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China and Japan cut out the middleman

May 29, 2012
China and Japan move to trade each other's currencies directly, without using the U.S. dollar to set the exchange rate. The change is a new step toward a world where the dollar is not last word in global currencies.
Posted In: yuan, yen, dollar, China, Japan

Tsunami trash headed to our Pacific shores

May 3, 2012
And no one has clue who will pay for the clean-up of tons of debris.
Posted In: Japan, tsunami

Japanese prime minister visits the U.S.

Apr 30, 2012
The Prime Minister of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, is in Washington today for meetings with President Obama. There are tensions over the U.S. military in Japan, but moves toward closer cooperation on energy and trade.
Posted In: Japan

Japan: Over the hill?

Apr 30, 2012
Amid cries of a "lost decade" and economic stagnation, the real Japan looks and feels much different.
Posted In: Japan, innovation

No nuke Japan

Apr 18, 2012
Since Fukushima, Japan has shuttered all but one nuclear reactor. Now the debate to restart has begun.
Posted In: Japan, nuclear power, nuclear

Japan's economy, one year later

Mar 12, 2012
Today the Bank of Japan is holding a meeting to talk about monetary policy for the third largest economy in the world, one year after the earthquake tsunami and nuclear disaster there.
Posted In: Japan, supply chain, tsunami

Families in Japan inching towards recovery after Fukushima

Mar 12, 2012
It has been a year since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster in Japan. And the economy there is finally starting to look better, but many families are still struggling to regain their former lives.
Posted In: Japan, Fukushima, tsunami

How Japan can move forward, one year after Fukushima

Mar 9, 2012
One year after the tsunami and Fukushima disaster in Japan, Scott Tong revisits with one Japanese man who sees the brighter future for his country.
Posted In: Fukushima, Japan

Japan, Inc.'s long year

Mar 9, 2012
On the anniversary of the Fukushima quake and tsunami, Japan, Inc. faces two possible futures.
Posted In: Japan, Sharp, Rakuten

Lessons from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster

Mar 8, 2012
New tapes from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's Emergency Operations Center show how the disaster and American reaction unfolded.
Posted In: Fukushima, Japan, nuclear power, emergency

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