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Nuclear Crisis at Fukushima Could Spew Out More Than 15,000 Times as Much Radiation as Hiroshima Bombing (BuzzFlash)

Nuclear Crisis at Fukushima Could Spew Out More Than 15,000 Times as Much Radiation as Hiroshima Bombing (BuzzFlash)

HARVEY WASSERMAN FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT :We are now within two months of what may be humankind’s most dangerous moment since the Cuban Missile Crisis. … Read entire article »

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Tokyo riskiest city due to natural disaster exposure-study (Reuters)

Tokyo riskiest city due to natural disaster exposure-study (Reuters)

(Reuters) – Japan’s Tokyo-Yokohama region is the riskiest place in the world to do business, in terms of the potential human and economic costs of a possible natural catastrophe, a study found on Wednesday. … Read entire article »

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ethecon Awards 2013:Blue Planet Award to the Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano, Black Planet one to the managers and major shareholders of the DEUTSCHE BANK(ethecon)

ethecon Awards 2013:Blue Planet Award to the Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano, Black Planet one to the managers and major shareholders of the DEUTSCHE BANK(ethecon)

On the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 2013, ethecon – Foundation Ethics & Economics announced this year’s recipient of the two international ethecon prizes. The Blue Planet Award 2013 honours the Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano. The Black Planet Award 2013 reviles the managers and major shareholders of the DEUTSCHE BANK. The prices will be awarded on Nov. 16 in Berlin. … Read entire article »

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NPO lobbies to rebuild Edo Castle at cost of Y50 billion (Japan Today)

NPO lobbies to rebuild Edo Castle at cost of Y50 billion (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Naotake Odake, former managing director of the Japan Tourist Bureau (JTB) and once director of the Tokyo Convention and Visitors Bureau, spent years of his professional life traveling to cities across the globe in order to promote Tokyo as a worthwhile tourist destination. In his travels, he noticed a trait shared by all the major cities: they each had a unique and well-recognized landmark embodying the history and culture of the land. … Read entire article »

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Municipalities criticize gov’t agency for limiting Fukushima disaster aid (Mainichi)

Municipalities criticize gov’t agency for limiting Fukushima disaster aid (Mainichi)

At least 13 municipalities in Chiba, Ibaraki and Tochigi prefectures have sent critical comments to the Reconstruction Agency for its basic policy to limit the scope of assistance to only areas in Fukushima Prefecture affected by the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. … Read entire article »

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Minami-Soma to plant 20,000 seedlings (Japan News)

Minami-Soma to plant 20,000 seedlings (Japan News)

MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima—The Minami-Soma municipal government is recruiting 2,000 volunteers from all over the country to plant about 20,000 seedlings of broad-leaf trees in the tsunami-hit Kashima district on Oct. 6. … Read entire article »

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