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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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-01-28/where-world-ends-when-ocean-spits-it-ou
Local
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
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
No harmful levels of radioactivity expected in US

...West Coast, the agency said no harmful levels of radioactivity are expected. The NRC is coordinating with the Energy Department and other federal agencies in providing any assistance the Japanese government requests during the crisis.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031411/reg_799235608.shtml
Regional News
Alaska Digest

...Michigan Militia. Following the bombing, Olson was ousted as statewide commander after publicly claiming the Japanese government was behind the attack. Taku nearly floods JUNEAU - The Taku River narrowly averted reaching flood stage late last...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070305/sta_20050703007.shtml
News
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

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