The [Nuclear Regulatory Commission] has said that typical annual background...– Scientists lack complete answers on radiation risk
Jesus Christ, a West Bank hipster who lived 2,000 years ago and whose...– The Dokdo Times: “Jesus Was Korean” Says Seoul Church
The Earthquake in Japanese Energy Policy →
“Let us be clear: the cause of this crisis is not ageing reactors, but rather systemically centralized power and rewards and the regulatory, fiscal and financial institutions that encourage the power…
Situation at Fukushima nuclear plant →
Excerpt from a doc hosted on the Tokyo British Embassy website (the title above links to it): Let me now talk about what would be a reasonable worst case scenario. If the Japanese fail to keep the reactors cool and fail to keep the pressure in the containment vessels at an appropriate level, you can get this, you know, the dramatic word “meltdown”. But what does that actually mean? What a...
Report from Ibaraki
Quoting from a post to the NBR Japan Forum mailing list: From the Kashima area of southeastern Ibaraki it is still impossible to reach Tokyo by kosoku or rail. With some knowledge of local roads, a programmable navi system, and a lot of patience, it is possible to reach an on-ramp 50-odd km away but reports are that it takes up to four hours to make the trip that used to take about 40 minutes....
Interpreters for earthquake areas →
(Forwarding a post from the H-Japan mailing list) “If you are thinking of working as a volunteer/interpreter in either Iwate, Miyagi or Fukushima Prefectures, please go through the Kokusai Kouryuu Kyoukai of the relevant prefecture. Alternatively, if you are in the city of Sendai, please contact the Sendai Kyoukai. For Sendai, the acronym for the Sendai KYoukai is SIRA, for the Miyagi...
Asia Unbound: Japan’s Loss →
“At a time when Japan needs individuals with strong leadership potential, political leaders across the board in all parties—left and right—seems myopically focused on personality politics and short-term political gain. This corrosive game has become so devastatingly addictive for Japan’s politicians that there seems to be little consideration of the longer term consequences for Japan of this...
The terror of photo credits →
Partial Japanese translation of “A Parent’s Prayer,” written by my grandfather long before I was born. It was surprising to see it had made it into this language as well.
Apparently these drives are for professionals who need fast and reliable storage...
It is the cheating →
VERY BAD PUBLISHERS! The Complete Saga →
Cartoonist/illustrator Colleen Doran’s series of blog entries on the stuff she’s dealt with in the publishing industry. Long but worth exploring.