Tag Archives: Tamotsu Baba

“Save the Town”: Insolvable Dilemmas of Fukushima’s “Return Policy” (“町残し”: 福島帰還政策の解決不可能なジレンマ) via Asia-Pacific Journal-Japan Focus

Baba Tamotsu interviewed by Katsuya Hirano […] I also heard that fewer than 10% of Namie residents are expected to return and that the situation is likely to remain the same for the foreseeable future. Some people even suggest that … Continue reading

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Namie’s high recovery hopes haunted by dwindling coffers, fears of losing vital state dole via The Japan Times

A robot testing facility, a robotics research center, a base for renewable energy and a memorial park — these are some of the plans the irradiated town of Namie, Fukushima Prefecture, has in mind for rebuilding after the triple reactor … Continue reading

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Abe mum on Fukushima at U.N. disaster risk confab via the Japan Times

On the second day of the U.N. World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in Sendai, French Minister of State for Development and Francophony Annick Girardin said climate change is responsible for over 80 percent of the damage caused by natural … Continue reading

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Secrecy Bill Could Distance Japan From Its Postwar Pacifism via The New York Times

TOKYO — Brushing past angry street protests and apocalyptic editorials in leading newspapers, Japan’s conservative prime minister, Shinzo Abe, appears set to achieve one of the first items on his legislative agenda to roll back his nation’s postwar pacifism: passing … Continue reading

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