May 19, 2011
Bullying in Japan
The Japanese public’s response to evacuees from the tsunami and nuclear crisis has been positive. Mostly.
May 16, 2011
A Fukushima Update
The Fukushima nuclear crisis may have receded from the headlines, but there’s no room for complacency.
May 13, 2011
Why English Is Tough in Japan
The government wants students to improve their English skills. Cultural differences provide the biggest hurdle.
May 12, 2011
From leading a green drive to a focus on learning English, Rakuten isn’t your usual Japanese company.
May 10, 2011
A renowned Japan scholar shows his dedication to the country by announcing plans to become a citizen.
May 09, 2011
Does Japan Need Nuclear Power?
The Fukushima crisis was a reminder of the role nuclear power plays in Japan. But are there viable alternatives?
May 04, 2011
Cool vs Isolated Japan?
Japan must bring two seemingly contradictory identities together to avoid further damage from ‘Galápagosization.’
May 03, 2011
Todai Cliques and TEPCO
Elite alumni networks in Japan have significant clout. What could it mean for the current crisis?
May 02, 2011
Sumo Faces Own Crisis
The latest sumo scandal and TEPCO’s ongoing nuclear crisis have some interesting parallels.
April 29, 2011
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.
April 27, 2011
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.
April 22, 2011
Japan's Creaking Legal System
The sentencing of a former Osaka public prosecutor is a reminder of the problems facing Japan’s legal system.