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By Gerrett M. Graff SUNDAY NIGHT, AXIOS’S Jonathan Swan broke news that Donald Trump—among his many often random musings—appears to have considered one of the worst-but-most-persistent ideas in public policy: Nuking hurricanes. […] The truth, though, is that Donald Trump’s apparent brainstorm—as terrible an idea … Continue reading

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Sakamoto gently rallies the troops for No Nukes 2012 via The Japan Times

The demonstrations against the restarting of the Oi nuclear power plant held recently on Friday nights outside Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s residence are very much directed at the occupant of that abode, but they are attracting attention around the world, … Continue reading

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Radiation as Cultural Talisman: Nuclear Weapons Testing and American Popular Culture in the Early Cold War via Japan Focus

Robert Jacobs Introduction On what appeared to be a normal day off the Pacific coast of California, Scott Thomas was relaxing on his boat and enjoying a peaceful day of leisure. His wife had just gone below to grab two … Continue reading

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Belgian soccer game halted by fans comments to Japan goalkeeper about Fukushima disaster via The Washington Post

BRUSSELS — A Belgian soccer was temporarily stopped on Saturday after visiting fans taunted Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima over the recent Fukushima nuclear disaster. The referee halted the match between Lierse SK and Beerschot after some Beerschot supporters began chanting: … Continue reading

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‘Mr. Cesium’ Gag TV Show Suspended via Japan Real Time, WSJ

In a widely circulated blooper here, the radioactive element personified was declared the winner of gifts from March 11 disaster-struck areas in a lottery organized by a local TV station. In this instance, the prize was rice harvested in Iwate … Continue reading

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