Two top chefs in Hawaii visit Japan searching for the roots of some beloved childhood recipes.
The California Senate’s Committee on Earthquake and Disaster Preparedness is holding an informational hearing they’re calling: “The Japan Earthquake: The Impact and Lessons for California Part 1.” Here’s what’s on the agenda and who’s scheduled to be there: Overview – Is California at risk for an earthquake and tsunami like Japan experienced? Keith L. Knudsen, […]
Japan, a country roughly the size of California (but with a population more than three times ours), runs 55 nuclear power reactors at 17 sites. Here’s a list of plants from the Japanese power industry. Note that the Fukushima Daiichi site that’s the scene of the current nuclear crisis has six reactors on site, with […]
The death toll from Friday’s earthquake and tsunami are now expected to top 10,000. Having seen a relative handful of the flood of images that captured the disaster, that number is not surprising; it might even seem to be an underestimate, given the fact that Sendai, a city of 1 million, was 80 miles from […]
It goes without saying that in California, the fascination, the fear, and the horror of seeing the impact of Friday’s earthquake in Japan all lie in how closely we can identify with the calamity visited upon the people there. Geologists tell us that a 9.0 earthquake isn’t likely on our little section of tectonic crust; […]
We’re huge fans of Boston.com’s Big Picture blog, a site dedicated to finding and presenting (in large format) some of the most amazing photographs documenting global news events, big and small. Have a look at the images they’ve pulled together from Japan over the last few days. Images speak a thousand words, indeed.
If you’re interested in donating money or time to the relief efforts in Japan following this week’s devastating earthquake and tsunamis, here’s a list of just a few of the organizations with programs dedicated to the cause: American Red Cross Doctors Without Borders Salvation Army Save the Children AmeriCares Global Giving Please note that KQED […]
In Japan, attention is focusing in two places: First, search and rescue operations and the massive recovery ahead in the large sections of the northeastern coast devastated by Friday’s earthquake and tsunamis. The other increasingly critical concern: the condition of damaged nuclear power plants in Fukushima Prefecture. Saturday afternoon, an explosion was seen at the […]
A 9.0 earthquake struck off the Japan coast on Friday (Thursday evening California time), triggering a tsunami that killed hundreds of people. Tsunami warnings went into effect across the Pacific, including California. In the Bay Area, the effects have been fairly mild, although there has been some destruction of harbors, especially in Santa Cruz, and […]