Winifred Bird
  • Winifred Bird 
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Freelance writer and translator focusing on the environment, science, and architecture. While living in rural Japan for a decade beginning in 2005, reported for Yale Environment 360, Dwell, the Japan Times, and other publications. She has also written for the Christian Science Monitor, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Science. Earned her degree in political science at Amherst College.
The Greening of Japanese Politics?2016.06.24

When Greens Japan emerged as a national political organization in July 2012, the timing for success seemed perfect. Sixteen months had passed since the earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disaster of March 2011. The Japanese public was saturated with news of government incompetence linked to the triple disaster, fed up with mainstream politics, and, to a greater degree than ever before, eager for a t…

Telling the Story of Fukushima2016.03.16

Five years after the March 11 earthquake and tsunami touched off a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, the disaster is no longer just a current event—it is also a part of Japan’s history. But how should that history be told? Government and civil society groups have different answers, and they are starting to emerge in a battle of museums.

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