tsunami http://michiganradio.org en Toyota back to being #1 http://michiganradio.org/post/toyota-back-being-1 <p>Analysts expect Toyota will overtake General Motors this month to become the ‘world’s number one auto maker’.</p><p></p><p>In 2011, Toyota lost its crown as the world’s top auto company, after the company’s auto sales plummeted following questions about safety at Toyota and the devastating Japanese earthquake and tsunami.</p><p></p><p>But Toyota sales are up this year. The company expects to sell 9.7 million vehicles. That’s more than analysts expect GM will in 2012.</p><p></p> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 22:40:06 +0000 Steve Carmody 10532 at http://michiganradio.org Toyota back to being #1 Japanese car companies 1 year after tsunami http://michiganradio.org/post/japanese-car-companies-1-year-after-tsunami <p>Japanese car sales in the U.S. have nearly recovered, a year after a tsunami devastated parts of Japan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The disaster affected many Honda and Toyota suppliers, and the companies&rsquo; car&nbsp;inventories in the U.S. plummeted.&nbsp;</p><p>Michelle Krebs is with Edmunds.com.&nbsp; She says Hyundai and Kia, along with&nbsp;Ford, General Motors and Chrysler, all benefited from the situation.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 14:38:27 +0000 Tracy Samilton 6595 at http://michiganradio.org Japanese car companies 1 year after tsunami Michigan pharmacies see uptick in interest in anti-radiation medication http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-pharmacies-see-uptick-interest-anti-radiation-medication <p>Since <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/03/16/134576215/at-their-own-risk-what-will-happen-to-the-fukushima-workers">the Japanese nuclear crisis</a> began, the handful of pharmacies in Michigan that stock anti-radiation medicine are seeing an uptick in demand.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 16:29:28 +0000 Steve Carmody 1675 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan pharmacies see uptick in interest in anti-radiation medication Michigan Attorney General warns of Japan earthquake/tsunami scams http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-attorney-general-warns-japan-earthquaketsunami-scams <p><a href="http://mi.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164--252750--,00.html">Michigan&rsquo;s Attorney General issued a warning today</a> about a growing number of scams linked to the Japanese <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/03/16/134582068/workers-evacuate-part-of-japanese-nuclear-plant">Earthquake/Tsunami disaster</a>. &nbsp;Numerous scams have popped up since last week&rsquo;s disaster, including a <a href="http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2011/03/13/japanese-tsunami-raw-tidal-wave-footage-facebook-scammers-bogus-cnn-video/">viral video</a> making the rounds on Facebook purporting to show people fleeing the tsunami wave.</p><p><a href="http://www.michigan.gov/ag/">&nbsp;Attorney General Bill Schuette</a> says Michiganders wanting to help should beware of phony charities trying to take advantage of them.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>&quot;Even during tough times, the people of Michigan give generously to charities that assist disaster victims around the world&hellip;.It&#39;s important to take steps to ensure your dollars are not lost to fraud and your financial information remains secure.&quot; Wed, 16 Mar 2011 14:48:44 +0000 Steve Carmody 1673 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan Attorney General warns of Japan earthquake/tsunami scams Japanese Consulate in Detroit issues statement on relief effort http://michiganradio.org/post/japanese-consulate-detroit-issues-statement-relief-effort <p>Americans have been offering help to the people suffering in Japan.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.detroit.us.emb-japan.go.jp/">Japanese Consulate General of Japan in Detroit</a> issued a statement thanking people for their support and providing more information about where people can donate, and how people may contact loved ones in Japan.</p><p>The Consulate says they are not yet accepting volunteers willing to travel to Japan as they are not in a position to &quot;receive and deploy&quot; them.</p> Tue, 15 Mar 2011 18:15:38 +0000 Mark Brush 1663 at http://michiganradio.org Japanese Consulate in Detroit issues statement on relief effort