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Destin-Nation Japan: Voluntourism After The Disaster

by Rebecca Ballhaus. Posted Jul 6th 2011 08:30 AM

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After the earthquake triggered the tsunami and the tsunami sparked the nuclear meltdown, the world looked towards Japan - long an economic overachiever and regional powerhouse - with concern and wondered what could be done to help. Disconcertingly, the reality was that those without prior experience containing radiation weren't in the position to do very much good at all.
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U.S. Tour Groups Returning to Japan

by Felicity Long. Posted Apr 1st 2011 04:00 PM
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Travel to Japan is already creeping back after the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami, according to an informal survey of U.S. Tour Operators Association members, with two tour companies – El Monte, Calif.-based Super Value Tours and Goway Travel in Los Angeles – leading the pack.
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U.S. Air Force Helping Rebuild Japan Airport

by Kim Foley MacKinnon. Posted Mar 29th 2011 10:30 AM
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Located in the path of the devastating tsunami that hit Japan, Sendai Airport was hit hard, with runways covered in rubble and thousands of airplanes and vehicles scattered about. But it is now being used as a humanitarian aid hub, thanks to help from the U.S. Air Force.
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Fearing Radiation, Hotels Pull Japanese Products From Kitchens

by Kim Foley MacKinnon. Posted Mar 21st 2011 12:00 PM
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Concerns over possible food contamination by radiation, in light of damage to a nuclear power plant in Japan, have prompted some hotels and airlines in Asia to stop using Japanese products.
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Japan Crisis Expected to Hurt International Airlines

by David Jones. Posted Mar 18th 2011 05:00 PM

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The global airline industry will have to suffer through another financial setback because of the earthquake and subsequent nuclear crisis in Japan, according to the International Air Transport Association.
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