Japan

Radiation Detected At Sea
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Radioactivity from Japan’s power plant disaster has been detected as far away as almost 400 miles offshore in the Pacific Ocean.
Scientists say ocean water showed readings of up to 1,000 times prior levels of the substance cesium-137 from the Fukushima nucl…
Japan’s Trade Deficit Balloons To Record High
TOKYO (AP) — Japan says its trade deficit ballooned to a record high 1.48 trillion yen ($18.7 billion) in January, the biggest in the three decades that such data became available.
The numbers released Monday by the Ministry of Finance highlight this nation’s surging import of f…
Japan Population To Shrink By One-Third By 2060
TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s rapid aging means the national population of 128 million will shrink by one-third by 2060 and seniors will account for 40 percent of people, placing a greater burden on the shrinking work force population to support the social security and tax systems...
US Car Dealerships Feeling the Effects of Japanese Earthquakes
It doesn't seem like it was that long ago, but the record breaking 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan over two months ago now is begining to cause big problems for automobile manufacturers and dealerships in the US. At the time of the earthquake the focus was on the damage caused by the nuclear…

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