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Japan’s Depressing Revolving Door
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?

A Taxing Time for Japan
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.

Post-Earthquake Japan-Korea Ties
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.

Japan's Economy Takes a Hit
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?

How Bad Is Fukushima Crisis?
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?

Tough Times for Tokyo Hotels
April 11, 2011

Tough Times for Tokyo Hotels

The earthquake and ongoing nuclear scare have created a dire situation for Japan’s hospitality sector.

Looking Back, Looking Forward
April 08, 2011

Looking Back, Looking Forward

Some commentators in Japan want a return to traditional values. But the current challenges require innovative thinking.

Strong Earthquake Rocks Japan
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.

Tohoku Babies Need Milk
April 06, 2011

Tohoku Babies Need Milk

Readers talk about milk shortages following the earthquake. And a grand institution makes a classy exit.

Japan’s Economy Needs Freedom
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.

TEPCO Fumbles…
March 31, 2011

TEPCO Fumbles…

The media spotlight hasn’t been kind to TEPCO, operator of the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant.

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