Jacob Adelman
For Jacob Adelman's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
Oct 29, 2014
Town divided after Sendai nuclear plant restart clears another hurdle
The city hosting the Sendai nuclear plant in Kagoshima Prefecture has decided to approve a resumption of operations at the facility, highlighting a conflict between people who benefit from the largesse of the industry and those who do not.
Sep 30, 2014
Volcanoes may be next obstacle for Japan's atomic power industry
The deadly volcanic eruption of Mount Ontake over the weekend may strengthen the argument of activists campaigning to keep the country's 48 reactors shut.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Economy
Aug 29, 2014
METI tells nation to stockpile toilet paper against next disaster
Bureaucrats don't want Japan to get caught with its pants down the next time toilet paper supplies run short after a natural disaster.
Japan Times
Aug 17, 2014
Tokyo combats flood threats with second mammoth reservoir
Below the condos and boutiques of Tokyo's upscale Minato Ward — which includes Roppongi Hills, home to Goldman Sachs Group's Japan headquarters — a boring machine has carved out the city's newest defense against floods.
Japan Times
May 30, 2014
Industrial heartland faces possible energy crunch
The industrial heartland in western Japan is facing the prospect of electricity shortages over the summer in the absence of nuclear power.
Mar 11, 2014
Tokyo radiation less than the level in Paris
Data from the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Public Health show atmospheric radiation levels in the capital are at the same level as before the Fukushima nuclear disaster and are below those in Paris and London.
BUSINESS / Economy
Sep 17, 2013
Japan warned U.S. of blackout risk
The U.S. Department of Energy was informed by Japanese officials that the world's third-largest economy risked a catastrophic power failure as it prepared to close its last operating nuclear reactor last year.
Japan Times
Mar 30, 2012
Oil consumption hits four-year high as LNG use peaks to cover reactors
Japan is consuming the most oil in four years as it runs out of capacity to use liquefied natural gas as a stopgap for idled nuclear power plants.
Japan Times
Oct 10, 2008
Little Tokyo looks to get back its vibes with new development
The last time Little Tokyo tried getting back to its Japanese roots, it was in the early 1980s with the Japanese Village Plaza, a warren of sweets shops, tea stands and trinket stores under sloping glazed-tile roofs.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on