by MASATAKE SHINOHARA Photo: AFP/ Getty Images / Kim Jae-Hwan (日本語による原文下部に掲載） What are the words that can describe our state of being after the disaster of 3/11? One of the appropriate ways of speaking about it is a spreading sense of collapse.
（日本語による原文下部に掲載） The Absurdity of the Atomic Age Masatake Shinohara (Translated by Adam Bronson) In the essay “The Absurdity of the Nuclear Age,” published in the Asahi Shimbun in August 1982, Kojin Karatani declared that, since childhood, he had nurtured a sense that the human world would someday perish. Karatani pointed out the absurdity of the … Continue reading The Absurdity of the Atomic Age
（日本語による原文下部に掲載） A Victory for the Anti-Nuclear Plant Argument? Masatake Shinohara (Translation by Max Black) In 1980, the economist Yoshiro Tamanoi described the danger of nuclear power in the Asahi Shimbun by raising the following problem. “The trend to opt for nuclear plants, based on the myth that once there is no more oil, nuclear will … Continue reading A Victory for the Anti-Nuclear Plant Argument?