Pearl Harbor Attack: 73 Years Later

(CNN) — Sunday marks 73 years since the deadly attack on Pearl Harbor. The surprise attack on the naval base in Hawaii was carried out by Japanese bombers in 1941. Nearly 2,500 were killed and another 1,000 were wounded. The attack destroyed more than half of the US Pacific Fleet and damaged eight battleships. The … Continue reading »

Japanese Dog Reunited with Owner

EUGENE, Ore. — Dogs show up at First Avenue Shelter with all sorts of stories, but staff say one dog with a microchip from Japan has a personality as unique as his birthplace. “Certainly had a nice enough personality, didn’t seem to mind people or other dogs, but really wasn’t interested in them as well,” … Continue reading »

Stray Dog Has Japanese Microchip

EUGENE, Ore. — Local animal shelter workers are trying to figure out how a dog from Japan ended up in Eugene. Greenhill Humane Society’s First Avenue Animal Shelter relies on microchips to figure out where lost dogs come from. This week it came across a Korean Jindo dog that was brought in as a stray. … Continue reading »

Brennan Recalls 2011 Japan Disaster

CORVALLIS, Ore.– Brad Brennan played five seasons at the University of Arizona, and worked last year as a volunteer assistant at Oregon State. Between that? A ten-year playing career in Japan. Brennan was preparing for his team’s spring season in March of 2011 when a massive earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated the country. He sat … Continue reading »

Tsunami Safety in Place

FLORENCE, Ore. — Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami. On March 11, 2013 a 9.0 magnitude earthquake rattled Japan’s north coast and sent a tsunami wave across the Pacific Ocean. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued a tsunami warning in Florence, causing hundreds of people to flood the … Continue reading »

Two Years Since 9.0M Japanese Earthquake

EUGENE, Ore. — Monday marks the two-year anniversary of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan and killed thousands. In Tokyo, there was a moment of silence to commemorate the horrific event on Mar 10, 2011. The 9.0 magnitude earthquake triggered a tsunami that decimated Japan’s northern coast. Nearly 19,000 people died or went … Continue reading »