Category Archives: Japanese Culture

The twin disaster is changing the cultural landscape

Large scale disasters have a tendency to sear themselves into the collective psyche. Even smaller, localised disasters – natural or man-made – have a potential to  leave long-lasting tracks in the national cultural landscape. People in the impacted areas continue to live in … Continue reading

Posted in Japanese Culture, Tohoku-Kanto Earthquake | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Fifty Samurai

While the world sleeps, eats, shops and fights, 50 nameless people are battling to save it. Dubbed ‘Fukushima 50’,  the group of volunteers is selflessly facing escalating health and survival risks as they fight to prevent the nuclear catastrophe on a scale not seen since … Continue reading

Posted in Japanese Culture | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment