Akie Abe opines but knows her place in his story

| Jan 18, 2014

Akie Abe opines but knows her place in his story

It’s no secret that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s most valuable public relations resource at the moment is his wife, Akie, whose candor contrasts vividly with the demure demeanor of most Japanese leaders’ wives. The weekly magazine Aera has suggested that Akie’s press ubiquity has ...

Dire quake forecasts fail to stir a numb public

| Jan 11, 2014

Dire quake forecasts fail to stir a numb public

Is there a level of fear above which the mind reflexively retreats from imagining the worst? The Great East Japan Earthquake was often described as being "beyond imagination," and the art and science of projecting future catastrophes has had to adjust accordingly.