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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 24, 2011 ‘Safety Myth’ Left Japan Ripe for Nuclear Crisis
QUOTE: Over several decades, Japan’s nuclear establishment has devoted vast resources to persuade the Japanese public of the safety and necessity of nuclear power. Plant operators built lavish, fantasy-filled public relations buildings that became tourist attractions....The belief helps explains why in the only nation to have been attacked with atomic bombs, the Japanese acceptance of nuclear power was so strong that the accidents at Three Mile Island and Chernobyl barely registered. Even with the crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the reaction against nuclear power has been much stronger in Europe and the United States than in Japan itself.
New York Times Oct 27, 2009 Extremism Spreads Across Indonesian Penal Code
QUOTE: Most of Indonesia still lives up to its reputation for a moderate, easygoing brand of Islam... But how Aceh [an Indonesian province] went from basic Islamic law to endorsing stoning in a few short years shows how a small, radical minority has successfully pushed its agenda, locally and nationally...
New York Times Jul 04, 2009 Facing a Crisis, Aborigines Stage Interventions of Their Own
QUOTE: Four decades after a constitutional amendment guaranteed equal rights for Australia’s Aborigines, including the right to legally drink, an increasing number of indigenous towns and smaller communities deep in the outback are curtailing the sale of alcohol.
New York Times Jun 13, 2009 Humans Intrude on an Indonesian Park
QUOTE: Forest rangers have been powerless in checking development inside the park as the local authorities have urged people to settle and open businesses here....Kutai National Park has been losing trees to illegal loggers, at a rate of one to two truckloads a day, according to forestry officials. Mining companies have also been pushing to explore inside the coal-rich park here.
New York Times Nov 03, 2007 As Japan Ages, Prisons Adapt to Going Gray
QUOTE: With one of the world’s most rapidly aging societies, Japan is confronting a sharp increase in the number of older criminals and prisoners. Japanese 65 and over now make up the fastest-growing group of criminals.
New York Times Oct 07, 2007 Okinawans Protest Japan’s Plan to Revise Bitter Chapter of World War II
QUOTE: The ministry said that it “is not clear that the Japanese Army coerced or ordered the mass suicides” but cited no fresh evidence to explain its change in policy. What was clear, though, was the timing of the announcement, which came a few months after the Japanese government passed a new law emphasizing “patriotism” in public schools.
New York Times Sep 05, 2006 Trial Begins for an Icon in Japan
QUOTE: Prosecutors have charged Mr. Horie and his colleagues with manipulating the financial figures of his company to conceal losses and inflate the company’s stock price...Defenders said that the men were accused of abuses that were not necessarily new to the Japanese business establishment, but that they went from heroes to villains because of Japan’s conflicted and still unresolved attitudes toward the freewheeling American-style of capitalism that is creeping into Japan.
New York Times Oct 06, 2002 Nigeria Militias Wield Power Through Intimidations
QUOTE: "Our great fear is that politicians who must win at all costs will force their way through by using ethnic militias"...
New York Times Jul 29, 2001 The Bondage of Poverty That Produces Chocolate
QUOTE: Child labor does retain deep roots but it is hard to measure, and the line between slave trading and the bondage of poverty is sometimes unclear...
New York Times Oct 25, 0201 Riches May Not Help Papua New Guinea
QUOTE: the flood of revenue, which is expected to bring Papua New Guinea $30 billion over three decades and to more than double its gross domestic product, will force a country already beset by state corruption and bedeviled by a complex land tenure system to grapple with the kind of windfall that has paradoxically entrenched other poor, resource-rich nations in deeper poverty.
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