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Japan Considering Dumping Radioactive Water Into Pacific Ocean
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.

The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima
March 14, 2019

The Truth About Radiation in Fukushima

By Maxime Polleri
Despite government claims, radiation from the 2011 nuclear disaster is not gone.
What Does Japan Think of the Iran Nuclear Deal?
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.

It's Official: Japan's Population Is Still Declining
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?

Disaster Preparedness: A Missed Opportunity in Sendai
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.

Fighting Crises with Facts: A Lesson from Fukushima
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.

Powering the Future of Japan’s Industrial-Political Economy
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.
PTSD Plagues Tohoku Three Years After March 11 Disaster
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.

Fukushima and Japan’s Cultural Curtain
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.

Japan’s Rural-Urban Divide
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.

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 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.

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