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For Jacob Adelman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

METI tells nation to stockpile toilet paper against next disaster

Aug 29, 2014

METI tells nation to stockpile toilet paper against next disaster

Bureaucrats don’t want Japan to get caught with its pants down the next time toilet paper supplies run short after a natural disaster. That’s why the government is rolling out its latest public-awareness campaign, titled “Let’s Stockpile Toilet Paper,” which involves an exhibition on ...

Tokyo combats flood threats with second mammoth reservoir

Aug 17, 2014

Tokyo combats flood threats with second mammoth reservoir

Below the condos and boutiques of Tokyo’s upscale Minato Ward — which includes Roppongi Hills, home to Goldman Sachs Group’s Japan headquarters — a boring machine has carved out the city’s newest defense against floods. “There are many buildings, there’s a freeway,” said Satoshi ...

Industrial heartland faces possible energy crunch

May 30, 2014

Industrial heartland faces possible energy crunch

The industrial heartland in western Japan is facing the prospect of electricity shortages over the summer in the absence of nuclear power. Electric Power Development Co., better known as J-Power, said Thursday it won’t be able to fully restore a 1,000-megawatt coal-burning generator in ...

Mar 11, 2014

Tokyo radiation less than the level in Paris

Data from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health show atmospheric radiation levels in the capital are at the same level as before the Fukushima nuclear disaster and are below those in Paris and London.

Sep 17, 2013

Japan warned U.S. of blackout risk

The U.S. Department of Energy was informed by Japanese officials that the world’s third-largest economy risked a catastrophic power failure as it prepared to close its last operating nuclear reactor last year. Those warnings, detailed in redacted documents released to Bloomberg by the U.S. ...