Elaine Lies

For Elaine Lies's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Oct 17, 2014

Japanese volcanoes made more jittery by 2011 quake, expert says

Japan’s massive 2011 earthquake may trigger more, and larger, volcanic eruptions over the next few decades, perhaps even that of Mount Fuji — but predicting them remains close to impossible, a volcano expert said on Friday. The nation last month suffered its worst volcanic ...

Comic books champion debate on Fukushima disaster

Jun 29, 2014

Comic books champion debate on Fukushima disaster

Farmers in Fukushima try to convince skeptical visitors that their crops are safe from radiation. Blood trickles from the nose of a reporter who visits the area. These are two story lines found in manga — those ubiquitous comics for adults and teens — ...

Life indoors exacts toll on Koriyama children

Mar 10, 2014

Life indoors exacts toll on Koriyama children

Some of the smallest children in Koriyama, a short drive from the ruined Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant, barely know what it’s like to play outside — fear of radiation has kept them indoors for much of their short lives. Though the strict ...