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Can Increased Sales Tax Rebuild Japan?

[Via the WSJ Asia Today: Can Japan Afford Its Reconstruction?] “Japan is striving to go from crisis mode to reconstruction mode, but can it afford…

Looting in Japan?

I have had many a discussion with friends and associates regarding the topic of how well the citizens of Japan handle themselves during a crisis. The topic of looting comes up and there have been countless YouTube clip and blog posting stating how well behaved everyone is. The Kirin Brewery in Sendai was hit once by the powerful Tsunami and then again by hundreds of individuals seeking refreshment in the form of beer, coffee and juice.

TEPCO Boss Backpedals on Radiation Danger

  [Via the Daily Mail] The boss of the company behind the devastated Japanese nuclear reactor today broke down in tears – as his country…