Content Tagged with: Japan

Dr. Holroyd’s current research focuses on government policy and the commercialization of environmental technologies as part of her ongoing studies of national innovation policies and economic...
In the January 2014 issue of Policy Options, Canadian expat Peter Tasker analyzed the delicate balance between East Asia’s two foremost powers, Japan and China, in his article “Shinzo Abe’s...
Publication (NCA - Emerging Voices Blog) September 2012
In between Shinjuku and Ikebukuro on the Yamanote line lies a small station called Shin-Ōkubo. Although originally known as a “bed-town”, a cheap place to spend the night within the bustling...
As a Post-Graduate Research Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, I find myself often engaged on exciting cross-regional issues. Politics, security developments, and economic crises make...
Publication (NCA - Emerging Voices Blog) May 2012
Having lived in Toronto and Vancouver nearly all of my life, I felt that every day was Asian Heritage Month. The fact that one does not recognize a special event dedicated to oneself is quite a...
Publication (NCA - Emerging Voices Blog) May 2012
A few years ago, the thought would have been almost incomprehensible, but currently Japan is running without nuclear power. On May 5th, the No.3 reactor in Tomari nuclear power plant in Hokkaido was...
Publication (NCA - Emerging Voices Blog) April 2012
What makes people so interested in a country that they make it the focus of their future careers? Why did I become so interested in Japan? Needless to say, the reasons why Western scholars become...
Publication (NCA - Emerging Voices Blog) March 2012
“Have you seen the giant ship yet?” Sensei asked me one day as we sat in the red tent listening to a crackling fire. “Giant ship?” I had seen a number of ships turned upside down, some a good twenty...
Publication (NCA - Emerging Voices Blog) February 2012
FoodWe ate by candlelight and solar lamps every night. Most of the food was provided through donations within the Japanese Christian community. A river runs through Kamaishi City so when the tsunami...
Publication (NCA - Emerging Voices Blog) January 2012
The walls of the Shinsei Kamaishi Church had a distinct dark line about 20 feet high in every single room. Under the line, everything was tinted with a thin layer of mud. It just barely touched the...
My story begins, not in Japan, but in Musikot City, Nepal.“Hey Vince,” my friend said, “there was a big earthquake in Japan three days ago!”Since Musikot City is in an isolated part of Nepal, this...