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Naoto Kan, former Prime Minister of Japan
福島原発事故の真実 [The truth about the Fukushima nuclear disaster]
Duration: 54:27 | 13 MB Listen 

Tomas Kåberger, Japan Renewable Energy Foundation, Chair of Executive Board / Comment by Yasuyo Yamazaki, Kuni Umi Asset Management
Transforming Japan Into an Energy Rich Country - What Needs to be Done?
Duration: 01:05:54 | 30 MB Listen 

Franz Waldenberger
Risk and Opportunity – Japan Confronting Uncertain Futures
Duration: 01:03:35 | 19 MB Listen 

Tateo Arimoto, Professor, GRIPS and JST, Dietmar Harhoff, Professor, MPI for Innovation and Competition and EFI
Strengths and weaknesses of national research and innovation systems – comparing Germany and Japan
Duration: 01:43:25 | 33 MB Listen 

Patricia G. Steinhoff, Professor University of Hawaii
Three Myths about the Japanese Red Army: What you Think you Know is Probably Wrong!
Duration: 01:13:47 | 65 MB Listen 

Markus Pudelko, Professor, University of Tübingen
Opportunities and Constrains for Japanese Women Pursuing a Career: Between Self-fulfilment and Frustration
Duration: 43:06 | 40 MB Listen 

Aya H. Kimura, Professor, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Citizen Radiation Measurement Stations after 3.11: Food Safety Knowledge Gaps and the Problem of “Citizen” in Citizen Science
Duration: 49:10 | 43 MB Listen 

Tom Gill, Professor, Meiji Gakuin University
Knowing one's Enemy: Japan's Korean Community, and Those Who Hate Them
Duration: 01:14:23 | 78 MB Listen 

Patrick Heinrich, Professor, Dokkyo University
Language, Security and Freedom in Okinawa
Duration: 01:16:49 | 69 MB Listen 

Andrew Sutter, Professor, Rikkyo University
Public Happiness in Japan
Duration: 01:05:37 | 60 MB Listen 

Ellis Krauss, Professor, University of California San Diego
What's Wrong With Japan? ...It's the Politics!
Duration: 48:20 | 42 MB Listen 

Mire Koikari, Professor, University of Hawaii at Manoa,Women's Studies
Training Women for Disasters: Gender, "Crisis Management (Kiki Kanri)" and Post-Fukushima Nationalism in Japan
Duration: 42:13 | 38 MB Listen 

Paul J. Scalise, The University of Tokyo
The Cost of NIMBY: Policy Images, Foreign Blueprints and Civil Society’s Assault on Japan’s Post-Fukushima Energy Policy
Duration: 54:51 | 46 MB Listen 

Hiroshi Ono, Professor, Texas A&M University
Welfare States and the Redistribution of Happiness
Duration: 00:47:02 | 46 MB Listen 

Satsuki Kawano, Professor, University of Guelph
Who Will Care for Me When I'm Dead? Ancestors, Homeless Spirits, and New Afterlives in Low Fertility Japan
Duration: 00:55:00 | 48 MB Listen 

Yoshitaka Okada, Sophia University, Faculty of Liberal Arts
Sustainable Development, Frontier of Business, and its Application to Tohoku
Duration: 01:12:28 | 63 MB Listen 

Dave McCaughan, Director of Truth Central, McCann Worldgroup
The Truth About Mothers
Duration: 01:13:10 | 60 MB Listen 

Sheldon Garon, Princeton University, East Asian Studies
Why America Spends While Japan and Europe Save
Duration: 52:24 | 50 MB Listen 

Bruno Frey, Professor, University of Zurich, Department of Economics
Happiness: The View from Economics
Duration: 50:01 | 42 MB Listen 

Yukiko Uchida, Professor, Kyoto University, Kokoro Research Center
Happiness in Japan before and after the Great East Japan Earthquake
Duration: 57:28 | 52 MB Listen 

Franz Waldenberger, Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich
The Japanese Economy one Year after Fukushima
Duration: 58:36 | 53 MB Listen