Foster Klug

For Foster Klug's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

South Korea, its rival and the power of words

| Feb 16, 2016

South Korea, its rival and the power of words

Don’t believe in the power that words hold on the edgy Korean Peninsula? Consider, then, how many verbal red lines South Korea’s president stomped across Tuesday when she let fly against North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. She warned, in the bluntest possible way, ...

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why

May 2, 2015

Nepal quake could have been much worse: Here's why

The structural engineer strides through Kathmandu’s old city, past buildings reduced to rubble, buildings whose facades are cracked in dozens of places, like the fractured shell of a hardboiled egg. But it’s the many buildings that made it unscathed through the earthquake that amaze ...