Evidence for Agent Orange on Okinawa

| Apr 12, 2011

Evidence for Agent Orange on Okinawa

by Jon Mitchell

In the late 1960s, James Spencer was a United States Navy longshoreman on Okinawa’s military docks. “During this time, we handled all kinds of cargo, including these barrels with orange stripes on them. When we unloaded them, they’d leak and the Agent Orange would ...

'Fly-jin' face fallout from decision to go

| Apr 5, 2011

'Fly-jin' face fallout from decision to go

DAREK GONDOR “Osaka? Why didn’t you tell me about this? I’m responsible for the whereabouts of this institute’s employees, you know.” After receiving this e-mail, I started churning out apology letters to my bosses. Since losing many foreign employees to fear of radiation fallout, ...

From raw emotion to relief: 'Quakebook'

| Mar 29, 2011

From raw emotion to relief: 'Quakebook'

What started as the “Quakebook,” now titled “2:46″ after the time the earthquake hit, originated in a shower in Abiko, Chiba Prefecture, a week after the earthquake and tsunami devastated the Pacific coast of northern Honshu. A longtime British resident of Japan, who blogs ...