The Morning Briefing: Japan's energy security

Summary:"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about Japan's energy security.

Charlie has the morning off.

"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about Japan's energy security.

1.) The recent nuclear disaster in Japan has prompted the nation to rethink its foreign relations relative to gaining access to their natural resources.

2.) Meanwhile, China has gone on a supertanker shopping spree to shore up its energy supply chain.

3.) Mid-century modern architecture: elegant or eyesore? Metropolis attempts to gain perspective.

4.) A major priority for the U.S. military? Capitalizing on the benefits of big data.

5.) C-suite executives are often the worst at hiring for their company. Inc. offers tips on how to avoid falling into the trap.

Photo: Tokyo at night. (David Steadman/Flickr)

This post was originally published on Smartplanet.com

Topics: Innovation

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