Apr 6, 2011

Fukushima disaster holds lessons for future

by Stephanie Pertuiset, A. Gary Shilling, Akira Tashiro, Kanayo F. Nwanze, Simon Johnson, Robert Dujarric, Mkhaimar Abusada, Matthew C. Klein, and Natalie J. Goldring

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) The Japanese people have demonstrated an extraordinary capacity to respond to both natural and human-made disasters with remarkable resilience. Our sympathies and thoughts are with them as they face the aftermath of this disaster. It is far too early to know the ...

May 23, 2008

The dams must go on

Tokuyama Dam in Ibikawa, Gifu Prefecture, provides the nation’s biggest water reservoir. Beginning full operation May 5, it is a typical example of wasteful public works. This multipurpose dam for water utilization, flood control and power generation was first proposed in 1957. To build ...