May 10, 2012

More than a 'few' foreigners split

The May 6 editorial “‘Flyjin’ rather few” states that “The survey …did not determine exactly how many of those 25 percent eventually returned to Tokyo” after the 3/11 disasters. But it should be patently obvious how many did — all of them! The survey ...

Jun 3, 2011

The Fukushima disaster and Japan Disincorporated

by Gregory Clark

The Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant disaster is being used to convince the world that nuclear energy generation is inherently dangerous, especially in earthquake-prone Japan. But the two other nuclear plants facing the Japan quake area — Fukushima No. 2 and Onagawa — came ...

Jun 1, 2011

Mr. Kan's lofty energy goal

Prime Minister Naoto Kan said last week in France that Japan will generate 20 percent of its electricity from renewable sources in the early 2020s. The new goal is 10 years ahead of the government’s original 2010 plan. He also mentioned a plan to ...

Mar 18, 2011

Disaster clobbers a helper

by Kanayo F. Nwanze, Martin Parry, David Rising, Stephanie Pertuiset, Maria Sheah, Jamie F. Metzl, David Gordon, Jerry Z. Muller, Timothy Cox, Lakhdar Brahimi, Carol Mann, Michael J. Boskin, Lester Tenney, Chris Patten, Pamela Cox, George Akerlof, Mkhaimar Abusada, and John J. Metzler

NEW YORK, UNITED NATIONS — The massive earthquake and tsunami that rocked and ravaged large parts of northern Japan have caused near apocalyptic devastation to the land and the environment. The 9.0-magnitude shock, the largest ever recorded in the earthquake-prone country, was brutally magnified ...

Jun 15, 2008

Fed up with commute interruptions

Again, after a lightening strike on the main signal box at Mitaka, all of the Chuo Line came to a halt early last week. A few months ago, a fire at the same Mitaka signal box caused a suspension of Chuo Line operations for ...