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Fukushima Daiichi: Shocking Disaster Relief Micromanagement

My Most Cynical Suspicions Confirmed The Japan Times has published an article regarding a post-mortem on the Japanese government’s handling of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. I have every sympathy for the people who were scrambling to resolve the problems on … Continue reading

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When Will Japanese Ministers Stop Insulting Disaster Victims?

そこまで! (That’s far enough!) Normally, I wouldn’t deign to be defending the Japanese people against their own government, but even I have my limits. Just how many elected ministers will go down in flames insulting their own disaster victims? This … Continue reading

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More Devastation: Typhoons in Japan

Torrential Rain About the only good thing we can say is, at least it wasn’t on the level of the tsunami. This link at the Mainichi Shimbun details tolls of dead and missing; just scroll down a little for a … Continue reading

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The Resilience of the Japanese People

A Nation United by Disaster The March 11 (“3/11”) earthquake and tsunami disaster striking Japan has brought into sharp relief the basic resilience and sense of unity of the Japanese people. Whatever the faults of Japan, this is one of … Continue reading

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Let Our Thoughts Be With Japan Today

There will be a time to place the tragedy of this tsunami in a historical context. Today is not that time. As reports of the damage come in, we can only pray that the death toll is not even greater … Continue reading

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