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.
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.
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.
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?
May 30, 2011
Travel Advisories and Politics
The travel advisories for Japan over the nuclear crisis highlight the intersection between safety, politics and economics.
May 28, 2011
Fukushima Kids and Radiation
The Japanese government backpedals a little over new radiation exposure guidelines in Fukushima.
May 26, 2011
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
Despite the unpopularity of Naoto Kan and his government, the Japanese public has remained relatively quiet.
May 24, 2011
Some foreigners who left Japan in the wake of the March 11 crisis are finding a chilly reception on returning.
May 22, 2011
All About Giri?
Was Japan’s donation of aid to Alabama following devastating tornadoes about generosity or obligation?
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?