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

Scientists: Creatures From Japan Tsunami Debris ‘Clear Threat’ To West Coast

While scientists expect much of the floating debris to follow the currents to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, an accumulation of millions of tons of small bits of plastic floating in the northern Pacific, tsunami debris that can catch the wind is making its way to North America.

06/07/2012

File photo of a dock devastated by a tsunami in Japan. (Photo by ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Official: Dock Found In Ore. Is Debris From Japan

A nearly 70-foot-long dock that floated ashore on an Oregon beach was torn loose from a fishing port in northern Japan by last year’s tsunami and drifted across thousands of miles of Pacific Ocean, a Japanese Consulate official said Wednesday.

06/06/2012

File photo of the destruction of Japan  (Photo Credit: TORU YAMANAKA / AFP / Getty Images)

Volunteers To Play Big Role In Ore. Tsunami Debris

Volunteers will play a big role in picking up debris from last year’s tsunami in Japan when it starts hitting the beach in Oregon.

05/29/2012

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Children’s Day Festival Comes to Seattle’s Japanese Cultural Center

The Japanese Cultural & Community Center of WA invites you and your family to celebrate Komodo no Hi, or Children’s Day, a FREE festival on Sunday, May 6.

04/27/2012

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All Nippon to Use Boeing 787 on Seattle – Tokyo Service

SEATTLE (AP) — Boeing workers will be able to see one of their new 787s in service at Sea-Tac Airport before the end of the year. The Port of Seattle says All Nippon Airways plans […]

CBS Seattle–04/25/2012

Stock photo of the Tokyo Dome, where the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics will take part in MLB Opening Series in Japan. (credit: Chris McGrath/GettyImages)

Mariners, Athletics Tour Disaster Zone In Japan

ISHINOMAKI, Japan (AP) — Members of the Oakland Athletics and Seattle Mariners got a firsthand look at the devastation from the earthquake and tsunami on Tuesday when they visited one of the towns hit hardest […]

03/28/2012

Pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma of Japan delivers a pitch against Korea in the first inning of the finals of the 2009 World Baseball Classic on March 23, 2009 (credit: Pool/GettyImages)

Mariners Begin Spring With New Japanese Import

PEORIA,Ariz.(AP) — Spring training is officially under way with Seattle’s pitchers and catchers holding their first workout. The center of attention for the brief Sunday morning session under a bright blue sky at the Peoria […]

02/13/2012

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