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Japan Spending Reconstruction Funds on Unrelated Projects: Audit

Posted October 31st, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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A recent audit conducted for the Japanese government has found that about a quarter of the funds meant for reconstruction following last year’s devastating earthquake and tsunami has been spent on unrelated causes. Japan’s Board of Audit, a constitutionally mandated but independent agency, says parts of the $148 billion reconstruction budget went to projects such […]

US Officials Scraping Sea Life From Tsunami-Wrecked Japanese Dock

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. authorities have ordered the Pacific coast state of Oregon to scrape barnacles, seaweed, and other sea life from a huge dock washed ashore from the March, 2011 Japanese tsunami. The dock apparently drifted nearly 9,000 kilometers across the Pacific Ocean to an Oregon beach. Scientists say it is a very real threat that non-native […]

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Boy’s Soccer Ball Lost in Tsunami, Found in Alaska

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 1:30 am (UTC-5)
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A 16-year-old Japanese boy will soon be reunited with his cherished soccer ball, which has been found on an island in Alaska after being washed across the Pacific by last year’s devastating tsunami. Misaki Murakami lost his home and all its contents when massive waves crushed his hometown of Rikuzentakata in Japan’s northeast. After a […]

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