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Yesterday | Archinect School Blog

Orandajima House by Martin van der Linden

After a devastating earthquake and tsunami hit the town on 11 March 2011, several major companies were urged to help by a longtime friend of Yamada-machi in The Hague, the Netherlands.

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Friday | ZDNet

Google reveals crisis response map for Tokyo

In order to mark the anniversary of an earthquake which shattered the lives of citizens in Japan, Google has unveiled an interactive map to make crisis preparation easier.

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Friday | Stuff.co.nz

Japan stockpiles toilet paper to avoid panic

Japan's bureaucrats don't want the nation to be caught with its pants down the next time toilet paper supplies run short after a natural disaster.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Weak Japan data heap pressure on policymakers

Japan's economy slowed markedly last month as consumer spending dropped and factory output ran out of steam, data showed on Friday , underscoring concerns about the state of the country's recovery.

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Business Times

Weak Japan data heap pressure on policymakers

Japan's economy slowed markedly last month as consumer spending dropped and factory output ran out of steam, data showed on Friday, underscoring concerns about the state of the country's recovery [TOKYO] Japan's economy slowed markedly last month as consumer spending dropped and factory output ran out of steam, data showed on Friday, underscoring ... (more)

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Yahoo!

Weak Japan data heap pressure on policymakers

Japan's economy slowed markedly last month as consumer spending dropped and factory output ran out of steam, data showed Friday, underscoring concerns about the state of the country's recovery.

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International Business Times

TEPCO Loses in Fukushima Suicide Case, Ordered to Pay $472,000 to Family

People pray for victims of the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami as Tokyo Electric Power Co's tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant is seen in the background at Namie town, Fukushima prefecture March 11, 2014.

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Tue Aug 26, 2014

KITV-TV

Hawaii lacks technology to use new tsunami alert system

Sensors covering the state are not dense enough or technologically advanced enough to support the new cell phone tsunami and earthquake alert system.

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Baxley News-Banner

Decisions made now will have deep impact on next generation

By Augusta Chronicle Editorial Staff, Sunday, Aug 24, 2014 The partying was in high spirits on the Titanic before the iceberg.

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West Hawaii Today

By Michael R. Blood The Associated Press

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

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The Japan Times

Fukushima's high number of disaster-related suicides likely due to nuclear crisis: Cabinet Office

The number of suicides in Fukushima Prefecture linked to 3/11 is higher than elsewhere, most likely because of the nuclear disaster, according to the Cabinet Office.

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The Washington Post

Japanese court rules electricity company liable for suicide

A court in Fukushima has ruled that Tokyo Electric Power Co., the Japanese nuclear power plant operator, can be held responsible for the suicide of a woman who became depressed after the 2011 disaster.

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Mon Aug 25, 2014

The Oregonian

Napa quake spurs advice for earthquake preparedness in Oregon

In the wake of the Napa, Calif., 6.0 earthquake, the state Office of Emergency Management sent out a reminder about how to prepare for a quake in Oregon .

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AlertNet

Lower-caste people get less aid when disaster strikes-report

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The Washington Post

Looking for leadership in the Ebola epidemic

Medecins Sans Frontieres International President Dr. Joanne Liu visiting the Ebola treatment center in Kailahun, Sierra Leone.

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News Max

Expert: Close California Nuke Plant Over Earthquake Threat

A senior federal nuclear expert is urging regulators to shut down California's last operating nuclear plant until they can determine whether the facility's twin reactors can withstand powerful shaking from any one of several nearby earthquake faults.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Science Daily

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The Sixaola River runs along the border between Costa Rica and Panama. For many people, it forms a crucial part of their livelihood, but climate change has caused extreme fluctuations in the water level.

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KREM-TV Spokane

New earthquake map shows Northwest at high risk

A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

ABC News

Perth boy's letter to tsunami victim sparks meeting with ex-PM

To meet one world leader by the time you are 11 years old is unusual, but for one Perth boy a simple act of kindness will lead him to meet his second.

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Yahoo!

Ex-Japan PM disavows nuclear power in NT

It seemed an unlikely pairing: a meeting between the Japanese prime minister who oversaw the response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster and traditional Aboriginal owners of the land at Kakadu that supplied the uranium to Japan's reactors.

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