Category: Japan

David Swanson: Truman Lied, Hundreds of Thousands Died

When Truman lied to America that Hiroshima was a military base rather than a city full of civilians, people no doubt wanted to believe him

Ariel Dorfman: How to Forgive Your Torturer

The River Kwai Passes Through Latin America and Washington

Harvey Wasserman: Fukushima’s Children are Dying

Some 39 months after the multiple explosions at Fukushima, thyroid cancer rates among nearby children have skyrocketed to more than forty times normal

Harvey Wasserman: Fukushima Is Still a Disaster

The corporate media silence on Fukushima has been deafening even though the melted-down nuclear power plant’s seaborne radiation is now washing up on American beaches

Tom H. Hastings: Department of Ironic Defense

The only thing worse than all the occupation for almost seven decades is the Asian Pivot, sending massive US military forces to that region, presumably to protect everyone from China

Tom Clifford: Collective Self Defense

There is a reason why Japanese children know so little about their country’s past

Noam Chomsky: Truth to Power

Ahead of his trip to Tokyo next month, we catch up with Noam Chomsky to get his views on recent geopolitical moves in the region

Harvey Wasserman: U.S. Sailors Sick From Fukushima Radiation File Suit

79 American veterans of 2011’s earthquake/tsunami relief Operation Tomadachi (“Friendship”) have filed a new $1 billion class action lawsuit against Tokyo Electric Power.

AFSC: Refuse Military Base Construction in Okinawa

Okinawans will continue to protest, as they have in the past

Ralph Nader: The Fukushima Secrecy Syndrome – From Japan to America

Last month, the ruling Japanese coalition parties quickly rammed through Parliament a state secrets law

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