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imageJapan (MNN) — Four years after the worst peacetime disaster to strike Japan, there are still some injuries and scars that are fresh.

In 2011, a 9.0 magnitude undersea quake struck Japan, triggering a massive tsunami off the Central and Northeast side of the island nation. Within moments, walls of water erased whole towns in the Tohoku region....

image Believers pray as 4th anniversary of Japan’s triple disaster is remembered.

Japan (MNN) — Yesterday marked four years since Japan saw the worst triple disaster in the nation’s history. The country had a moment of silence yesterday, March 11 at 2:46 p.m. (0546 UTC), the exact moment a 9.0-magnitude undersea quake hit the...

Typhoon Phanfone compounds disaster in JapanJapan (MNN) — Barely a week after the volcanic eruption on Mt. Ontake, Japan was hit again early Monday morning, this time with Typhoon Phanfone.

President of Asian Access Joe Handley asks for prayers for Japan. While Asian Access does not have personnel near Mt. Ontake, they are hopeful that...

jeff johnstonJapan (MNN) -- Ruth Kramer of Mission Network News and Jeff Johnston of Asian Access discuss the Mt. Ontake volcanic eruption in Japan.

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Tragedy on Mount OntakeJapan (MNN) — Mount Ontake’s unexpected volcanic eruption is the deadliest in Japan since 1926.

The death toll is at 48 after as more victims were discovered on the summit, noted media reports yesterday. According to Japan’s Meteorological Society, Mount Ontake is Japan’s second-highest active volcano; it last had a minor eruption seven years ago.

Caution is prudent. On Saturday, the eruption of the 10,062-foot peak, 125 miles west of Tokyo, blanketed the peak with a deadly rain of ash and stone. Asian Access Vice President for Advancement Jeff Johnston explains, “The eruption really

 

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