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  • The International Court of Justice on Monday ordered a temporary halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program, ruling that it is not for scientific purposes as the Japanese had claimed.
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  • An earthquake of magnitude 7.3 struck early Saturday off Japan's east coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said
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  • A U.S. military helicopter crashed Monday at an American base on the southern island of Okinawa, and all four crew members are believed to have survived, Japanese and U.S. officials said.
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  • South Korean chief negotiator Choi Kyong-lim, center, his Japanese counterpart Koji Tsuruoka, right, and Chinese counterpart Yu Jianhua, left, hold hands each other at a photo call before their talks in Seoul, South Korea
  • China, Japan and South Korea are inching ahead with talks for a free trade zone that would rival the European Union and North America in economic heft.
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china, japan, south korea, business
  • dock float torn loose from a Japanese fishing port by the 2011 tsunami
  • When a floating dock the size of a boxcar washed up on a sandy beach in Oregon, beachcombers got excited because it was the largest piece of debris from last year's tsunami in Japan to show up on the West Coast.
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japan, tsunami, earthquake, state
  • Action News was in the North Valley Wednesday morning as a young girl who survived the earthquake and tsunami in Japan last year picked up an award in Merced.
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japan, merced county, tsunami, earthquake, education
  • A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 7.1 has hit off the northeast Japan coast, prompting a tsunami warning.
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japan, earthquake, national/world
  • A Japanese lab has created a device that may let you "kiss" someone over the internet.
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japan, bizarre
  • Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members search for missing people in their third major recovery operation since the March 11 earthquake in Shichigahamamachi, Miyagi Prefecture, northeastern Japan, Monday, April 25, 2011.
  • Dozens of volunteers donned white disposable jumpsuits, rubber boots and hard hats at the 370-year-old Jionin Buddhist temple cemetery Friday, sacrificing holiday time to help shovel away layers of tsunami mud and debris.
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  • Crowds screamed Mickey Mouse's name as gates to the popular theme park opened Friday morning. The park has been closed since Japan's devastating earthquake and tsunami five weeks ago.
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disney, japan, earthquake, entertainment
  • A month after Japan's earthquake and tsunami, the challenges seem as daunting as ever: Thousands are missing and feared dead, tens of thousands have fled their homes, a leaking nuclear plant remains crippled and powerful aftershocks keep coming.
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  • Japan's tsunami-stricken nuclear power plant was leaking highly radioactive water into the sea Saturday, nuclear safety officials said.
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  • The Japanese Coast Guard rescued a dog found drifting on a roof about three miles off the coast in the middle of the ocean.
  • There was an incredible rescue of a dog off the coast of Japan.
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  • Low levels of radiation have turned up in milk samples from two West Coast states.
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japan, environmental protection agency, national/world
  • A Japanese flag is hoisted at the earthquake and tsunami devastated area in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan Thursday, March 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
  • In the shadow of Japan's struggle to stem radioactive leaks from its stricken nuclear complex, police in white hazmat suits pull bodies of tsunami victims from an evacuated zone in halting work interrupted by radiation alarms.
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  • Japan's prime minister insisted Tuesday that the country was on "maximum alert" to bring its nuclear crisis under control, but the spread of radiation raised concerns about the ability of experts to stabilize the crippled reactor complex.
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  • Mounting problems, including badly miscalculated radiation figures and inadequate storage tanks for huge amounts of contaminated water, stymied emergency workers Sunday as they struggled to nudge Japan's stricken nuclear complex back from the edge of disaster.
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  • Japan's government revealed a series of missteps by the operator of a radiation-leaking nuclear plant on Saturday, including sending workers in without protective footwear in its faltering efforts to control a monumental crisis. The U.S. Navy, meanwhile, rushed to deliver fresh water to replace corrosive salt water now being used in a desperate bid to cool the plant's overheated reactors.
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japan, nuclear, national/world
  • A Ford dealership is shown in San Jose, Calif., Monday, Oct. 25, 2010.
  • Ford Motor Co. said Saturday it will idle an auto plant in Belgium for five days, trying to conserve supplies of Japanese parts that could run low following an earthquake and tsunami.
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ford, japan, national/world
  • A state senate committee held a hearing to look at the safety of California's nuclear power plants.
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nuclear, japan, earthquake, tsunami, state, nannette miranda
  • A Fresno State professor has pulled together a group of responders to help the victims in Japan, deal with the trauma they're experiencing.
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japan, tsunami, earthquake, volunteer, california state university fresno, local
  • Valley car dealers say some inventory will run out if the clean-up process is prolonged.
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fresno, fresno county, japan, business, shannon handy
  • In the first sign that contamination from Japan's stricken nuclear complex had seeped into the food chain, officials said Saturday that radiation levels in spinach and milk from farms near the tsunami-crippled facility exceeded government safety limits.
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japan, nuclear, national/world
  • A Fresno man is heading to Japan on Monday. He's going to help bring home his nephew's wife and daughter back.
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japan, tsunami, earthquake, local
  • The EPA detected minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan at a sensor in Sacramento. The levels are extremely low.
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tsunami, earthquake, japan, central valley, local, gene haagenson
  • A mom in Dallas has come up with way to help her kids cope with the tragedy in Japan and help the nation recover from it as well.
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  • Some valley residents who were planning to visit Japan are putting their trips on hold.
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tsunami, earthquake, japan, local, deshaunta bullock
  • Many people in the valley have been quick to donate to relief efforts in Japan.
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  • The rush to take Iodine pills as a radiation preventive could create a health problem.
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fresno, fresno county, central valley, japan, earthquake, tsunami, local, gene haagenson
  • The U.S. Navy plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday night in San Diego, for family members with loved ones on board the USS Ronald Reagan.
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united states navy, lemoore naval air station, tsunami, nuclear, earthquake, japan, state
  • Health experts around the world are watching the radiation levels in Japan.
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tsunami, earthquake, japan, health watch, margot kim
  • The satellite image confirms damage to the Units 1, 3, and 4 reactor buildings.
  • A nearly completed new power line could restore electric cooling systems in Japan's tsunami-crippled nuclear plant, its operator said Thursday, raising hopes of easing the crisis that has threatened a meltdown.
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nuclear, japan, national/world
  • A north valley family is celebrating a story of survival in the middle of the escalating tragedies in Japan.
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tsunami, earthquake, atwater, merced county, japan, local
  • Fresno resident Colin Dougherty is relying on e-mails to track his brother and sister-in-law's journey across Japan.
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tsunami, earthquake, japan, fresno, fresno county, local, amanda perez
  • Everything from valley citrus to vegetables to nuts is shipped to Japan.
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ag report, earthquake, tsunami, japan, ag watch, dale yurong
  • At Fresno's Tower Health Food Store the phone has been ringing all day, with callers asking for Potassium Iodide.
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fresno, fresno county, fresno tower district, earthquake, tsunami, japan, local, gene haagenson
  • The operator of Japan's stricken Fukushima Dai-Ichi nuclear power plant says a fire has broken out again at its No. 4 reactor unit.
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japan, earthquake, fire, nuclear, tsunami, national/world
  • Two Japanese automakers are halting some production at North American factories to assess availability of parts following Friday's deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
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japan, toyota, earthquake, tsunami, nissan, business
  • Lady Gaga is joining the effort to raise money for victims of Japan's earthquake and tsunami.
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celebrity, music, japan, entertainment
  • Aflac Inc. said Monday it has fired Gilbert Gottfried, the abrasive voice of the insurer's quacking duck in the U.S., after the comedian posted a string of mocking jokes about the earthquake and tsunami in Japan on Twitter over the weekend.
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twitter, celebrity, japan, entertainment
  • Rescuers have found a 70-year-old woman alive four days after the disaster struck.
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japan, earthquake, tsunami, national/world
  • Many Americans who have seen the devastating pictures out of Japan want to help the victims of the disaster.
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japan, tsunami, earthquake, consumer, christine park
  • Monday, the U.S. Navy announced 17 crewmembers had been exposed to radiation.
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united states navy, lemoore naval air station, nuclear, tsunami, earthquake, japan, national/world, amanda perez
  • A Fresno pastor visited the troubled Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant just last year.
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earthquake, tsunami, japan, local, dale yurong
  • The U.S. Geological Survey has upgraded the magnitude of Friday's deadly earthquake in Japan to 9.0
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  • Tokyo Electric Power Co. says three workers have been injured and seven are missing after an explosion at the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear plant.
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japan, earthquake, tsunami, environment, nuclear, national/world
  • A north valley family is still desperately trying to get in touch with loved ones to know that they've survived the quake and tsunami.
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atwater, merced county, japan, earthquake, tsunami, local, tommy tran
  • The sounds of a gong and sutra chants filled the Darma Center in northeast Fresno Sunday morning.
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fresno, fresno county, japan, local, amanda perez
  • People across a devastated swath of Japan suffered for a third day Sunday without water, electricity and proper food, as the country grappled with the enormity of a massive earthquake and tsunami that left more than 10,000 people dead in one area alone.
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  • It's been nearly two days since the disaster in Japan and some Valley residents are still trying to get in touch with loved ones in the Far East.
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japan, kingsburg, earthquake, tsunami, local, tommy tran