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British adventurer Sarah Outen rows her ocean rowing boat 'Serendipity' in preparation ahead of her charity attempt to row solo across the Indian Ocean from Perth to Mauritius this Saturday, on March 13, 2009 in Perth, Australia. Outen is set to embark on the 3,100 mile journey to become the first woman, and youngest and fastest person, to make the crossing. She is rowing in aid of Arthritis Care in memory of her late Father. (credit: Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Woman Becomes First To Row Solo From Japan To Alaska

A 28-year-old British adventurer became the first woman to row solo from Japan to Alaska, arriving late Monday at a small town in the Aleutian Islands after 150 days and 3,750 miles at sea.

09/24/2013

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Dodgers Sign Japanese Right-Handed Pitcher Numata

The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed free agent Japanese right-hander Takumi Numata to a minor league contract.

09/16/2013

Members of the Tokyo, Japan team pose with the banner after defeating the West team from Chula Vista, Ca 6-4 during the Little League World Series Championship game on August 25, 2013 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. (credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Japan Beats California 6-4 For Little League World Series Title

The victory lap around Lamade Stadium never gets old for Japan, nor does the players’ ritual of scooping up some souvenir dirt near the mound after another Little League World Series triumph.

08/25/2013

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Survivors Of WWII A-Bombings To Be Tested As Part Of Historic Research Effort

As part of a historic effort to learn more about the long-term effects of radiation, doctors in Torrance are working with local survivors of the atomic bombings of Japan in World War II.

06/28/2013

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Japanese Troops To Drill Beach Invasion At Camp Pendleton

The troops will practice an amphibious assault on San Clemente Island and conduct a mock beach invasion at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

06/10/2013

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NOAA Assembles Team To Investigate Ailing Sea Lion Pups

Radiation from Japan’s nuclear disaster is being looked at as one possible cause for what some experts are declaring an “unusual mortality event” after hundreds of ailing sea lion pups washed ashore in Southern California.

04/06/2013

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Plane Struck By Lightning Makes Emergency Landing At LAX

A plane has made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport after being struck by lightning.

12/29/2012

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Officials Warn Residents To Avoid Japan Tsunami Debris Washing Up On Coast

Debris from last year’s deadly tsunami in Japan is washing ashore on the West Coast — and some of it may even contain human remains.

06/22/2012

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Radioactive Bluefin Tuna Arrive Off California Coast From Japan

Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.

05/30/2012

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SoCal Filmmaker Documents Effort To Bring Home The Remains Of WWII Marines

Award-winning filmmaker Steven C. Barber is releasing a new documentary Memorial Day. “Until They Are Home”, a sequel to his “Return To Tarawa”, focuses on the search for the remains of U.S. Marines killed in the World War II battle of Tarawa.

05/26/2012

People look at candles at a park in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture, on March 11, 2012. (credit: TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

LA, World Mark 1-Year Anniversary Of Japan’s Devastating Quake, Tsunami

Communities in Los Angeles and across the world are pausing to remember the devastating earthquake that rocked Japan one year ago today, killing nearly 20,000 people.

03/11/2012

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LA Businessman Organizes Tour Of Areas Undamaged By Quake And Tsunami In Japan

A Los Angeles businessman was so touched by a plea for American tourists to visit undamaged sections of Japan near the earthquake and tsunami zone that he is organizing a low-cost tour for fellow Angelenos .

01/29/2012

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Earthquake, Tsunami Blamed For Drop In Toyota Sales

Toyota says its U.S. sales dropped 7 percent in 2011, hurt by supply problems from Japan’s earthquake and tsunami.

01/04/2012

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Man Arrested After Trying To Smuggle Meth In Potato Chip Bags At LAX

A Compton man is facing federal charges after trying to smuggle methamphetamine inside potato chips bags at Los Angeles International Airport.

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Women’s World Cup Final Draws Big TV Rating

The Women’s World Cup final has earned the highest television rating for any soccer game on an ESPN network.

07/18/2011

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