A Response to Rebecca Solnit


(This entry is written as a response to Dear brothers and sisters in northeastern Japan and Beyond by Rebecca Solnit )

Rebecca Solnit’s work is enthusiastically and widely read in Japan at the present moment. Many people are seeking to find a clue in her work that vividly depicts the dual face of disasters: on the one hand therein paradoxically grows the power of the people, and on the other hand, there intervenes the power of the state that attempts to capture and appropriate the former. At the moment Japan needs various wisdoms both from within and without. Continue reading A Response to Rebecca Solnit