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Thucydides, War and Natural Disasters
March 20, 2013
Thucydides, War and Natural Disasters
“There’s no point being bitter about a tsunami or storm. It takes an enemy to envenom human affairs.”
Thucydides, War and Natural Disasters
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
March 20, 2012
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
The Japanese Self-Defense Forces performed admirably after last year’s tsunami. Expect a more confident force to play a growing role in disaster response.
Japan’s Growing Military Confidence
Remembering March 11, 2011
March 10, 2012
Remembering March 11, 2011
March 11, when the earthquake and tsunmai hit, was surreal. And left lasting impressions on Japanese spirit.
Remembering March 11, 2011
The J-League and the Tsunami
March 10, 2012
The J-League and the Tsunami
As the J-League begins, it’s worth remembering how Japan’s football players stepped up after the tsunami.
The J-League and the Tsunami
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?
What Japan Must Do Now
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.
Why Aren’t Japanese Protesting?
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.
Flyjin Reconciliation
Creative Japan Aid, Big and Small
April 15, 2011
Creative Japan Aid, Big and Small
From a pop concerts to handmade hats, relief efforts for victims of the earthquake and tsunami are going strong.
Creative Japan Aid, Big and Small
April 11, 2011
Aftershock in Japan
Japan experiences a 7.1 magnitude aftershock exactly one month after the first quake. Tsunami warning issued, lifted.
Aftershock in Japan
Japan: A Sombre Anniversary
April 11, 2011
Japan: A Sombre Anniversary
One month after the earthquake and tsunami devastated parts of the country, moods remain sombre. Rightfully so?
Japan: A Sombre Anniversary
Japan’s Political Tremors
March 30, 2011
Japan’s Political Tremors
The earthquake and tsunami were preceded by major tremors in the country’s political system. Their continuation will help shape post-disaster Japan.
Japan’s Political Tremors
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
March 29, 2011
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
Despite media hype about the radiation dangers, the Fukushima nuclear crisis won’t end like Chernobyl, Alexander Sich tells The Diplomat.
Why Fukushima Isn’t Like Chernobyl
China's Earthquake Response
March 29, 2011
China's Earthquake Response
The reaction to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan has been mostly sympathetic.
China's Earthquake Response
A New Japan?
March 29, 2011
A New Japan?
Naoto Kan calls for a new Japan to emerge from the crisis, and we revamp our Japan blog in agreement.
A New Japan?
Japan's Safe Nuclear Myth
March 25, 2011
Japan's Safe Nuclear Myth
The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear plant and radiation fears have blown a hole in the idea nuclear energy works in Japan.
Japan's Safe Nuclear Myth
Japan's Quake and the Economy
March 24, 2011
Japan's Quake and the Economy
It would be a mistake to argue the earthquake that hit Japan doesn’t have big implications for the global economy.
Japan's Quake and the Economy
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