If it wasn’t for a metallic taste and strange, powdery sensation on her skin, Sato Sachiko could have almost believed nothing changed in "beautiful Fukushima" after March 11, writes Jane Barraclough, an Australian freelance journalist living in Okinawa.
On March 11, Japan will commemorate the first anniversary of the Tohoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster, writes Craig Mark, of Kwansei Gakuin University's School of International Studies.
I don't see how any government can justify the use of a technology that can inflict so much chaos if it goes wrong, writes Paul Johannessen, a writer and videographer, in the Japanese town of Kesennuma.
Australian filmmaker Paul Johannessen visited the tsunami-affected region of Ishinomaki to see how its residents were coping six months on from Japan’s biggest-ever natural disaster. It’s a beautifully shot and fascinating look at a community struggling with unemployment and an uncertain future. Then and Now from Paul Johannessen on Vimeo.
Google Street View has been updated to include nearly every street from every town affected by the Japan tsunami back in March. All the images come from July- November this year.
Attempting to censor a public already starved of meaningful information on the threat posed to their long-term health seems counter-productive, writes Dan Bray, a freelance journalist and former Japan resident.
Fears that the Japanese government could be forced to bail out the company at the centre of the world’s worst nuclear accident in 25 years, has sparked concerns over Japan’s financial institutions that are exposed to the troubled utility, writes Karen Maley of Business Spectator.
The managers and officials involved in Fukushima should face prosecution for their failure to act on earlier warnings, writes Allan Patience, a professor at Sophia University, Tokyo.
The Fukushima nuclear disaster has contributed to the conservative government of German Chancellor Angela Merkel getting hammered in two state elections.
The Fukushima disaster is not merely about one event at one plant. A pause on nuclear power is spreading across the world, with China -- China -- the latest country to announce a pause on construction to examine the industry.