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Hawaii Business Magazine
HAPA Builds Personal Bridges Around the Pacific
Hideko Oikawa, CEO of Oikawa Denim hosts the HAPA Young Leaders at her denim factory in Kesennuma, Japan.
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3 hrs ago
US News & World Report
Petra Nemcova's Tips for Building a Successful Professional Life
Petra Nemcova, model, host and philanthropist, is a master of transformation, both professionally and personally.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Ahead of Sendai conference, Ban pushes for 2015 global agreement on disaster risk
"The aim is simple: to leave a more resilient world to future generations," Mr. Ban told high-level representatives of Member States attending a briefing on the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction to be held next year in the Japanese city of Sendai.
The Japan Times
Community bonds, not seawalls, key to minimizing deaths: 3/11 study
Three years after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku region, a study of the disaster by professors at the University of Tokyo and Indiana's Purdue University suggests the region's hundreds of kilometers of seawalls did almost nothing to save lives, claiming instead it was social ties among community members that ... (more)
Floating nuclear plants could ride out tsunamis
When an earthquake and tsunami struck the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant complex in 2011, neither the quake nor the inundation caused the ensuing contamination.
Tree species choices critical to effective coastal bioshields
Catastrophic cyclones and a devastating tsunami over the last decade have prompted the planting of bioshields, but whether they actually work to protect the coastline remains unanswered, the study published online in February in Acta Oecologica says .
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Core Inflation Unexpectedly Rises
Inflation unexpectedly accelerated in March due to increased costs of food and shelter, according to just-released data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
POOL, loss of colour, A 3D-Illusion Image of a Pool on a Giant Carpet
The art installation "POOL, loss of colour" consists of a giant 3D-illusion image of a pool on a 25 by 50 foot carpet.
Asian shares mixed after fresh Wall St losses
Asia's markets were mixed on Monday following another heavy sell-off on Wall Street while concerns over the crisis in Ukraine resurfaced.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
The London Free Press
Tsunami warning cancelled after quake hits near Solomon Islands
A worker carries aid as he prepares to load a truck before heading to earthquake and tsunami affected areas in Honiara, Solomon Islands February 7, 2013.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
CPJ Press Freedom Online
Journalists in Japan face threats 3 years after Fukushima
At the end of last month, an evacuation order declared during the 2011 Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear plant power plant meltdown was lifted for residents of a small town in Fukushima Prefecture, the first time an area so close to the site was declared suitable for habitation.
Chilean insurers suffer limited losses from quake
Fitch Ratings Inc. said Chile's property/casualty insurers are likely to absorb limited losses from the earthquake and tsunami that hit northern Chile on Apr. 1 2014, BNamericas reported.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Self Deprecating Journalism
Google's Memories for the Future Project
To remember The Tsunami that hit Japan earlier in the year. Google has put together a streetview project called Memories for the Future that allows you to see the streetview data before and after the tsunami.It is a shame the site doesn't support linking, otherwise I would have linked to a few interesting areas.
Japan approves energy plan reinstating nuclear power
Japan's Cabinet on Friday approved a new energy policy, reversing the previous government's plans to gradually mothball nuclear power plants following the 2011 Fukushima disaster.
Japan Replaced Half Its Nuclear Power With Energy Efficiency. Could The U.S. Do Something Similar?
The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan didn't only shut down the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, it caused Japan to close all 50 of its nuclear plants over safety concerns and to reconsider its entire energy strategy for the rest of the century.
Indonesia: Violence overshadows elections in troubled Aceh province
On Tuesday last week, unidentified gunmen opened fire on a car decked out with political banners in Indonesia's northernmost province, Aceh.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Fitch: Quake and Tsunami Losses in North Chile Unlikely to Impact Chilean Insurance Ratings
Based on preliminary analysis, Fitch Ratings believes that industry solvency will not be affected by the recent Iquique earthquake and tsunami.
The Japan Times
Post-Fukushima reform throws up a few surprises
The magnitude-9 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on March 11, 2011, devastated the northeast, killing more than 15,000 people and causing level 7 meltdowns at three reactors at the Fukushima No.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Chile miner Collahuasi gets OK to reopen Patache port after quake
Chilean copper miner Collahuasi said on Tuesday that it has received authorization to reactivate its Patache port in the country's north following a massive 8.2 magnitude earthquake and tsunami last week.
After the deluge
After a wet and windy December, in January it rained. And rained. And rained. And it kept on raining.