Earthquake Rattles Japan
A tsunami warning is issued after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits the northeast of Japan.
Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
Anti-nuclear demonstrations following the Fukushima crisis are something new, but not quite an embrace of protest.
More on YouTube Rabbit
YouTube video of an earless rabbit born near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is confirmed as genuine.
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.
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.
Where is the GSDF Going?
Japan’s changing security environment means there’s just less for the Ground Self-Defence Forces to do.
Mixed News on Fukushima
Excerpts from the IAEA report on Fukushima are discouraging. But there has been some positive news as well.
Rakuten to Jump Keidanren Ship?
Rakuten boss Hiroshi Mikitani publicly mulls abandoning the Japan Business Federation over electricity policy.
Fukushima Kids and Radiation
The Japanese government backpedals a little over new radiation exposure guidelines in Fukushima.
The Problem with Amakudari
The problems with TEPCO are another reminder of the shortcomings of the principle of amakudari.
All About Giri?
Was Japan’s donation of aid to Alabama following devastating tornadoes about generosity or obligation?