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2011 Earthquake in Japan


One Year Later: Japanese Responses to the Fukushima Disaster

A one-hour webinar from Primary Source conducted March 5, 2012, with Daniel Aldrich, Purdue University.



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Bending Adversity: Japan and the Art of Survival - David Pilling
Pilling’s exploration begins with the 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown. His deep reporting reveals both Japan’s vulnerabilities and its resilience and pushes him to understand the country’s past through cycles of crisis and reconstruction.

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Up from the Sea - Leza Lowitz
*NEW in 2016* A novel-in-verse about how one teen boy survives the March 2011 tsunami that devastates his coastal Japanese village.

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Kenta and the Big Wave - Ruth Ohi
Amidst the chaos of an emergency evacuation brought on by the tsunami, Kenta and his family must quickly leave their home, taking with them only the barest necessities. Climbing to safer ground, Kenta watches helplessly as his prized soccer ball goes bouncing down a hill and gets swept away by the waves, never to be seen again... that is until it washes up on a beach on the other side of the world, into the hands of a child who takes it upon himself to return the ball to its rightful owner.


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