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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
July 12, 2013
Atlas Humanoid Robot Revealed Ahead of DARPA Robotics Challenge
The international robot competition will simulate a Fukushima-like disaster.
June 21, 2013
Tôhoku: Post-Disaster Life and Business
Recovery is slow and demographic trends suggest a bleak future.
September 14, 2012
Japan Goes Green?
Tokyo’s new plan to focus on alternative energy will have global political and economic consequences.
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.
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?
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.