In June of 2011, while in Japan, Professor Jennifer Robertson was interviewed for several hours by Hiro Aida, the managing senior writer for Kyodo News (similar to Reuters), for his series on "current perspectives on Japan" that runs in all the national and prefectural newspapers in Japan. The resulting article contains Robertson's  fairly critical views of the Japanese government's response to the March 2011 disaster and also traces the genealogy of her scholarship on Japan.