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Foundation Gets Needed “Likes” to Donate $200k for Dog Search Teams in Japan

As of Sunday evening, 101,924 had clicked "Like" on the Dog Bless You Facebook fan page, meaning the Annenberg Foundation will donate $200,000 toward...
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‘Miracle’ Rescue Of Man Swept Out To Sea in Japan

SKY NEWS- A sixty-year-old man has had a miraculous escape after being swept nine miles out to sea by the tsunami in Japan. Hiromitsu Shinkawa...
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US Rescue Teams Arrive in Japan as Russian, Chinese and Other Teams Deploy

Nearly 150 of America’s premier search-and-rescue specialists arrived today in Japan en route to a coastal fishing village devastated by Friday’s earthquake. The personnel...
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Lady Gaga Creates Prayer Bracelet to Benefit Disaster Relief in Japan

Lady Gaga is turning to her fans, called "little monsters," to help raise funds for Japanese earthquake and tsunami relief. The pop singer is...
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Early Hero of Japan’s Quake Tragedy: Building Codes

Half a day after Japan was struck by a devastating earthquake/tsunami combo, it's clear that the country can be thankful for its preparedness, especially...

A Moving Look at Japanese Kids and their Homeroom Teacher

"In the award-winning documentary Children Full of Life, a fourth-grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa, northwest of Tokyo, learn lessons about compassion...
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Wave of Gifts in Name of Comic Book Heroes Continue for Japan’s Orphans

A wave of anonymous donations in the name of a 1960s comic superhero, a character who began as an orphan, is spreading across Japan,...
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First Generation Not Ravaged by War in Russia, China, Japan, Europe

Something to think about, from a Letter to the Editor in the Daily Record... Since the end of World War II 65 years ago,...
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Japanese Man Invents Machine to Turn Plastic Back into Oil

Out of his love for the environment and concern about over-flowing landfills, Akinori Ito, from the Japanese company Blest, developed a machine capable of...
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Japan Shows Willingness to Redress Over Korean Forced Labor in WWII

Mitsubishi has agreed to begin negotiations for compensation with Korean women who were forced to work for the company during World War II, when...
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Japan Pedometer Gives Incentive to Skip the Taxi

A Japanese company is selling a pedometer that calculates how much money you save on taxi fares by walking as well as the...
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Japan Pledges $5 Billion to Rebuild Afghanistan

Japan pledged this week to provide $5 billion in aid to Afghanistan over the next five years to and to speed the delivery of...
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Japanese Leaders Voices Deep Regret Over WWII Suffering

Japan's Prime Minister expressed deep regret over the suffering his country inflicted on Asian countries during World War II in a solemn ceremony Saturday....
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Hydrogen in Every Home: Japanese Slash Energy Use and CO2 Emissions

Trials by companies including Panasonic and Toyota are underway at 3,000 homes throughout Japan, to bring mini hydrogen power plants into backyards that...
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In Japan, Foster Parents Blaze an Unpopular Trail

The government is looking for more families like the Sakamotos, who have braved criticism for their decision to raise foster kids. Not easy...
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Japan Geothermal Projects Pick Up After 20 Years

Several Japanese firms will kick off new projects to build geothermal power plans this year for the first time in nearly two decades. ...
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Japanese City Finds Treasure in Recycling Unwanted Electronics

After 11 months of collecting discarded handheld electronics, one small city in Japan has reduced its trash burden and found a source of income...
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Japanese Town Blazes Trail in Clean Energy

In the mountains of northern Japan, wind, sun and even cow dung are being turned into electricity as part of efforts to turn a...

Monkey Brains In U.S. Make Robot Walk In Japan

New research allows rhesus monkeys in North Carolina - just by thinking - to control robotic arms & legs all the way in Japan....
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Japan Drops Humpback Whale Hunt Under Pressure

Succumbing to international protest, Japan said Friday it was dropping plans to hunt humpback whales for the first time in four decades, marking the...