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Discussions Discussion Nukes post-Fukushima
Joseph Curtis, Feb. 7, 2012

Japan’s Nuclear Exclusion Zone Shows Few Signs of Life:

What’s most striking about Japan’s nuclear exclusion zone, is there are no people, few cars, no sign of life, aside from the occasional livestock wandering empty roads. While workers of the Fukushima plant are bused in daily, the government has maintained a 12-mile no-go zone around the area for everyone else.

http://abcnews.go.com/International/fukushimas-nuclear-exclusion-zone-shows-signs-life/story?id=15521091#.TzG8NV3gLoh

The government has said it will take at least 30 years to decommission the crippled reactors. This nuclear wasteland may not be livable for decades.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Yof8WY5Rebc
Joseph Curtis
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  • Sophie FSeattleUSA Sophie FSeattleUSA April 25, 2012
    Is there any way that other countries could help out Japan and speed up this process? I know that they've received a lot of help from countries all over the world already, but is there anything more we could do? What happened in Japan could happen to any of us with nuclear plants near fissures. If we can figure out how to decommission the reactors faster, it may help prepare the rest of the the world, including Japan, for the future.

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Discussions Discussion International Political Economy
Liliana Galvis, Jan. 30, 2012

My name is Liliana Galvis and currently I work as a research assistant at my home university. I’m eager to learn about economic model (regional or individual) in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Do you have any information on the matter?

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Discussions Discussion Nukes post-Fukushima
Jill Davies, Dec. 27, 2011

Report: Japan, utility at fault for response to nuclear disaster

Ultimately, the series of failures led to the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2011/12/japans-march-11-earthquake-and-tsunami-fukushima-daiichi-nuclear-power-plant-meltdown.html

Workers failed to immediately seek alternative sources of water to cool the overheating reactors because they assumed the system was working, even though numerous warning signs told them otherwise. “This accident has taught us an important lesson on how we must be ready for a disaster,” concluded the panel, headed by University of Tokyo professor emeritus Yotaro Hatamura.

Here’s an update on what’s going on at Fukushima, just 125 miles away from Tokyo.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=DcOol3KJscc&feature=related
Jill Davies
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Discussions Discussion Nukes post-Fukushima
Jill Davies, Nov. 30, 2011

Fukushima disaster’s marine fallout: Nuclear contamination poses long-term threat to ocean ecosystem and to Japan’s fishing industry.

A new report shows the March 2011 Fukushima disaster in Japan is now also responsible for the world’s worst nuclear sea contamination. During the peak of Ukraine’s Chernobyl cataclysm of 1986, the Black Sea was registering 1,000 becquerels per cubic metre of water; this appears miniscule in comparison to nuclear levels at Fukushima’s peak recorded at 100,000 becquerels.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/asia-pacific/2011/11/2011113032018309952.html
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Discussions Discussion Business & Leadership
Steve Durgan, Nov. 28, 2011

Akio Morita: if you’ve never heard of him, you’ve surely heard of his company, Sony. Sony’s first product was a rice cooker that didn’t cook rice so much as burn it, selling less than 100 units. This first setback didn’t stop Morita and his partners as they pushed forward to create a multi-billion dollar company.

http://www.sony.com/SCA/press/morita_bio.shtml

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG_k7dmt0FQ&feature=related
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Tim Foufas, Oct. 27, 2011

Marine archeologists say that the ancient wreckage of a ship discovered in the seabed off the coast of Nagasaki, Japan, belongs to the ancient “lost fleet” of ships deployed by China’s 13th century Mongol ruler Kublai Khan.

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/archeologists-believe-shipwreck-found-off-japan-belongs-kublai-145206810.html#more-5493
Tim Foufas
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  • Marco Masoni Marco Masoni Oct. 27, 2011
    Interesting parallels between the destruction of the Kublai Khan's fleet by Kamikaze typhoons and destruction of Spanish Armada in 1588 by storms.

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Discussions Discussion Fashion Design
Tamara James, May 16, 2011

Naomi Campbell to stage Fashion Relief for Japan at Cannes Film Festival: Her May 16th show will be followed by an auction, which includes artworks by Tracey Emin and Dennis Hopper. It’s being staged in collaboration with Vogue Italia and all funds raised will go to the Japanese Red Cross. Rock on Naomi!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpxOkooCX5Q&feature=player_embedded
Tamara James
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Discussions Discussion Dialects of the World
Jenny Rothberg, May 7, 2011

Japanese language traced to Korean Peninsula - study: Japan’s many dialects originate in a migration of farmers from the Korean Peninsula some 2,200 years ago, a groundbreaking study borrowing the tools of evolutionary genetics reported Wednesday.

http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/317167/japanese-language-traced-korean-peninsula-study
Jenny Rothberg
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Marco Masoni, April 23, 2011

I look at this great Japanese print by Hokusai differently now…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dystopos/30114047/
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Discussions Discussion nuclear energy
Jenny Rothberg, March 17, 2011

Japan Turns to Desperate Measures to Cool Nuclear Reactors

http://Japan Turns to Desperate Measures to Cool Nuclear Reactors
Jenny Rothberg
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  • Jason Hodin Jason Hodin March 20, 2011
    Hi Jenny - your link is not working…I think you can fix it using the edit button

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