Toyota says its U.S. sales dropped 7 percent in 2011, hurt by supply problems from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.
A magnitude-6.5 earthquake shook eastern Japan off the quake-ravaged coast on Monday morning, the U.S. Geological Survey reported, prompting Japan to issue a tsunami alert.
Minuscule amounts of radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear plant have reached Las Vegas, but scientists say it poses no health risk.
Japanese-Americans, expats and others in the United States opened their hearts and their wallets this week to the victims of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami, finding touching and sometimes imaginative ways to donate or raise money for the Asian country’s injured and displaced.
Japanese-American community groups in Los Angeles are preparing for the prayer vigil and fundraiser they’re holding in the city’s Little Tokyo neighborhood for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan last week.
Scientists say the massive earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan ranks as the fifth largest jolt in the world since 1900.