Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Hula Girls: Japanese Coal Miners’ Daughters — A Movie

Filed under: Asia | Movies — by Will Kirkland 09/9/2011 @ 3:42:52 PM
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Around our house there are two streams of movie selections: dark, meaningful films, preferably by “auteurs,” about people overcoming terrible odds immersed in worldly cruelty, or those that are light … [Keep reading >>]

Helping the Victims of the Great Japanese Earthquake

Filed under: Asia | Compassion Watch | FrontPage — by Ruth Friend 06/17/2011 @ 7:38:06 AM
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Dear Friends,

My long time friend and fellow craftsman suffered total loss to his home, studio, kilns, and livelihood in the great Japanese earthquake.  Many people know of the suffering from the … [Keep reading >>]

Protesting Nuclear Power in Japan

Filed under: Citizen Action | Nuclear — by Will Kirkland 06/11/2011 @ 10:20:06 AM
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TOKYO — Beating drums and waving flowers, protesters in Tokyo and other major cities rallied against the use of nuclear power on Saturday, three months after a devastating tsunami set … [Keep reading >>]

Japanese seniors volunteer for ‘suicide’ nuclear jobs

Filed under: Asia | Nuclear — by Will Kirkland 06/1/2011 @ 12:44:28 PM
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From CNN via RawStory
As roughly 450 workers remain at the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan, the world watches with increasing anxiety at what will become of them.

Unable to take … [Keep reading >>]

Tokyo Electric Cover Up and Nuclear Safety Agency Cronyism

Filed under: Asia | FrontPage | Nuclear — by Will Kirkland 04/27/2011 @ 12:37:03 PM
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Another tremor in Japan’s nuclear industry; how big depends on who cares.
Given the fierce insularity of Japan’s nuclear industry, it was perhaps fitting that an outsider exposed the most serious … [Keep reading >>]

Nuclear Fears Increase in Japan

Filed under: Nuclear — by Will Kirkland 03/27/2011 @ 11:34:04 AM
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In another cruel joke by the gods, the only country in the world to suffer under atomic weapons now appears to be suffering under atoms intended for well being.  Though … [Keep reading >>]

Vigil for Japan and No More Nuclear Disasters

Filed under: Action! | Asia | Common Good | Compassion Watch — by Bob Meyer 03/26/2011 @ 11:38:22 AM
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Our friends at Greenpeace are organizing vigils across the country to stand in solidarity with the people of Japan and to imagine a world free of nuclear disasters. There’s an important vigil happening … [Keep reading >>]

Japan Quake is Sign of Second Coming: Franklin Graham

Filed under: Disaster | Religion — by Will Kirkland 03/20/2011 @ 6:03:44 PM
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Blooney Tunes!
It’s time for a change of lyrics in that kids’ praise song, “J is for Jesus.” According to Rev. Franklin Graham, J is not only for Jesus, it’s for … [Keep reading >>]

Japan:What’s Going On

Filed under: Asia | Nuclear — by Will Kirkland 03/20/2011 @ 10:22:32 AM
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This morning the Japan Times reports that electrical power has been restored to the number 2 reactor.  No word yet on whether that electricity has found any pumps capable of … [Keep reading >>]

The Arrogance of Science: From Japan

Filed under: Disaster | Environment — by Will Kirkland 03/20/2011 @ 9:38:34 AM
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The NY Times Sunday “Week In Review” has four good pieces on the back page.
Humans have become increasingly arrogant, believing they have conquered nature. We build ever larger, ever more … [Keep reading >>]

Japan Continues in Triple Emergency

Filed under: Disaster | Science & Technology — by Will Kirkland 03/17/2011 @ 8:49:20 AM
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We haven’t seen anything like the crisis in Japan in our life times — a triple emergency of earthquake — the largest ever recorded– tsunami and nuclear disaster.  Now it … [Keep reading >>]

Japan Watch: Massive Devastation

Filed under: Disaster | Environment — by Will Kirkland 03/13/2011 @ 11:12:54 AM
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What is happening in Japan these days reduces San Francisco’s 1989 earthquake to merely a passing problem.  Even the 1906 earthquake and the fire following are small compared to what … [Keep reading >>]

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