Host Marco Werman speaks with Jeff Kingston of Temple University Japan about the status of the cleanup, what's at stake for the government, and the government's delicate relationship with TEPCO, the company that owns the plant.
Three years after the triple meltdown at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, neither local communities nor the country's economy have fully recovered. And one critic says Japan won't be safe again until it's made some fundamental changes in its culture.
If you're an American used to hearing Auld Lang Syne only on New Year’s Eve, you might wonder why stores across Japan use the song to signal closing time. The reason is not as strange as you might think.
"When you get married, will you continue to work?" That's still a question female college students ask one another in Japan. Despite government efforts to get more women in the workplace in Japan, a discouraging campus culture pervades top universities, some students say.
Four years ago, the Fukushima state weathered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl. Today, they're home to a record-breaking wind turbine. But it's only a fraction of what the region's disabled nuclear complex used to produce.