Hiromi Murakami

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Commentary / World Dec 1, 2011

Fukushima crisis fueling the third opening of Japan

Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda's announcement that Japan would join talks on a Pacific free trade agreement (FTA) triggered a nationwide debate over whether to open Japan's market. While this is certainly a useful discussion, the issue facing Japan is far larger. The Fukushima nuclear power ...

Commentary / World May 30, 2011

Changing Japan's system to handle the 'unexpected'

Faced with an unprecedented crisis that was triggered by the combined disasters of the recent earthquake and tsunami, Japan is continuing to struggle with the radiation leak and sealing of the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant. The world witnessed the astonishing resilience of the ...