Category Archives: Japan

Trade under threat of Fukushima fallout – Shaun Rein

Toyota SUV in trouble via Wikipedia The effects on trade between Japan and China cause by the Fukushima nuclear¬†disaster is bigger than expected,¬†warns Shaun Rein at CNBC, as Chinese consumers…

Is Japan getting ready for change? – Shaun Rein

Shaun Rein by Fantake via Flickr The current crisis in Japan could lead to a change in Sino-Japanese relationships, Shaun Rein tells CNBC. Japan could actually have a chance to…

Rare earth is not that rare – Arthur Kroeber

Arthur Kroeber by Fantake via Flickr The real or imaginary boycott on rare earth export to Japan has kept many politicians, diplomats and media busy. But according to economic analyst…

French, Howard

Howard French is associate professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and former New York Times correspondent in Africa, Japan, and China. As correspondent for the New York Times, he was not only an alert observer of the society he was in, but was able to compare and connect between those worlds, much to the benefit of his audience. He travels from New York.

Farrer, James

James Farrer is a leading expert on sexuality in China and Japan. In a dynamic and knowledgeable way he addresses one of the fast-changing sides of China’s dynamic society: its youth culture. He is the director of the Institute of Comparative Culture at Sophia University. He travels from Tokyo.