Aubrey Belford

For Aubrey Belford's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'

Dec 21, 2014

10 years on, tsunami warning stumbles at the 'last mile'

In April 2012, Indonesia’s Banda Aceh, the city worst hit by the tsunami that killed nearly 230,000 people on Dec. 26, 2004, received a terrifying reminder of how unprepared it was for the next disaster. As an magnitude-8.6 quake struck at sea, thousands of ...

'Option B': the blueprint for Thailand's coup

| May 30, 2014

'Option B': the blueprint for Thailand's coup

On Dec. 27 last year, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, Thailand’s powerful army chief, stood before a crowded news conference and stunned the beleaguered government of Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra by saying he would not rule out military intervention to resolve a deteriorating political crisis. Prayuth ...