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Where The Dead Pause And The Japanese Say Goodbye A Journey

Author : Marie Mutsuki Mockett
ISBN : 9780393246742
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“Read it. You will be uplifted.”—Ruth Ozeki, Zen priest, author of A Tale for the Time Being Marie Mutsuki Mockett's family owns a Buddhist temple 25 miles from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. In March 2011, after the earthquake and tsunami, radiation levels prohibited the burial of her Japanese grandfather's bones. As Japan mourned thousands of people lost in the disaster, Mockett also grieved for her American father, who had died unexpectedly. Seeking consolation, Mockett is guided by a colorful cast of Zen priests and ordinary Japanese who perform rituals that disturb, haunt, and finally uplift her. Her journey leads her into the radiation zone in an intricate white hazmat suit; to Eiheiji, a school for Zen Buddhist monks; on a visit to a Crab Lady and Fuzzy-Headed Priest’s temple on Mount Doom; and into the "thick dark" of the subterranean labyrinth under Kiyomizu temple, among other twists and turns. From the ecstasy of a cherry blossom festival in the radiation zone to the ghosts inhabiting chopsticks, Mockett writes of both the earthly and the sublime with extraordinary sensitivity. Her unpretentious and engaging voice makes her the kind of companion a reader wants to stay with wherever she goes, even into the heart of grief itself.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Re Imagining Japan After Fukushima

Author : Tamaki Mihic
ISBN : 9781760463540
Genre : History
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The 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, tsunami and Fukushima nuclear disaster (collectively referred to as ‘3.11’, the date of the earthquake), had a lasting impact on Japan’s identity and global image. In its immediate aftermath, mainstream media presented the country as a disciplined, resilient and composed nation, united in the face of a natural disaster. However, 3.11 also drew worldwide attention to the negative aspects of Japanese government and society, thought to have caused the unresolved situation at Fukushima. Spurred by heightened emotions following the triple disaster, the Japanese became increasingly polarised between these two views of how to represent themselves. How did literature and popular culture respond to this dilemma? Re-imagining Japan after Fukushima attempts to answer that question by analysing how Japan was portrayed in post-3.11 fiction. Texts are selected from the Japanese, English and French languages, and the portrayals are also compared with those from non-fiction discourse. This book argues that cultural responses to 3.11 had a significant role to play in re-imagining Japan after Fukushima.
Category: History

Here Comes The Sun

Author : Leza Lowitz
ISBN : 9781611729139
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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At 44, a Berkeley-raised American woman teaching yoga in Japan seeks to adopta story of triumphant love for families everywhere."
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Japan After 3 11

Author : Pradyumna P. Karan
ISBN : 9780813167329
Genre : Social Science
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On March 11, 2011, an underwater earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tohoku, Japan, triggered one of the most devastating tsunamis of a generation. The aftermath was overwhelming: communities were reduced to rubble, thousands of people were missing or dead, and relief organizations struggled to reach affected areas to provide aid for survivors and victims of radiation from compromised nuclear reactors. In Japan after 3/11, editors Pradyumna P. Karan and Unryu Suganuma assemble geographers, economists, humanists, and scientists to consider the complex economic, physical, and social impacts of this heartbreaking disaster. Historical geographers place the events of March 2011 in context, while other contributors assess the damage and recommend strategies for the long process of reclamation and rebuilding. The book also includes interviews with victims that explore the social implications of radioactive contamination and invite comparisons to the discrimination faced by survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Balancing the natural and social sciences, this timely volume offers not only a model of interdisciplinary research for scholars but also an invaluable guide to the planning and implementation of reconstruction.
Category: Social Science

American Harvest

Author : Marie Mutsuki Mockett
ISBN : 9781644451168
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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An epic story of the American wheat harvest, the politics of food, and the culture of the Great Plains For over one hundred years, the Mockett family has owned a seven-thousand-acre wheat farm in the panhandle of Nebraska, where Marie Mutsuki Mockett’s father was raised. Mockett, who grew up in bohemian Carmel, California, with her father and her Japanese mother, knew little about farming when she inherited this land. Her father had all but forsworn it. In American Harvest, Mockett accompanies a group of evangelical Christian wheat harvesters through the heartland at the invitation of Eric Wolgemuth, the conservative farmer who has cut her family’s fields for decades. As Mockett follows Wolgemuth’s crew on the trail of ripening wheat from Texas to Idaho, they contemplate what Wolgemuth refers to as “the divide,” inadvertently peeling back layers of the American story to expose its contradictions and unhealed wounds. She joins the crew in the fields, attends church, and struggles to adapt to the rhythms of rural life, all the while continually reminded of her own status as a person who signals “not white,” but who people she encounters can’t quite categorize. American Harvest is an extraordinary evocation of the land and a thoughtful exploration of ingrained beliefs, from evangelical skepticism of evolution to cosmopolitan assumptions about food production and farming. With exquisite lyricism and humanity, this astonishing book attempts to reconcile competing versions of our national story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

When The Waves Came

Author : Michael Larson
ISBN : 1634059816
Genre : History
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Larson brings home the impact of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown through intimate portraits of everyday Japanese people.
Category: History

Korean Drama Under Japanese Occupation

Author : Chʻi-jin Yu
ISBN : 9781931907170
Genre : Drama
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From 1910 to 1945, Japan occupied Korea and controlled every aspect of the Korean life. This book presents three plays by two prominent Korean writers who ventured to voice anti-Japanese sentiments in their plays despite the harsh censorship of the time.
Category: Drama

The Night Of The New Moon

Author : Laurens Van Der Post
ISBN : 9781407073156
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This book is the remarkable story of his experiences in the prison camp, but it is also a meditation on the morality of the Bomb, a compassionate and moving contemplation of human violence.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Japan Weekly Mail

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924057369120
Genre : Aliens
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Anthology Of Japanese Literature

Author : Donald Keene
ISBN : 9780802198655
Genre : Literary Collections
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A landmark collection of five periods of literature from the Land of the Rising Sun. The sweep of Japanese literature in all its great variety was made available to Western readers for the first time in this anthology. Every genre and style, from the celebrated No plays to the poetry and novels of the seventeenth century, find a place in this book. An introduction by Donald Keene places the selections in their proper historical context, allowing the readers to enjoy the book both as literature and as a guide to the cultural history of Japan. Selections include “Man’yoshu” or “Collection of Ten Thousand Leaves” from the ancient period; “Kokinshu” or “Collection of Ancient and Modern Poetry,” “The Tosa Diary” of Ki No Tsurayuki, “Yugao” from “Tales of Genji” of Murasaki Shikibu, and “The Pillow Book” of Sei Shonagon from the Heian Period; “The Tale of the Heike” from the Kamakura Period; Plan of the No Stage, “Birds of Sorrow” of Seami Motokiyo, and “Three Poets at Minase” from the Muromachi Period; and Sections from Basho, including “The Narrow Road of Oku,” “The Love Suicides at Sonezaki” by Chikamatsu Monzaemon, and Waka and haiku of the Tokugawa Period.
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Author : Izumo Takeda
ISBN : UOM:39015008557731
Genre : Forty-seven Rōnin
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Harper S Magazine

Author : Henry Mills Alden
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007121291
Genre : American literature
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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.
Category: American literature

The Japan Times

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924007204716
Genre : Japan
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Category: Japan

Japan S Fight For Freedom

Author : Herbert Wrigley Wilson
ISBN : UCAL:C2746254
Genre : Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905
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Category: Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905

The Century

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ISBN : PSU:000020213213
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Scribners Monthly

Author :
ISBN : UCAL:B2924105
Genre : Literature
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Category: Literature

The Century

Author : Josiah Gilbert Holland
ISBN : UOM:39015051378118
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

The Japan Chronicle

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105118907828
Genre : Kōbe-shi (Japan)
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Category: Kōbe-shi (Japan)