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Canadian government evacuates Canadians from Fukushima Daiichi radiation zone
As Czech, French, and US planes flew into Japan today to evacuate nationals, Canada sent buses to take Canadians away from radiation-threatened areas in northeastern Japan. But Canada has stopped...
Mar 17th, 2011
Japan nuclear crisis worsens and effects depend on wind
Japan's Emperor Akihito delivered a rare televised address, saying he was "deeply worried" about the deteriorating situation at the plant and a new aftershock has hit Japan, several journalists...
Mar 16th, 2011
Living into the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami
My friend Yuri lives outside Tokyo and writes that she and her family are safe. But that was yesterday. And what can any of us possibly mean by “safe”?
Mar 15th, 2011
Tsunami leaves scant trace of Vancouver woman's friends and family
In the aftermath of the tsunami in Japan, many of us are anxiously waiting by the phone in hopes of hearing from our family and friends. One of the cities effected by the tsunami was my...
Mar 15th, 2011
Grieving with Japan
Four days since the earthquake and tsunami completely overtook northern Japan, and the news is becoming more and more horrific. On a global level this is such a monstrous tragedy and I am but...
Mar 14th, 2011