Kiyoshi Kurokawa

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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 Oct 18, 2009

How Japan can regain its vitality

Last November, two months after the inauguration of the Cabinet of Prime Minister Taro Aso, I predicted, in an opinion piece for the American magazine Science, that a sweeping change in Japanese government was imminent. I wrote, "Perhaps the public, sensing the need for change, ...