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Book Announcement: The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishō Japan

The Culture of the Quake: The Great Kanto Earthquake and Taishô Japan Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, No. 78 ISBN 978-1-929280-86-5, viii + 220 pages, paperback Published by the Center for Japanese Studies, The University of Michigan The Culture … Continue reading

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Resource: The Great Kantō Earthquake Archive

This week’s resource is a digital archive, the University of Hawai’i at Manoa’s collection on the Great Kantō Earthquake 関東大震災写真集 of 1923. One of the most destructive natural disasters in Japan’s recorded history, the Kantō earthquake caused devastating damage throughout … Continue reading

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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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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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Job Opening: Program Manager, Tohoku Initiative

BEYOND Tomorrow Career Opportunity Location: Tokyo, Japan Position: Program Manager, Tohoku Initiative Experience: BA and 7-8 years of experience; MA preferred Deadline: Applicants in Japan: not specified. For candidates currently based in the United States, there are possibilities for face-to-face … 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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