Fukushima 5 years later: nuclear energy and its cost

On March 11, 2011 a powerful earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, causing a devastating system failure at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant. After five years, Japan – and the world – is still grappling with how to accommodate energy, safety and sustainability needs while still developing nuclear power. Hirokazu Miyazaki, professor of anthropology, and […]

Long-term risks in Japan Post’s multibillion-dollar IPO

Hirokazu Miyazaki is director of Cornell’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies and professor in Cornell’s department of anthropology. He researches traders and financial market actors in Japan. He says the initial public offering – or IPO – of Japan Post marks a new phase in the controversial privatization of Japan’s postal services, that was first initiated […]