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Rio's Olympic waterways full of trash and sewage

...committee in September chose Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics. Japan had billed itself as a "safe pair of hands."The Japanese government helped fund an effort to clean up Rio's Guanabara Bay starting in 1992, but two decades later there's little...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-11-21/rios-olympic-waterways-full-trash-and-
Sports
In the Stacks: New Alaskana

...although she did her best to verify dates, names, and events, some of the information was not released by the Japanese government. Filled with photos that bring the story to life, this is fascinating reading.???There's lots going...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-10-10/stacks-new-alaskana
Art
Suspected tsunami debris continues washing ashore 2 and a half years later

...one a day.NOAA gave each of the five West Coast states $250,000 initially from a $5 million gift from the Japanese government to clean-up debris. Oregon hasn't spent that money yet, though state parks spokesman Chris Havel said officials...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-22/suspected-tsunami-debris-continues-wash
State
Coast states get up to $50K for tsunami debris aid

...how much debris from the tsunami is expected to reach North American shores, and where or when it will hit.The Japanese government estimated 1.5 million tons of debris was floating in the ocean from the tsunami, but NOAA said it can't say...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-30/coast-states-get-50k-tsunami-debris-aid
State
Senator seeks $15 million for tsunami debris

...were recovered earlier this month in Hawaii.The Japanese government estimated that 1.5 million tons of debris were...next year or so - but that's a rough guess. The Japanese government last month predicted the most buoyant debris...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-12-10/senator-seeks-15-million-tsunami-debris
State
2 years after Japan tsunami, debris spreads in US

...of other items along the West Coast and across the Pacific Ocean as potentially linked to the catastrophe.The Japanese government estimated 1.5 million tons of debris was floating in the ocean in the immediate aftermath of the disaster, which...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-09/2-years-after-japan-tsunami-debris-spre
State
Merry Allyn Tuten

...from the University of Michigan. She attended the JETRO/MITI Japanese Business Study Program as a guest of the Japanese government. Merry began her career in 1976 working for the University of Alaska Cooperative Park Studies Unit evaluating...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000158745147
Japan searches for remains of soldiers in the Aleutians

ANCHORAGE - The Japanese government has resumed a search for the remains of World War II soldiers...pickaxes to verify the location of burial sites mapped by the Japanese government in 1953, and by the U.S. Navy. Japan's Ministry of...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071907/sta_20070719009.shtml
News
Less Government not better

...the less government, the better" philosophy. What immediately came to my mind was the tragedy in Japan. The Japanese government is the only entity that has the resources to help shelter and feed the homeless, search for the missing and attempt...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2011-04-03/less-government-not-better
Opinion
Australian official says Japan had a tantrum over whaling

...tantrum. "I think their huge dummy spit at the end will not reflect well on Tokyo," Turnbull said. "I think the Japanese government really has to sit back and ask itself, looking at the debacle that was Japan's outcome at the whaling conference...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060407/sta_20070604020.shtml
News

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