Tag Archives: Japan

Lessons From Fukushima

Prior to March 11, 2011, Japan was held up as a paragon for preparedness. They had a national readiness plan, regular disaster drills and strong civic engagement. But in the face of an unprecedented 9.0 earthquake, massive tsunami, and a nuclear accident at the Fukushima-Daiichi power plant, the country experienced a host of challenges—many that […] … learn more→

Shall we talk about whales and whaling

To whale or not to whale … THAT should be the question I was simply amazed when I read a small online Japanese article about a week ago. It was reporting the departure of three whaling ships from Shimonoseki, former whaling town in the western Japan, heading for the Antarctic. I was amazed not that […] … learn more→