Meet Muku from Japan

By YUUKI REAL, age 14 Yuuki Real (left) with Muku Yamaguchi (right). PHOTO: Yayoi Koizumi Name: Muku Yamaguchi Age: 14 Lives in: Yokohama, Tokyo Languages Spoken: Japanese, English Parents’ Jobs: University professors Favorite Foods: BBQ Favorite Animal: Cat Favorite...

Radiated Rice in Japan

A rice field in Sakura, Japan. PHOTO: Flickr/LAPRIMADONNA By KYLIE FREYMAN, age 9 When the 2011 earthquake hit Fukushima, Japan, it set off a nuclear power plant explosion, which spread radiation and toxic materials into the environment. Farms, nature, animals, and...

Earthquake Changes Lives in Japan

By LISA GOODMAN Hundreds of thousands of lives in Japan were changed forever by the earthquake, tsunami (soo-NAH-mee) and nuclear radiation leak that centered off the northeast coast of Japan. Many Japanese students returned back to school in April, but were dealing...

Make an Origami Crane!

After the recent earthquake in Japan, people around the world reached out to help in any way possible. Many decided to make paper origami cranes to send hope since the Japanese say that if a person makes 1,000 origami cranes, their wish will come true. The effort was...

Japan's Road to Recovery

By LISA GOODMAN Inori is the Japanese symbol for prayer. Hundreds of thousands of lives have been affected by the recent disasters in Japan. Many people are still searching for their loved ones. IMAGE: Flickr.com/KONABISH On March 11, 2011, Japan encountered its...