Japan after 3/11
Global Perspectives on the Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Meltdown
In Japan after 3/11, editors Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma assemble geographers, economists, humanists, and scientists to consider the complex economic, physical, and social impacts of this heartbreaking disaster. Historical geographers place the events of March 2011 in context, while other contributors assess the damage and recommend strategies for the long process of reclamation and rebuilding. The book also includes interviews with victims that explore the social implications of radioactive contamination and invite comparisons to the discrimination faced by survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Balancing the natural and social sciences, this timely volume offers not only a model of interdisciplinary research for scholars but also an invaluable guide to the planning and implementation of reconstruction.
About the Authors
Unryu Suganuma is associate professor of geography at J. F. Oberlin University in Tokyo. He is the author of Sovereign Rights and Territorial Space in Sino-Japanese Relations and coeditor of Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and Japan.
"This collection of essays by leading geographers and other specialists in Japan and the United States is unique for the multidimensional, ground-level perspectives it provides on the events of 3/11 and their aftermath, as well as the explicit comparisons it draws to disasters in other parts of the world."—Bruce L. Batten, co-editor of Environment and Society in the Japanese Islands: From Prehistory to the Present
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