(Photo by Yoshikazu Tsuno/Getty Images)

Study: More People Could Survive A Tsunami If They Walk Faster

About 5,500 more people could survive a major tsunami hitting the U.S. if they just walk a little faster to higher ground after roads are knocked out, a new study shows.


A ceremony with Japanese drums marked the opening of the exhibit. (Credit: Steve Miller)

Exhibit Marks Anniversary Of Fukushima Tsunami

A special photo exhibit has opened at the Thompson Center, marking two years since the Japan earthquake and tsunami.


International Home And Housewares Show

Housewares Show Honors Japan 1 Year After Earthquake

The annual International Home + Housewares Show opens in Chicago Saturday, with special attention this year to Japanese manufacturers struggling to recover from the earthquake and tsunami one year ago.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

John Hancock Lit For Japan

Big John Lit Up For Japan

The lights that illuminate the crest of the John Hancock Center are bedecked in red and white, in a push to raise awareness of relief efforts for Japan.

CBS Chicago–04/05/2011

Parents Patty and Andrew Breun with their two sons. (Facebook)

Chicago Area Man Travels To Japan To Find Wife, Kids

A Glen Ellyn man took matters into his own hands after the Japanese earthquake and tsunami devastated the small village where his wife and two sons were living.


Edward "Corey" Clemons

Missing Teacher In Japan Calls Mom

A Chicago man who works as a teacher in Japan called his mother on Friday, a week after he’d gone missing in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan.

CBS Chicago–03/18/2011

Edward Clemons' was missing for a week in Japan after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but finally called his mother a week after the disaster. (Courtesy Cynthia Young)

Chicago Native Missing In Japan

A Chicago mother awaits word on Edward Clemons, who was teaching English near Sendai at the time of last week’s earthquake and tsunami.


This aerial shot shows houses in flame after being hit by a tsunami at Natori city in Miyagi prefecture. (Credit  YOMIURI SHIMBUN / Getty Images)

Donations Pouring In For Japan Relief Efforts

Over the last few days, the phones have been ringing non-stop at the North Side office of the Japanese American Service Committee, as the organization collects money for the relief effort in Japan.

WBBM Newsradio–03/15/2011

An aerial shot shows vehicles ready for shipping being carried by a tsunami tidal wave at Hitachinaka city in Ibaraki prefecture.  (Credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Japan Disaster Could Cause Pinch For Some Consumer Goods

Will the Japanese disaster and its impact on production there have an impact over here? CBS 2’s Kristyn Hartman reports.


A "HELP" sign is written on the ground of Ohara Primary School near a sea coast covered with the rubble in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, northern Japan, Monday, March 14, 2011, three days after a massive earthquake and the ensuing tsunami hit Japan's east coast. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

Phone Companies Offer Free Calls To Japan

If you are a Verizon or AT&T customer, you’ll be able to call or text people in Japan for free.

WBBM Newsradio–03/14/2011

Midwest Buddhist Temple

Chicago Japanese-Americans Pray For Loved Ones

Members of Chicago’s Japanese-American community spent Sunday in prayer, as they struggled with the destruction and uncertainty.

CBS 2–03/14/2011

Japan Earthquake

Chicagoan Caught In Middle Of Japanese Earthquake

What was it like to be in the middle of the devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake and tsunami in Japan? One Chicagoan describes it firsthand.

CBS Chicago–03/11/2011