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Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture
June 13, 2011

Japan's 'Artsy' Protest Culture

Anti-nuclear demonstrations following the Fukushima crisis are something new, but not quite an embrace of protest.

June 10, 2011

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
June 09, 2011

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
June 06, 2011

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?
June 04, 2011

Where is the GSDF Going?

Japan’s changing security environment means there’s just less for the Ground Self-Defence Forces to do.

May 31, 2011

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
May 30, 2011

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
May 28, 2011

Fukushima Kids and Radiation

The Japanese government backpedals a little over new radiation exposure guidelines in Fukushima.

Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
May 26, 2011

Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?

Despite the unpopularity of Naoto Kan and his government, the Japanese public has remained relatively quiet.

Flyjin Reconciliation
May 24, 2011

Flyjin Reconciliation

Some foreigners who left Japan in the wake of the March 11 crisis are finding a chilly reception on returning.

All About Giri?
May 22, 2011

All About Giri?

Was Japan’s donation of aid to Alabama following devastating tornadoes about generosity or obligation?

How China Gains from Fukushima
May 20, 2011

How China Gains from Fukushima

As public opinion turns against nuclear power in Asia’s democracies, could China step in and grab some extra strategic clout in the process?

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