Japan http://nwpr.org en Japanese Retrace Path Of History-Making Castaways 180 Years Later http://nwpr.org/post/japanese-retrace-path-history-making-castaways-180-years-later <p>After 180 years, it's not too late to say thank you. That's what a Japanese delegation did on a visit last week to the Makah Indian Reservation on the Washington coast.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 18:30:31 +0000 Tom Banse 45115 at http://nwpr.org Japanese Retrace Path Of History-Making Castaways 180 Years Later What's So Special About This Shinto Shrine? The Priest Isn't Japanese, But That's Not All http://nwpr.org/post/whats-so-special-about-shinto-shrine-priest-isnt-japanese-thats-not-all <p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Oct 2013 15:06:21 +0000 Sueann Ramella 35355 at http://nwpr.org What's So Special About This Shinto Shrine? The Priest Isn't Japanese, But That's Not All Myths, Legends And Too Much Exposition In 'Goddess Chronicle' http://nwpr.org/post/myths-legends-and-too-much-exposition-goddess-chronicle At its best, Natsuo Kirino's <em>The Goddess Chronicle </em>is a dark and lovely feminist retelling of the Japanese creation myth. At worst, it's a stiff, repetitive exercise in telling, not showing.<p>On an island shaped like a teardrop, two sisters are born. Pretty Kamikuu ("Child of Gods") is chosen as the successor to the Oracle — which means Namima ("Woman amid the waves"), the "impure" sister, must tend the dead and show them the way to the underworld. But Namima rebels. She flees the island in a boat with the man she has fallen in love with, and bears his child on the journey. Wed, 07 Aug 2013 11:03:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 32246 at http://nwpr.org Myths, Legends And Too Much Exposition In 'Goddess Chronicle' Wash. and Ore. Get More Tsunami Debris Cleanup Money http://nwpr.org/post/wash-and-ore-get-more-tsunami-debris-cleanup-money <p>Here on the western coast of the U.S., we have a special connection to Japan. The ocean between us keeps bringing remnants from the massive tsunami there. It left more than 16,000 people dead. The debris is expensive to remove and can carry invasive species with it.</p><p> Mon, 20 May 2013 13:48:08 +0000 Sara Lerner 27822 at http://nwpr.org Collector To Return Japanese War Flag Nearly 70 Years After Capture http://nwpr.org/post/collector-return-japanese-war-flag-nearly-70-years-after-capture <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/04/040913TB_WarFlag.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a> <P>A collector of World War II memorabilia has succeeded in a daunting quest thanks to help from the Japanese government.&#160;The veteran from Clarkston, Washington has found the right person to receive a Japanese war flag taken in battle nearly 70 years ago.</P> <P>Years ago, memorabilia collector George Koller bought an inscribed "good luck flag." It originally belonged to a Japanese fighter pilot killed in combat. Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:22:46 +0000 Tom Banse 25626 at http://nwpr.org Collector To Return Japanese War Flag Nearly 70 Years After Capture Sea Shepherd Files Suit in Oregon To Freeze Assets Of Japanese Whaling Group http://nwpr.org/post/sea-shepherd-files-suit-oregon-freeze-assets-japanese-whaling-group <p>An anti-whaling group has filed a lawsuit in Oregon court in an effort to freeze the assets of a Japanese whaling fleet. EarthFix reporter Amelia Templeton says it’s the latest twist in a legal battle that began with a confrontation at sea. Tue, 12 Feb 2013 14:29:01 +0000 Amelia Templeton 22608 at http://nwpr.org Tsunami Debris Dock Decontaminated; Removal Poses Next Challenge http://nwpr.org/post/tsunami-debris-dock-decontaminated-removal-poses-next-challenge <p>State and federal biologists say they are confident they have minimized the invasive species threat posed by a derelict dock that washed ashore last month in Olympic National Park. The concrete and steel dock appears to have drifted across the Pacific Ocean after last year's tsunami in Japan. But correspondent Tom Banse reports the story is not over yet. Mon, 07 Jan 2013 14:11:34 +0000 Tom Banse 20796 at http://nwpr.org Tsunami Debris Dock Decontaminated; Removal Poses Next Challenge Lull Or Tail End Of Japanese Tsunami Debris? http://nwpr.org/post/lull-or-tail-end-japanese-tsunami-debris <p>It’s been more than four months since the last confirmed piece of Japanese tsunami debris washed ashore on the Pacific Northwest coast. Even sightings of suspected disaster debris have tapered way off in recent months. Does that mean we’re just in a lull or past the worst of it? Correspondent Tom Banse reports from the coast. Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:23:06 +0000 Tom Banse 19408 at http://nwpr.org Lull Or Tail End Of Japanese Tsunami Debris? Delta Airlines Wants to Expand Service to Asia http://nwpr.org/post/delta-airlines-wants-expand-service-asia Delta Airlines wants to expand service to Asia. By next summer it plans to offer non-stop flights from Seattle to Shanghai, China. The airline will also offer nonstop flights between Seattle and Tokyo. The additional international service will be expanded through its partnership with Alaska Airlines. <p> Delta CEO Richard Anderson announced the proposed routes Monday morning at SeaTac Airport. Tue, 09 Oct 2012 13:16:46 +0000 Ruby de Luna 16443 at http://nwpr.org Japan Offers To Contribute To Tsunami Debris Cleanup http://nwpr.org/post/japan-offers-contribute-tsunami-debris-cleanup <p>For the first time, the Japanese government says it will help to cover some of the cost of cleaning up tsunami debris on American and Canadian shores. Confirmed debris swept to sea by last year's Japanese tsunami began to wash up here this spring. Tue, 04 Sep 2012 23:05:36 +0000 Tom Banse 14620 at http://nwpr.org Japan Offers To Contribute To Tsunami Debris Cleanup