Japan, Russia Trade Kurils Barbs
Russia voices frustration after US offers support for Japan’s claims in the Kuril Islands dispute.
Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
Anti-nuclear demonstrations following the Fukushima crisis are something new, but not quite an embrace of protest.
More on YouTube Rabbit
YouTube video of an earless rabbit born near the stricken Fukushima nuclear plant is confirmed as genuine.
Japan's Depressing Squabbling
As Japan’s politicians squabble, the public is getting frustrated. Sadly, the DPJ can’t even put its own house in order.
Kan Holding On, for Now
Naoto Kan survives a no-confidence motion following a deal with a former premier. But his days are now numbered.
Where is the GSDF Going?
Japan’s changing security environment means there’s just less for the Ground Self-Defence Forces to do.
Japan's Crisis and the SDF
Japan’s Self-Defense Force had good reviews for its post-crisis performance. Is the public ready for more?
Travel Advisories and Politics
The travel advisories for Japan over the nuclear crisis highlight the intersection between safety, politics and economics.
Fukushima Kids and Radiation
The Japanese government backpedals a little over new radiation exposure guidelines in Fukushima.
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
Despite the unpopularity of Naoto Kan and his government, the Japanese public has remained relatively quiet.
Some foreigners who left Japan in the wake of the March 11 crisis are finding a chilly reception on returning.
All About Giri?
Was Japan’s donation of aid to Alabama following devastating tornadoes about generosity or obligation?