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Barge brings tons of buoys, ocean debris to Seattle

...The barge project was funded in part with $900,000 from the state's share of a $5 million gift from the Japanese government for states affected by tsunami debris. Pallister's group committed $100,000. The total cost of the project...
Japan marks 70th anniversary of Hiroshima atomic bombing

...national security framework that does not rely on use of force but is based on trust," Matsui said. He urged the Japanese government to stick with "the pacifism of the Japanese Constitution" to lead the global effort of no proliferation.Abe...
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Barge carrying marine debris arrives in Seattle

...National Park and Preserve. A stop also was made in British Columbia.The effort is being funded partly with $900,000 from Alaska's share of a $5 million gift from the Japanese government for states affected by tsunami debris.
Where the world ends up when the ocean spits it out

...Murphy, Alaska Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Marine Debris Program. The Japanese government estimates 70 percent of it sank nearby; 30 percent of it floated away. Some of that 30 percent is still washing...
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...
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 on...
Suspected tsunami debris continues washing ashore 2 and a half years later 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...
Coast states get up to $50K for tsunami debris aid 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...
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 year or so - but that's a rough guess. The Japanese government last month predicted the most buoyant debris...
This Day in History

...the Kellogg-Briand Pact was signed in Paris, outlawing war and providing for the peaceful settlement of disputes. In 1945, American troops began landing in Japan following the surrender of the Japanese government in World War II.


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