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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.

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?

A Short US Break
April 11, 2011

A Short US Break

Another strong earthquake in Japan is a reminder of the challenges back home as The Diplomat editor starts a trip to the US.

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.

Japan's New Deal Opportunity
April 11, 2011

Japan's New Deal Opportunity

As it recovers from disaster, Japan has a huge chance to tackle issues vital to its future security. But it will need leadership from the next generation.

Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
April 06, 2011

Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis

Massive flooding, a cyclone, catastrophic earthquakes and a nuclear crisis—there are plenty of lessons for Asia-Pacific leaders to learn.

The Struggle for a New Japan
April 02, 2011

The Struggle for a New Japan

Naoto Kan has shown during the ongoing crisis his determination for a more open style of government in Japan. It won’t be easy for him.

Don't Blame Fukushima
April 01, 2011

Don't Blame Fukushima

The reason nuclear power is stalled in the Philippines is corruption, not what has happened in Japan.

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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