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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 on...

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
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
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
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.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082704/sta_history.shtml
News
Alaska Digest

...28 Japanese survived, after casualties and suicides. American forces suffered 549 casualties. In 1987, the Japanese government, with permission from the United States, placed a titanium monument on Attu, replacing a wooden monument that...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100203/sta_akdigest.shtml
News
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...China experts dealing with Japan. But as North Korea, with Chinese backing, lobs new missiles over Japan, the Japanese government will feel increased pressure from nationalists to take a more aggressive stance, to rearm and go it alone. As...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/031599/Ope_heilbrunncol.shtml
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...cruise a year. During the rest of the year it makes short cruises to Russia and Asia, and it is chartered by the Japanese government for two programs for youth. One is a world youth seminar that receives 10,000 applications for 350 positions...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/071199/Loc_nippon.shtml

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