An interview with Japanese radio broadcaster Hirofumi Nakano of FM station J-Wave on Japan’s women’s soccer team.
A discussion about the contamination risks near the Fukushima nuclear power plant.
Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan survived a no-confidence motion brought because of his handling of the earthquake and tsunami disaster. Anchor Lisa Mullins talks with The World’s Marco Werman in Japan.
The fall-out from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan has been not only the radioactive kind. It has included a warning about the dangers of nuclear energy. The World’s Marco Werman talks with Eisaku Satu, former governor of Fukushima Prefecture.
The World’s Marco Werman talks to anchor Lisa Mullins from a village outside the exclusion zone that’s experiencing high levels of radiation.
Debate is raging over the safety of fish from Japan in the wake of recent nuclear disaster.
The “manga” legend has published one of his stories from World War II for the first time in English.
This six-person outfit plays a style of music associated with 1970s psychedelic rock from Cambodia.
Late Japanese musician Kiyoshiro Imawano’s anti-nuclear stance is enjoying a revival.
When the tsunami struck northeast Japan on March 11, one of the worst hit places was Ishinomaki. It’s a fishing port and had boasted one of the largest fish markets in the world. That economy ground to a halt. The port was devastated, more than 3,000 people died and almost 3,000 are still missing, presumed dead.
At first no one noticed them, the visual footnotes created by Japan’s version of Banksy. The artists — for they are six, not one — go by the name Chim↑Pom.
Newton is Japan’s equivalent of Scientific American. The June issue (now almost off the newstands here) helps anxious Japanese better understand the historical patterns of seismic activity across their country.
Overheard from a frequent American visitor to Japan: “People in the States say Japan is so screwed. People in Tokyo say the north of Japan is so screwed. People in the north say Miyagi (where much of the tsunami damage occurred) is so screwed [...]”
The only consoling thing I can say about this picture taken in Ishinomaki in northern Japan is that the woman who owns this piano was not killed by the tsunami.
“There are these virtual ghosts of what the town used to be.”