Earthquake Jolts Tokyo; Nuclear Plants Safe

A strong earth quake with a magnitude of 6.2 in the Richter scale hit Japanese capital Tokyo, Monday, causing the buildings to sway for more than 30 seconds, national broadcaster NHK reported. The broadcaster said there was no alert issued for tsunami.

Japan Tsunami Reconstruction Funds Misspent

A Japanese government audit has found that a portion of the $150 billion fund for reconstruction projects in areas damaged by the devastating 2011 tsunami has been spent on other projects.

Waves From Canada Earthquake Hit Hawaii

The first waves set off by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake off the west coast of Canada hit Hawaii before dawn Sunday, but said the highest waves so far are about 5 feet and reported no damage.


Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands

Senkaku Islands Dispute May Hurt Japan?s Recovering Tourism Industry

When China and the Philippines sparred over the disputed Scarborough Shoal (known as Huangyan Island in China) this past May, the People?s Republic canceled all outbound travel to the Philippines, dealing a direct blow to an industry vital to the nation?s economy. Substitute Japan for the Philippines and Senkaku Islands (known as Diaoyu Islands in China) for Scarborough Shoal, and you?ve got the same thing happening this September.