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Haiti and Cholera Epidemic: Accountability for the United Nations is needed

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Haiti and Cholera Epidemic: Accountability for the United Nations is needed Michiyo Tanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The United Nations (UN) and international meddling in several nations often ends up with peculiar results and this most notably applies to Afghanistan and Haiti. Yet, while Afghanistan was caught up in the Cold War […]

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Fields of Bitterness (I): Land Reform in Burundi

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Fields of Bitterness (I): Land Reform in Burundi International Crisis Group EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Burundi, whose population lives mainly in rural areas, is facing two land problems. The first is structural and due to poor land management, particularly in a context of high population growth, which generates violence and crime. The second is a legacy of […]

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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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The demise of Tokyo and modern Japan: reality or an illusion?

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The demise of Tokyo and modern Japan: reality or an illusion? Kanako Itamae and Pierre Leblanc Modern Tokyo Times Once more depressing figures released indicate the demise of Tokyo and Japan by 2100 whereby the population will be beyond recognition of what it is today. This is the stark warning according to another dramatic survey […]

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Ongoing Causes Behind Deforestation in the Modern World

Ongoing Causes Behind Deforestation in the Modern World Kimberly Byrne Modern Tokyo Times Forests are considered to be one of the most highly valued and important eco-systems around the globe, containing approximately 60-plus percent of the globe’s biodiversity. As well for a number of indigenous groups, the forests contain their livelihood as it provides not […]

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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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Ryuchi Sakamoto and his anti-nuclear stance: is America a nuclear power?

Ryuchi Sakamoto and his anti-nuclear stance: is America a nuclear power? Walter Sebastian and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ryuchi Sakamoto is continuing with his anti-nuclear energy stance and pointing out the danger of nuclear energy which he is entitled to do so. However, ironically he moved to America a long time ago despite […]

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Merkel Dooms the Eurozone and German Electric Industry: manipulation of Fukushima nuclear crisis

Merkel Dooms the Eurozone and German Electric Industry: manipulation of Fukushima nuclear crisis Vojin Joksimovich, PhD Modern Tokyo Times In a series of my earlier writings published by Modern Tokyo Times, such as Chancellor Merkel and arrogance: is she really committed to save the Euro, I have expressed skepticism about the leadership qualities of Chancellor […]

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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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Tsunami and Okawa Elementary School: many children died & bodies still missing

Tsunami and Okawa Elementary School: many children died & bodies still missing Pierre Leblanc and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times March 11, 2011, in Japan will always remain vivid because of the utter destruction and mayhem that was caused by the tsunami which followed the 9.0-magnitude earthquake. Since this day great strides are continuing […]

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