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Fashion Sector and March 11: Giorgio Armani and Great East Japan Earthquake

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Fashion Sector and March 11: Giorgio Armani and Great East Japan Earthquake Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Three years ago on March 11 a brutal tsunami hit Japan and killed over 19,000 people shortly after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake triggered this brutal event. Therefore, vast numbers of people from all over the world […]

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March 11 and Great East Japan Earthquake Remembered from Distant Tokyo

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March 11 and Great East Japan Earthquake Remembered from Distant Tokyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times On the morning of March 11, 2011, everything seemed normal in trendy Tokyo because the trains were jammed packed and the city was buzzing along like always. However, during the afternoon everything changed after the powerful 9.0-magnitude earthquake […]

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Record Trade Deficit in Japan and Nuclear Reality: Is Japan Losing its Independence?

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Record Trade Deficit in Japan and Nuclear Reality: Is Japan Losing its Independence? Noriko Watanabe and Walter Sebastian Modern Tokyo Times The anti-nuclear lobby in Japan and the mass media in this nation on a whole continue to focus on the negative side of nuclear power stations. Not surprisingly, the government of Japan is dithering […]

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Restart of Japanese Nuclear Plants: Politically Correct Radiophobia Harms the General Public

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Restart of Japanese Nuclear Plants: Politically Correct Radiophobia Harms the General Public Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NRA), reinvented in September 2012 in response to shortcomings in the regulatory system highlighted by the March 11, 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear accident, has “finally” published new regulations covering requirements for restart […]

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Tsunami of March 11 and Elderly Death Rates: More Support Needed and Reality of Aneyoshi

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Tsunami of March 11 and Elderly Death Rates: More Support Needed and Reality of Aneyoshi Tomoko Hara and James Jomo Modern Tokyo Times It is noticeable that the current Japanese government under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is focused on reinvigorating the economy of this nation and working closely with the Bank of Japan. Therefore, it […]

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Japan Government: Nuclear Option and Overstated Myths Related to Nuclear Crisis in Fukushima

Japan Government:  Nuclear Option and Overstated Myths Related to Nuclear Crisis in Fukushima Joachim de Villiers and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The mass media in Japan and internationally overhyped the anti-nuclear reality in this nation after the Fukushima nuclear crisis, which emerged after the 9.0-magnitude earthquake unleashed a brutal tsunami. This tsunami in turn created […]

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Nuclear Alarmism Has Driven Post Fukushima Political Decisions: Japan, Germany and International

Nuclear Alarmism Has Driven Post Fukushima Political Decisions: Japan, Germany and International Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times   The March 2011 Fukushima nuclear accident is the worst accident in the 55-year history of commercial nuclear power. The 1986 Chernobyl accident in Ukraine released more radioactivity, but it was a single core-melt plus single hydrogen […]

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Fukushima Disaster “Made in Japan”: A Way Forward

Fukushima Disaster “Made in Japan:” A Way Forward Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times   The “Made in Japan” headlines prevailed in the nuclear and other trade press characterizing conclusions from the report by the Japanese Diet’s commissioned Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC). The NAIIC chairman Kiyoshi Kurokawa, a medical doctor and a […]

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Fukushima Horse Racing returns to the Tohoku region: a good boost for the area

Fukushima Horse Racing returns to the Tohoku region: a good boost for the area James Jomo and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima horse racing returned this weekend (Apr 7-8) to the delight of horse racing fans throughout the Tohoku region. The symbolic importance was more important than the quality racing on show because it […]

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Japan and March 11 crisis: 340,000 people still in temporary housing

Japan and March 11 crisis: 340,000 people still in temporary housing Pierre Leblanc and Joachim de Villiers Modern Tokyo Times The chaos emanating from the March 11, 2011, earthquake which triggered the tsunami and nuclear crisis remains to be a stern challenge for the central government of Japan. Over one year later and it is […]

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