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Narrow Road to the North: Religious Sites in Tōhoku
August 22, 2015
Narrow Road to the North: Religious Sites in Tōhoku
Every day is a journey, and the journey itself home. Matsuo Bashō
Narrow Road to the North: Religious Sites in Tōhoku
Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One
April 21, 2015
Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One
The vulnerable Asia-Pacific needs broader engagement in disaster planning
Natural Disasters: Preparing for the Big One
Sendai: A Tale of Football and Hope
March 11, 2013
Sendai: A Tale of Football and Hope
A film tells the story of football’s role in rebuilding Sendai after the March 2011 earthquake.
Sendai: A Tale of Football and Hope
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
March 20, 2012
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
The Japanese Self-Defense Forces performed admirably after last year’s tsunami. Expect a more confident force to play a growing role in disaster response.
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
What Japan Must Do Now
March 10, 2012
What Japan Must Do Now
Japan has made extraordinary progress in recovering from last year’s earthquake and tsunami. But will political bickering stop progress in its tracks?
What Japan Must Do Now
Children of the Tsunami
March 08, 2012
Children of the Tsunami
A year after the Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, Japanese children display remarkable resilience.
Children of the Tsunami
Japan’s Future in the Balance
November 03, 2011
Japan’s Future in the Balance
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda has a chance to rescue Japan’s economy with a key free trade agreement. Failure to seize it could result in terminal decline.
Japan’s Future in the Balance
Japan's Cybercrime Problem
July 29, 2011
Japan's Cybercrime Problem
Cyber criminals have been quick to exploit the March 11 earthquake and nuclear disaster in Japan.
Japan's Cybercrime Problem
Fukushima and Cultural Superiority
July 15, 2011
Fukushima and Cultural Superiority
As the nuclear crisis is dissected by commentators, some have turned to cultural stereotypes to explain the problems. It’s a dangerous approach.
Fukushima and Cultural Superiority
Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future
July 12, 2011
Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future
Any big shift from nuclear power will take years. It’s time for Japan’s politicians to show some leadership to ensure the country’s reactors get back online.
Japan’s Necessary Nuclear Future
June 28, 2011
Japan, Russia Trade Kurils Barbs
Russia voices frustration after US offers support for Japan’s claims in the Kuril Islands dispute.
Japan, Russia Trade Kurils Barbs
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?
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