THE PERIPHERY Oldest Alive
I read in Mayabout Jiroemon Kimura, a Japanese man born in 1897, making him 116 years of age andthe oldest person in the world:
Sadly, when looking him up over the 4th of July weekend, I discovered... Posted on 7/24/13 at 7:15 AM
SLOWING THE RACING MIND Confessions of a Missionary on Home Assignment
by Shan Reed
I live a lifestyle as a missionary that can be a challenge. I love being a missionary. I love being in ministry. I love Japan, my other home.
I do not love home assignment.
There is a ... Posted on 6/6/13 at 4:59 AM
STAFF BLOG THE DULLUM FILE Diplomatic Mail
My only snail mail today had the following return address: Ambassador of Japan, Washington, D.C. Got my attention!
It was a a letter from Ichiro Fujisaki, the Japanese Ambassador to the U.S. Last w... Posted on 8/9/12 at 7:29 PM
UND NEWS Japanese Ambassador visits UND campus July 31
His Excellency The Ambassador of Japan Ichiro Fujisaki, Japanese Ambassador to the United States, is scheduled to meet with Japanese students from Tokai University who are taking classes at the John D... Posted on 7/31/12 at 12:13 PM
DOING IT DOWNTOWN Nuances Translated: Japanese practices quite like U.S.
Story byDaniel Ziebol
A Cultural Comparison Between U.S. and Japanese Wisdom Tooth Removal Rituals
(Often times looking at ones cultural norms through outsiders eyes brings new perspective to home-cou... Posted on 5/8/12 at 1:49 PM
When the tsunami hit the northern coast of Japan last year, the waves ripped four dock floats the size of freight train boxcars from their pilings in the fishing port of Misawa and turned them over to the whims of wind and currents.
TOKYO (AP) — Another long, stupefyingly hot summer is looming for Japan just as it shuts down its last operating nuclear power reactor, worsening a squeeze on electricity and adding urgency to calls for a green energy revolution.
OVER THE GULF OF ALASKA (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard cutter poured cannon fire into a Japanese ghost ship that had been drifting since the last year's tsunami, sinking the vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and eliminating the hazard it posed to shipping and the coastline.
TOKYO (AP) — Reconstructed documents show Japanese leaders knew hours after the tsunami that the Fukushima nuclear power plant's reactors could melt, but kept their knowledge from the public for months.
FUKUSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Workers in rubber boots chip at the frozen ground, scraping until they've removed the top 2 inches (5 centimeters) of radioactive soil from the yard of a single home. Total amount of waste gathered: roughly 60 tons.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's rapid aging means the national population of 128 million will shrink by one-third by 2060 and seniors will account for 40 percent of people, placing a greater burden on the shrinking work force population to support the social security and tax systems.
OHI, Japan (AP) — International inspectors are visiting a rugged Japanese bay so thick with reactors it is dubbed "Nuclear Alley," where residents remain deeply conflicted as Japan moves to restart plants idled after the Fukushima disaster.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan is poised to declare its crippled nuclear plant virtually stable nine months after a devastating tsunami, but the facility still leaks some radiation, remains vulnerable to earthquakes and shows no prospect for cleanup for decades.
TOKYO (AP) — A powerful typhoon buffeted Tokyo with strong winds and rain Wednesday, halting trains and stranding tens of thousands of commuters as it barreled toward the tsunami-ravaged northeastern coast with its crippled nuclear plant.
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's finance minister was voted ruling party leader Monday and soon will be the prime minister taking on a mind-boggling mix of challenges: tsunami recovery, a nuclear crisis and bulging national debt, to name a few.
SENDAI, Japan (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday praised the resolve of the Japanese people in their efforts to recover from the tsunami and reaffirmed the two countries' alliance as vital for regional peace and prosperity.
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