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...

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...