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  1. 'Japan in a Day' Is a Personal Mission for Fuji TV Producer

    5:32 pm PDT 03/22/2012
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    For Takayuki Hayakawa, the film collaboration with Ridley Scott about the March 11 disasters, is a project with personal poignancy. READ MORE

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  2. 'Rebuilding Japan' to Air Across Asia in Week of One-year Disaster Memorial

    7:55 am PST 03/05/2012
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    "Rebuilding Japan," a six-part Discovery Channel series charting recovery stories from the tsunami-devastated northeast coastline, began airing today in the country where the disasters occurred. READ MORE

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  3. Ridley Scott Hopes 'Japan in a Day' Will Help Disaster Areas Recover

    9:47 am PST 03/03/2012
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    Fuji TV will also donate 200 cameras to tsunami-affected areas. READ MORE

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  4. NHK World International News Channel Offered on Android Devices

    4:06 am PST 02/07/2012
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    Japan’s public broadcaster is to make its international English-language news service, NHK World, available free on mobile devices that use the Android OS. READ MORE

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  5. Japanese Box Office Down 18 Percent to $2.33 Billion in 2011 Due to Disasters

    7:25 am PST 01/26/2012
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    Takings at the Japanese box office fell over 18 percent last year to 181.2 billion yen as the March disasters and a lack of real blockbusters took their toll. Admissions were down from 174.4 million in 2010 to 144.7 million for 2011. READ MORE

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  6. New Sono Sion Project Tackles Post-Fukushima Japan

    3:01 am PST 01/20/2012
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    Sion Sono is following up "Himizu," which he rewrote to include the March tsunami, with "Land of Hope," a family drama set after a huge earthquake and Fukushima-type nuclear accident. READ MORE

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  7. Women on the Edge: Film Review

    1:43 pm PST 12/27/2011
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    Self-indulgent, dramatically lax and grating representation of three sisters reuniting in their deceased parents' ancestral home. READ MORE

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  8. Tough 2011 For Japan Draws to a Close as Disasters Overshadow Everything

    11:00 am PST 12/24/2011
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    The events of March 11 overshadowed everything in Japan in 2011, as 20,000 people lost their lives to the tsunami and more than 100,000 were evacuated from around the stricken Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Plant. READ MORE

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  9. Japan Meltdown Plant Operator to Sell Cable TV Stake for $129 Million

    11:00 pm PST 12/11/2011
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    Fukushima power plant operator TEPCO (Tokyo Electric Power Co.) is selling its stake in Japan Cablenet (JCN) for 10 billion yen ($129 million) to help raise funds for compensation payments to victims of the nuclear accident that followed the March tsunami. READ MORE

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  10. Japan's NHK World Wins Broadcaster of Year in New Internet TV Awards For Disaster Coverage

    7:13 am PDT 09/14/2011
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    English-language online service attracted millions during triple Japanese disasters. READ MORE

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  11. Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Jolts Japan off Fukushima, Triggers Tsunami Advisory

    11:04 pm PDT 08/18/2011
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    A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted northeastern Japan off Fukushima prefecture on Friday and a 50 cm tsunami advisory was issued for the coast of Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures, the Japan Meteorological Agency said. READ MORE

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  12. Fukushima Cinemas Struggling to Get Audiences Back

    11:33 pm PDT 07/10/2011
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    Theaters in nuclear crisis-hit Fukushima Prefecture are struggling to get audiences back, with some of those in worse-affected cities doing better than those largely undamaged by the disaster. READ MORE

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  13. New 6.7 Earthquake Strikes Japan

    12:33 am PDT 06/23/2011
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    A 6.7-magnitude quake struck 30 miles off the coast of Iwate Prefecture in Japan’s northeast, just before 7 a.m. Thursday local time, shaking buildings in Tokyo, 300 miles away. READ MORE

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  14. Sony's HDCAM SR Tapes Resume Production in July

    9:22 am PDT 06/04/2011
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    The manufacturing of the popular format was suspended following Japan's earthquake and tsunami in March. READ MORE

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  15. Sony Restarts Last Disaster-Affected Factory

    3:07 am PDT 05/30/2011
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    Sony has restarted production lines at the last of its 10 factories that were damaged by the March earthquake and tsunami. READ MORE

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  16. 'Black Swan's' Japan Opening Pushes Worldwide Cume Past $300 Mil

    9:35 am PDT 05/15/2011
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    Darren Aronofsky pic grosses $6.1 mil in first weekend on island nation. READ MORE

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  17. Lady Gaga, U2 Contribute to 'Songs for Japan'

    2:42 pm PDT 03/25/2011
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    The compilation benefits Japanese Red Cross Society and is available on iTunes beginning Friday. READ MORE

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  18. Japan's Major Labels Push Back Music Releases

    12:54 pm PDT 03/24/2011
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    J-Pop musicians Seiko Matsuda (Universal) and Yuki (Sony) are among the artists whose albums are being delayed. Record companies cite difficulty of TV promotion, event cancellations, travel challenges. READ MORE

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  19. Jackie Chan, Hong Kong Stars Set Japan Charity Concert

    11:45 am PDT 03/24/2011
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    The group recorded the event's theme song "Succumb Not to Sorrow" Thursday. READ MORE

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  20. Social Gaming Giant Zynga Helps Raise $2.2 Million for Japan Earthquake Relief

    5:19 pm PDT 03/23/2011
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    Stars such as Ashton Kutcher, Britney Spears and the Jonas Brothers were among stars who retweeted information about the donation drive. READ MORE

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