In a barn near Fukushima’s exclusion zone, farmers mix organic fertilisers, looking for recipes to protect their crops from radiation.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Yasukuni Shrine on 26 December 2013 has provoked criticism and denunciation from inside and outside Japan.
Like many developed economies, Japan is currently pushing to get more women into the workforce as a way of lifting its growth potential and financing aged care.
To the consternation of America, which sees itself as guaranteeing the current security order in East Asia, the new leaders of the region’s two biggest powers are moving further and faster with agendas that unsettle the status quo.
Rikki Kersten's Japan Update address has been abridged and published in the forum of the AJRC, Australia and Japan in the Region.
Dr Adam Broinowski looks at the ongoing effects of radiation contamination after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. AWhen Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) was torn apart by several explosions, whether due to technical failings in correspondence with the earthquakes, tsunami or a combination of both, it not only dispersed radioactive contaminant but also exposed the bonds connecting people’s lives with nuclear power. - See more at: http://www.japanfocus.org/-Adam-Broinowski/4009#sthash.7h5lSgCG.dpuf