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  • Japan’s consul general praises Northwest for aid

    Soon after the massive earthquake and tsunami of March 11, the Seattle office of the consul general of Japan was overwhelmed with messages of condolences from Northwesterners. In the weeks …


  • Disaster in Japan affects businesses’ supply, demand

    Right after the first earthquakes and the tsunami rocked Japan on March 11, Ed Schweitzer and his company managers got on the phone. They began ordering electronic components needed by …


  • Another strong quake rattles tsunami-ravaged Japan

    A big aftershock rocked quake-weary Japan late today, rattling nerves as it knocked out power to the northern part of the country and prompted tsunami warnings that were later canceled.


  • Tsunami debris could wash ashore in Oregon

    Some debris from the tsunami that hit Japan could be washing onto Oregon beaches in about a year.


  • Caldwell: Nuclear vision needn’t be clouded

    The agonizing struggle of the Japanese to avoid further catastrophe at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex necessarily has many rethinking the rethinking about nuclear energy’s future. Many hoped fission would …


  • Entire planet shaken up by Japan’s earthquake

    Within a matter of weeks, Earth has experienced a swarm of earthquake activity. We’ve all heard about the deadly and catastrophic 9.0 magnitude quake that devastated northern Japan with its …


  • Religion Notebook: Service planned for Japan disaster

    Spokane Buddhist Temple, 927 S. Perry St., will offer a traditional “Seventh Day Memorial Service” for the victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan Friday at 6 p.m. Donations …


  • Japan nuclear emergency workers to return to plant

    Emergency workers forced to retreat from a tsunami-stricken Japanese nuclear power plant when radiation levels soared prepared to return Wednesday night after emissions dropped to safer levels.


  • Stocks plunge as Japan nuclear crisis worsens

    Stocks are plunging and bond prices are rising. The nuclear crisis in Japan has intensified following last week’s deadly earthquake and tsunami. The Dow Jones industrial average is down more …


  • Radiation level soars after Japan nuke plant fire

    Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors today after an explosion and a fire dramatically escalated the …


  • Meltdown threat rises at Japanese nuclear plant

    Water levels dropped precipitously today inside a Japanese nuclear reactor, twice leaving the uranium fuel rods completely exposed and raising the threat of a meltdown, hours after a hydrogen explosion …


  • Japan’s economy stumbling in wake of disaster

    The world’s third-largest economy faltered today, the first full business day since Friday’s devastating earthquake, with the Japanese stock market plunging and the country’s central bank moving to inject $183 …


  • Skating officials now considering canceling worlds

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Germany announced Sunday it will not send a team to next week’s world figure skating championships in Tokyo, and international skating officials were weighing whether to even …


  • Second partial meltdown likely under way

    IWAKI, Japan (AP) — An explosion shattered a building housing a nuclear reactor Saturday, amid fears of a meltdown, while across wide swaths of northeastern Japan officials searched for thousands …


  • Gonzaga grad in Japan feeling ‘really lucky’ despite devastation

    “The earthquakes just keep coming.” For recent Gonzaga University graduate Matthew Gilles, his dream job of teaching English to schoolchildren in Iwaki, on the northeast coast of Japan, has become …


  • GU grad in Japan: ‘My body is shaking’

    “The earthquakes just keep coming.” For recent Gonzaga University graduate Matthew Gilles, his dream job teaching English to schoolchildren in Iwaki, on the northwest coast of Japan, has become something