Tag: japan

Marie Mutsuki Mockett: Ways of Seeing

June 2016

Negotiating our diversity in a world that so often defaults to skin color.

Prajna Desai: 3.11 still haunts

April 2016

Art and photography five years after the tsunami.

Body Politic

December 2015

The performance artist on going solo, inhabiting dangerous spaces, and the grotesqueness of time.

Richard Falk: Fukushima and Beyond

August 2015

Can a distinction be drawn between developing nuclear power and nuclear weaponry?

Emily Strasser: Letter from Hiroshima

August 2015

On the 70th anniversary of the Hiroshima atomic bombing, the granddaughter of one of the scientists who made the bomb pays a visit to ground zero.

The Fifth Flavor

June 2015

Boundaries of Taste: Umami gives identity and intricacy to mother’s milk, a bowl of ramen, a writer poised between Japan and America.

Teow Lim Goh: Split

March 2014

Despite all the efforts to whitewash the dangers of nuclear power, we still remember its catastrophic potential.

Alexis Dudden and Jeffrey Wasserstrom: History as Weaponry

February 2014

What World War I analogies reveal about the current tensions between China and Japan

Michael Klare: Surviving Climate Change

November 2013

Climate change may destroy us, but not before we see a green energy revolution by the people.

Taxcast: How to Stop Corporate Tax Evasion

July 2013

Ideas on how to hold corporations accountable from the OECD, Japan, Mexico, and others.

Gretel Ehrlich: Shattered Worlds

February 2013

In an excerpt from her forthcoming book, the poet-reporter bears witness to resilience on Japan’s tsunami-ravaged Tohoku coast.

Michael Klare: Powder Keg in the Pacific

January 2013

Will China-Japan-U.S. tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?

at the side (côtés) of poetry

November 2012

I have written this poem on the theme “To the post-3.11 world, as I see it,” but this is just the prelude.

Bonnie B. Lee: Breaking The Ceramic Ceiling

July 2012

At the Joan B Mirviss Gallery’s The French Connection, Japanese women ceramists breathe new life and a welcome strangeness into a traditional artform.


March 2011 A day in the life of an empty city.

Rebecca Bates: Q&A with Wuer Kaixi

November 2010
 When Wuer Kaixi was twenty-one years old, he became known the world over as the student who scolded Premier Li Peng while wearing a hospital gown in Tiananmen Square. Here, he speaks about the Chinese government’s treatment of Liu Xiaobo’s Nobel Peace Prize and the mode of appeasement that has dictated the international community’s relationship with China since Tiananmen.