Akie Abe

Did the Japanese Prime Minister’s wife Akie Abe pretend not to speak English to avoid Trump?

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As part of his long, confused, rambling interview with the NYT’s Maggie Haberman yesterday, Donald Trump talked about how uncomfortable he was sitting next to Akie Abe, the wife ...

Trump’s $50bn Japan investment may not be new; funded by Saudis, who Trump swore off of

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Trump’s $50bn investment from Japan may not be new at all, and it’s Saudi money to boot.

Weird Japanese Trump anime video, or something

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It’s difficult to tell if the video is pro- or anti- Trump, but I’m guessing the world blowing up is a clue.

The wild rabbits of Okunoshima, Japan (video)

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The story goes, the rabbits were used to test chemical weapons during WWII, and then released and multiplied.

Fukushima: High-risk TEPCO work at Reactor 4 has started (updated)

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TEPCO now admits that the whole Fukushima site contains 80 fuel rods damaged prior to 2011.

WWII gun camera footage of Japanese planes being shot down (video)

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Amazing and disturbing video that looks like something out of Hollywood, and it’s definitely not.

(Updated) Fukushima animation shows how difficult clean-up is going to be

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Two views of the spent fuel pool at TEPCO Fukushima Reactor 4. Animation is very instructive (though idealized).

Japanese mafia feared in control of labor at Fukushima nuclear clean-up

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While some experts fear Fukushima could go critical, with 85 times the nuclear contamination of Chernobyl.

Japan’s new “state secrets act” stirs fears about press freedom, Fukushima transparency

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Prime Minister says secrecy law is needed to set up US-style National Security Council. Is Fukushima the reason?

Fukushima: “Usual suspects in Japan are getting richer… at the expense of public safety”

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Writer w 20-yrs Japan experience: “They’ve extended the Japanese patronage system to benefit from the disaster.”

3 Fukushima reactor cores melted into earth during accident, still missing – 4th could explode

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Fukushima Reactor 4 still a potential disaster. Three other reactor cores melted into the earth. Action needed.

Waiter-less super-automated Japanese restaurant (video)

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An interesting video of a restaurant in Japan that’s taken automation to an extreme. There are no servers.

(Updated) Risky repair of Fukushima could spill 15,000x radiation of Hiroshima, create 85 Chernobyls

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Does the crisis at Fukushima now demand a global take-over of the repair effort?
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