On 8th March, the Alexandersalen was the venue for the symposium ‘One Year On: A Symposium Commemorating ‘311’, the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011’. The event was held with Danish scholars on Japan and Japanese scholars working in Denmark, who had the desire to do something from Denmark for Japan as people prepared to […]Read more
Away from home when disaster strikes : Diary from a UK-based Japanese community after the Tohoku catastrophe
Diary from a UK-based Japanese community after the Tohoku catastropheRead more
The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake: Unmitigated disaster followed by a New Deal-type reconstruction?
Four moving tectonic plates crowd each other in the eastern vicinity of Japan, and on Friday 11 March at 2:45 in the afternoon Japan Standard Time, pressure that had built up between two of them for years, perhaps centuries, was suddenly released, causing one to slip under the other. The ocean above this rising sea floor also rose, and these displaced masses of water shortly after inundated the northeastern coats of Japan.Read more