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2011-06-02 12:00:00

NEW YORK, June 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Brooklyn Workshop, the creators of Skatecycle--the world's first "hubless" self-propelled skateboard, have inspired 13 notable artists to create custom Skatecycles for sale, from which all proceeds will go to Global Giving in support of the Japanese earthquake relief effort. The one-of-a-kind Skatecycles will be sold exclusively on Gilt Groupe's Gilt MAN on Thursday, June 23, 2011. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110602/NY13124-a )...

2011-05-28 00:00:49

A Kinship Circle Disaster Animal Response Team searches roads and homes in the Yamakiya District of Kawamata, the most recent part of Fukushima Prefecture under mandatory radiation evacuation. Thousands of animals are already trapped without food, water or care in Futuba District ghost towns closer to a nuclear plant damaged in Japan's 3/11/11 earthquake-tsunami. Kawamata, Fukushima Prefecture, Japan (PRWEB) May 27, 2011 A Kinship Circle Disaster Animal Response Team searches roads and...

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2011-05-25 14:31:36

By Louis Bergeron, Stanford The magnitude 9 earthquake and resulting tsunami that struck Japan on March 11 were like a one-two punch "“ first violently shaking, then swamping the islands "“ causing tens of thousands of deaths and hundreds of billions of dollars in damage. Now Stanford researchers have discovered the catastrophe was caused by a sequence of unusual geologic events never before seen so clearly. "It was not appreciated before this earthquake that this size of...

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2011-05-23 11:50:00

Sony Corp. is reversing a previous projection of having a profitable year, now saying it expects a $3.2 billion annual loss. The company has changed its earlier projection of making $860 million in profit after the wake of Japan's tsunami and a hacker attack on its online gaming service. Sony has been hampered by production disruptions set off by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that killed over 25,000 people, destroyed factories and sent the nation's economic recovery into reverse....

2011-05-13 10:10:00

Donations for earthquake and tsunami response will be used to help homeless, sick and elderly WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross is making another $30 million donation to the Japanese Red Cross, bringing its contributions to date to more than $160 million. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) The Japanese Red Cross announced a $350 million long-term recovery plan supported by donations from its international partners,...

2011-05-11 06:00:00

NEW YORK, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 16th at NYC's Gallery at the AIGA National Design Center, Hug Japan (http://hugjapan.jp) in collaboration with My Hope for Children (www.myhopeforchildren.org) will show works created by over 300 Japanese children who suffered through the Tsunami, and fear the damaged nuclear plant. Shortly after the disaster, children were encouraged to create art that reflected their reaction, in order to alleviate their pain. Their works show their minds....

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2011-05-06 08:25:00

Advanced computation enabled by supercomputers enhances understanding of earthquake and tsunamis and their impacts Summary: Earthquake and tsunami. March 11, 2011. Japan. More than 26,000 people are dead or missing and an estimated 400,000 are homeless. An estimated 25 trillion yen, or $330 billion dollars, in damages make it the most costly natural disaster on record. The estimates are more than three times those of the second most costly natural disaster, also an earthquake in Japan. The...

2011-05-04 16:25:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- About the exhibition:  While attending an award ceremony last month in New York for her aunt, Nobel Prize Winner Elizabeth Blackburn, Bellrock Media Inc./Yoshimoto Entertainment USA, Inc.'s Artist-in-Residence Aleve Mei Loh, was inspired to create a fundraising event in Los Angeles comprised of visual artists to benefit Japan Earthquake and Tsunami relief. "I was in a room with these incredible people, and it made me wonder what...

2011-05-04 09:00:00

NEW YORK, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Japan's economy will likely withstand the recent disasters, but it was extremely vulnerable before these events, and cyclical and structural economic forces could still make the recovery path uneven, The Conference Board reports in a new analysis released today. The earthquake on March 11 and the resulting aftershocks and tsunami occurred just as Japan's long weak economic performance was beginning to show some improvement. Given the country's...

2011-05-02 10:00:00

MIAMI, May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery en Espanol's one-hour upcoming premiere of MEGAQUAKE: HOUR THAT SHOOK JAPAN captures the story of the moment the 9.0 earthquake struck northeast Japan on March 11, 2011 and the tsunami that followed, resulting in more than 12,000 deaths. Poignant testimonies and remarkable footage captured that day reveal what happened in those crucial moments following the quake as a tsunami barreled toward land at 500 miles per hour. The special also takes a...


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