March 12, 2020
Japan Marks Tsunami Anniversary Without Government Memorial Amid Coronavirus
By Associated Press
Some residents along the Japanese northern coast stood on roadsides overlooking the sea, offering silent prayers for their loved ones lost in a massive earthquake and tsunami nine years ago Wednesday.
September 21, 2019
Japan Considering Dumping Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean
By Thisanka Siripala
Lawmakers attempt to justify releasing contaminated water stored at Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean.
March 14, 2019
The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima
By Maxime Polleri
Despite government claims, radiation from the 2011 nuclear disaster is not gone.
March 26, 2018
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
By Scott W. Harold
A closer look at Tokyo’s views on the agreement and their significance.
February 27, 2016
It's Official: Japan's Population Is Still Declining
By Ankit Panda
Since 2010, nearly one million Japanese have vanished. How can the government stop population decline?
April 01, 2015
Disaster Preparedness: A Missed Opportunity in Sendai
By Christopher Hobson
Japan hosts a disaster conference but doesn't incorporate the lessons of 2011.
May 02, 2014
Fighting Crises with Facts: A Lesson from Fukushima
By David Roberts
The disaster underscored the need for a credible, sober source of news during public health crises.
April 24, 2014
Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
By Melissa S Hersh and James E Platte
If the Japanese government wants to revive its nuclear power industry, it will need to engage with the public.
March 11, 2014
PTSD Plagues Tohoku Three Years After March 11 Disaster
By J.T. Quigley
More than 30 percent of children in disaster areas battle with the psychological side effects.
February 20, 2014
Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
By Catharina Maracke
To deal with disasters like Fukushima, Japan needs a more engaged civil society.
February 08, 2014
Japan’s Rural-Urban Divide
By Justin R. Moore
The nation’s rural communities are becoming more vocal about central government priorities.
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.