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japan earthquake


Emperor Akihito

Unlike his predecessors, Japan’s emperor speaks the people’s language and is married to a commoner. He also knows a lot about fish.


U.S. is due for a sizable quake, but not because of Japan’s

A quake expert explains why recent temblors across the globe don’t make one in the U.S. any more likely — and why there is still cause for concern.


Photo: A super-size scrub

A bubble bath for an aircraft carrier after encountering a radioactive plume.


Photo: Empty shelves

As shoppers stock up on food in parts of Japan, stores go empty.

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