Australia and Japan in Court Battle over Whaling
THE HAGUE (Reuters) -
By Thomas Escritt
Australia accused Japan of carrying out commercial whaling under the guise of scientific research on the first day of court hearings between the two nations that campaigners say could lead to an end...
Japan to grant India $2.32 bn aid
PTI - Mar 27, 2013, 08.15 PM IST
TOKYO: India and Japan have agreed to promote their bilateral strategic and global partnership especially in economic and security areas, with Tokyo granting a $2.32 billion aid for infrastructure building.
"We hope to...
Leaves Falling in Japan: Retired Husband Syndrome
By Barbara Lawrence
The unflattering terms many Japanese women use to describe their retired husbands, “Sodaigomi” or oversized garbage, and...
Chants of "Nippon!" or "Japan" echoed throughout Tokyo in the early morning hours, as the Japanese women's national team twice came from behind to force a shootout that they won to capture the country's first World Cup title.
The victory, in which they outscored the United States 3-1 in the...
by Katherine Marshall
Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs at Georgetown University
Image is of Kumano Hongu Shrine
The shrines at Kumano are among Japan's holiest places. Located in the mountains about 75 miles south of Osaka, Kumano Hongu, the main...
Subduction zones, where one plate dives under another, are the regions where major quakes occur. But they are hardly monitored
The 9 magnitude Tohoku-Oki megathrust earthquake that rocked Japan on March 11 was caused by a sudden slip of the plate interface of a relatively small area of 400 km...
It's being called the "poop burger". Japanese scientists have found a way to create artificial meat from sewage containing human feces.
Somehow this feels like a Vonnegut plotline: population boom equals food shortage. Solution? Synthesize food from human waste matter. Absurd yes, but...
April 1, 2011
The international community must intervene – in Japan
Just as the international community had to come together to stem the financial meltdown from contaminating the entire world economy or prevent massacre in Libya, it must now intervene in Japan to prevent radiation from...
March 29, 2011
Quest students, Sikh Society come to Japan's aid
Two Squamish groups raise more money for disaster-ravaged country
The support for Japan just keeps coming from Squamish as two more groups stepped up recently to help the country rebuild...
10 things to learn from Japan
1. THE CALM
Not a single visual of chest-beating or wild grief. Sorrow itself has been elevated.
2. THE DIGNITY
Disciplined queues for water and groceries. Not a rough word or a crude gesture.
3. THE ABILITY
The incredible architects, for instance. Buildings...
Japan Earthquake Relief Underway as
UNITED SIKHS Aid Team Delivers Emergency Relief Materials
Nearly half a million people impacted, Nuclear crisis rating increased
Relief supplies for personal hygiene and to help keep warm are top priority
First consignment of...
As we share and suffer with people in Japan, let us bring some peace in these difficult times in our own ways.
From Sikhism, I start with the following from Sri Guru Granth Sahib ji, our Holy Book and teacher embodiment,
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Please post based on religion or...
The Christian Science Monitor - CSMonitor.com
Japan knows how to rise from the ashes
Everywhere amid the tragedy still unfolding in Japan is evidence of the remarkable strength of the Japanese. That strength will be crucial to rebuilding
People queue at a radiation...
March 13, 2011
Quake Moves Japan Closer to U.S. and Alters Earth’s Spin
By KENNETH CHANG - New York Times
The magnitude-8.9 earthquake that struck northern Japan on Friday not only violently shook the ground and generated a devastating tsunami, it also moved the coastline and changed...
Volcano in southern Japan resumes eruptions
TOKYO -- The weather agency says a volcano in southern Japan is spewing ash and rock again as the country struggles with the aftermath of a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami in the north.
The Meteorological Agency issued a warning Sunday...
Japanese officials were struggling on Sunday with a growing nuclear crisis and the threat of multiple meltdowns, as more than 170,000 people were evacuated from the quake- and tsunami-savaged northeastern coast where police fear more than 10,000 people may have already died.
It is no question,
a very heart breaking incident
deserving of everyone's support,
to help morally
talk to people who have been directly impacted and provide words and deeds of support that they are not alone
volunteer, write, talk and communicate supportivily
to help rebuild
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Local Japan Emergency dials:
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