For an island nation whose seafood industry has already been severely crippled, this is just another piece of bad news.
In a show of solidarity with the stricken island nation, landmarks across the world glowed the red and white of Japan’s national flag beginning Monday evening.
“We have contaminated milk and vegetables, and now tap water in Tokyo, and I’m wondering what’s next.”
– ETSUKO NOMURA, a mother of two young children ages 2 and 5 discussing the negative spiral from the nuclear disaster in …
The hurried city slowed to a mechanical standstill Friday. Most workers curled up in their cubicles to wait out the post-earthquake public transport freeze. Those who didn’t likely took the long way home on a new set of wheels.
The massive 8.9-magnitude earthquake that hit off the coast of Japan is not only the biggest quake for the country on record, but scientists are now saying it’s the fifth biggest quake in the world in more than a century.
“The first shaking started about 30 minutes ago. It still hasn’t stopped. I’m writing this from the Time Out office… Across the road there’s a tenement block. It’s swaying horrifically – so much so, in fact, that it looks …
A behemoth bluefin tuna sold for a record 32.49 million yen — or about $396,000 — in Tokyo’s famed Tsukiji fish market on Wednesday, smashing the 2001 record when a bluefin auctioned for 20.2 million. (via Ecocentric)
The Euro may be weakening. But it’s still beating out the dollar, and global iPad buyers are paying more.