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Ex-TEPCO Executive Downplays Role in Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown
October 31, 2018

Ex-TEPCO Executive Downplays Role in Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

By Thisanka Siripala
Three TEPCO leaders are on trial for allegedly delaying tsunami preparation measures.

Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?
November 03, 2017

Japan’s Nuclear Power Program: A Strategic Paradox?

By Tom Corben
Prospective reforms to Japan’s military posture mask the strategic vulnerability of Japan’s nuclear reactors.
Japan's Absent Robots
June 02, 2011

Japan's Absent Robots

Japan is famous for its robots. So why has it relied on foreign built ones during the Fukushima nuclear crisis?

May 31, 2011

Japan's Crisis and the SDF

Japan’s Self-Defense Force had good reviews for its post-crisis performance. Is the public ready for more?

Travel Advisories and Politics
May 30, 2011

Travel Advisories and Politics

The travel advisories for Japan over the nuclear crisis highlight the intersection between safety, politics and economics.

Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
May 26, 2011

Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?

Despite the unpopularity of Naoto Kan and his government, the Japanese public has remained relatively quiet.

Flyjin Reconciliation
May 24, 2011

Flyjin Reconciliation

Some foreigners who left Japan in the wake of the March 11 crisis are finding a chilly reception on returning.

The Great Power-Saving Nation?
May 20, 2011

The Great Power-Saving Nation?

Signs of energy conservation can be seen all over Tokyo. Could Japan become a model for low consumption?

Japan Stuck With Nuclear Power
May 17, 2011

Japan Stuck With Nuclear Power

Despite Naoto Kan’s pledge to review nuclear power in Japan, the country has few alternatives.

Nascent Anti-Nuclear Movement?
May 13, 2011

Nascent Anti-Nuclear Movement?

Will the nuclear crisis at the Fukushima plant herald an anti-nuclear movement in Japan? There are signs it will.

April 25, 2011

Japan’s Robot Love Hurts

Why wasn’t robot-loving Japan able to dispatch any useful specimens in the crucial weeks following the earthquake?

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