Radioactive ‘Hotspots’ Found Far From Fukushima Disaster

Three months after a March 2011 tsunami led to meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in northern Japan, scientists detected higher levels of radioactive elements in the ocean up to 600 kilometers (373 miles) off the Japanese coast - but not at levels that present an immediate threat to human health, according to a new study.

March Auto Sales Surge in Japan Despite Strong Yen

New car, truck and bus sales shot up 78.2 percent in March compared to a year earlier in Japan, as government subsidies buoy-up the industry and the nation moves into a fuller recovery from last year's March 11 tsunami and earthquake.

Star-Struck Japan PM Befriends Facebook's Zuckerberg

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda frequently entertains dignitaries from all over the world, but he was a touch star-struck on Thursday when he hosted a young billionaire with a whiff of celebrity: Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg.

Famous Ancient Sunken Cities Around the World (PHOTOS)

Venice could sink by up to three inches by 2032 at a rate much faster than previously thought, according to a study. It would gradually join the list of several cities that once thrived well before being swallowed up by oceanic waves that are assumed to have resulted from massive earthquakes and tsunamis.



Japan Earthquake 2012: Tokyo Airport, Bullet Trains Close After 6.8 Quake, Small Tsunami Strikes [VIDEO]

A year after the worst post-war natural disaster in Japan, an earthquake and several other quakes followed by a tsunami struck Japan's northern coastline on Wednesday according to officials, prompting closings at Tokyo's Narita International Airport and trains. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the first quake was magnitude 6.8 located on Hokkaido island, 146 miles south of Kushiro, Japan, six miles below the sea surface. The second was 6.1 off the coast of Chiba just east of T...
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February U.S. Retail Sales Rise Most In 5 Months

Retail sales recorded their largest gain in five months in February as Americans snapped up motor vehicles and bought a range of goods even as they paid more for gasoline, government data showed on Tuesday.
An anti-nuclear protester holds a placard during a rally in front of the headquarters of Tokyo Electric Power Co. (TEPCO), operator of the tsunami-crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, in Tokyo March 11, 2012, to mark the first anniversary of th

Japan Marks First Anniversary Of March 11 Triple Disasters

One year after the Tohoku earthquake, the associated Pacific Ocean tsunami, and the related Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, many Japanese spent Sunday at community gatherings, demonstrations, and memorial services in observance of the first anniversary of the triple disasters.