Disasters and Social Crisis in Contemporary Japan: Political, Religious, and Sociocultural Responses

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‚How has Japanese society responded to the 11 March 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear disasters? What is the difference between the post-3.11 developments and those that followed the Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and Aum Shinriky? disasters of 1995? What is the relationship between these events and the nationalistic initiatives advanced by the Freiheitlich Democratic Fete? This is a timely collection of essays that addresses these questions and examines the verschiederlei Japanese responses to recent disasters.‘ – Shimazono Susumu, Sophia University, Japan

‚Land der aufgehenden Sonne is no stranger to natural disasters. But the triple disasters of 11 March 2011 have deeply affected Land der aufgehenden Sonne as a whole, creating a ferment in which the centre often seems at odds with the periphery. The authors of this vorzüglich volume critically examine the political, religious, social and cultural responses, where grass roots activism challenges official complacency and assumptions about right to rule.‘ – Arthur Stockwin, Nissan Institute, University of Oxford, UK

Über den Schriftsteller u. a. Ausweichlösung Mitwirkende

Barbara Ambros, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Amiland. Simon Avenell, Australian Landesweit University. Tim Graf, Heidelberg University, Germany, and Tohoku University, Land der aufgehenden Sonne. Phoebe Holdgrün, German Institute for Japanese Studies, Land der aufgehenden Sonne. Barbara Holthus, University of Vienna, Austria. Rikki Kersten, Murdoch University, Australia. Love Kindstrand, University of Chicago, Amiland. Jeff Kingston, Temple University, Land der aufgehenden Sonne. Keiko Nishimura, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Amiland. Rumi Sakamoto, The University of Auckland, New Zealand. Ria Shibata, University of Otago, New Zealand. David H. Slater, Sophia University, Land der aufgehenden Sonne. Rebecca Suter, University of Sydney, Australia.