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Shigeru Ban Develops Modular Shelter for Japanese Displaced By Earthquake

Shigeru Ban Develops Modular Shelter for Japanese Displaced By Earthquake

With thousands of Japanese displaced due to last week's earthquake and ensuing tsunami, many are currently forced to make homes in local shelters lacking the comfort of even just a little bit of privacy.

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VIDEO: Cameron Sinclair Talks About How Architecture For Humanity Can Help Japan

VIDEO: Cameron Sinclair Talks About How Architecture For Humanity Can Help Japan

There's a long road to recovery for the people of Japan, and much still needs to be done to quell the chaos from the earthquake and tsunami. Architecture For Humanity, which is now in 10th year of

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Escalates, Helicopters Dump Water on Crippled Fukushima Plant

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Escalates, Helicopters Dump Water on Crippled Fukushima Plant

Military helicopters drop water on the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in hopes of cooling the troubled reactors.

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Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Japan’s Earthquake and High Gas Prices Lead to a Shortage of the Toyota Prius

Car dealers across the United States are facing a shortfall of Japanese fuel-efficient cars as rising gas prices and uncertainty about new shipments coming in from Japan have increased demand. Toyota and

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The Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Change In Wake of Japan’s Earthquake

The Construction of Nuclear Power Plants to Change In Wake of Japan’s Earthquake

While the Japanese tsunami has reignited the concerns over nuclear power, one thing is clear - the rules governing the location of their construction are sure to change. One would argue that the

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Exactly How Bad is the Nuclear Crisis in Japan? Experts Disagree on the Severity

Exactly How Bad is the Nuclear Crisis in Japan? Experts Disagree on the Severity

While nuclear energy experts disagree on just how bad the current state is at Japan's stricken nuclear plants, there is one thing that they are all certain of: the situation could get worse.

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Radiation Fears Escalated by Continuing Problems at Japanese Nuclear Plant

Radiation Fears Escalated by Continuing Problems at Japanese Nuclear Plant

A third blast and fire at the Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Station increase the risk of a full blown nuclear meltdown in Japan.

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Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long Power Cuts

Photo: DVIDSHUB After shutting down several power plants following an earthquake last week that was upgraded to 9.0 on the Richter scale, Japan's utility has announced plans to initiate a schedule

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Radioactive Releases Could Last Months

Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Worsens, Radioactive Releases Could Last Months

As Japan's nuclear crisis worsens, nuclear energy policies around the world come under scrutiny.

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How Will the Crisis in Japan Affect Global Nuclear Energy Policy?

How Will the Crisis in Japan Affect Global Nuclear Energy Policy?

As Japan's nuclear crisis worsens, nuclear energy policies around the world come under scrutiny.

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Japan Disaster to Seriously Disrupt World’s Electronics Production

Japan Disaster to Seriously Disrupt World’s Electronics Production

Photo © smemon87 Consumer electronics made in Japan are set to become very expensive or even entirely unavailable as manufacturers struggle to cope with the tsunami's aftermath. While most plants have

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Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Earthquake, Nuclear Emergency Situation Declared

Japanese Nuclear Plant Rocked by Earthquake, Nuclear Emergency Situation Declared

The 8.9 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on Friday, March 11, caused massive damage and destruction, including the failure of a nuclear power plant cooling system.

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Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

Google Aids in Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami by Designing Person Finder Tool

We're pretty impressed with Google this morning. In the wake of the horrendous earthquake and ensuing tsunami that hit Japan earlier today, the search engine could be sitting around working on their

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Green-Roofed Modern Japanese Production Facility Is a Zen-Like Retreat

Green-Roofed Modern Japanese Production Facility Is a Zen-Like Retreat

The INCS Zero production facility in Japan features a 180 meter cobblestone path that angles along an immense lawn that turns into a verdant green roof. Under an abstracted torii gate lies the entrance to

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Japan Charges Electric Cars With Soft Drink Vending Machines

Japan Charges Electric Cars With Soft Drink Vending Machines

There's no reason you shouldn't allow yourself a little recharge when it comes time to power up your EV. To cut overall costs, ten Japanese companies will begin installing electric vehicle chargers at the

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TAMING TYPHOONS: Incredible Storm Water System in Japan

TAMING TYPHOONS: Incredible Storm Water System in Japan

If you think that’s a computer rendering, guess again. The incredible engineering masterpiece pictured above is a massive stormwater management solution for the metropolitan area of the city of Saitama,

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Japan to Build World’s Fastest Train: A 310MPH Maglev Monster

Japan to Build World’s Fastest Train: A 310MPH Maglev Monster

China and Japan have been constantly trying to outdo each other when it comes to high-speed rail. Now, the Central Japan Railway Company has announced that it plans to build the world's fastest train. The

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Shelf-Pod: An Entire Japanese Home Lined with a Maze of Bookshelves

Shelf-Pod: An Entire Japanese Home Lined with a Maze of Bookshelves

What do you do when you have a large book collection? And we mean a ridiculously large collection. Well, you could live in an entire house lined with bookshelves like this one! Designed by Japan’s

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Japanese Inventor Akinori Ito Creates Machine That Converts Plastic Bags into Fuel

Japanese Inventor Akinori Ito Creates Machine That Converts Plastic Bags into Fuel

But Japanese inventor Akinori Ito created a machine that converts ubiquitous plastic bags into fuel. The carbon negative system is now being sold by Ito's Blest Corporation.

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Japanese Space Agency to Use Fishing Nets to Scoop Up Space Junk

Japanese Space Agency to Use Fishing Nets to Scoop Up Space Junk

In a fascinating use of time-tested technology to address uniquely modern problems, Japanese space agency JAXA is teaming up with Japanese fishing net maker Nitto Seimo to haul in some of the 100,000-plus

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7-Eleven to Open 100 Green Stores in Japan

7-Eleven to Open 100 Green Stores in Japan

7-Eleven Japan found success with an eco-friendly store prototype that they will now officially open in 100 different locations by the end of the month.

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Mazda to Launch All-Electric Demio Mazda2 in Japan Next Year

Mazda to Launch All-Electric Demio Mazda2 in Japan Next Year

There no question that market interest for electric vehicles is on the rise, and every smart car manufacturer knows that the time to jump on the EV bandwagon is now. Next year, Mazda will finally make its

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Japanese Pals Recycle Old Truck into Transforming Two-Story Mobile Home

Japanese Pals Recycle Old Truck into Transforming Two-Story Mobile Home

Image © Jingdianjiaju The band of bros used mostly metal to create their dream camper, making the addition relatively lightweight. And while the exterior looks pretty industrial, the inside is as cozy

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Elegant Japanese Cottages Stacked and Staggered Like Shipping Containers

Elegant Japanese Cottages Stacked and Staggered Like Shipping Containers

The hotel is located on the seaside of Yokohama where the cottages were staggered randomly on the site, giving the resort as a whole an organic look. Not much has been done to the land where the cottages

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Pixelated Japanese House Plays With Light

Pixelated Japanese House Plays With Light

The home by Japan-based StudioGreenBlue takes a simple and elegant approach to what is a common issue in Japan -- building on a small lot in a dense city. The Kumagaya Saitama S-House in Fukaya City

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New Japanese Button Battery Generates Power From Vibrations

New Japanese Button Battery Generates Power From Vibrations

Here at Inhabitat we've seen kinetic batteries before, but a Japanese researcher has developed a new type of kinetic button battery that is able to generate and store a remarkable amount of energy from

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Green Japanese School Boasts a Transforming Interior

Green Japanese School Boasts a Transforming Interior

The sizable 1,010 square-meter preschool grows from a grassy embankment which then transitions into a set of bleachers that lead to a raised outdoor patio. Along the roof is a series of generous skylights

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Ultra-Compact “Near House” is a Small Space Marvel in Japan

Ultra-Compact “Near House” is a Small Space Marvel in Japan

The tiny urban home features a total floor area of 75 sq meters (807 sq ft) and is composed of two volumes -- the gate house and the main house. The gate house is a slim, two-story volume located adjacent

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Cyclist Journeys From France To Japan on Solar Electric Bike!

Cyclist Journeys From France To Japan on Solar Electric Bike!

If you live in Europe, the general way to get to Japan is to fly. However French cyclist Florian Bailly opted for a different method of transport - a solar electric bicycle. His epic journey would take

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Japanese House for Everyone is a Wood Wrapped Masterpiece

Japanese House for Everyone is a Wood Wrapped Masterpiece

Kohki Hiranuma is a rising star in Japanese architecture known for his provocative use of light and natural materials which take seemingly simple structures and translate them into unique experiences. His

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