A Message from His Majesty The Emperor
View the message delivered by His Majesty the Emperor to the people of Japan on March 16.
Insights from a Czech Scholar in Japan Archive
Posted on 2011/07/21Three months on from March 11, reports on the latest disaster-related news from Japan are no longer the lead stories in the Czech media. At the same time, as Czech scholar Petra Karlová notes, a recent Czech television series has been introducing viewers to the architectural ties that linked the two countries in the past.
Posted on 2011/07/06Czech researcher Petra Karlova sees energy conservation as a major task to be tackled as a nation—but also as something to be undertaken, and considered carefully, by individuals. The lessons that each of us takes away from this will impact the shape of the future that we create in the course of recovery.
Posted on 2011/06/01Petra Karlova, a Czech scholar studying at Waseda University, explains how the recent disaster in Japan has changed her perception of water. In the PET bottles that initially seemed to encapsulate the abnormality of post-disaster life, she now sees a poignant reflection of survivors' hopes, fears, and feelings toward the departed.
Posted on 2011/05/16Petra Karlova, a Czech scholar studying at Waseda University, suggests that the virtue of Japanese restraint may end up impeding recovery. She calls for people in the Tōhoku disaster areas to be “self-centered“ enough to spell out exactly what kind of assistance they need.
Posted on 2011/04/14After the earthquake, life in Tokyo had mostly returned to normal for graduate student Petra Karlova. Sensationalistic reporting in the Czech media, however, made family and friends back home increasingly worried for her safety. Now having left Japan, she is shocked by the state of Czech reporting of the crisis.