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Disaster Preparedness: A Missed Opportunity in Sendai
April 01, 2015
Disaster Preparedness: A Missed Opportunity in Sendai
Japan hosts a disaster conference but doesn't incorporate the lessons of 2011.
Disaster Preparedness: A Missed Opportunity in Sendai
Fighting Crises with Facts: A Lesson from Fukushima
May 02, 2014
Fighting Crises with Facts: A Lesson from Fukushima
The disaster underscored the need for a credible, sober source of news during public health crises.
Fighting Crises with Facts: A Lesson from Fukushima
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
April 24, 2014
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
If the Japanese government wants to revive its nuclear power industry, it will need to engage with the public.
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
PTSD Plagues Tohoku Three Years After March 11 Disaster
March 11, 2014
PTSD Plagues Tohoku Three Years After March 11 Disaster
More than 30 percent of children in disaster areas battle with the psychological side effects.
PTSD Plagues Tohoku Three Years After March 11 Disaster
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
February 20, 2014
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
To deal with disasters like Fukushima, Japan needs a more engaged civil society.
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
Japan’s Rural-Urban Divide
February 08, 2014
Japan’s Rural-Urban Divide
The nation’s rural communities are becoming more vocal about central government priorities.
Japan’s Rural-Urban Divide
Can the UN Save Japan’s Shrinking Food Exports?
October 29, 2013
Can the UN Save Japan’s Shrinking Food Exports?
If the UNESCO puts washoku on its cultural heritage list, it could reverse the decline in Japanese food exports.
Can the UN Save Japan’s Shrinking Food Exports?
Can the US Solve Japan’s Energy Crisis?
October 03, 2013
Can the US Solve Japan’s Energy Crisis?
Importing natural gas from the U.S. could give Japan the energy security it seeks.
Can the US Solve Japan’s Energy Crisis?
Japan’s Never-Ending Nuclear Nightmare
August 24, 2013
Japan’s Never-Ending Nuclear Nightmare
A new leak of contaminated water underscores just how difficult the 4 decade decommissioning process will be.
Japan’s Never-Ending Nuclear Nightmare
7.8 Nara Earthquake Scare Triggered by “Misinformation”
August 08, 2013
7.8 Nara Earthquake Scare Triggered by “Misinformation”
Japan had an earthquake scare today that turned out to be little more than a false alarm.
7.8 Nara Earthquake Scare Triggered by “Misinformation”
Fukushima’s Next Emergency: Radioactive Water Reaches Pacific Ocean
August 07, 2013
Fukushima’s Next Emergency: Radioactive Water Reaches Pacific Ocean
Radiation from the Fukushima plant is flowing into the ocean at a rate of 300 tons per day.
Fukushima’s Next Emergency: Radioactive Water Reaches Pacific Ocean
Fukushima Decontamination and Cleanup Will Cost $50 Billion
July 25, 2013
Fukushima Decontamination and Cleanup Will Cost $50 Billion
The latest figure is nearly five times more than the central government has budgeted.
Fukushima Decontamination and Cleanup Will Cost $50 Billion
Atlas Humanoid Robot Revealed Ahead of DARPA Robotics Challenge
July 12, 2013
Atlas Humanoid Robot Revealed Ahead of DARPA Robotics Challenge
The international robot competition will simulate a Fukushima-like disaster.
Atlas Humanoid Robot Revealed Ahead of DARPA Robotics Challenge
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
June 21, 2013
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
Recovery is slow and demographic trends suggest a bleak future.
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
Japan Goes Green?
September 14, 2012
Japan Goes Green?
Tokyo’s new plan to focus on alternative energy will have global political and economic consequences.
Japan Goes Green?
Can Japan Break Its 'Nuclear' Addiction?
July 20, 2012
Can Japan Break Its 'Nuclear' Addiction?
Japan’s past suggests it must renounce nuclear power, as must other nations, notes John W. Traphagan.
Can Japan Break Its 'Nuclear' Addiction?
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