Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in JapanNatural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan



This book brings together the analysis and insights of a group of distinguished experts on Japan to examine what happened, how various institutions and actors responded and what lessons can be drawn from Japan’s disaster.

Author: Jeff Kingston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136343476

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The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a record breaking magnitude 9 earthquake and a tsunami that was as high as thirty-eight meters in some places, news trickled out that Fukushima had experienced meltdowns in three reactors. These tragic catastrophes claimed some 20,000 lives, initially displacing some 500,000 people and overwhelming Japan's formidable disaster preparedness. This book brings together the analysis and insights of a group of distinguished experts on Japan to examine what happened, how various institutions and actors responded and what lessons can be drawn from Japan’s disaster. The contributors, many of whom experienced the disaster first hand, assess the wide-ranging repercussions of this catastrophe and how it is already reshaping Japanese culture, politics, energy policy, and urban planning.

Human Security and Japan s Triple DisasterHuman Security and Japan s Triple Disaster



This book applies the human security approach to the specific case of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that struck Japan on 11 March 2011, which has come to be known as Japan's ‘triple disaster’.

Author: Paul Bacon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317747468

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Page: 216

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Japan has been one of the most important international sponsors of human security, yet the concept has hitherto not been considered relevant to the Japanese domestic context. This book applies the human security approach to the specific case of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident that struck Japan on 11 March 2011, which has come to be known as Japan's ‘triple disaster’. This left more than 15,000 people dead and was the most expensive natural disaster in recorded history. The book identifies the many different forms of human insecurity that were produced or exacerbated within Japan by the triple disaster. Each chapter adds to the contemporary literature by identifying the vulnerability of Japanese social groups and communities, and examining how they collectively seek to prevent, respond to and recover from disaster. Emphasis is given to analysis of the more encouraging signs of human empowerment that have occurred. Contributors draw on a wide range of perspectives, from disciplines such as: disaster studies, environmental studies, gender studies, international relations, Japanese studies, philosophy and sociology. In considering this Japanese case study in detail, the book demonstrates to researchers, postgraduate students, policy makers and practitioners how the concept of human security can be practically applied at a policy level to the domestic affairs of developed countries, countering the tendency to regard human security as exclusively for developing states.

Rebuilding Asia Following Natural DisastersRebuilding Asia Following Natural Disasters



Approaches to Reconstruction in the Asia-Pacific Region Patrick Daly, R. Michael
Feener. Asahi Shimbun (2012). TEPCO agrees nuclear crisis was avoidable.
Asahi Shimbun. ... Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan. London: ...

Author: Patrick Daly

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107073579

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Provides a detailed and comparative assessment of the humanitarian responses to major disasters in Asia over the past two decades.

Contemporary JapanContemporary Japan



With penetrating analysis of key issues that have loomed large in Japan since the end of the Cold War, including the erosion of job security, as well as its immigration policies, aging society, and alliance with the US, this volume remains ...

Author: Jeff Kingston

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118315064

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Page: 328

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The second edition of this comprehensive study of recent Japanese history now includes the author's expert assessment of the effects of the earthquake and tsunami, including the political and environmental consequences of the Fukushima reactor meltdown. Fully updated to include a detailed assessment of the aftermath of the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami Shows how the nuclear crisis at Fukushima was an accident waiting to happen Includes detailed discussion of Japan's energy policy, now in flux after the mishandling of the Fukushima crisis Analyzes Japan's 'Lost Decades', why jobs and families are less stable, environmental policies, immigration, the aging society, the US alliance, the imperial family, and the 'yakuza' criminal gangs Authoritative coverage of Japanese history over the last two decades, one of the country's most tumultuous periods

Long term Readiness Challenges in the PacificLong term Readiness Challenges in the Pacific



My district has also seen its share of devastation due to natural disasters , most
memorably Hurricane Katrina . ... Tsunami , and nuclear crisis in Japan , our
forces have shown an ability - unmatched in the region or elsewhere — to
respond to ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Armed Services. Subcommittee on Readiness

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D034055903

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The Future of JapanThe Future of Japan



As the nuclear crisis was unfolding and other nations evacuated their embassy
staff we increased our presence in Tokyo . This did not go unnoticed . It is fitting
that our joint assistance operation in support of disaster relief efforts was named ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Foreign Affairs. Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822037829959

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Page: 54

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Asia Pacific Disaster ManagementAsia Pacific Disaster Management



In: Kingston J (ed) Natural disasters and nuclear crisis in Japan: response and
recovery after Japan's 3/11. Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies, New
York, pp 53–72 BBC News Asia (2012) Japan Panel: Fukushima nuclear disaster
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Author: Simon Butt

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642397684

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Page: 303

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The book outlines the regulatory environment for disaster prevention and management in broad social, economic and political context. The first half of the book focuses mainly on Japan, especially the ‘3-11’ events: the earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tohoku area on 11 March 2011 and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant radiation leaks. The second half focuses on the USA (the only other Asia-Pacific country to have experienced a serious nuclear emergency), Indonesia, China, New Zealand, Australia and international law. One question explored is whether socio-legal norms play different roles in preventing and managing responses to natural disasters compared to ‘man-made’ disasters. Another is how ‘disaster law’ interacts with society across very diverse societies in the disaster-prone Asia-Pacific region. The book also addresses the increasingly important roles played by international law and regional regimes for cross-border cooperation in disaster prevention and relief, including the functions played by military forces. Erudite, pragmatic, and charged with detailed, substantive knowledge of an astonishing range of contexts and research fields, this timely collection of important essays on the law and society of disaster management stands as an exemplary international academic response to the disasters of 11 March 2011. (Annelise Riles)

Japan s Disaster GovernanceJapan s Disaster Governance



This book provides a case of the disaster governance of Japan, by presenting information and analyses on what happened in the Magnitude 9 Great East Japan Earthquake that caused the huge tsunami and the INES Level 7 Fukushima nuclear power ...

Author: Itoko Suzuki

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461461517

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Page: 116

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Natural disasters are often multifaceted and cause severe damage. Disasters initiated locally can become national and even global crises. Today’s world urgently needs a new body of knowledge and techniques for the mitigation of and response to disaster. Central to such a body of knowledge are disaster preparedness, emergency and crisis management systems of government, of which capacity building is becoming an increasingly important element in public administration, management and governance. Today, disasters are to be managed by sound local, national, and global governance, through all the phases of preparedness, prevention, mitigation and then to relief, recovery and re-construction. During all these phases, government plays the most important role. This book provides a case of the disaster governance of Japan, by presenting information and analyses on what happened in the Magnitude 9 Great East Japan Earthquake that caused the huge tsunami and the INES Level 7 Fukushima nuclear power plants accidents on March 11, 2011. In examining this Japanese case study, this book illustrates the socio-economic damage of the stricken areas together with the overall picture of the disasters. It examines Japan’s capacity for disaster governance and it’s crisis management system in response to the most devastating disaster that the country has ever encountered since the end of WWII. It also offers preliminary findings learned from this experience in the Japan’s public administration and governance systems, challenged to be more accountable and transparent during the recovery and reconstruction efforts now in progress.

Catastrophe in JapanCatastrophe in Japan



This book explores the catastrophe in Japan with a focus on economic and trade effects, as well as food and agriculture implications and the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Author: Gerard K. Sutton

Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 1614703353

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Page: 145

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The 11 March 2011, earthquake and tsunami that occurred in Japan followed by the nuclear crisis are having a large negative impact on the economy of Japan but a lesser effect on world trade and financial markets. Japan has lost considerable physical and human capital. In excess of 27,000 persons in Japan have been killed or are missing, and more than 202,000 homes and other buildings have been totally or partially damaged. The negative effects of the earthquake and tsunami are being compounded by the continuing crisis at the Fukushima nuclear reactors and the resulting evacuations, radioactive contamination and shortages of electricity; continuing aftershocks and the extensive damage to infrastructure, homes, manufacturing plants and other buildings. This book explores the catastrophe in Japan with a focus on economic and trade effects, as well as food and agriculture implications and the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

FukushimaFukushima



Recounts the failure of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a triple meltown that became the worst nuclear crisis in over two decades, and discusses the future of nuclear power.

Author: David Lochbaum

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 9781595589088

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Page: 320

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Recounts the failure of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a triple meltown that became the worst nuclear crisis in over two decades, and discusses the future of nuclear power.

North Korea policyNorth Korea policy



At the next round of talks in Beijing in October 2000, the Japanese side proposed
a normalization formula similar to its reconciliation with ... resources, the
deterioration of factory operation, the failure of the planned economy, and a
series of natural disasters and food crises. ... Evidently Washington was not
pleased with Tokyo's plan to hold a summit meeting with Japan and the recurrent
nuclear crisis 23.

Author: Linus Hagström

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415399165

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Page: 177

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policy options are available for the future. Policy-oriented and based on careful empirical analysis, "North Korea Policy" will appeal to both policy makers and scholars of Asian foreign policy.

The Oriental Economist ReportThe Oriental Economist Report



ANN SECURITY ' Japan ' s crisis management system now much stronger ' with
the problem . The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was calling around to different
embassies and countries to see if anyone had experience with this type of
nuclear problem . ... A graduate of Duke University and the types of crises ,
including natural disasters Johns Hopkins SAIS , Schoff is well known as an
expert in Japanese ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105121702216

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The Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station DisasterThe Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station Disaster



In this volume and in gripping detail, the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, a civilian-led group, presents a thorough and powerful account of what happened within hours and days after this nuclear ...

Author: The Independent Investigation on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134689736

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Page: 298

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When the Nuclear Safety Commission in Japan reviewed safety-design guidelines for nuclear plants in 1990, the regulatory agency explicitly ruled out the need to consider prolonged AC power loss. In other words, nothing like the catastrophe at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station was possible—no tsunami of 45 feet could swamp a nuclear power station and knock out its emergency systems. No blackout could last for days. No triple meltdown could occur. Nothing like this could ever happen. Until it did—over the course of a week in March 2011. In this volume and in gripping detail, the Independent Investigation Commission on the Fukushima Nuclear Accident, a civilian-led group, presents a thorough and powerful account of what happened within hours and days after this nuclear disaster, the second worst in history. It documents the findings of a working group of more than thirty people, including natural scientists and engineers, social scientists and researchers, business people, lawyers, and journalists, who researched this crisis involving multiple simultaneous dangers. They conducted over 300 investigative interviews to collect testimony from relevant individuals. The responsibility of this committee was to act as an external ombudsman, summarizing its conclusions in the form of an original report, published in Japanese in February 2012. This has now been substantially rewritten and revised for this English-language edition. The work reveals the truth behind the tragic saga of the multiple catastrophic accidents at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station.It serves as a valuable and essential historical reference, which will help to inform and guide future nuclear safety and policy in both Japan and internationally.

Strategic DigestStrategic Digest



35 Japan Japan ready to export nuclear technology ; Washington urges Tokyo to
reduce oil imports from Iran ; China proposes to resume talks with Japan on
resolving sea boundary dispute on East China Sea ; Japan proposes to setup an
Asian disaster insurance plan According ... before the Fukushima nuclear crisis ,
are due to be approved by the Japanese parliament within the first half of
December .

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Fukushima FictionFukushima Fiction



Fukushima Fiction introduces readers to the powerful literary works that have emerged out of Japan’s triple disaster, now known as 3/11.

Author: Rachel DiNitto

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824879457

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Page: 240

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Fukushima Fiction introduces readers to the powerful literary works that have emerged out of Japan’s triple disaster, now known as 3/11. The book provides a broad and nuanced picture of the varied literary responses to this ongoing tragedy, focusing on “serious fiction” (junbungaku), the one area of Japanese cultural production that has consistently addressed the disaster and its aftermath. Examining short stories and novels by both new and established writers, author Rachel DiNitto effectively captures this literary tide and names it after the nuclear accident that turned a natural disaster into an environmental and political catastrophe. The book takes a spatial approach to a new literary landscape, tracing Fukushima fiction thematically from depictions of the local experience of victims on the ground, through the regional and national conceptualizations of the disaster, to considerations of the disaster as history, and last to the global concerns common to nuclear incidents worldwide. Throughout, DiNitto shows how fiction writers played an important role in turning the disaster into a narrative of trauma that speaks to a broad readership within and outside Japan. Although the book examines fiction about all three of the disasters—earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdowns—DiNitto contends that Fukushima fiction reaches its critical potential as a literature of nuclear resistance. She articulates the stakes involved, arguing that serious fiction provides the critical voice necessary to combat the government and nuclear industry’s attempts to move the disaster off the headlines as the 2020 Olympics approach and Japan restarts its idle nuclear power plants. Rigorous and sophisticated yet highly readable and relevant for a broad audience, Fukushima Fiction is a critical intervention of humanities scholarship into the growing field of Fukushima studies. The work pushes readers to understand the disaster as a global crisis and to see the importance of literature as a critical medium in a media-saturated world. By engaging with other disasters—from 9/11 to Chernobyl to Hurricane Katrina—DiNitto brings Japan’s local and national tragedy to the attention of a global audience, evocatively conveying fiction’s power to imagine the unimaginable and the unforeseen.

Bulletin of the World Health OrganizationBulletin of the World Health Organization



( 558 ) argue that health systems need to be better prepared for disasters . In the
second , Atle ... Japan Lessons from a nuclear crisis A Sugimoto et al . ( 629–630
) hear from elderly people displaced by the Daiichi nuclear disaster . Uganda ...

Author: World Health Organization

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ISBN: UCR:31210023955121

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Building Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture SectorBuilding Resilience for Adaptation to Climate Change in the Agriculture Sector



Large - scale or mega - disasters with interactions between physical and
technological hazards and the exposure of ... systems and ' synchronous failures '
( i.e. the March 2011 Japan earthquake - tsunami - nuclear crisis ) where different
risks ...

Author:

Publisher: Fao Inter-Departmental Working Group

ISBN: MINN:31951D036912636

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"The joint workshop on Building resilience for adaptation to climate change in the agriculture sector was organized by FAO and OECD, and was held from 23 to 24 April 2012, at FAO headquarters in Rome."--P. 5.

Japan Economic SurveyJapan Economic Survey



Jenkins : While the Japanese certainly anticipate that earthquakes or other
natural disasters will occur , they appear averse ... We push ques . tions at the
business people as they would occur in a real crisis situation , but again , this
does not aim to be an individual examination . ... We came to realize through this
episode that , as a nuclear state , it was imperative that we “ manage ” crises lest
we blunder ...

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Daily Summary of Japanese PressDaily Summary of Japanese Press



If the American government would allow , I would like us to become military allies
with China . ... of the American Pacific forces ' role established by their rescue
efforts following the Sumatra earthquake tsunami , he appealed to the need for
international cooperation on natural disasters . At the same time , he said that he
aimed at strengthening ties with China to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis
.

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