“Japan’s Reconstruction Projects, Past & Present, and the People’s Struggle” 「今日と過去の復興政策、民衆の運動」
Tuesday, October 9th @ 5:30 pm
@ 41 E. 11th Street, 7th Floor [Map]
This talk (in Japanese with English translation) considers Japan’s reconstruction after the devastation of Fukushima in 2011 from a historical perspective. Looking at past projects such as ones that arose at the times of Rice Riot (1918), the Great Kanto Earthquake (1923), the Peace Preservation law (1925), and the war (1931~1945), Yabu Shiro will discuss the social, political and cultural roles of these projects and the effect on political struggles of the people; from the ongoing experience after Fukushima under radiation, he analyzes the crux of the isomorphic effort to subsume the national body.
Yabu Shiro has written extensively on social movements in Japan. His most recent publications include Contemporary Thoughts of Love and Violence (2006); Nuclear City (2010); and The 3.12 Ideas (2012).
Organized by NYU East Asian Studies & Todos Somos Japon