Aug 11, 2015

Ministry planning system to promote geothermal power

The Ministry of the Environment will introduce a system to promote geothermal power generation by involving local municipalities from the initial stages of plant construction, according to informed sources. The ministry will set up consultative bodies of municipalities interested in hosting geothermal power generation ...

Jul 4, 2011

The risks of 'disaster nationalism'

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A common sight seen throughout Japan these days are signs that read Ganbaro Nippon (translated “Don’t give up Japan”). It has become the battle cry among Japanese for dealing with the aftermath of the March 11 earthquake-triggered disasters. In a country united by shared ...

Jun 19, 2011

Opinion article at war with itself

In his June 14 article, “Japan gropes for leadership,” Kazuo Ogoura writes in tautologies and paradoxes. He asserts that Japan has built a “safe and efficient society” by concentrating on safety and efficiency, yet he insists that this effort has left Japan, “vulnerable to ...