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Naruto Fans Want to Know: Is Naruto Creator Masashi Kishimoto In Danger from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster?

April 13, 2011
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When a major earthquake and tsunami rocked Japan on March11, 2011, three Fukushima nuclear power plants were badly   damaged. Although a meltdown is not currently considered imminent, according to Japanese officials, substantial amounts of radiation are leaking from the plants and causing contamination through food, water, and air–and things are only getting worse. Misashi Kishimoto, […]

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Underprivileged Elementary Schools Receive Free Meals Grant for Students–but Teachers Eat the Food | News

April 6, 2011

About 2 weeks ago, my son brought home a letter stating that his elementary school had been chosen by the Maryland State Department of Education to participate in the Meals for Achievement (MMFA) program. Through the program, all students would be served breakfast in their classrooms–free of charge, regardless of income. The program would last […]

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Japanese Sacrifice Their Lives to Save Their Countrymen | Real Life Heroes

April 5, 2011

I read a heartrending story today on Yahoo News today: it was an interview with one of the Fukushima Fifty, as they have been dubbed by the media–the Japanese workers who are voluntarily working at the Fukushima nuclear power reactors damaged in the recent devastating earthquake and tsunami. According to 44-year-old Hiroyuki Kohno, the Japanese […]

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Fukushima City Clinic Refuses to Treat a 8-Year-Old Japanese Girl for Skin Rash — Fear of Nuclear Contamination Runs High

March 30, 2011

I was shocked to read that a clinic in Japan has refused to treat the eight-year-old daugther of Takayuki Okamura for a skin rash — for fear that she had been contaminated by radiation. The Takayuki family has been living the same hardship as so many Japanese families since the tsunami damaged the Fukushima nuclear […]

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As Water in Japan Burns People and Radiation Levels Spike to 10,000 Times Above Normal — Is Any Part of Japan Safe?

March 26, 2011

As of today, March 25, the official death toll in Japan from the earthquake and tsunami two weeks ago has escalated to more than 10,000. This, as an announcement that water near the Fukushima power reactor measured at 10,000 times more radioactive than normal — and that water actually burned workers wading through it. Before […]

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Japanese Imports Banned Due to Radiation Concerns – But What About Internet Sales?

March 23, 2011

Since Japan’s recent tsunami disaster caused dangerous levels of damage to the Fukushima nuclear power plants, bans on Japanese foods and consumables have been spreading due to concerns about radiation contamination. Hong Kong has banned imports of Japanese meat, dairy, and fish unless Japan tests the items for radiation. And in Tokyo, parents have been […]

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Japan Tsunami Disaster — A Possible Warning About the Future of Nuclear Power

March 20, 2011

Our increasingly technological society demands increasingly more electricity to carry out it’s day-to-day functions, even as the the world’s supply of fossil fuels continues to dwindle. That’s why it’s so important for us to find alternative, renewable sources of energy, like that generated by wind, geothermal, solar, and wind. Energy created by these methods is […]

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Japan’s Tsunami INSURANCE Disaster – Should Japan Have Had More Insurance?

March 19, 2011

Just about everyone has heard about Japan’s recent tsunami disaster. But did you know about the insurance disaster that went along with it? A New York Times story entitled Japan’s Government Likely to Bear Much of the Loss explains some of the anticipated ramifications of last week’s earthquake and resulting tsunami. Of the $300 billion […]

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