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Japan's National Calamity, March 2011

  • Kan Naoto’s Political Skills Under Test

    Rajaram Panda
    If the political infighting continues, Japan will be left rudderless and the gigantic task of reconstruction will get complicated.
    April 20, 2011

  • Japan Continues to Battle Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

    Rajaram Panda
    After the threat level for the Fukushima plant was raised from 5 to 7, Japan’s claims about the situation getting stabilised are being received with a degree of scepticism.
    April 18, 2011

  • Japan’s Energy Dilemma

    Rajaram Panda
    In the wake of Fukushima Japan may place greater emphasis on LNG and renewable sources of energy like solar and hydro power.
    March 24, 2011

  • Japan Battling the Nuclear Nightmare

    Preeti Nalwa
    Japan’s tryst with the atom, from Hiroshima to Fukushima, has been ruinous in both its avatars - its use in weapons and in energy.
    March 22, 2011

  • Japan's Disaster Brings Sino-Japanese Relations Closer

    R N Das
    The relationship between China and Japan has taken a positive turn in the wake of Japan’s national disaster.
    March 22, 2011

  • Taking stock of Japan’s Nuclear Crisis

    Aditi Malhotra
    Even as Japan has become increasingly reliant on nuclear energy, its nuclear safety record has not been very satisfactory.
    March 22, 2011

  • Japan’s Political Battles at a time of National Crisis

    Rajaram Panda
    Opposition parties are wary of assuming responsibility for the Kan administration’s crisis management and national reconstruction efforts.
    March 21, 2011

  • Japan’s Nuclear Crisis and Analysis of Radiation Data as on 18/03/2011

    Kapil Patil and P K Sundaram
    The possibility of situation worsening can not be ruled out. However, it would be counter-productive to create panic by speculating only worst case scenario.
    March 18, 2011

  • Why Culture Matters?

    P. K. Gautam and Shamshad A. Khan
    While earthquake resistant buildings and safety of dams and nuclear plants are important, orderly public behaviour under stress, as demonstrated by the Japanese people, is also vital.
    March 18, 2011

  • Impact of the Earthquake on the Japanese and Global Economies

    Rajaram Panda
    The Prefectures affected the most are Iwate, Miyagi, Fukushima and Ibaraki, which represent about 7 per cent of Japan’s economy and house steel plants, oil refineries, nuclear power plants and factories manufacturing parts for cars and electronic goods.
    March 18, 2011

  • Japan Faces a Nuclear Disaster

    Rajaram Panda
    Japan is in a state of panic as the situation in the Fukushima nuclear power plant continues to intensify.
    March 18, 2011

  • Japan debates the viability of nuclear power plants

    Shamshad A. Khan
    As Japan grapples with a “nuclear emergency situation” a domestic debate has begun about whether a quake -prone country should rely on nuclear power.
    March 16, 2011

  • Japan Coping with a National Calamity

    Rajaram Panda
    The tsunami triggered by the quake swamped Sendai’s coast, picking up cars, ships and houses as it furiously surged three miles inland.
    March 16, 2011