Five years have passed since the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and the unprecedented Fukushima nuclear power plant accident.
Three months before the earthquake and nuclear power plant disaster, the Arab Spring had begun in Tunisia.
The Arab Spring quickly spread to North Africa, the Middle East and now the region is experiencing a crisis that was unimaginable a few years ago, with a massive outpouring of refugees from North Africa and Syria to the EU.
In the midst of all of these major changes that have occurred throughout the world over the past five years, how has Japan changed?
With this question in mind, I focused on the lack of change in Japan in my new book on regulatory capture, through the lens of my experience as the Chairman of the National Diet of Japan Fukushima Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission (NAIIC) , the first independent investigation commission in Japanese constitutional democratic history.
It will be available in stores on March 10th and can be ordered on Amazon.
Today, I held a press conference at the National Press Club of Japan, where I introduced the book and spoke about these issues.
I would be honored if you would read it.