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  • Today marks 10 years since 3.11 Triple Disaster in Japan

    small town in Japan abandoned after the triple disaster. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

    Japan (MNN) — On this day 10 years ago, a triple disaster rocked Japan. A 9.0 magnitude earthquake sent a tsunami hurtling into the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Three reactors melted down, spewing radioactive material into the air. Read a complete timeline of the disaster here.

  • 10 years after Fukushima disaster, 7.1 earthquake rocks Japan

    The header photo shows a radiation hotspot near Fukushima in 2012. (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain)

    Japan (MNN) — Nearly ten years ago, a powerful 8.9 magnitude earthquake unleashed a massive tsunami near Fukushima, Japan. 20,000 people died and over 100,000 evacuated after three nuclear reactors suffered damage and melted down, releasing radioactive materials into the environment. Read more about the ongoing effects of the catastrophe here.

  • Following disaster, Japan gives back to Nepal

    image "If you give the driver chocolate, he will drive you wherever you need to go."

    This joke didn't actually come from our taxi driver, but from a successful pastor who has been a part of planting over 300 churches, starting multiple children's homes, and having a voice in the creation of Nepal’s new constitution that will protect religious...

  • Healing continues for Japan

    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....

  • Triple disaster in Japan remembered

    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...

  • Four Years Later…

    imageMarch 10th. She sat across from me at the table. “Tomorrow I have to go with my family to the temple. We still don’t have a gravesite for my mom and dad, so we just go to the temple instead.” C.’s parents had both been killed in the tsunami. She hasn’t talked about it much. I asked why they don’t have a gravesite yet. One of the other women sitting nearby made the money sign with her hands. It costs too...

  • Call to Prayer at the 4th Anniversary

    tsunami japan 2011 03 11Tomorrow we will commemorate the fourth anniversary of the triple disaster. It is a very somber time for the community and for the nation. Please pray with us. Pray that we can listen well; that we can walk with people well through this time. We will be praying for 24 hours through the fourth anniversary and your prayers are appreciated as well!

    A friend shared this passage, which I have always loved:

    2 Corinthians 1:8-11 New International Version (NIV) "We do not want you to be uninformed,...

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