Toshihiro Higuchi

Articles by Toshihiro Higuchi

4 September 2012

Japan’s culture: Culprit of the nuclear accident?

Toshihiro Higuchi

On July 5, an independent investigative commission established by the Japanese Diet issued its final report on the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Hailed as the definitive word on the subject thus far, the report points to what it calls the "fundamental causes" of the disaster, all of them cultural.