Return to Sendai - Director's Cut

Return to Sendai - Director's Cut

by Ernest Manjiro

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Return to Sendai - Director's Cut by Ernest Manjiro

On March 11, 2011, a massive earthquake and tidal wave devastated the coast of north eastern Japan, also triggering the worst nuclear catastrophe since Chernobyl. The city of Sendai, in Tohoku, was at the epicenter of the disaster, with thousands of its citizens washed away by the awful tsunami. The World Bank and the IMF predicted that Japan would experience strong growth while rebuilding from the disaster, but what exactly would this mean? Fast forwarding to March 2016, five years after the disaster, a bold vision of renewal is emerging for a stagnant nation that has been given a chance to reboot its future. Sendai is at the center of Japan's Reconstruction, leading the way to an all-electric, emissions free Japan by 2030, while piloting a society that nurtures both extremes of a rapidly aging population. Nuclear Energy has been tamed, and a new economic order is being trialed. Three visitors are caught in the wave of change sweeping Sendai, where tragedy still whispers from the wings of a world brutally turned upside down. Secret pacts, scandals and obsessions reach out to engulf the trio, who are forced to reach deep to come to grips with their own suddenly surging emotions. The first edition of Return to Sendai was ESL enabled to reach a wide audience with its vision of necessary change. The Director’s Cut goes beyond this narrative to hear the inner voices of serene Aiko, cross-wired Jason and manipulative Marty as they seek a brave new sanity that lives somewhere in the vortex that confronts them.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014237901
Publisher: Crestone Press LLC
Publication date: 03/20/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 551 KB

About the Author

The author is a executive of the fascinatingly dysfunctional business world of Tokyo, who draws from the icons of two cultures to write under the name ‘Ernest Manjiro.’ In 1841, Nakahama Manjiro was blown over the horizon while out fishing as as a fourteen year old, returning to Japan a decade later to open a self-isolated country to new horizons. Known as 'John Manjiro,' he was the first Japanese person to set foot on American soil, which catapulted him into the roles of advisor, educator and translator on his return to the Shogunate, which soon gave way to the Meiji Restoration. The author is puzzled why a voracious and rapacious lover of life like the original Ernest blew himself away at the age of only sixty-one, and has no intention of following suit.

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