April 21, 2011
Japan’s Depressing Revolving Door
A majority of Japanese want Naoto Kan to be replaced, a new poll shows. Will he be next through the revolving door?
April 21, 2011
A Taxing Time for Japan
The government is considering a 3% hike in the consumption tax to pay for reconstruction. But will it backfire?
April 19, 2011
6 to 9 Months For Fukushima
TEPCO, operator of the stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has finally produced a crisis recovery timeline. Some experts are already skeptical.
April 18, 2011
Post-Earthquake Japan-Korea Ties
Japan’s stance on the Dokdo / Takeshima issue has quickly shifted South Korean attitudes post-earthquake and tsunami, from sympathetic to ambivalent.
April 15, 2011
Japan's Economy Takes a Hit
The economic impact of the recent disaster may be more severe than first thought. How bad will it be?
April 12, 2011
How Bad Is Fukushima Crisis?
Japan’s govt has raised the level of the nuclear crisis at its Fukushima nuclear plant to a level 7. Is it really that bad?
April 11, 2011
Tough Times for Tokyo Hotels
The earthquake and ongoing nuclear scare have created a dire situation for Japan’s hospitality sector.
April 08, 2011
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Some commentators in Japan want a return to traditional values. But the current challenges require innovative thinking.
April 07, 2011
Strong Earthquake Rocks Japan
A powerful 7.4 magnitude aftershock in Miyagi Prefecture is a reminder of the challenges Japan faces in reconstruction.
April 06, 2011
Tohoku Babies Need Milk
Readers talk about milk shortages following the earthquake. And a grand institution makes a classy exit.
April 01, 2011
Japan’s Economy Needs Freedom
The Japanese economy can come back stronger after the current crisis. But only if it has more freedom.
March 31, 2011
The media spotlight hasn’t been kind to TEPCO, operator of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.