Category Archives: Japan

Associated Press: Today in History for December 7th

On this date in 1941, Japanese forces attack the home base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii – prompting America under President Franklin D. Roosevelt to enter World War II. (Dec. 7)

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>President Obama’s Weekly Address 3/19/11: American Jobs Through Exports to Latin America

>Even as the President maintains his focus on international crises in Japan and Libya, he discusses his trip to Latin America to open up markets for US products.

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>NJ Congressman (and Physicist) Rush Holt Discusses Japanese Nuclear Meltdown With Rachel Maddow

>Many people forget or don’t know that NJ Congressman Rush Holt (D-12) is also a nuclear physicist. He appeared in a segment on tonight’s episode of the Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

Holt talked about whether or not the U.S has taken the threat of natural disasters seriously enough and what lessons the U.S can take from the mistakes in Japan after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/32545640

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