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The need for climate change resilience (Nikkei)

The need for climate change resilience (Nikkei)

ASHVIN DAYAL:  Climate change creates unique public health challenges that impact communities in the developing world. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 5.Climate Change & Carbon

Earthquake disaster refugees falling through cracks of gov’t negligence (Mainichi)

Earthquake disaster refugees falling through cracks of gov’t negligence (Mainichi)

This matter goes right to the root of disaster recovery support. The Reconstruction Agency is now churning through data to come up with a new figure for the number of people made refugees by 2011’s Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdowns after finding that central and local government estimates were well off the mark. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima court orders damages for evacuee suicide (NHK)

Fukushima court orders damages for evacuee suicide (NHK)

A Fukushima court has ordered the operator of the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant to pay about 470,000 dollars in damages for the suicide of a woman who was forced to leave her home. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

Fukushima’s high number of disaster-related suicides likely due to nuclear crisis: Cabinet Office (Japan Times)

Fukushima’s high number of disaster-related suicides likely due to nuclear crisis: Cabinet Office (Japan Times)

Fukushima – The number of suicides in Fukushima Prefecture linked to 3/11 is higher than elsewhere, most likely because of the nuclear disaster, according to the Cabinet Office. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 8.Eathquake & Nuclear accident

World War I: Japan’s ill-fated ‘gift from the heavens’ (Japan Today)

World War I: Japan’s ill-fated ‘gift from the heavens’ (Japan Today)

TOKYO —Japan’s growing empire was ready to make a big gamble in the summer of 1914, buoyed by its victory over Tsarist Russia 10 years earlier and later annexation of the Korean peninsula. … Read entire article »

Filed under: 7.China & Asia, unclassified

Govt survey estimates 5.36 mil. gambling addicts (Japan News)

Govt survey estimates 5.36 mil. gambling addicts (Japan News)

An estimated 5.36 million people across the nation are pathological gamblers, addicted to such activities as pachinko games, according to a health ministry survey. … Read entire article »

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