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Tohoku Revival Calendar

On the fourth anniversary of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that devastated the Tōhoku area of Japan, many people are reflecting on how far (or not far) recovery has come and asking what they can still do to help those … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011

JAPAN COPES WITH CALAMITY Japan Copes with Calamity: Ethnographies of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Disasters of March 2011. It brings together nine varied ethnographic studies from the disaster region with a pair of introductory chapters framing the studies in … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: 3.11 as History: a book (E/J)

Published on 3.11 by staff members of Tohoku Gakuin University, Sendai. The title of the book is 『歴史としての東日本大震災 口碑伝承をおろそかにするなかれ』(岩本由輝編、刀水書房、2013年). It contains 5 articles, written by faculty member living either in the Sendai region, or in Soma City, Fukushima.

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Call for Papers: STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima / East Japan Disaster

STS Forum on the 2011 Fukushima / East Japan Disaster Building a Transnational Research Agenda and Strategy for Engagement through a Social Scientific Understanding of Disasters and the Disaster Sciences INAUGURAL MEETING University of California Berkeley 12-14 May 2013 This … Continue reading

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How and where can I volunteer in Japan this summer?

David Slater of Sophia University in Tokyo has provided yet another wonderful guide to how people can best offer their services to continuing (legitimate) relief efforts in Japan. Please read below and pass it on to anyone you think may … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan

Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan. Edited by Jeff Kingston Series: Nissan Institute/Routledge Japanese Studies The March 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan plunged the country into a state of crisis. As the nation struggled to recover from a … Continue reading

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Remembering 3/11

Much thanks to Tony, Katie, and Danielle, who provided us three wonderful articles this week about 3/11: Resource: Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters How I Remember 3/11: Japan Cat Network Sent to Sendai: Reflections of an ALT after the … Continue reading

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