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A truck rests atop a building at the destroyed fish market in Ofunato on March 16, 2011, five days after the devasting earthquake and ensuing tsunami on March 11. AFP PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM (credit:NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Japanese Fish Hitch Ride On Boat To Long Beach, Washington

What a long, strange trip it’s been for a small striped fish native to Japan that apparently hitched a cross-Pacific ride in a small boat believed to be part of a tide of debris from that country’s March 2011 tsunami.

04/08/2013

Passenger planes from All Nippon Airways.  (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan 787 Makes Emergency Landing Due To Battery

An All Nippon Airways flight made an emergency landing Wednesday morning in western Japan after a cockpit message showed battery problems, in the latest trouble for the Boeing 787 “Dreamliner.”

CBS Seattle–01/15/2013

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Lunar New Year 2013 Events in Seattle

2013 marks the Year of the Snake on the Lunar calendar! Come out to one of these festive events – enjoy dances, to food extravaganzas, music and culture from Hmong, Japan and Vietnam!

01/03/2013

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Officials Checking Dock Ashore in Washington

A dock that apparently was ripped away from Japanese waters by a tsunami and drifted for more than a year-and-a-half across 5,000 miles of the Pacific was spotted by the Coast Guard on the Olympic Peninsula.

12/20/2012

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More 2011 Tsunami Debris Washes Up On Local Shores

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal, state and tribal officials are attempting to track a large dock that was reported drifting off the coast of Washington state, one of potentially hundreds of objects that could wash up along […]

CBS Seattle–12/18/2012

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Guide to Green Tacoma Day on October 20

For the first time ever, Green Tacoma Day will wrap Tacoma’s Arbor Day celebration and Metro Parks’ Fall Tree Festival with the celebration of Tacoma’s open and natural greenspaces. Do your part to help the environment. Bring the kids and come out for some fun!

10/16/2012

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Former Governor Gary Locke Unhurt In Beijing Protest

The US Ambassador to China and former Washington Governor Gary Locke had his car surrounded by angry protesters in Beijing. Protesters in China are upset about Japan’s wartime occupation and Tokyo’s recent purchase of islands also claimed by Beijing.

09/19/2012

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Japan Fans Hopeful After Ichiro Trade to Yankees

Japan reacted to the news that Ichiro Suzuki has been traded to the New York Yankees with surprise and anticipation that the move might lead to a World Series ring.

07/24/2012

A man walks down a street through debris in Minamisanriku, Miyagi prefecture on March 18, 2011. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

WA Crews Collect Debris From Coastal Beaches

Washington Conservation Corps crews dispatched to clean up marine debris on southwest Washington coastal beaches have collected enough garbage to fill the beds of 70 pickup trucks.

06/29/2012

General view of the rubble of Yamada, Iwate prefecture, on March 15, 2011. (credit: JIJI PRESS/AFP/Getty Images)

Experts Fear Massive Environmental Disaster From Japan Tsunami Debris

More than a year after a tsunami devastated Japan, killing thousands of people and washing millions of tons of debris into the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. government and West Coast states don’t have a cohesive plan for cleaning up the rubble that floats to American shores.

06/08/2012

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