March 2012 : One year after Fukushima, Japan between disasters and resilience

The earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, causing the death or disappearance of more than 19,000 people, have unveiled a large social crisis that was waiting to spread like wild fire: the crises of employment, technological innovation, competitiveness, birth, abandonment of the elderly, confidence in the world of politics and medial officials. However, will Japan’s big companies and finance remember what they owe to the Japanese people, who have been working since 1945, people of somewhat exemplary quality? Or in investing abroad, will the country choose to abandon its people in despair and to feed them to the demons, of which have plagued its past. We are betting on an optimistic new ‘new deal’ between Japan’s middle classes and the world of businessmen and women.