Tag Archives: Japan

Essay: Ageing female prisoners in Japan

According to the 2013 edition of World Population Ageing, a UN report, Japan was most aged society in the world with 32% of its population being 60 years or over. Italy and Germany came second and third, both with nearly … Continue reading

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Essay: A big “No” to the re-start of nuclear reactors

Before the meltdown at the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant following the powerful earthquake and the tsunami of March 11, 2011, there were 54 nuclear reactors operating throughout Japan. They used to supply about 30% of the energy in the … Continue reading

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Essay : My thought on Shinzo Abe’s visit to the Yasukuni shrine

As expected, both China and South Korea reacted furiously to Prime Minister Abe’s visit to the controversial Yasukuni shrine in late December 2013.  Diplomatic relations between Japan and these countries, which had already been strained, worsened further with no hope … Continue reading

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Essay: The Enigma of Gender Gap in Japan

In March this year, I posted on my blog an essay titled “Japan: The worst developed country for women?”  I mentioned in it that Japan came in 101st in the “global gender gap index” in 2012 out of 135 countries … Continue reading

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Essay: Honest-box Vegetables in Tokyo

I was planning a month-long trip to Japan from mid-March of this year, but decided to postpone it because of the powerful earthquake/tsunami that struck there and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant explosions that followed.  I delayed my trip … Continue reading

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Essay: Food poisoning: Hygiene control and staff training

Food processing plants and catering establishments must always be thorough in handling and conserving food ingredients because goods produced in factories with poor hygiene standards or meals served in such restaurants can cause food poisoning.  Both must always be extremely … Continue reading

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Essay: On Euthanasia

At the end of April this year, I had a sad experience when I had to euthanize Malice, my feline companion for nine years.  I wrote the details of this painful event in an essay, “Euthanasia for Malice”, which I … Continue reading

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