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Black Wave: How Networks and Governance Shaped Japan's 3/11 Disasters

Daniel P. Aldrich


Japan's triple disasters - earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown- on March 11 2011 took more than 18,400 lives and caused $235 billion in damage across the Tohoku region. This book tackles several pressing mysteries about the catastrophes, including how more than 96% of the residents of inundated areas survived despite 60-foot waves. Further, mortality rates varied tremendously from town to town in the region, with some communities losing one in ten residents to the disaster and others having no casualties. So too in the recovery process, rates of return and rebuilding have not moved in lo ... More

Keywords: social capital, Japan, disaster, 3/11, nuclear power, Fukushima, governance, Tohoku, quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780226638263
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2020 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226638577.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel P. Aldrich, author
Northeastern University