• 1,000 Irradiated Dead Bodies in Japan

    Up to 1,000 Bodies Left Untouched Near Troubled Nuke Plant Kyodo News (March 31, 2011) I started this new post on the aftermath in Japan…

  • Japan Begins Mass Burials

    Hasty Burial for the Dead Collides With Tradition Michael Wines, The New York Times (March 24, 2011) Families of the tsunami’s victims faced a mass…

  • The Cliffs of Tojimbo

    At Japanese Cliffs, a Campaign to Combat Suicide Martin Fackler, New York Times (December 17, 2009) “I will continue until the government finally gets its…

  • Discards

    The euthanasia of unwanted cats and dogs is a regular occurrence the world over. However, in Japan, it takes on epic proportions. The voracious appetite…

  • Stressed Out

    In the U.S. and overseas, the recession is taking a toll. In addition to bodies stacking up at morgues and cemeteries in foreclosure, we can…