Even more than financial assistance, says a participant in the MIT Japan 3.11 Initiative, "ideas and inspiration" are needed in Japanese towns hit particularly hard by the tsunami of March 2011.
MIT professor Richard Samuels talks to Asia Society about his new book on politics in Japan in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake of March 2011.
Associate Fellow Ayako Doi says Prime Minister Noda's push for a sales tax hike threatens to pitch the country into a period of political instability that couldn't come at a worse time.
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