Marie Mutsuki Mockett: Ways of SeeingJune 2016
Negotiating our diversity in a world that so often defaults to skin color.
Prajna Desai: 3.11 still hauntsApril 2016
Art and photography five years after the tsunami.
Body PoliticDecember 2015
The performance artist on going solo, inhabiting dangerous spaces, and the grotesqueness of time.
Richard Falk: Fukushima and BeyondAugust 2015
Can a distinction be drawn between developing nuclear power and nuclear weaponry?
Emily Strasser: Letter from HiroshimaAugust 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 FlavorJune 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: SplitMarch 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 WeaponryFebruary 2014
What World War I analogies reveal about the current tensions between China and Japan
Michael Klare: Surviving Climate ChangeNovember 2013
Climate change may destroy us, but not before we see a green energy revolution by the people.
Taxcast: How to Stop Corporate Tax EvasionJuly 2013
Ideas on how to hold corporations accountable from the OECD, Japan, Mexico, and others.
Gretel Ehrlich: Shattered WorldsFebruary 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 PacificJanuary 2013
Will China-Japan-U.S. tensions in the Pacific ignite a conflict and sink the global economy?
at the side (côtés) of poetryNovember 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 CeilingJuly 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.
Japão/JapanMarch 2011 A day in the life of an empty city.
Rebecca Bates: Q&A with Wuer KaixiNovember 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.|