160421 external sheffield symposium CROPPEDSpecial event

Thursday 21 April 2016
12:00pm – 6:30pm

Symposium: In the Wake of Japan’s Nuclear Tsunami: Reflections on the Nature of Disaster in the 21st Century

Drinks reception from 6:30pm

INOX Dine - Level 5, Students' Union Building, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TG

Organised by The School of East Asian Studies and Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The School of East Asian Studies and Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield, and the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation present a workshop and symposium on the nature of disaster, five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Date: 21 April 2016

Time: 12pm-6:30pm (Drinks Reception to follow)

Location: INOX Dine – Level 5, Students’ Union Building University of Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TG, United Kingdom (Map)

The Great East Japan earthquake was the most powerful earthquake in Japan’s recorded history and the fourth most powerful earthquake on Earth since 1900. The resulting tsunami caused the deaths of more than 15,000 people, and triggered multiple nuclear meltdowns at the Fukushima Daichi Nuclear Power Plant. Five years on we will discuss the outcome of this ‘Triple Disaster’ for Japan, the UK and the wider world in the 21st century. In particular we will focus on recovery in the destroyed communities along the north-eastern coast of Japan as well as the wider implications of the nuclear crisis at Fukushima.

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