Earthquake Rattles Japan
June 22, 2011
Earthquake Rattles Japan
A tsunami warning is issued after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits the northeast of Japan.
Earthquake Rattles Japan
Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
June 13, 2011
Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
Anti-nuclear demonstrations following the Fukushima crisis are something new, but not quite an embrace of protest.
Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
June 10, 2011
More on YouTube Rabbit
YouTube video of an earless rabbit born near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is confirmed as genuine.
More on YouTube Rabbit
Japan's Depressing Squabbling
June 09, 2011
Japan's Depressing Squabbling
As Japan’s politicians squabble, the public is getting frustrated. Sadly, the DPJ can’t even put its own house in order.
Japan's Depressing Squabbling
Kan Holding On, for Now
June 06, 2011
Kan Holding On, for Now
Naoto Kan survives a no-confidence motion following a deal with a former premier. But his days are now numbered.
Kan Holding On, for Now
Where is the GSDF Going?
June 04, 2011
Where is the GSDF Going?
Japan’s changing security environment means there’s just less for the Ground Self-Defence Forces to do.
Where is the GSDF Going?
Mixed News on Fukushima
June 02, 2011
Mixed News on Fukushima
Excerpts from the IAEA report on Fukushima are discouraging. But there has been some positive news as well.
Mixed News on Fukushima
Rakuten to Jump Keidanren Ship?
May 30, 2011
Rakuten to Jump Keidanren Ship?
Rakuten boss Hiroshi Mikitani publicly mulls abandoning the Japan Business Federation over electricity policy.
Rakuten to Jump Keidanren Ship?
Fukushima Kids and Radiation
May 28, 2011
Fukushima Kids and Radiation
The Japanese government backpedals a little over new radiation exposure guidelines in Fukushima.
Fukushima Kids and Radiation
The Problem with Amakudari
May 23, 2011
The Problem with Amakudari
The problems with TEPCO are another reminder of the shortcomings of the principle of amakudari.
The Problem with Amakudari
All About Giri?
May 22, 2011
All About Giri?
Was Japan’s donation of aid to Alabama following devastating tornadoes about generosity or obligation?
All About Giri?
Bullying in Japan
May 19, 2011
Bullying in Japan
The Japanese public’s response to evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear crisis has been positive. Mostly.
Bullying in Japan
A Fukushima Update
May 16, 2011
A Fukushima Update
The Fukushima nuclear crisis may have receded from the headlines, but there’s no room for complacency.
A Fukushima Update
Why English Is Tough in Japan
May 13, 2011
Why English Is Tough in Japan
The government wants students to improve their English skills. Cultural differences provide the biggest hurdle.
Why English Is Tough in Japan
Unconventional Rakuten
May 12, 2011
Unconventional Rakuten
From leading a green drive to a focus on learning English, Rakuten isn’t your usual Japanese company.
Unconventional Rakuten
Turning Japanese
May 10, 2011
Turning Japanese
A renowned Japan scholar shows his dedication to the country by announcing plans to become a citizen.
Turning Japanese
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