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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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

What Japan Must Do Now
March 10, 2012

What Japan Must Do Now

Japan has made extraordinary progress in recovering from last year’s earthquake and tsunami. But will political bickering stop progress in its tracks?

Mongolia Eyes Nuclear Ties
March 06, 2012

Mongolia Eyes Nuclear Ties

Mongolia’s courtship of Japan’s nuclear industry isn’t a new development. But it will intensify next week.

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