Bullying in Japan
The Japanese public’s response to evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear crisis has been positive. Mostly.
A Fukushima Update
The Fukushima nuclear crisis may have receded from the headlines, but there’s no room for complacency.
Why English Is Tough in Japan
The government wants students to improve their English skills. Cultural differences provide the biggest hurdle.
From leading a green drive to a focus on learning English, Rakuten isn’t your usual Japanese company.
A renowned Japan scholar shows his dedication to the country by announcing plans to become a citizen.
Does Japan Need Nuclear Power?
The Fukushima crisis was a reminder of the role nuclear power plays in Japan. But are there viable alternatives?
Cool vs Isolated Japan?
Japan must bring two seemingly contradictory identities together to avoid further damage from ‘Galápagosization.’
Todai Cliques and TEPCO
Elite alumni networks in Japan have significant clout. What could it mean for the current crisis?
Sumo Faces Own Crisis
The latest sumo scandal and TEPCO’s ongoing nuclear crisis have some interesting parallels.
Climate Policy After the Crisis
The earthquake that hit Japan was a tragedy. But it could still prod the country toward a solid climate change policy.
Naoto Kan on the Ropes
It’s politics as usual in Japan, as the LDP pushes for the ouster of Naoto Kan. It’s hardly in Japan’s interests.
Japan's Creaking Legal System
The sentencing of a former Osaka public prosecutor is a reminder of the problems facing Japan’s legal system.