June 29, 2011
June 22, 2011
Earthquake Rattles Japan
A tsunami warning is issued after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake hits the northeast of Japan.
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.
June 10, 2011
More on YouTube Rabbit
YouTube video of an earless rabbit born near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is confirmed as genuine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
May 30, 2011
Rakuten to Jump Keidanren Ship?
Rakuten boss Hiroshi Mikitani publicly mulls abandoning the Japan Business Federation over electricity policy.
May 28, 2011
Fukushima Kids and Radiation
The Japanese government backpedals a little over new radiation exposure guidelines in Fukushima.
May 23, 2011
The Problem with Amakudari
The problems with TEPCO are another reminder of the shortcomings of the principle of amakudari.
May 22, 2011
All About Giri?
Was Japan’s donation of aid to Alabama following devastating tornadoes about generosity or obligation?