construction in Aksu, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China.


Related Topix: Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, World News, China, Japan,

Fri Aug 22, 2014

The Heartland Institute

EPA Forced to Retreat on Radiation Limits

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is raising by a factor of 350 what it considers to be the threshold for safe radiation exposure, Jon Utley reported at


Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Nuclear Energy, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster, World News, Japan,

Thu Aug 21, 2014

Scoop: 60 MINUTES on CBS - Sunday, August 24, 2014

Steve Kroft investigates the private companies that collect, analyze and sell the personal information of millions of Americans, much of it gleaned from their online searches, credit card purchases and government records.

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See Inside Fukushima's Lethal Reactor

Photographer Dominic Nahr has been documenting Fukushima, Japan, since the 2011 tsunami.


Related Topix: Japan, World News, Tsunami, Asian Tsunami Disaster

Sun Aug 17, 2014


Shigeru Ban Unveils Donut-Shaped Solar Community Center for Fukushima Kids

Pritzker Prize Winner Shigeru Ban is on a roll with the recent opening of the Aspen Art Museum and now a Children's Community Center in Fukushima, Japan.


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