20th June 2020 Satoru Ohtake The University of Tokyo Satoru is Project Professor in the Institute of Future Initiatives of … Read More
Nine years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster, the government’s handling of the coronavirus epidemic shows it remains hamstrung in responding to crises, the head of the commission that investigated the Fukushima meltdown has said.… Read More
Japan’s bureaucrats are great at some things. Crisis management doesn’t seem to be one of them.
As it attempts to manage the fallout of the covid-19 coronavirus — which has taken the lives of more than 2,000 people worldwide, including a Japanese man and woman on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship — Japan is reliving the bureaucratic red-tape nightmares that hampered emergency efforts in Kobe in 1995 and Fukushima in 2011.… Read More