Peter Wynn Kirby

Peter Wynn Kirby

Peter Wynn Kirby is an anthropologist, Japan expert, and environmental specialist at the University of Oxford. He writes regular opinion pieces on policy and cultural issues for a range of top newspapers and magazines. He is the author of Troubled Natures: Waste, Environment, Japan.

Latest from Peter Wynn Kirby

Opinion | In its coronavirus response, Japan must not repeat the mistakes of its handling of the Fukushima nuclear disaster

Japan must not continue with its policy of conducting only limited tests for Covid-19. The government was criticised for its opacity and mishandling of data after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown. It must not repeat these mistakes.

17 Apr 2020 - 4:13AM

Japan must not continue with its policy of conducting only limited tests for Covid-19. The government was criticised for its opacity and mishandling of data after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant meltdown. It must not repeat these mistakes.

In its coronavirus response, Japan must not repeat the mistakes of its handling of the Fukushima nuclear disaster
Opinion | Tokyo insists otherwise, but it’s hard to see how the Olympics can go on unaffected by coronavirus

Japan rolled out a tangled Olympic welcome mat with its clumsy handling of the Diamond Princess outbreak. An Olympics fortnight, if it goes ahead as planned, would certainly qualify as any infectious disease expert’s nightmare scenario.

16 Mar 2020 - 7:59PM

Japan rolled out a tangled Olympic welcome mat with its clumsy handling of the Diamond Princess outbreak. An Olympics fortnight, if it goes ahead as planned, would certainly qualify as any infectious disease expert’s nightmare scenario.

Tokyo insists otherwise, but it’s hard to see how the Olympics can go on unaffected by coronavirus
How a Taiwan court verdict just made the outsourcing of pollution much more difficult