Niigata voters elect antinuclear governor in blow to Abe’s energy policy

Author: Nippon.com

Categories: Energy and Technology, In-Depth with Nippon.com

Antinuclear candidate Yoneyama Ryuichi won the Niigata gubernatorial contest on October 16, 2016, in a setback to the government’s efforts to restart Tokyo Electric Power’s largest nuclear plant, Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, located in the prefecture.

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Looking back on Operation Tomodachi, five years later

Author: Sankei Shimbun

Categories: Energy and Technology, In the News

Sasakawa USA’s James Kendall’s experience working with Operation Tomodachi is detailed in a March 8 article series in the Sankei Shimbun. The articles detail how Kendall and other U.S. Forces assisted relief efforts following the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake. Kendall, Sasakawa USA’s Fellow for Common Challenges, served as the Marine liaison to the

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True Stories from Japan: Face to face with Japan’s resiliency

Categories: Sasakawa USA Alumni, Sasakawa USA Blog, True Stories from Japan

Ari Ratner is the Founder and CEO of Inside Revolution. He wrote this blog reflecting on his experience visiting Japan in March 2011. I visited in Japan on a Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA-sponsored trip in March 2011 as my last journey as a political appointee in the U.S. State Department. It was almost exactly a

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