Constantine Vaporis, History and Asian Studies, in the Baltimore Sun

Since the triple disaster—a 9.0 earthquake, tsunami and “nuclear meltdown”—struck Japan, there has been an insinuation that wealthy Japan really does not need our help to recover from the disaster.

“Nothing could be farther from the truth,” argues Constantine Vaporis, professor of history and director of Asian studies in an op-ed in the Baltimore Sun. He argues that Japan needs our help because of their stagnant economy and the unprecedented nature of this disaster, and that “we should do all we can to help this country because the Japanese people are trying so valiantly to help themselves.”

His op-ed, “Japan Needs Our Help” appeared in the Baltimore Sun on March 22.


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