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Wind Power Helping to Keep Lights on in Japan

Good news in post-earthquake Japan: All the wind turbines survived the quake and offered stability to the electrical grid during the crisis. Even the...
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Japanese Golfer to Donate Annual Prize Money to Japan, $93K From Masters Alone

Ryo Ishikawa, the 19-year-old golf phenom who last week pledged all his 2011 winnings to disaster relief in his home country, jump-started his donation...
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Americans Donate Over $120 Million to American Red Cross to Assist Japan

The American Red Cross announced that the public has generously donated $120.5 million to help the people of Japan following the March 11 earthquake...
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WWII Kindness Unites Japanese Boy With Grandson of American POW He Saved

A few months ago, the grandson of one of the survivors of the Bataan Death March traveled from Northern Virginia to Japan with an...
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Japan Mayor’s YouTube Plea Gets Big Response for Isolated Residents Near Fukushima

After the Japanese government ordered the people of Minamisoma to stay indoors when the nearby nuclear plant started leaking, all the food stores shut...
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US Sending Robots to Japan to Help Nuclear Plant

The U.S. government is sending some robotic help to Japan to help regain control of the tsunami-damaged nuclear plant. A top Energy Department official...
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New Pandas From China Help Lighten the Mood in Japan

A pair of pandas that arrived from China a few weeks ago made their first public appearance at a zoo in Tokyo on Friday,...
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Organized Crime Groups in Japan Supply Truckloads of Relief to Disaster Victims

Organized crime networks have been sending tons of relief goods in trucks from the Tokyo and Kobe regions to deliver food, water, blankets and...
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Oregon Oyster Farmer Helps Japan Rebuild Shellfish Beds

As a teenager, Mark Wiegardt went overseas to learn about the oyster industry in Japan. Now his own company, the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery,...
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Utah Firms Send Portable Solar Power Units to Japan Households Without Power

Two Utah firms have joined up to send solar power units to hard-hit Japan, devices that can provide up to 50 hours of lighting...
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Baseball Star Ichiro Suzuki Donates $1.25 Million to Japanese Relief Efforts

The Seattle Mariners baseball club, with strong ties to Japan, is pledging support for relief efforts, led by their star outfielder Ichiro Suzuki, who...
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Dogs Provide Comfort in Japanese Evacuation Centers

The Japanese officials understand the bond between pets and their families. While thousands of citizens are now stuck, living in evacuation centers and shelters,...
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California Student From Japan Finds Family Alive on YouTube

Akiko Kosaka, a student from Japan attending the University of California at Riverside, had lost all hope for her family in Minamisanriku, the fishing...
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Kindness and Hope Flourish Amid Rubble in Japan

"Things here in Sendai have been rather surreal. But I am very blessed to have wonderful friends who are helping me a lot. I...
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Japan Grateful to ‘Fukushima 50’ Heros Working to Keep Nuclear Disaster at Bay

Like white knights, dressed in their hazmat suits, a band of 180 men have volunteered to continue working in extreme conditions, to help keep...
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Verizon, Sprint, AT&T Offer Free Calls to Japan for Their Customers

As charities rush to help with humanitarian needs in earthquake-struck Japan, US telephone and cable carriers are offering free calls overseas for their customers....
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Cherry Blossom Festival Seeks Donations For Japan

Organizers of the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C. are urging people to donate to the American Red Cross for earthquake relief efforts...
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A Tribute to the Japanese People: No Looting or Anger Despite Shortages

The Japanese people are demonstrating a true allegiance to social order and calm as they search for loved ones or wait in lines for...
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Hope in Japan: 4-Month Old Baby Rescued from Rubble, Reunited with Parents

Soldiers from the Japanese Defense Force going door-to-door yesterday, pulling bodies from homes flattened by the earthquake and tsunami in a northeast coastal town,...
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Music Celebs Raise Lots of Money in Fan Donations for Japan

In just 48 hours, Lady Gaga's 8.8 million fans have raised a quarter of a million dollars for the Japanese relief effort. But Gaga...