Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Since then, events in the region have conspired to make me look bad.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
A dispute over a chain of uninhabited islands known as the Diaoyu in China and the Senkakus in Japan has lead to rising tensions between the two countries. The New York Times reports groups of protesters in China number in the tens of thousands.
Monday, July 16, 2012
In early August of 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi had a run of the worst luck imaginable. A double blast of radiation left his future, and the future of his descendants, in doubt. In this short: an utterly amazing survival story that spans ... well, 4 billion years when you get down to it.
Monday, March 12, 2012
Director David Gelb talks about his latest documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, which tells the story of Jiro Ono, who’s considered by many to be the world’s greatest sushi chef. At the age of 85, Ono continues to work towards perfection in his Tokyo restaurant Sukiyabashi Jiro. And, from the restaurant 15 East, owner Marcos Moriera and sushi chef Masato Shimizu, join us to discuss the art of making sushi. Jiro Dreams of Sushi is playing at the Lincoln Plaza Cinema and the IFC Center.
Friday, March 09, 2012
A sobering by-product of the Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster in Japan last year -- the country has had to rely more on natural gas for its energy, and that's meant a big jump in greenhouse gas emissions.
On our partner The Takeaway David Biello, associate editor of environment and energy at Scientific American, discusses the future of nuclear energy, one year out with host John Hockenberry. You can listen to the full interview here.
Friday, March 09, 2012
To mark the one-year anniversary of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami on Sunday, a play honoring the first responders who tended to victims of the natural disaster and nuclear meltdown will be staged at the Ailey Citigroup Theater.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
For this New Sounds program some Western musicians look to Japan for inspiration both melodic and instrumental. Hear selections from a recent release by cellist/composer Jordi Savall called "Hispania & Japan - Dialogues," created following the catastrophes in Japan in 2011. It's actually based on a previous project from 2006, "The Route of the Orient," revolving around the Spanish Jesuit missionary St. Francis Xavier (Francisco Javier).
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Wednesday, December 07, 2011
Seventy years ago today, Japan attacked a naval base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, killing and wounding thousands of Americans. The enemy might have been Japan, but in the American melting pot there were many Japanese faces. The Pearl Harbor inspired solidarity in America soon gave way to distrust and a staggering suspension of the U.S. Constitution. "War Relocation Camps" for 100,000 Japanese-Americans were set up, and entire families of American citizens were forced to halt their lives and move. Some of those relocated Japanese-Americans petitioned the U.S. to serve in combat as a way of demonstrating their loyalty. The petitions were accepted, and soon Japanese-Americans were fighting as both volunteers and drafted servicemen.