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Two Years On from FukushimaSven Saaler

More than two years since the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi, more than 100,000 people are still unable to return to their homes due to radioactive contamination. Ironically, however, the nuclear disaster seems to have had more impact in some European countries than in Japan itself. Germany, Italy, and Switzerland have all decided to phase out nuclear energy. France is discussing new ways o…

The German Doctor in Meiji JapanSven Saaler

Japan and Germany celebrated the 150th anniversary of their diplomatic ties in 2011, and this milestone has helped draw attention in recent years to the history of academic exchanges between the two countries. One particular historical topic, always mentioned, is the arrival in Japan of government advisors, teachers, and other specialists from Germany (and other Western countries) during the Meiji…

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