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Magnitude 6 Earthquake

Magnitude 6 Quake Strikes Off Japan Coast

A moderately strong earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan’s Honshu island on Saturday.

02/21/2015

Runners on a trail. (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Japanese Athlete That Runs On All Fours Visits Bay Area Schools Studying His Speed

A Japanese athlete who runs faster on all fours than most people can sprint upright was analyzed by two East Bay colleges during a visit to the Bay Area.

02/18/2015

Japan Quake Map

Small Tsunamis Recorded After Magnitude 6.8 Quake Strikes Off Japan Coast

A magnitude 6.8 earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Japan early Tuesday (Monday afernoon in the U.S.), triggering minor tsunamis but no reports of major damage or injuries.

02/16/2015

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Magnitude 6.7 Earthquake Strikes South Sandwich Islands Region

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck the South Sandwich Islands region Monday afternoon.

02/16/2015

This picture, taken on June 3, 2004, shows Japanese industrial designer Kenji Ekuan in Tokyo. Ekuan, who created a classic soy-sauce bottle that decorated store shelves and kitchen counters across the world, died at 85 at a hospital in Tokyo on February 8, 2015. One of the key pioneers in the modern Japanese industrial designs, Ekuan designed a sauce dispenser for Kikkoman in 1961.  AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS    JAPAN OUT        (Photo credit should read JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Designer Of Iconic Soy Sauce Bottle, Bullet Train Dies

The Japanese industrial designer responsible for the iconic red-capped soy sauce dispenser and other designs and logos died on Sunday.

02/09/2015

The container ship MSC Fabiola (R) is seen docked at the Port of Oakland on March 22, 2012, in Oakland, California. The MSC Fabiola is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America with an overall length of nearly one quarter mile long. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Japanese McDonald’s Running Out Of French Fries Due To Ongoing Labor Dispute At West Coast Ports

Operations at West Coast ports, including Oakland, are expected to resume Monday morning after a weekend shutdown that was the latest turn in an on-going labor dispute.

02/09/2015

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Bay Area Elephant Seals Travel Farther Than Once Thought After 2 Found Near Russia

Researchers tracking elephant seals off the Northern California coast say they have discovered the animals travel much farther than once thought.

01/19/2015

Stephanie Robesky. (CBS)

San Francisco Woman Takes Applications For Dinner Date At Prestigious Restaurant In Japan

A Bay Area woman beat incredible odds to snag a table for two at what has been declared the best restaurant in the world, but she doesn’t have a date. She is deciding to take applications and more than 150 men have applied so far.

01/12/2015

Nagano Earthquake Locator

Magnitude 6.2 Quake Strikes Central Japan Near Nagano, Site Of 1998 Winter Olympics

A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring several people.

11/22/2014

(CBS)

Japan Shaken By Magnitude 5.8 Earthquake

A earthquake registering a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 struck off the coast of Japan Wednesday near Chiba, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s automated seismograph alert network.

10/15/2014

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