Stap cells, Dr. Obokata, Riken, and truth

Today, in the Japan Times newspaper, as well as online, Otake-san has written an article about scientific misconduct and cover-ups in Japan. I have been quite confused since Dr. Obokata’s press conference in which she so passionately put forward her case of discovering STAP cells while denying any intentional wrong doings. Is she telling the …

In post-Fukushima policy test, Japan town rallies for nuclear re-start

Mari Saito, from Reuters, published a great article on the town of Satsumasendai where Kyushu Electric Power Company’s Sendai Nuclear Power Station has been “fast tracked” for restart. Saito-san points out the conflict between the personal economic needs of a small town and concerns about accident possibilities. Read the full article on Reuters UK: In …