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Japan’s culture: Culprit of the nuclear accident? via Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Article Highlights An independent investigation commissioned by Japan’s parliament concluded that the Fukushima nuclear accident was a manmade disaster caused by a uniquely Japanese mindset. Historically, Japan has attributed its failures and its successes to the same national cultural factors, … Continue reading

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Japan’s Unsatisfying Nuclear Report via Bloomberg

… Yet for all its detail and willingness to label the Fukushima disaster as “profoundly manmade,” the report does not identify which men (and this being Japan, there probably weren’t many women) failed. Instead, it sweepingly indicts “the ingrained conventions … Continue reading

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