The Aftermath of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
With a magnitude of 9.0, the earthquake that struck Japan on 11 March 2011 was the most powerful the country had ever experienced. The earthquake, together with the tsunami that it caused, wreaked tremendous damage all along the Pacific coastline of the Tohoku region, the northeast part of Japan’s main island. One of the worst hit areas was the town of Otsuchi, in the centre of the coastline...
Shoichiro Takezawa
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The Aftermath of the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
The aim of this chapter is to shed light on the actions of Otsuchi people just before and after the catastrophe. However, before engaging in that task, I would like to provide a brief overview of the town of Otsuchi, the area that will constitute the focus of this book. In particular, I shall give an outline of those features which have a bearing on the topic, concentrating on the geographical...
Shoichiro Takezawa
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    I shall now turn to examine the way in which the people of Otsuchi went about rebuilding their lives after having narrowly escaped the danger of the tsunami.
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    Looking down from an area of highland on the outskirts of Kirikiri village, the clear blue ocean stretches out before you, its small waves lapping at the white rocks of the coastline that wraps around the village. Now, with five years having elapsed since the tsunami, the water in the bay is dotted with buoys indicating wakame and scallop cultures, and there are a good number of boats...
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    Shoichiro Takezawa is professor of social anthropology at National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka (Japan). His main topics of research are community studies, history of anthropological thoughts and African history. His publications include: ‘Discovery of the Earliest Royal Palace in Gao and Its Implications for the History of West Africa,’ Cahiers d’études...
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