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Mental health is a significant factor for the Japanese youth phenomenon of prolonged social isolation

General condition of hikikomori (prolonged social withdrawal) in Japan: Psychiatric diagnosis and outcome in mental health welfare centres From International Journal of Social Psychiatry The issue of hikikomori (prolonged social withdrawal) among Japanese youth has attracted attention from interna­tional experts. … Continue reading

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Fukushima in Focus: A collection of coverage

From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists The Bulletin publishes a collection of analysis and opinion pieces from the world’s top experts; it aggregates these writings to create a valuable resource for readers.

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Do the benefits of nuclear power outweigh the risks?: A time for Japan to review its policies?

The Challenge of Climate Change and Energy Policies for Building a Sustainable Society in Japan From Organization & Environment  In response to last week’s earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the role and safety risks of nuclear power are being reassessed … Continue reading

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Gorbachev’s lessons from Chernobyl are valuable in light of Japan’s nuclear crisis

Chernobyl 25 years later: Many lessons learned  From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Dramatic events over the last week have produced heartbreaking images from Japan as its people face unimaginable adversity. In the wake of an earthquake of historic proportions, … Continue reading

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Gorbachev reflects on lessons learned from the Chernobyl disaster

Chernobyl 25 years later: Many lessons learned  From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists The former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev contributes this essay to the special issue – Chernobyl: 25 years later where he looks back at the catastrophic accident in … Continue reading

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