Twitter users spin turn minister's Tohoku gaffe into praise for region

Apr 27, 2017

Twitter users spin turn minister's Tohoku gaffe into praise for region

Thousands of Twitter users are posting positive comments about Tohoku using the hashtag #Tohokudeyokatta (“It was good that it was in Tohoku”), playing on the job-ending gaffe of reconstruction minister Masahiro Imamura. Imamura resigned Wednesday a day after saying “it was good that” the ...

Governor declares emergency as wildfires rage across Florida

Apr 12, 2017

Governor declares emergency as wildfires rage across Florida

Firefighters are battling wildfires from the top of Florida near the Georgia line to Miami-Dade County in the south as the governor declared a state of emergency Tuesday. Gov. Rick Scott said the proclamation will make it easier for state, regional and local agencies ...

Tohoku's Pacific coast rising after sinking in 2011 quake

Mar 8, 2017

Tohoku's Pacific coast rising after sinking in 2011 quake

The surface level of the Pacific coastline in eastern Tohoku has been rising since sinking in the March 2011 giant earthquake, prompting action to lower the height of seawalls in some areas. The changing surface level reflects continued active crustal movements six years after ...