Japan's 2011 Natural Distaster Nucular Meltdown

Japan's 2011 Natural Distaster Nucular Meltdown

by Myra Immell

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This series provides multiple views of momentous events in recent history; each book helps readers develop critical thinking skills, increase global awareness, and enhance their understanding of international perspectives about historic events.; Perspective on Modern World History: Japan's 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown explores the events surrounding Japan's 2011 natural disasters and nuclear meltdown, providing background information on the events, examining related controversies, ; Using primary and secondary sources, each volume provides background information on a significant event in modern world history, presents the controversies surrounding the event, and offers first-person narratives from people who lived through or were imp

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737769739
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 04/04/2014
Series: Perspectives on Modern World History Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 15 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Foreword 1

Introduction 4

World Map 10

Chapter 1 Historical Background on Japan's 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown

1 The 2011 Japanese Disasters: An Overview: Historic World Events 13

2 Japan Shattered; First the Quakes, Then the Tsunami-Now, the Devastation of Possible Nuclear Meltdown Chico Harlan 21

3 A Second Blast at the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Ron Synovitz 28

4 Toxic Truth About Japan's "Miracle" Richard Jones 35

5 As Japan's Tsunami Debris Arrives, Can the US West Coast Handle It? Winston Ross 42

6 I Am One of the Fukushima Fifty David McNeill 49

Chapter 2 Controversies Surrounding Japan's 2011 Natural Disasters and Nuclear Meltdown

1 Japan Prepared Well for Tsunamis Andrew Moore 58

2 Thousands Died Because Japan Was Not Prepared for the Tsunami Bruce Parker 63

3 The Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident Was a "Man-Made" Disaster: The National Diet of Japan Fukushima- Nuclear Accident Independent Investigation Commission 69

4 The Kan Government's Initial Disaster Response Was Reasonably Good Jeff Kingston 80

5 The Japanese Government Needs to Revamp Its Disaster Response Plan Leo Bosner 90

6 The Impact of Disaster Bill Emmott 103

7 Too Much Self-Restraint Will Harm Japan's National Interest Geoffrey Tudor 111

8 Japan's Meltdown Emily Parker 118

9 Earthquake, Tsunami, Meltdown-The Triple Disaster's Impact on Japan, Impact on the World Elizabeth Ferris Mireya Solis 127

Chapter 3 Personal Narratives

1 A Tokyo Businesswoman Feels Stranded by the Earthquake Chikirin 134

2 A Foreign Student Experiences the 2011 Earthquake: Sasicha Manupipatpong 142

3 A Writer Lives Through the Earthquake and Other 2011 Disasters Lucy Birmingham David McNeill 148

4 A Japanese Evacuee Shares Her Concerns Izumi Nakano 154

5 After the Disaster: A Return to a Devastated Japan David Baresch 159

6 A Journalist Visits the Fukushima Nuclear Plant Martin Fackler 165

7 Tracking Tsunami Flotsam Marcus Erikson 172

Glossary 182

Chronology 185

For Further Reading 189

Index 193

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