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Call for Papers: Asian Extremes: Climate, Meteorology and Disaster in History

SUBMISSION DEADLINE | 17 OCTOBER 2017 The weather plays an often underestimated, yet vitally important role in human history. Climate has been considered an explanation for almost every aspect of society and culture, from causing disease to determining racial characteristics historically. … Continue reading

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Remembering 3/11

Much thanks to Tony, Katie, and Danielle, who provided us three wonderful articles this week about 3/11: Resource: Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters How I Remember 3/11: Japan Cat Network Sent to Sendai: Reflections of an ALT after the … Continue reading

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Sent to Sendai: Reflections of an ALT after the Tohoku Earthquake

On March 11, 2011, I had no idea that I would be moving to Sendai, Japan in less than half a year. When the earthquake happened at 2:46PM in Japan, it was 12:46AM in Washington, D.C. and I was asleep.  I … Continue reading

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Announcement: this week’s posts on 3/11

  In remembrance of those whose lives were lost and devastated by the 3/11/2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami, starting tomorrow we will suspend our usual blog content. For the week leading up to 3/11/12, we will be posting materials related … Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Dealing With Disaster in Japan: Responses to the Flight JL123 Crash

Just as the sinking of the Titanic is embedded in the public consciousness in the English-speaking world, so the crash of JAL flight JL123 is part of the Japanese collective memory. The 1985 crash involved the largest loss of life … Continue reading

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Earthquake Relief

This is Leah Zoller, writing from Ishikawa prefecture. On Friday, 11 March 2011, at 2:46 pm JST, a magnitude 8.8 earthquake hit Miyagi Prefecture. There is extensive damage, flooding, and fires in Northeastern Honshu. A tsunami has hit the coast … Continue reading

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