Topic: Aomori Prefecture

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  • In Pictures Animals escape

    An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.

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  • Tsunami debris: Dock from Japan floats 5,000 miles to Oregon (+video)

    Beside the dock, there are 1.5 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in the Pacific. A Harley Davidson in a crate arrived in British Colombia. A soccer ball from Japan washed up in Alaska. 

  • Japan earthquake: Northern Japan rattled by 6.8 earthquake

    Japan earthquake: Tokyo was hit by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake Tuesday. Northern Japan - the same area hit last year - was struck by a 6.8 earthquake. But there were no injuries reported.

  • Bluefin tuna auctioned in Tokyo for record $736,000

    Bluefin tuna auction: Tokyo's Tsukiji fish market saw last year's record broken with the auction of a $736,000 bluefin tuna.  It also broke the record for most expensive bluefin tuna by the pound, priced at $1,238 per pound.

  • In Pictures Animals escape

    An elephant sparked panic in Zurich, Switzerland when it escaped from a zoo and spent two hours walking through the city's streets. The 5-ton male named Sabu evaded his handlers as he was being loaded for transport. He walked into the city where he bathed in a lake before heading up the main street towards the railways station. Police closed roads as the specialist vets tracked the 10-foot high elephant. He was finally lured into the back of a trailer and returned to his owners at a traveling Circus.

  • In Pictures Japan's 9.0 earthquake

    Flames rise from houses and debris half submerged by a tsunami in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, on March 11.

  • Overseas adventure, student-style

    Overseas adventure, student-style

    For kids: Find out what it's like to be an exchange student – or to host one.