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Japan’s 3.11 Earthquake, Tsunami, Atomic Meltdown

This guide is divided into two parts.

Part I introduces work published by The Asia-Pacific Journal.

Part II introduces major English and Japanese print and online sources on 3.11.


I. A Guide to Asia-Pacific Journal Resources


This is a guide to the approximately one hundred articles published by The Asia-Pacific Journal on the 3.11 earthquake, tsunami, atomic meltdown and their aftermath including the debate over Japan’s energy policy, the future of nuclear power, the devastation of the Northeast, plans for resettlement and reconstruction, and the resurgence of social movements. Articles are arranged within the following categories with the most recent ones first:

 

1. Earthquake and Tsunami Damage: Consequences for land, life, economy

2. Nuclear Meltdown: Radiation and its consequences for People and the Environment in Japan and the world

3. Energy Alternatives: Nuclear Power, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Renewables

4. Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

5. Government, Corporate & International Response to Earthquake Tsunami and Meltdown

6. Citizen, NGO and International Responses to Earthquake Tsunami and Meltdown

7. Literary, Artistic and Press Responses to Earthquake Tsunami and Meltdown

 

Please consult the index on the home page to search using keywords, place names and topics. The most recent articles are listed first within each section.

 

1. Earthquake and Tsunami Damage: Consequences for Land, Life, Economy

•David McNeill, Japanese Government Squelching Efforts to Measure Fukushima Meltdown

•Yasuhito Abe, Safecast or the Production of Collective Intelligence on Radiation Risks after 3.11

•Shineha Ryuma and Tanaka Mikihito, Mind the Gap: 3.11 and the Information Vulnerable

•Kyle Cleveland, Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty

•Philip C. Brown, Call it A ’Wash’? Historical Perspectives on Conundrums of Technological Modernization, Flood Amelioration and Disasters in Modern Japan   

•David McNeill and Paul Jobin, Japan’s 3.11 Triple Disaster: Introduction to a Special Issue

•Nathan Hopson, Systems of Irresponsibility and Japan’s Internal Colony  

•Oguma Eiji, Nobody Dies in a Ghost Town: Path Dependence in Japan's 3.11 Disaster and Reconstruction 

•David McNeill and Justin McCurry, Japan's Cut-Price Nuclear Cleanup

*Andrew DeWit, Can Abenomics Cope With Environmental Disaster?

•Adam Broinowski, Fukushima: Life and the Transnationality of Radioactive Contamination

•Andrew DeWit and Chistopher Hobson, Abe at Ground Zero: the consequences of inaction at Fukushima Daiichi

•Andrew DeWit, Fukushima, Fuel Rods, and the Crisis of Divided and Distracted Governance

•Jeff Kingston, Abe’s Nuclear Energy Policy and Japan’s Future

•Andrew DeWit, In the Dark With Tepco: Fukushima’s Legacy for Nuclear Power 

•Andrew DeWit, Water, Water Everywhere: Incentives and Options at Fukushima Daiichi and Beyond

•Paul Jobin, The Roadmap for Fukushima Daiichi and the Clean-up Workers

•Sawada Shoji, Scientists and Research on the Effects of Radiation Exposure: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

•David McNeill, Life and Death Choices: Radiation, children, and Japan’s future

•Winifred Bird, Post-Tsunami Japan’s Push To Rebuild Coast in Concrete

•Richard J. Samuels, 3.11: Comparative and Historical Lessons

*Kerstin Lukner and Alexandra Sakaki, Lessons from Fukushima: An Assessment of the Investigations of the Nuclear Disaster

*Anders Pape Moller & Timothy A. Mousseau, Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Nuclear Accidents at Fukushima and Chernobyl  

•Roger Pulvers, Tohoku Has Been Rent Asunder for Future Generations

•Roger Witherspoon, A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: Cat and Mouse with a Nuclear Ghost

•Roger Witherspoon, Fukushima Rescue Missing Lasting Legacy: Radioactive Contamination of Nearly 70,000 Americans

•David McNeill, Fukushima - Two Years On

•Gavan McCormack, Fukushima: An Assessment of the Quake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown

•Roger Pulvers, The Lessons of the 3.11 Meltdown for Japanese Nuclear Power; Citizenship Vs. a Corporate Culture

•Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill, Meltdown: On the Front Lines of Japan's 3.11 Disaster

•Jeff Kingston, Power Politics: Japan’s Resilient Nuclear Village

•Shoko Yoneyama, Life-world: Beyond Fukushima and Minamata

•Iwata Wataru, Nadine Ribault and Thierry Ribault, Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima: Science Subverted in the Service of the State 
•Masuda Yoshinobu, From "Black Rain" to "Fukushima": The Urgency of Internal Exposure Studies

•Brigitte Steger, "We were all in this together ..."" Challenges to and practices of cleanliness in the shelters in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, 2011

•Kimura Satoru, Japanese Nuclear Power Generation Comes to a Vietnamese Village

•Jeff Kingston, Japan's Nuclear Village

•Aileen MiokoSmith, Post-Fukushima Realities and Japan’s Energy Future

•Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Eco-Model City Kitakyushu and Japan's Disposal of Radioactive Tsunami Debris

•Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, The Costs of Fukushima

•David H. Slater, Nishimura Keiko, and Love Kindstrand, Social Media, Information and Political Activism in Japan’s 3.11 Crisis

•Makiko SEGAWA, After The Media Has Gone: Fukushima, Suicide and the Legacy of 3.11

•Miguel Quintana, Radiation Decontamination in Fukushima: a critical perspective from the ground

•Paul Jobin, Fukushima One Year On: Nuclear workers and citizens at risk

•Jeff Kingston, Mismanaging Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

•Martin J. Frid, Food Safety in Japan: One Year after the Nuclear Disaster

•Miguel Quintana, Ocean Contamination in the Wake of Japan's 3.11 Disaster

•Brian Victoria, Buddhism and Disasters: From World War II to Fukushima

•Yau Shuk-ting, Kinnia, Responding to Disaster:  Japan’s 3.11 Catastrophe in Historical Perspective: Special Issue of APJ

•Christopher S. Thompson, Local Perspectives On the Tsunami Disaster: Untold Stories From the Sanriku Coast

•Alyne Elizabeth Delaney, Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake:  A Report from One Miyagi Fishing Community

•David McNeill, The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Fight for Compensation

•David McNeill, Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant at One Year: Back in the Disaster Zone

•Miguel Quintana, Fukushima Crisis Concealed: Japanese government kept worst-case scenario under wraps

Taira Tomoyuki and Hatoyama Yukio With a comment by scientists Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress and Arjun Makhijani Nuclear Energy: Nationalize the Fukushima Daiichi Atomic Plant

•Koide Hiroaki and Paul Jobin, Nuclear Irresponsibility: Koide Hiroaki Interviewed by Le Monde

•Hirose Takashi, Farewell to Nuclear Power - A Lecture on Fukushima

•Satoko Norimatsu and Matthew Penney, Japan Nuclear Safety Agecy: Radioactive Water Leaks to the Ocean 'Zero

•Hirose Takashi, Japan’s Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Disaster Syndrome: An Unprecedented Form of Catastrophe

•Satoko Oka Norimatsu, Fukushima and Okinawa - the "Abandoned People" and Civic Empowerment

•Fujioka Atsushi, Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima: A “Two-Headed Dragon” Descends into the Earth’s Biosphere

•Winifred A. Bird and Elizabeth Grossman, Chemical Contamination, Cleanup and Longterm Consequences of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami

•Oguma Eiji, The Hidden Face of Disaster: 3.11, the historical structure and Future of Japan’s Northeast

•Martin J. Frid, Food Safety: Addressing Radiation in Japan’s Northeast after 3.11

•David McNeill, A Young Man Sacrificing his future to shut down Fukushima

•Lori Dengler and Gregory Smits, The Past Matters: Lessons From History and From Japan’s March 11 Earthquake and Tsunami

•Hirose Takashi and C. Douglas Lummis, The Nuclear Disaster That Could Destroy Japan – On the danger of a killer earthquake in the Japanese Archipelago

•Gregory Smits, Danger in the Lowground: Historical Context for the March 11, 2011 Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami

 

2. Nuclear Meltdown: Radiation and its Consequences for People and Environment in Japan and the World

•David McNeill, Japanese Government Squelching Efforts to Measure Fukushima Meltdown

•Yasuhito Abe, Safecast or the Production of Collective Intelligence on Radiation Risks after 3.11

•Shineha Ryuma and Tanaka Mikihito, Mind the Gap: 3.11 and the Information Vulnerable

•Christopher S. Thompson, Are You Coming to the Matsuri?: Tsunami Recovery and Folk Performance Culture on Iwate’s Rikuchū Coast

•Kyle Cleveland, Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty

*Nathan Hopson, Systems of Irresponsibility and Japan’s Internal Colony

•Shoji Masahiko introduced & translated by Tom Gill, The Rage of Exile: In the Wake of Fukushima

•Oguma Eiji, Nobody Dies in a Ghost Town: Path Dependence in Japan's 3.11 Disaster and Reconstruction

Antoni Slodkowski and Mari Saito, Hard Times in Fukushima

•David McNeill and Justin McCurry, Japan's Cut-Price Nuclear Cleanup

•Adam Broinowski, Fukushima: Life and the Transnationality of Radioactive Contamination

•Andrew DeWit and Chistopher Hobson, Abe at Ground Zero: the consequences of inaction at Fukushima Daiichi

•Andrew DeWit, Fukushima, Fuel Rods, and the Crisis of Divided and Distracted Governance

•Jeff Kingston, Abe’s Nuclear Energy Policy and Japan’s Future

•Andrew DeWit, In the Dark With Tepco: Fukushima’s Legacy for Nuclear Power 

•Paul Jobin, The Roadmap for Fukushima Daiichi and the Clean-up Workers

•Sawada Shoji, Scientists and Research on the Effects of Radiation Exposure: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

•David McNeill, Life and Death Choices: Radiation, children, and Japan’s future

•Winifred Bird, Post-Tsunami Japan’s Push To Rebuild Coast in Concrete

•elin o'Hara slavick, After Hiroshima

*Kerstin Lukner and Alexandra Sakaki, Lessons from Fukushima: An Assessment of the Investigations of the Nuclear Disaster

•P K Sundaram, The Emerging Japan-India Relationship: Nuclear Anachronism, Militarism and Growth Fetish

•Sumi Hasegawa and Paul Jobin, An appeal for improving labour conditions of Fukushima Daiichi workers

•Roger Pulvers, Tohoku Has Been Rent Asunder for Future Generations

•Anders Pape Moller & Timothy A. Mousseau, Uncomfortable Questions in the Wake of Nuclear Accidents at Fukushima and Chernobyl 

•David McNeill, Fukushima - Two Years On

•Roger Pulvers, The Lessons of the 3.11 Meltdown for Japanese Nuclear Power; Citizenship Vs. a Corporate Culture

•Martin Dusinberre, Mr. Abe's Local Legacy and the Future of Nuclear Power in Japan

•Gabrielle Hecht, Nuclear Janitors: Contract Workers at the Fukushima Reactors and Beyond

•Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill, Meltdown: On the Front Lines of Japan's 3.11 Disaster

•Shoko Yoneyama, Life-world: Beyond Fukushima and Minamata

•Iwata Wataru, Nadine Ribault and Thierry Ribault, Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima: Science Subverted in the Service of the State

•Masuda Yoshinobu, From "Black Rain" to "Fukushima": The Urgency of Internal Exposure Studies

•Nadine Ribault and Thierry Ribault, The "Bright Future" of Japan's Nuclear Industry

•Brigitte Steger, "We were all in this together ..."" Challenges to and practices of cleanliness in the shelters in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, 2011

•Jeff Kingston, Japan's Nuclear Village

•Aileen MiokoSmith, Post-Fukushima Realities and Japan’s Energy Future

•Oguma Eiji with an introduction by David H. Slater, From a "Dysfunctional Japanese-Style Industrialized Society" to an “Ordinary Nation”?

•Piers Williamson, Plutonium and Japan’s Nuclear Waste Problem: International Scientists Call for an End to Plutonium Reprocessing and Closing the Rokkasho Plant

•Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Eco-Model City Kitakyushu and Japan's Disposal of Radioactive Tsunami Debris

•Leo Bosner, Can Japan Respond Better to its Next Large Disaster?

•Jennifer Robertson, From Uniqlo to NGOs: The Problematic “Culture of Giving” in Inter-Disaster Japan

•Shaun Burnie, Matsumura Akio and Murata Mitsuhei, The Highest Risk: Problems of Radiation at Reactor Unit 4, Fukushima Daiichi

•Miguel Quintana, Radiation Decontamination in Fukushima: a critical perspective from the ground

•Paul Jobin, Fukushima One Year On: Nuclear workers and citizens at risk

•Jeff Kingston, Mismanaging Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

•Miguel Quintana, Radiation Decontamination in Fukushima: a critical perspective from the ground

•Ian Goddard, The Dangers of Low Dose Radiation

•Miguel Quintana, Ocean Contamination in the Wake of Japan's 3.11 Disaster

•Timothy S. George, Fukushima in Light of Minamata

•Yau Shuk-ting, Kinnia, Responding to Disaster:  Japan’s 3.11 Catastrophe in Historical Perspective: Special Issue of APJ

•Christopher S. Thompson, Local Perspectives On the Tsunami Disaster: Untold Stories From the Sanriku Coast

•Dawn Grimes-MacLellan, Students in the field at the site of the Great East Japan Earthquake

•Alyne Elizabeth Delaney, Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake:  A Report from One Miyagi Fishing Community

•Christopher S. Thompson, The Great East Japan Earthquake One Year on: Reports From The Field

•David McNeill, Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant at One Year: Back in the Disaster Zone

•Miguel Quintana, Fukushima Crisis Concealed: Japanese government kept worst-case scenario under wraps

•Matthew Penney, Business as Usual - Controversy Flares Over Japanese Nuclear Exports

•Gayle Greene, Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima

Taira Tomoyuki and Hatoyama Yukio With a comment by scientists Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress and Arjun Makhijani Nuclear Energy: Nationalize the Fukushima Daiichi Atomic Plant

•Koide Hiroaki and Paul Jobin, Nuclear Irresponsibility: Koide Hiroaki Interviewed by Le Monde

•Hirose Takashi, Farewell to Nuclear Power - A Lecture on Fukushima

•Satoko Norimatsu and Matthew Penney, Japan Nuclear Safety Agecy: Radioactive Water Leaks to the Ocean 'Zero

•David Slater, Fukushima women against nuclear power: finding a voice from Tohoku

•Satoko Oka Norimatsu, Fukushima and Okinawa - the "Abandoned People" and Civic Empowerment

•Nicola Liscutin, Indignez-vous! 'Fukushima,' New Media and Anti-Nucler Activism in Japan

•Hirose Takashi, Japan’s Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Disaster Syndrome: An Unprecedented Form of Catastrophe

•Sachie MIZOHATA, Amartya Sen's Capability Approach, Democratic Governance and Japan’s Fukushima Disaster

•Satoko Oka Norimatsu, Fukushima and Okinawa - the "Abandoned People" and Civic Empowerment

•Anzai Ikuro, An Agenda for Peace Research after 3/11

•Aileen Mioko Smith & Mark Selden, Bringing the Plight of Fukushima Children to the UN, Washington and the World

•APJ Feature, What are the Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown? Japanese Press Assessments

•Chris Busby with Mark Selden, Fukushima Children at Risk of Heart Disease

•Hirose Takashi, Japan’s Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Disaster Syndrome: An Unprecedented Form of Catastrophe

•Fujioka Atsushi, Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima: A “Two-Headed Dragon” Descends into the Earth’s Biosphere 

 •Koide Hiroaki, Japanese Radiation Expert Koide on Fukushima Dangers

•Matthew Penney, Contamination Outside Fukushima

•Pio d’Emilia, Dispatches From the No-Go Zone 

•Kodama Tatsuhiko, Radiation Effects on Health: Protect the Children of Fukushima

•David McNeill & Jake Adelstein, What Happened at Fukushima? 

•Koide Hiroaki, with introduction and translation by Sakai Yasuyuki and Norimatsu Satoko, The Truth About Nuclear Power: Japanese Nuclear Engineer Calls for Abolition

•Martin J. Frid, Food Safety: Addressing Radiation in Japan’s Northeast after 3.11

•Greg Mitchell, From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Japan Set to Declare Wide Area Uninhabitable Due to Radiation

•APJ Feature, Tokyo Shimbun’s Devastating Critique of Fukushima Compensation Bill

•APJ Feature, Japan's Irradiated Beef Scandal

•Cara O’Connell, Health and Safety Considerations: Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Workers at Risk of Heat-Related Illness

•Chris Busby interviewed by Norimatsu Satoko and Narusawa Muneo, Fukushima is Worse than Chernobyl – on Global Contamination

•Matthew Penney, Nuclear Workers and Fukushima Residents at Risk: Cancer Expert on the Fukushima Situation

•Robert Jacobs, Social Fallout: Marginalization After the Fukushima Nuclear Meltdown

•Makiko Segawa, Fukushima Residents Seek Answers Amid Mixed Signals From Media, TEPCO and Government. Report from the Radiation Exclusion Zone

•Say-Peace Project and Norimatsu Satoko, Protecting Children Against Radiation: Japanese Citizens Take Radiation Protection into Their Own Hands

•Sakai Yasuyuki, Japan’s Decline as a Robotics Superpower: Lessons From Fukushima

•Matthew Penney and Mark Selden, What Price the Fukushima Meltdown? Comparing Chernobyl and Fukushima

•Hirose Takashi and C. Douglas Lummis, The Nuclear Disaster That Could Destroy Japan – On the danger of a killer earthquake in the Japanese Archipelago

•Christine L. Marran, Contamination: From Minamata to Fukushima

•Paul Jobin, Dying for TEPCO? Fukushima’s Nuclear Contract Workers
•Gavan McCormack, Hubris Punished: Japan as Nuclear State

•David McNeill, Back from the Brink: A city in ruins looks to the future

•Adam Lebowitz, Blackout Nippon: Notes from 03/2011

•David McNeill, Communities Struggle to Rebuild Shattered Lives on Japan’s Coast

•F. Dalnoki-Veress and Arjun Makhijani, What Caused the High Cl-38 Radioactivity in the Fukushima Daiichi Reactor #1?

•Philip J. Cunningham, Japan Quake Shakes TV: The Media Response to Catastrophe

•Cara O’Connell, Feeling the Heat in Fukushima

•Matthew Penney, Okinawa’s Fukushima Connection: Nuclear Workers at Risk

•Peter Karamoskos, Fukushima Burning: Anatomy of a Nuclear Disaster

•David McNeill, ‘We’ve no idea when we’ll be back’

•APJ Feature, Save the Children: Radiation Exposure of Fukushima Students

•R. Taggart Murphy, 3/11 and Japan: A Hinge of History?

•Matthew Penney, "Science" and "Nature" on Fukushima

•Arjun Makhijani, Fukushima Fallout Monitoring Needed

•David McNeill, After the Quake: The Town That Was Washed Away

•John McGlynn, Japan's Nuclear Crisis: Status of Spent Fuel at Exploded Reactor Buildings Unclear

•David McNeill, After the Quake: Journey to Fukushima


3. Energy Alternatives: Nuclear Power, Coal, Oil, Natural Gas, Renewables

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's Energy policy Impasse

•John Mathews and Hao Tan, China’s Continuing Renewable Energy Revolution: Global Implications

•Andrew DeWit, How Important is the Tokyo Gubernatorial Election?

•Andrew DeWit, Just Gas? Smart Power and Koizumi’s Anti-Nuclear Challenge 

*Andrew DeWit, Can Abenomics Cope With Environmental Disaster?

•Andrew DeWit, "Data Will Change ICT," But Will it Change the Abe Regime? 

•Andrew DeWit, Water, Water Everywhere: Incentives and Options at Fukushima Daiichi and Beyond

•Andrew DeWit, In the Dark With Tepco: Fukushima’s Legacy for Nuclear Power 

•Andrew DeWit, Green Shoot: Abenomics and the 3rd Arrow

•John Mathews and Mei-Chih Hu, Renewable Energy vs. Nuclear Power: Taiwan’s energy future in light of Chinese, German and Japanese experience since 3.11

•Andrew DeWit, Abenomics Needs a Reboot Rather than Nuclear Restarts

•John A. Mathews, Mei-Chih Hu, Ching-Yan Wu, Concentrating Solar Power – China’s New Solar Frontier

•P K Sundaram, The Emerging Japan-India Relationship: Nuclear Anachronism, Militarism and Growth Fetish

•Andrew DeWit, Bloom Energy Japan Versus Abe’s Road: What Energy Future for Japan?

•Andrew DeWit, An Emerging Fukushima Model?

•Andrew DeWit, Abenomics and Energy Efficiency in Japan

•Andrew DeWit, Distributed Power and Incentives in Post-Fukushima Japan

•Martin Dusinberre, Mr. Abe's Local Legacy and the Future of Nuclear Power in Japan

•Gabrielle Hecht, Nuclear Janitors: Contract Workers at the Fukushima Reactors and Beyond

•John Mathews, The Asian Super Grid

•Andrew DeWit, Japan: Building a Galapagos of Power?

•Jeff Kingston, Power Politics: Japan’s Resilient Nuclear Village

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's Energy Policy at a Crssroads: A Renewable Energy Future?

•Kimura Satoru, Japanese Nuclear Power Generation Comes to a Vietnamese Village

•Shunichi TAKEKAWA, Drawing a Line between Peaceful and MIlitary Uses of Nuclear Power: The Japanese Press, 1945-1955

•Jeff Kingston, Japan's Nuclear Village

•Aileen Mioko Smith, Post-Fukushima Realities and Japan’s Energy Future

•Martin Dusinberre, DIMBY: Kaminoseki and the making/breaking of modern Japan

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's New Green Political Innovators Respond to Government Attempts to Restart Nuclear Power Plants

•Piers Williamson, Plutonium and Japan’s Nuclear Waste Problem: International Scientists Call for an End to Plutonium Reprocessing and Closing the Rokkasho Plant

•Andrew DeWit, Megasolar Japan: The Prospects for Green Alternatives to Nuclear Power

•Miguel Quintana, What Price Nuclear Zero for Japan?

•Andrew DeWit, Will Escalating LNG Imports Really Ruin Japan?

•Andrew DeWit, Japan’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Drive—After Fukushima

•Matthew Penney, Japan's Green Energy Push

•Andrew DeWit, Japan, the Pentagon, and the Future of Renewable Energy: Battle Lines Form

•Matthew Penney, Nuclear Power and Shifts in Japanese Public Opinion

•Matthew Penney, Business as Usual - Controversy Flares Over Japanese Nuclear Exports

•Augustin Boey, Nuclear Power and China’s Energy Future: Limited Options

•Gayle Greene, Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima

•Nishioka Nobuyuki, Toward a Peaceful Society Without Nuclear Energy: Understanding the Power Structures Behind the 3.11 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

•Taira Tomoyuki and Hatoyama Yukio with Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress and Arjun Makhijani, Nuclear Energy: Nationalize the Fukushima Daiichi Atomic Plant

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's Nuclear Village Wages War on Renewable Energy and the Feed-in Tariff

•Sachie MIZOHATA, Amartya Sen's Capability Approach, Democratic Governance and Japan’s Fukushima Disaster

•Peter Lynch and Andrew DeWit, Feed-in Tariffs the Way Forward for Renewable Energy

•Andrew DeWit, Fallout From the Fukushima Shock: Japan’s Emerging Energy Policy

•Joshua Hotaku Roth, Harmonizing Cars and Humans in Japan’s Era of Mass Automobility

•Tomomi Yamaguchi, The Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant: Community Conflicts and the Future of Japan’s Rural Periphery

•Jeff Kingston, Ousting Kan Naoto: The Politics of Nuclear Crisis and Renewable Energy in Japan

•Hirose Takashi, Japan’s Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Disaster Syndrome: An Unprecedented Form of Catastrophe

•Son Masayoshi & Andrew DeWit, Creating a Solar Belt in East Japan: The Energy Future

•Fujioka Atsushi, Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima: A “Two-Headed Dragon” Descends into the Earth’s Biosphere

•David McNeill, After Fukushima: Winning the Battle for Hearts and Minds in Britain and Japan

•Furukawa Takuya, How Japan’s Low Carbon Society and Nuclear Power Generation Came Hand in Hand. The “Egoism” of TEPCO ”Ecoism”

•Peter Bosshard, Will Fukushima Make China Reconsider Its Hydropower Boom?

•David McNeill and Nanako Otani, Waiting for Doomsday: Living next to the ‘world’s most dangerous nuclear power plant’

•Andrew DeWit and Sven Saaler, Political and Policy Repercussions of Japan’s Nuclear and Natural Disasters in Germany

•Onuki Satoko, Former Fukushima Governor Sato Eisaku Blasts METI –TEPCO Alliance: “Government must accept responsibility for defrauding the people”

•Kaneko Masaru, The Plan to Rebuild Japan: When You Can’t Go Back, You Move Forward. Outline of an Environmental Sound Energy Policy

•Andrew DeWit, The Earthquake in Japanese Energy Policy

•Iida Tetsunari and Andrew DeWit, The “Power Elite” and Environmental-Energy Policy in Japan

•Miles Pomper, Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress, Stephanie Lieggi, and Lawrence Scheinman, Nuclear Power and Spent Fuel in East Asia: Balancing Energy, Politics and Nonproliferation

•Andrew DeWit, Get FIT: Public Policy, the Smart State and the Energy-Environmental Revolution

•APJ Feature, A Solar Future? Prospects, Problems, and Japan’s Solar Energy Plans

•Andrew DeWit and Bloomberg, Japan's Richest Man Challenges Nuclear Future

•Leuren Moret, Japan's Deadly Game of Nuclear Roulette

•APJ Feature, 74% of Japanese Favor Nuclear Phase-out

•Amory Lovins, Learning From Japan's Nuclear Disaster

•M.V. Ramana, Nuclear Energy and Risk

•Nautilus Institute, Japanese Energy Options After Fukushima

•Gavan McCormack, Japan's Nuclear Crisis: A Wakeup Call for the World


4. Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Power

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's Energy policy Impasse

•John Mathews and Hao Tan, China’s Continuing Renewable Energy Revolution: Global Implications

•Andrew DeWit, Just Gas? Smart Power and Koizumi’s Anti-Nuclear Challenge 

•Oguma Eiji, Nobody Dies in a Ghost Town: Path Dependence in Japan's 3.11 Disaster and Reconstruction

•Adam Broinowski, Fukushima: Life and the Transnationality of Radioactive Contamination

•Sawada Shoji, Scientists and Research on the Effects of Radiation Exposure: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

•P K Sundaram, The Emerging Japan-India Relationship: Nuclear Anachronism, Militarism and Growth Fetish

•Andrew DeWit, Abenomics and Energy Efficiency in Japan

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's Energy Policy at a Crssroads: A Renewable Energy Future?

•Antony Froggatt and Joy Tuffield, Chinese Nuclear Power Development at Home and Abroad

•Kimura Satoru, Japanese Nuclear Power Generation Comes to a Vietnamese Village

•Andrew DeWit, Japan’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Drive—After Fukushima

•Shunichi TAKEKAWA, Drawing a Line between Peaceful and MIlitary Uses of Nuclear Power: The Japanese Press, 1945-1955

•Jeff Kingston, Japan's Nuclear Village

•Hiroshi ONITSUKA, Hooked on Nuclear Power: Japanese State-Local Relations and the Vicious Cycle of Nuclear Dependence

•Matthew Penney, Nuclear Nationalism and Fukushima

•Ran Zwigenberg, "The Coming of a Second Sun”: The 1956 Atoms for Peace Exhibit in Hiroshima and Japan’s Embrace of Nuclear Power

•Gayle Greene, Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima

•Fujioka Atsushi, Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima: A “Two-Headed Dragon” Descends into the Earth’s Biosphere

•Vivian Blaxell, Sorrow, History and Catastrophe in Japan After the 3.11 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown: A Personal Encounter

•Greg Mitchell, From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Japan Set to Declare Wide Area Uninhabitable Due to Radiation

•Kamanaka Hitomi and Norma Field, Complicity and Victimhood: Director Kamanaka Hitomi's Nuclear Warnings

•Yuki Tanaka and Peter Kuznick, Japan, the Atomic Bomb, and the “Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Power”

•Gavan McCormack, Hubris Punished: Japan as Nuclear State

•Yuki Tanaka, The Atomic Bomb and "Peaceful Use of Nuclear Energy"

•APJ Feature, US Nuclear Technology as a Cure for Japanese "Ignorance"

•Lawrence W. Wittner, How Japan Learned About "Nuclear Safety": The Politics of Denial

•Leuren Moret, Japan's Deadly Game of Nuclear Roulette


5. Government, Corporate and International Responses to Earthquake Tsunami and Meltdown

•Christopher Gerteis and Timothy George, Beyond the Bubble, Beyond Fukushima: Reconsidering the History of Postwar Japan

•David McNeill, Japanese Government Squelching Efforts to Measure Fukushima Meltdown

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's Energy policy Impasse

•John Mathews and Hao Tan, China’s Continuing Renewable Energy Revolution: Global Implications

•Yasuhito Abe, Safecast or the Production of Collective Intelligence on Radiation Risks after 3.11

•Shineha Ryuma and Tanaka Mikihito, Mind the Gap: 3.11 and the Information Vulnerable

•Kyle Cleveland, Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty

•Andrew DeWit, Spinning the Tokyo Metro Election

•Andrew DeWit, How Important is the Tokyo Gubernatorial Election?

*Nathan Hopson, Systems of Irresponsibility and Japan’s Internal Colony

Antoni Slodkowski and Mari Saito, Hard Times in Fukushima

•David McNeill and Justin McCurry, Japan's Cut-Price Nuclear Cleanup

*Andrew DeWit, Can Abenomics Cope With Environmental Disaster?

•Andrew DeWit, "Data Will Change ICT," But Will it Change the Abe Regime? 

•Adam Broinowski, Fukushima: Life and the Transnationality of Radioactive Contamination

•Andrew DeWit and Chistopher Hobson, Abe at Ground Zero: the consequences of inaction at Fukushima Daiichi

•Andrew DeWit, Fukushima, Fuel Rods, and the Crisis of Divided and Distracted Governance

•Jeff Kingston, Abe’s Nuclear Energy Policy and Japan’s Future

•Paul Jobin, The Roadmap for Fukushima Daiichi and the Clean-up Workers

•Andrew DeWit, Abe and Pro-Active Pacifism in the Face of Climate Change

•John Mathews and Mei-Chih Hu, Renewable Energy vs. Nuclear Power: Taiwan’s energy future in light of Chinese, German and Japanese experience since 3.11

•Andrew DeWit, Abenomics Needs a Reboot Rather than Nuclear Restarts

•Winifred Bird, Post-Tsunami Japan’s Push To Rebuild Coast in Concrete

•Richard J. Samuels, 3.11: Comparative and Historical Lessons

•Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Local Governments Vs. The Nuclear Village

•Thierry Ribault, UN Special Rapporteur Anand Grover on Fukushima: A Stunning Report Brushed Aside by the Japanese Government 

*Kerstin Lukner and Alexandra Sakaki, Lessons from Fukushima: An Assessment of the Investigations of the Nuclear Disaster

•P K Sundaram, The Emerging Japan-India Relationship: Nuclear Anachronism, Militarism and Growth Fetish

•Roger Witherspoon, A Lasting Legacy of the Fukushima Rescue Mission: Cat and Mouse with a Nuclear Ghost

•Roger Witherspoon, Fukushima Rescue Missing Lasting Legacy: Radioactive Contamination of Nearly 70,000 Americans

•Andrew DeWit, Japan: Building a Galapagos of Power?

•Iida Tetsunari, What is Required for a New Society and Politics: The Potential of Japanese Civil Society

•Jeff Kingston, Power Politics: Japan’s Resilient Nuclear Village

•Shoko Yoneyama, Life-world: Beyond Fukushima and Minamata

•Iwata Wataru, Nadine Ribault and Thierry Ribault, Thyroid Cancer in Fukushima: Science Subverted in the Service of the State

•Masuda Yoshinobu, From "Black Rain" to "Fukushima": The Urgency of Internal Exposure Studies

•Nadine Ribault and Thierry Ribault, The "Bright Future" of Japan's Nuclear Industry

•Brigitte Steger, "We were all in this together ..."" Challenges to and practices of cleanliness in the shelters in Yamada, Iwate Prefecture, 2011

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's Energy Policy at a Crssroads: A Renewable Energy Future?

•Antony Froggatt and Joy Tuffield, Chinese Nuclear Power Development at Home and Abroad

•Kimura Satoru, Japanese Nuclear Power Generation Comes to a Vietnamese Village

•Aileen MiokoSmith, Post-Fukushima Realities and Japan’s Energy Future

•Jeff Kingston, Japan's Nuclear Village

•Andrew DeWit, Japan's New Green Political Innovators Respond to Government Attempts to Restart Nuclear Power Plants

•Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Eco-Model City Kitakyushu and Japan's Disposal of Radioactive Tsunami Debris

•Mainichi Shimbun, The Black Box of Japan's Nuclear Power

•David H. Slater, Nishimura Keiko, and Love Kindstrand, Social Media, Information and Political Activism in Japan’s 3.11 Crisis

•Leo Bosner, Can Japan Respond Better to its Next Large Disaster?

•Andrew DeWit, Megasolar Japan: The Prospects for Green Alternatives to Nuclear Power

•Jeff Kingston, Mismanaging Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

•Andrew DeWit, Japan’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Drive—After Fukushima

•Miguel Quintana, Ocean Contamination in the Wake of Japan's 3.11 Disaster

•Brian Victoria, Buddhism and Disasters: From World War II to Fukushima

•Timothy S. George, Fukushima in Light of Minamata

•Matthew Penney, Nuclear Nationalism and Fukushima

•David McNeill, The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Fight for Compensation

•Dawn Grimes-MacLellan, Students in the field at the site of the Great East Japan Earthquake

•Alyne Elizabeth Delaney, Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake:  A Report from One Miyagi Fishing Community

•Christopher S. Thompson, The Great East Japan Earthquake One Year on: Reports From The Field

•Miguel Quintana, Fukushima Crisis Concealed: Japanese government kept worst-case scenario under wraps

•Matthew Penney, Business as Usual - Controversy Flares Over Japanese Nuclear Exports

•Augustin Boey, Nuclear Power and China’s Energy Future: Limited Options

•Ran Zwigenberg, "The Coming of a Second Sun”: The 1956 Atoms for Peace Exhibit in Hiroshima and Japan’s Embrace of Nuclear Power

•Andrew DeWit, Megasolar Japan: The Prospects for Green Alternatives to Nuclear Power

•Hiroshi ONITSUKA, Hooked on Nuclear Power: Japanese State-Local Relations and the Vicious Cycle of Nuclear Dependence

•Gayle Greene, Science with a Skew: The Nuclear Power Industry After Chernobyl and Fukushima

•Taira Tomoyuki and Hatoyama Yukio with Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress and Arjun Makhijani, Nuclear Energy: Nationalize the Fukushima Daiichi Atomic Plant

Taira Tomoyuki and Hatoyama Yukio With a comment by scientists Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress and Arjun Makhijani Nuclear Energy: Nationalize the Fukushima Daiichi Atomic Plant

•Hirose Takashi, Farewell to Nuclear Power - A Lecture on Fukushima

•Hirose Takashi, Japan’s Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Disaster Syndrome: An Unprecedented Form of Catastrophe

•Andrew DeWit, Fallout From the Fukushima Shock: Japan’s Emerging Energy Policy

•Aileen Mioko Smith and Mark Selden, Bringing the Plight of Fukushima Children to the UN, Washington and the World

•Tomomi Yamaguchi, The Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant: Community Conflicts and the Future of Japan’s Rural Periphery

•Jeff Kingston, Ousting Kan Naoto: The Politics of Nuclear Crisis and Renewable Energy in Japan

•Son Masayoshi & Andrew DeWit, Creating a Solar Belt in East Japan: The Energy Future

•Kodama Tatsuhiko, Radiation Effects on Health: Protect the Children of Fukushima

•Greg Mitchell, From Hiroshima to Fukushima: Japan Set to Declare Wide Area Uninhabitable Due to Radiation

•APJ Feature, US Nuclear Technology as a Cure for Japanese Ignorance?

•David McNeill, A Young Man Sacrificing his future to shut down Fukushima

•Cara O’Connell, Health and Safety Considerations: Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Workers at Risk of Heat-Related Illness

•Andrew DeWit and Sven Saaler, Political and Policy Repercussions of Japan’s Nuclear and Natural Disasters in Germany 

•Onuki Satoko, Former Fukushima Governor Sato Eisaku Blasts METI –TEPCO Alliance: “Government must accept responsibility for defrauding the people”

•APJ Feature, Protests: The 20 Millisievert Decision and the Future of Atomic Energy in Japan

•APJ Feature, 20 Millisieverts for Children and Kosako Toshiso’s Resignation

•David McNeill, Japan’s government faces looming crisis over ‘whack-a-mole’ nuclear policies

•APJ Feature, Save the Children: Radiation Exposure of Fukushima Students 

•APJ Feature, TEPCO, Credibility, and the Japanese Crisis


6. Citizen, NGO and International Responses to Earthquake Tsunami and Meltdown

•David McNeill, Japanese Government Squelching Efforts to Measure Fukushima Meltdown

•Yasuhito Abe, Safecast or the Production of Collective Intelligence on Radiation Risks after 3.11

•Kyle Cleveland, Mobilizing Nuclear Bias: The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Politics of Uncertainty

*Christopher S. Thompson, Are You Coming to the Matsuri?: Tsunami Recovery and Folk Performance Culture on Iwate’s Rikuchū Coast

•Andrew DeWit, Spinning the Tokyo Metro Election

•Sven Saaler, Could Hosokawa Morihiro’s political comeback restore sanity to Japanese politics?

•Shoji Masahiko introduced & translated by Tom Gill, The Rage of Exile: In the Wake of Fukushima

Antoni Slodkowski and Mari Saito, Hard Times in Fukushima

•David McNeill and Justin McCurry, Japan's Cut-Price Nuclear Cleanup

•Andrew DeWit, "Data Will Change ICT," But Will it Change the Abe Regime? 

•Adam Broinowski, Fukushima: Life and the Transnationality of Radioactive Contamination

•Andrew DeWit and Chistopher Hobson, Abe at Ground Zero: the consequences of inaction at Fukushima Daiichi

•Andrew DeWit, Water, Water Everywhere: Incentives and Options at Fukushima Daiichi and Beyond

•Paul Jobin, The Roadmap for Fukushima Daiichi and the Clean-up Workers

•Sawada Shoji, Scientists and Research on the Effects of Radiation Exposure: From Hiroshima to Fukushima

*Kerstin Lukner and Alexandra Sakaki, Lessons from Fukushima: An Assessment of the Investigations of the Nuclear Disaster

•Sumi Hasegawa and Paul Jobin, An appeal for improving labour conditions of Fukushima Daiichi workers

Andrew DeWit, Distributed Power and Incentives in Post-Fukushima Japan

•Margaret Mehl, A Personal View of Volunteering in Iwate After 3. 11: In Whose Service?

•Iida Tetsunari, What is Required for a New Society and Politics: The Potential of Japanese Civil Society

•Lucy Birmingham and David McNeill, Meltdown: On the Front Lines of Japan's 3.11 Disaster

•Jeff Kingston, Power Politics: Japan’s Resilient Nuclear Village

•Aileen MiokoSmith, Post-Fukushima Realities and Japan’s Energy Future

•Oguma Eiji with an introduction by David H. Slater, From a "Dysfunctional Japanese-Style Industrialized Society" to an “Ordinary Nation”?

•Chim↑Pom with an introduction by Linda Hoaglund, The Suddenly Relevant Activist Antics of Artist Collective Chim↑Pom: Challenging Japan’s Nuclear Power Agenda

•Noriko Manabe, The No Nukes 2012 Concert and the Role of Musicians in the Anti-Nuclear Movement

•Piers Williamson, Largest Demonstrations in Half a Century Protest the Restart of Japanese Nuclear Power Plants

•Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Reporters Without Borders on Discrimination Against Freelance Journalists in Japan

•Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Eco-Model City Kitakyushu and Japan's Disposal of Radioactive Tsunami Debris

•Makiko SEGAWA, After The Media Has Gone: Fukushima, Suicide and the Legacy of 3.11

•Yuki Tanaka, A Lesson from the Fukushima Nuclear Accident

•Jennifer Robertson, From Uniqlo to NGOs: The Problematic “Culture of Giving” in Inter-Disaster Japan

*Iwata Wataru interviewed by Nadine and Thierry Ribault, Fukushima: “Everything has to be done again for us to stay in the contaminated areas”

•Koide Hiroaki, Japan's Nightmare Fight Against Radiation in the Wake of the 3.11 Meltdown

•Jeff Kingston, Mismanaging Risk and the Fukushima Nuclear Crisis

•Miguel Quintana, Radiation Decontamination in Fukushima: a critical perspective from the ground

•Andrew DeWit, Japan’s Remarkable Renewable Energy Drive—After Fukushima

•Maeda Arata and Satoko Oka Norimatsu, Amid Invisible Terror: The Righteous Anger of A Fukushima Farmer Poet

•Timothy S. George, Fukushima in Light of Minamata

•David McNeill, The Fukushima Nuclear Crisis and the Fight for Compensation

•Christopher S. Thompson, Local Perspectives On the Tsunami Disaster: Untold Stories From the Sanriku Coast

•Alyne Elizabeth Delaney, Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake:  A Report from One Miyagi Fishing Community

 •Dawn Grimes-MacLellan, Students in the field at the site of the Great East Japan Earthquake

•William W. Kelly, Tohoku’s Futures:  Predicting Outcomes or Imagining Possibilities?

•Christopher S. Thompson, The Great East Japan Earthquake One Year on: Reports From The Field

•Matthew Penney, Nuclear Power and Shifts in Japanese Public Opinion

•David McNeill, Crippled Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant at One Year: Back in the Disaster Zone

•Ran Zwigenberg, "The Coming of a Second Sun”: The 1956 Atoms for Peace Exhibit in Hiroshima and Japan’s Embrace of Nuclear Power

•Hiroshi ONITSUKA, Hooked on Nuclear Power: Japanese State-Local Relations and the Vicious Cycle of Nuclear Dependence

•Nishioka Nobuyuki, Toward a Peaceful Society Without Nuclear Energy: Understanding the Power Structures Behind the 3.11 Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

•Taira Tomoyuki and Hatoyama Yukio with Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress and Arjun Makhijani, Nuclear Energy: Nationalize the Fukushima Daiichi Atomic Plant

•David Slater, Fukushima women against nuclear power: finding a voice from Tohoku

Taira Tomoyuki and Hatoyama Yukio With a comment by scientists Ferenc Dalnoki-Veress and Arjun Makhijani Nuclear Energy: Nationalize the Fukushima Daiichi Atomic Plant

•Koide Hiroaki and Paul Jobin, Nuclear Irresponsibility: Koide Hiroaki Interviewed by Le Monde

•Satoko Oka Norimatsu, Fukushima and Okinawa - the "Abandoned People" and Civic Empowerment

•Nicola Liscutin, Indignez-vous! 'Fukushima,' New Media and Anti-Nucler Activism in Japan

•Sachie MIZOHATA, Amartya Sen's Capability Approach, Democratic Governance and Japan’s Fukushima Disaster

•Anzai Ikuro, An Agenda for Peace Research after 3/11

•Andrew DeWit, Fallout From the Fukushima Shock: Japan’s Emerging Energy Policy

•Aileen Mioko Smith and Mark Selden, Bringing the Plight of Fukushima Children to the UN, Washington and the World

•Tomomi Yamaguchi, The Kaminoseki Nuclear Power Plant: Community Conflicts and the Future of Japan’s Rural Periphery

•Jeff Kingston, Ousting Kan Naoto: The Politics of Nuclear Crisis and Renewable Energy in Japan

•Philip Brasor, “Public Anger,” Power, and the Rule of Japanese Elites

•Chris Busby with Mark Selden,  Fukushima Children at Risk of Heart Disease

•Hirose Takashi, Japan’s Earthquake-Tsunami-Nuclear Disaster Syndrome: An Unprecedented Form of Catastrophe

•Fujioka Atsushi, Understanding the Ongoing Nuclear Disaster in Fukushima: A “Two-Headed Dragon” Descends into the Earth’s Biosphere

•Winifred A. Bird and Elizabeth Grossman, Chemical Contamination, Cleanup and Longterm Consequences of Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami

•Kodama Tatsuhiko, Radiation Effects on Health: Protect the Children of Fukushima

•Koide Hiroaki, with introduction and translation by Sakai Yasuyuki and Norimatsu Satoko, The Truth About Nuclear Power: Japanese Nuclear Engineer Calls for Abolition

•Martin J. Frid, Food Safety: Addressing Radiation in Japan’s Northeast after 3.11

•Say-Peace Project and Norimatsu Satoko, Protecting Children Against Radiation: Japanese Citizens Take Radiation Protection into Their Own Hands

•David McNeill, Communities Struggle to Rebuild Shattered Lives on Japan’s Coast

•Matthew Penney, The Voices of Ten Million: Anti-Nuclear Petition Movement Launched in Japan

•APJ Feature, Alternatives to the IAEA: Greenpeace and Japanese Municipalities Measure Radiation

•Ban Ki-moon, Ban Ki-moon's Visit to Chernobyl

•APJ Feature, Protests: The 20 Millisievert Decision and the Future of Atomic Energy in Japan

•David McNeill, Japan’s government faces looming crisis over ‘whack-a-mole’ nuclear policies


7. Literary, Artistic and Press Responses to Earthquake Tsunami and Meltdown

•Christopher S. Thompson, Are You Coming to the Matsuri?: Tsunami Recovery and Folk Performance Culture on Iwate’s Rikuchū Coast

•David McNeill, Al-Jazeera America on the Fukushima Triple Disaster, Three Years On 

•Noriko Manabe, Music in Japanese Antinuclear Demonstrations: The Evolution of a Contentious Performance Model

•Asato Ikeda, Ikeda Manabu, the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake, and Disaster/Nuclear Art in Japan

•Asato Ikeda, On Uranium Art: Artist Ken + Julia Yonetani in Conversation with Asato Ikeda

•David McNeill, Truth to Power: Japanese Media, International Media and 3.11 Reportage

•Rebecca Jennison, “Revelations from the Sea”: An Artist’s Response to the Disasters of March 11th, 2011

•Chim↑Pom with an introduction by Linda Hoaglund, The Suddenly Relevant Activist Antics of Artist Collective Chim↑Pom: Challenging Japan’s Nuclear Power Agenda

•Noriko Manabe, The No Nukes 2012 Concert and the Role of Musicians in the Anti-Nuclear Movement

•Mainichi Shimbun, The Black Box of Japan's Nuclear Power

•Asia-Pacific Journal Feature, Reporters Without Borders on Discrimination Against Freelance Journalists in Japan

•Makiko SEGAWA, After The Media Has Gone: Fukushima, Suicide and the Legacy of 3.11

•Paul Jobin, BBC and ZDF documentaries on Fukushima

•Maeda Arata and Satoko Oka Norimatsu, Amid Invisible Terror: The Righteous Anger of A Fukushima Farmer Poet

•Susan J. Napier, The Anime Director, the Fantasy Girl and the Very Real Tsunami

•Matthew Penney, Nuclear Nationalism and Fukushima

Yau Shuk-ting, Kinnia, Responding to Disaster:  Japan’s 3.11 Catastrophe in Historical Perspective: Special Issue of APJ

 •Ran Zwigenberg, "The Coming of a Second Sun”: The 1956 Atoms for Peace Exhibit in Hiroshima and Japan’s Embrace of Nuclear Power

•Nicola Liscutin, Indignez-vous! 'Fukushima,' New Media and Anti-Nucler Activism in Japan

•APJ Feature, What are the Consequences of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Meltdown? Japanese Press Assessments

•Philip Brasor, “Public Anger,” Power, and the Rule of Japanese Elites

•Vivian Blaxell, Sorrow, History and Catastrophe in Japan After the 3.11 Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown: A Personal Encounter

•Murakami Haruki, Speaking as an Unrealistic Dreamer 

•Roger Pulvers, Murakami, the No-Nuclear Principles, Nuclear Power and the Bomb

•Wagō Ryōichi and Jeffery Angles, Pebbles of Poetry: The Tōhoku Earthquake and Tsunami

•Philip J. Cunningham, Japan Quake Shakes TV: The Media Response to Catastrophe

•Matthew Penney, Songs for Fukushima

•Norimatsu Satoko, Worldwide Responses to the 20 Millisievert Controversy

•Amory Lovins, Learning From Japan's Nuclear Disaster 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. Resources on the 3.11 Earthquake Tsunami and Nuclear Meltdown: Societal and Government Responses. English and Japanese sources.

 

•This is a project in progress. Please send suggestions for important additions, including a brief description and URL, to Matthew Penney at penneym@hotmail.com

 

1. Blogs and Twitter

2. NGOs and Websites

3. Japanese Mass Media

4. Japanese Government and TEPCO Sources

5. Japanese Blogs and Websites

 

1. Blogs and Twitter

 

The Wall Street Journal’s blog “Japan Realtime” offers eclectic commentary on contemporary Japan. The focus is on economic issues but the blog has presented solid original reportage on Fukushima since March.

http://blogs.wsj.com/japanrealtime/

 

A series of original translations on issues relating to the Tsunami and nuclear crisis from a McGill University translation seminar organized by Prof. Adrienne Hurley.

https://east306.wordpress.com/

 

The blog Global Voices features the work of volunteer translators who strive to spread awareness of local perspectives that often end up lost in mainstream reportage. Highlights of the Fukushima coverage include “A Nuclear Gypsy’s Tale” http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/08/03/japan-a-nuclear-gypsy%E2%80%99s-tale/

http://globalvoicesonline.org/-/world/east-asia/japan/

 

A collection of links and commentary in French

http://fukushima.over-blog.fr/

 

Twitter stream for Fukushima articles and info in English

http://twitter.com/#!/fukushimaeng

 

On the Peace Philosophy Centre blog, Asia-Pacific Journal Coordinator Satoko Norimatsu presents a range of hard-hitting criticisms of the Japanese government and TEPCO responses to the Fukushima crisis including original translations of sources not otherwise available in English and extensive Japanese and English language coverage of official, NGO and blog sources.

http://peacephilosophy.blogspot.com/

 

Ten Thousand Things is a blog Supporting Positive Peace in Japan, the Asia-Pacific and Everywhere which includes extensive coverage of peace and environmental movements.

http://tenthousandthingsfromkyoto.blogspot.com/

 

English and Japanese blog specializing in 3.11 economic and financial issues.

http://ex-skf.blogspot.com/ 

http://ex-skf-jp.blogspot.com/

 

 

2. NGOs and Informational Websites

 

Green Action Kyoto, an NGO which has campaigned against nuclear power since the early 1990s, presents a comprehensive and critical blog of Fukushima stories in English drawing on government, media and NGO sources.

http://fukushima.greenaction-japan.org/

 

True to its mandate, Greenpeace has presented some of the most critical coverage of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Greenpeace, in February 2012, published a major critical overview of the 3.11 disaster and crisis. The study examines the nuclear meltdown, assesses the dangers of radiation, the fundamental failure of the Japanese nuclear system, and the issues of compensation to victims.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/campaigns/nuclear/safety/accidents/Fukushima-nuclear-disaster/

 

The Citizens’ Nuclear Information Centre is a longstanding organization that aims to provide information about nuclear energy and its risks to the Japanese public. Their bi-monthly newsletter is a valuable source of information on nuclear issues.

http://www.cnic.jp/english/

They also offer a blog containing video resources and links to important anti-nuclear publications

http://cnic-movie.blogspot.com/

 

The website of Japan’s Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies, an NGO devoted to phasing out atomic energy. English and Japanese sites.

http://www.isep.or.jp/

http://www.isep.or.jp/e/Eng_index.html

 

The Japanese website of leading nuclear protest organizer “Shiroto no Ran”.

http://trio4.nobody.jp/keita/

 

A collection of hundreds of anti-nuclear posters.

http://nonukeart.org/

 

National Network to Protect Children from Radiation (in Japanese)

http://kodomozenkokunet.sblo.jp/

 

EShift, a Japanese network dedicated to phasing out atomic energy in favor of natural renewables.

http://e-shift.org/

 

Fukushima coverage by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

http://www.thebulletin.org/web-edition/special-topics/japan-focus-collection-of-the-bulletins-coverage

http://www.thebulletin.org/web-edition/roundtables/fukushima-what-dont-we-know

 

Arnie Gunderson’s Fairewinds Associates provides critical analysis of global nuclear issues by scientist. It has closely followed the Fukushima situation.

http://fairewinds.com/updates

 

The Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, a group which aims to provide concise and easily understood commentary on important scientific issues for the general public

http://www.ieer.org/

 

The Atomic Age: From Hiroshima to the Present is a resourcs maintained at the University of Chicago

http://lucian.uchicago.edu/blogs/atomicage/ 

 

Environmental Network News covers a range of environmenal issues

http://www.enn.com/

 

 

3. Japanese Mass Media (Mainly Japanese language sources)

 

Japan Today:

http://www.japantoday.com/

 

A general English language news site, but they are often fastest in providing Kyodo's news reports.

 

Japanese public broadcaster NHK's most recent updates on Fukushima and Nuclear Power (in Japanese).

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/news/genpatsu-fukushima/top/index.html

 

Yomiuri Shimbun’s Japanese language Fukushima section.

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/feature/nuclear2011/

 

Nikkei’s Japanese language “Nuclear Crisis” section.

http://www.nikkei.com/news/special/top/q=9694E3E0E2E1E0E2E3E3E5E6E2EA;p=9694E3E0E2E1E0E2E3E3E5E6E2E1;o=9694E3E0E2E1E0E2E3E3E5E6E2E0

 

Asahi’s Japanese nuclear news page.

http://www.asahi.com/special/10005/index_npp.html

 

Mainichi Japanese nuclear section.

http://mainichi.jp/select/weathernews/20110311/nuclear/

 

 

4. Government and TEPCO Sources

 

The website of the Japan Atomic Energy Agency. Japanese and English

http://www.jaea.go.jp/english/

http://www.jaea.go.jp/

 

Japanese Cabinet’s “Countermeasures for the Great East Japan Earthquake” and other official statements on the disaster and response (English language)

http://www.kantei.go.jp/foreign/incident/index.html

 

TEPCO official updates in English by the power company responsible for the Fukushima plants. (Japanese, Chinese and Korean texts available)

http://www.tepco.co.jp/en/index-e.html

http://www.tepco.co.jp/index-j.html

 

TEPCO Fukushima Daiichi press releases (in Japanese)

http://www.tepco.co.jp/nu/f1-np/press_f1/2011/2011-j.html

 

MEXT radiation monitoring English and Japanese sites

http://www.mext.go.jp/english/incident/1303962.htm

http://www.mext.go.jp/

 

Radiation data from across Japan provided by Japan’s Ministry of Science (in Japanese).

http://atmc.jp/

 

The US Department of Energy’s Fukushima site

http://energy.gov/articles/us-department-energy-releases-radiation-monitoring-data-fukushima-area

 

The French IRSN’s English-language documents on Fukushima

http://www.irsn.fr/EN/news/Pages/201103_seism-in-japan.aspx

 

 

5. Japanese Blogs and Websites

 

Blogger “Zama Miyagare” aggregates top news from the 35 most widely read blogs on the nuclear power issue

http://blog.livedoor.jp/amenohimoharenohimo/

 

Koide Hiroaki’s “Hikoushiki Matome” is the blog of a Kyoto University nuclear researcher who aims to provide alternative information on the Fukushima crisis

http://hiroakikoide.wordpress.com/about/

 

The magazine Diamond, and particularly its political writer Uesugi Takashi, have presented some of the most detailed critiques of the Japanese government’s response to Fukushima

http://diamond.jp/category/s-uesugi

 

Iwakami Yasumi is a freelance journalist whose web journal closely follows issues relating to Fukushima radiation

http://iwakamiyasumi.com/

 

Tanaka Ryusaku is an independent investigative journalist whose blog contains varied information about Fukushima and anti-nuclear protests

http://tanakaryusaku.jp/

 

“Save Child” is a website that focuses on issues relating to radiation and public health, particularly the exposure of Fukushima children

http://savechild.net/

 

Our Planet TV is an alternative media site that has paid strong attention to the issue of radiation exposure of Fukushima children

http://www.ourplanet-tv.org/?q=taxonomy/term/83

 

Video News is an alternative, advertising free news source. The site features interviews about Fukushima with scientists and activists who aim to provide alternatives to mainstream media and government perspectives

http://www.videonews.com/

 

Gendai Business, one of Japan’s leading business magazines, has distinguished itself with hard-hitting Fukushima coverage

http://gendai.ismedia.jp/

 

The website of LDP Diet member Kohno Taro who has consistently criticised his own party’s line on energy policy

http://www.taro.org/

 

The Jiyu Hodo Kyokai (Free Broadcast Group) runs an alternative news site called simply The News

http://the-news.jp/

 

Blogger Kinoshita Kouta aims to draw attention to the dangers of radiation

http://blog.goo.ne.jp/nagaikenji20070927

 

Onuma Yasushi blogs in the form of a “Personal Newspaper”. He has amassed hundreds of links to pieces relating to Fukushima and contamination

http://onuma.cocolog-nifty.com/blog1/

 

The “Genpatsu” blog aims to translate foreign news stories into Japanese

http://genpatsu.wordpress.com/

 

The “Fukushima Network for Saving Children from Radiation” is organizing protests and providing alternative information for Fukushima parents

http://kodomofukushima.net/

 

“Chu-Oni” (Middle Ogre) and “Ou-Oni” (Big Ogre) break down everything from official radiation statistics to anti-nuclear public opinion

http://onihutari.blog60.fc2.com/blog-entry-67.html

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