The immediate days after a disaster are the most critical since victims need supplies and materials ASAP. Rather than wait for help to arrive with shelters, Architecture Global Aid wanted to create a more
INHABITAT: What made you decide to start the We Are All Radioactive series?
Lisa: I grew up in Japan, and my family and friends still live there -- so the earthquake was really shocking to me. My first
Fukushima has become synonymous with the nuclear disaster resulting from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan in 2011. But the coastal prefecture may turn that reputation around and become known
The first identifiable pieces of debris to be washed across the Pacific Ocean in the wake of last year's tsunami in Japan, a volleyball and a soccer ball, have reached the Alaskan coast. Discovered on the
The most recent inspection of the No. 2 Nuclear Reactor at the Fukushima Daiichi plant has cast doubts on government claims of the reactor's stability. A probe found radiation levels 10 times the fatal
One year after the disastrous earthquake and tsunami that shook Japan to its core, all eyes are turned to radiation risk management adviser Shunichi Yamashita. Yamashita, the son of a Nagasaki atomic bomb
There is an old Japanese saying that goes "eat in measure and defy the doctor", which means that eating an adequate amount of food (instead of stuffing oneself) will ensure a joyful, balanced and healthy
Japanese brand Bunaco uses environmentally friendly techniques to produce finely designed home products from ribbons of beechwood. Founded in 1956 in the Aomori region of Japan, Bunaco uses an innovative
The Japanese government is expected to announce this week that they've regained full control of the three damaged reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant that was hit earlier this year by a
Japan's March 11th magnitude 9 Tohoku Earthquake -- which caused a tidal wave and the ensuing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant disaster -- was one of the most powerful ever recorded and just happened
Residents of Japan are still feeling the effects of the tsunami and earthquakes that hit earlier this year, but Japan's trading house, Mitsui and Co., is hoping to bring some hope to the dire situation by
The recent Japanese earthquake and the resulting tsunami devastated the country, particularly its energy infrastructure. With nuclear power no longer energizing Japan, due to the Fukushima disaster, the
From the earthquake in Japan to the subsequent tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, the island nation is currently experiencing its worst crisis since World War 2. If you're eager to help but not sure
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.
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