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Very strong 7.3M quake near Japan, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

A 7.3 magnitude (prelimintary) earthquake has occured off the coast of Japan Thursday (Dec 6). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that no destructive widespread tsunami is forecast. However earthquakes of this size could generate a tsunami for the Japanese coastline. Areas of Japan are under either a tsunami warning or advisory near the epicenter.

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Hawaiian loses bid for Haneda-Kona route

Hawaii 24/7 Staff According to Ann Botticelli, senior vice president of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Hawaiian Airlines has lost its bid to offer daily service between between Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport and Kona International Airport. The airline received the news Thursday morning that the application was denied. The U.S. Department of Transportation issued a […]

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Contingency plans being prepared to intercept floating dock and handle before it reaches land

State, federal partners to monitor, respond to reports of possible tsunami debris

Contingency plans being prepared to intercept floating dock and handle before it reaches land

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Lt. Gov Schatz in Japan talking tourism and energy

Lt. Governor Brian Schatz began his work in Japan and Korea by meeting with 2011 APEC Ambassador Kurt Tong, now Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy. During the Monday meeting (Sunday, Hawaii time), the two discussed strategies to strengthen U.S-Japan relationships, building new clean energy partnerships in Hawai‘i , and ways of ensuring […]

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Strong 6.8M earthquake near Honshu, Japan Tuesday (March 13)

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. The Japan Meteorological Agency has cancelled the tsunami advisory for Japan.

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Japan PM visits one year later

Japan PM visits one year later

MEDIA RELEASE Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda welcomed the 2012 Japanese American Leadership Delegation (JALD) in a rare meeting between the country’s highest ranking government official and a select group of Japanese American leaders March 7. Noda expressed his deep appreciation for the delegates’ contributions to U.S.-Japan relations, including their various assistances in the restoration […]

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KTA’s Barry Taniguchi to represent Hawaii in Japan, visit tsunami hit region of Tohoku

Ten Japanese American leaders from across the country will travel to Japan March 3rd-10th to meet with top officials to further develop the U.S.-Japan relationship and establish a meaningful role for Japanese Americans. Barry Taniguchi will represent Hawaii in the 2012 Japanese American Leadership Delegation Program (JALD).

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Rainbow papaya approved for Japan export

Rainbow papaya approved for Japan export

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced that on Dec. 1, the government of Japan approved Rainbow papaya for commercial shipment to Japan. The Rainbow papaya is genetically engineered to be resistant to the papaya ringspot virus. “The market opening in Japan is great news for Hawaii’s papaya producers and even better news […]

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No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.8M Japan quake Saturday (Dec 31)

A destructive tsunami was not generated based on earthquake and historical tsunami data. The Japan Meteorological Agency may also issue tsunami messages for this event to countries in the Northwest Pacific and South China Sea region.

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NASA finds 'merging tsunami' doubled Japan destruction

NASA finds ‘merging tsunami’ doubled Japan destruction

MEDIA RELEASE NASA and Ohio State University researchers have discovered the major tsunami generated by the March 2011 Tohoku-Oki quake centered off northeastern Japan was a long-hypothesized “merging tsunami.” The tsunami doubled in intensity over rugged ocean ridges, amplifying its destructive power at landfall. Data from NASA and European radar satellites captured at least two […]

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Masanori Iye, the director of the TMT project office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Toray Science and Technology Prize.

Thirty Meter Telescope Director Masanori Iye receives Toray Gold Medal

Masanori Iye, the director of the TMT project office at the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ), has been awarded the prestigious 2010 Toray Science and Technology Prize.

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No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on  historical earthquake and tsunami data. However - earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local  tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within  a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. authorities  in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this  possibility and take appropriate action.

No tsunami threat to Hawaii from 6.6M and 6.2M Japan earthquakes Friday (Sept 16)

No destructive widespread tsunami threat exists based on historical earthquake and tsunami data. However – earthquakes of this size sometimes generate local tsunamis that can be destructive along coasts located within a hundred kilometers of the earthquake epicenter. authorities in the region of the epicenter should be aware of this possibility and take appropriate action.

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NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER - EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

6.5M quake offshore Japan, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

NO DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI THREAT EXISTS BASED ON HISTORICAL EARTHQUAKE AND TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER – EARTHQUAKES OF THIS SIZE SOMETIMES GENERATE LOCAL TSUNAMIS THAT CAN BE DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COASTS LOCATED WITHIN A HUNDRED KILOMETERS OF THE EARTHQUAKE EPICENTER.

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China, Japan projected bookings to U.S.

China, Japan projected bookings to U.S.

MEDIA RELEASE According to the U.S. Department of Commerce sponsored China Travel Trade Barometer, a majority of the tour operators surveyed (as of June 16 – July 1, 2011) reported higher bookings in the second quarter 2011, increasing 16 to 20 percent, on average, compared to second quarter 2010. No one in the travel trade […]

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