The Death of Old Yokohama

Author: Otis M Poole
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136924833
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It was almost noon in the picturesque city of Yokohama on Saturday, September 1st 1923 when the first sway of one of the world’s most destructive earthquakes was felt. The first great shock lasted for four minutes and in that time every building in the city was destroyed, together with 100,000 of its Japanese inhabitants and one eighth of its foreign community. Other shocks followed and then fire which swept through the ruins with hurricane speed, suffocating and burning to death thousands trapped in wreckage or trying to flee. A first-hand account of the disaster told by a survivor, this accurate and authentic account was written immediately after the earthquake and is here published with only minor additions and corrections

A Collector s Guide to Books on Japan in English

Author: Jozef Rogala
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136639233
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Provides an invaluable and very accessible addition to existing biographic sources and references, not least because of the supporting biographies of major writers and the historical and cultural notes provided.

Author: 国際日本文化研究センター
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When the Tsunami Came to Shore

Author: Roy Starrs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789004268296
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Some leading Japan scholars present new research and thinking on the profound relationship between culture and disaster in Japan, focusing on the triple disasters of March 2011, the great quakes of 1995 and 1923, and the atomic bombings of 1945.

The Prison Memoirs of a Japanese Woman

Author: Kaneko Fumiko
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134901836
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Kaneko Fumiko (1903-1926) wrote this memoir while in prison after being convicted of plotting to assassinate the Japanese emperor. Despite an early life of misery, deprivation, and hardship, she grew up to be a strong and independent young woman. When she moved to Tokyo in 1920, she gravitated to left-wing groups and eventually joined with the Korean nihilist Pak Yeol to form a two-person nihilist organization. Two days after the Great Tokyo Earthquake, in a general wave of anti-leftist and anti-Korean hysteria, the authorities arrested the pair and charged them with high treason. Defiant to the end (she hanged herself in prison on July 23, 1926), Kaneko Fumiko wrote this memoir as an indictment of the society that oppressed her, the family that abused and neglected her, and the imperial system that drove her to her death.

MAVO

Author: Gennifer Weisenfeld
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520223381
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Mavo were aJapanese group of artists active in Tokyo from 1923-1925.

Encyclopedia of Disasters

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313087474
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Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history

Placing Empire

Author: Kate McDonald
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520293916
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A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Placing Empire examines the spatial politics of Japanese imperialism through a study of Japanese travel and tourism to Korea, Manchuria, and Taiwan between the late nineteenth century and the early 1950s. In a departure from standard histories of Japan, this book shows how debates over the role of colonized lands reshaped the social and spatial imaginary of the modern Japanese nation and how, in turn, this sociospatial imaginary affected the ways in which colonial difference was conceptualized and enacted. The book thus illuminates how ideas of place became central to the production of new forms of colonial hierarchy as empires around the globe transitioned from an era of territorial acquisition to one of territorial maintenance.

Risk Assessment Modeling and Decision Support

Author: Ann Bostrom
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540711582
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The papers in this volume integrate results from current research efforts in earthquake engineering with research from the larger risk assessment community. The authors include risk and hazard researchers from the major U.S. hazard and earthquake centers. The volume lays out a road map for future developments in risk modeling and decision support, and positions earthquake engineering research within the family of risk analysis tools and techniques.

Cultural Diplomacy in U S Japanese Relations 1919 1941

Author: J. Davidann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230609732
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This study explores U.S-Japanese relations in the interwar period to find that the seeds of the Pacific War were sown in the failure of cultural diplomacy and the growth of mutually antagonistic images. While most Americans came to see Japan's modernity as a façade, the Japanese began to group Americans with the warlike European powers.