Evacuation Of Fukushima Nuclear Plant Ordered After Tsunami Warning

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Japanese High School Tsunami Boat Recovered Through Facebook

The high school in the Japanese coastal town of Rikuzentakata was completely destroyed following the tsunami of 2011, along with 80% of the buildings in the city. Now, however, they may get their lost boat back, thanks to Facebook. » 4/15/13 4:10pm 4/15/13 4:10pm

So How Does A Car Become Radioactive, Anyway?

Recently, Russian custom officials prevented 300 Japanese cars from entering the country because they were believed to be irradiated from the Fukishima nuclear power plant disaster. This made me wonder two things: first, can I get an awesome deal on a slightly radioactive FR-S, and second, how does a car actually… » 7/20/12 4:20pm 7/20/12 4:20pm

Russia Stops Nearly 300 Radioactive Japanese Cars At Border

Aftershocks from Japan's 2011 earthquake continue. Today, Russian customs officials stopped nearly 300 Japanese cars believed to be irradiated from last year's nuclear meltdown at Fukushima. » 7/19/12 4:20pm 7/19/12 4:20pm

Harley Swept Across Ocean By Tsunami Will Be Preserved As Memorial

A Harley-Davidson that was swept out to sea during the Japanese earthquake and tsunami last March and then discovered over a year later in Canada will be used to memorialize the victims of the tragic event. » 5/27/12 12:30pm 5/27/12 12:30pm

This Harley Lost In The Japanese Tsunami Just Washed Up On A Canadian…

A Canadian beachcomber made an unexpected find along British Columbia's Pacific Coast on April 18. Debris from Japan's tragic tsunami a year ago have only recently begun washing up on North America's west coast. Like on April 18th, when Peter Mark found a white container with a Harley Davidson inside of it. » 4/30/12 2:00pm 4/30/12 2:00pm

The cars of the Fukushima Nuclear Exclusion Zone

These images, snapped inside the exclusion zone surrounding the Fukushima Nuclear Power plant nine months after the earthquake, are as close as we're likely to get to the end of the world. At least until December next year. Destroyed vehicles litter the landscape, proving obstacles for the few remaining holdouts and… » 12/28/11 4:00pm 12/28/11 4:00pm

Radioactive used cars are being illegally sold in Japan

No longer able to sell and ship many used cars to Russia, South America, Australia and the U.S. due to their high levels of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi meltdown, some dealers in Japan have instead resorted to registering them under new plates and illegally selling them domestically. » 10/28/11 10:30am 10/28/11 10:30am

Toyota's North American factories back to 100% in September

After warning that it would take all of 2011 to restore output following the Japanese quake and tsunami, Toyota says it will now have all North American plants at full output by September. Fears of a Venza shortage: calmed. » 6/16/11 3:30pm 6/16/11 3:30pm

Did looters take the wheels from this Tsunami-devastated racecar?

Japan's recent earthquake caused massive destruction in the northern city of Sendai, which happened to be the home of a racing team that ran one of Spoon Sports' DC5 Integra Type-Rs. That car was destroyed, but were its wheels looted? » 5/10/11 12:30pm 5/10/11 12:30pm

Toyota warns U.S. dealers supplies will run short this summer

Toyota's U.S. sales chief has told dealers that it could run short of key models this summer, thanks to the factory disruptions from the Japan earthquake and tsunami. Buy those Venzas now. » 4/11/11 3:45pm 4/11/11 3:45pm

Japan rocked by 7.4-magnitude quake

A 7.4-magnitude aftershock struck offshore Japan moments ago, causing the country's meteorological agency to issue a tsunami warning for the northern coast already ravaged by last month's giant wave. The warning was later cancelled. » 4/07/11 11:35am 4/07/11 11:35am

Daft Punk auctioning Ferrari for Japanese Disaster Relief

Daft Punk's auctioning off the 1987 Ferrari 412 from their "Electroma" video for the Red Cross Japanese Disaster Relief Fund. Buy it and you can say "Daft Punk's Ferrari is parking at my house. MY HOUSE." » 4/05/11 3:45pm 4/05/11 3:45pm

This is the scariest tsunami video yet

We've seen a lot of scary videos of this month's deadly Japanese earthquake and tsunami — but nothing like this. Watch as the waves ravage the port of Kesennuma, destroying everything in it's path. » 3/28/11 7:15am 3/28/11 7:15am

Japan fixed this quake-damaged road in just six days

Japan's world-class transportation infrastructure couldn't withstand this month's 9.0-magnitutde quake, but their construction teams are still amazing. This stretch of highway was repaired in just six days by a Herculean road crew. This is the triumph of Japanese engineering. » 3/24/11 10:30am 3/24/11 10:30am

Toyota tells U.S. plants "prepare to shut down"

Toyota's U.S. manufacturing arm is preparing for a possible shutdown because of parts shortages from Japan, a Toyota spokesman told CNN/Money today. » 3/23/11 5:15pm 3/23/11 5:15pm

How to load 17 tons of boric acid to save Japan's nuclear reactors

Boric acid works as a "neutron poison"and is used to prevent fission in nuclear reactors, which means Japan needs some. So how do you move 17 tons of boric acid into a C-17 cargo plane? Very carefully. » 3/21/11 5:15pm 3/21/11 5:15pm

How I landed a 767 in Tokyo after Japan's deadly earthquake

A Delta Airlines pilot on his first flight over the Pacific had to declare an emergency to land a 767 following the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan ten days ago. Here is his first-hand account. UPDATE
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Scary video from inside car hit by Japanese tsunami

One survivor of Japan's tsunami was able to capture the moment the wave hit his car and knocked it off the road. Afraid but calm, he followed the same advice we heard, staying put until the waters receded. » 3/18/11 12:45pm 3/18/11 12:45pm

The experimental drone that could help stop Japan's nuclear disaster

As Japan struggles to control the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, radiation has made the work dangerous to workers for even brief periods. Imagine if a drone helicopter could precisely drop water or chemicals on the reactors. One can. » 3/18/11 11:15am 3/18/11 11:15am