- By Joshua Keating
Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy
We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Tsunami: Japan’s Post-Fukushima World, FP‘s latest ebook project. It’s just $4.99 and proceeds will benefit Japan’s disaster relief efforts.
On March 11, 2011, Japan’s northern coast was shaken by the biggest earthquake ever to strike the island in recorded history. With a gigantic tsunami and the nuclear meltdown that followed, 3/11 was the worst disaster to hit the developed world for a hundred years. Confronted with tough questions about its dependence on nuclear power, about the competence of its leaders both in the private and public sectors, about the economy’s ability to rebound from a shock, the country has been plunged into crisis. After centuries of earthquakes, tsunamis, war, and a long list of other disasters, natural and unnatural, the Japanese people are accustomed to building back stronger — but how do they recover from such a devastating blow, and what will that new future look like?
This unique ebook, the first to respond to the quake in such depth, assembles an exclusive collection of top writers and scholars working in Japan today to answer these questions. Edited by Temple University’s Jeff Kingston, it showcases some of Japan’s leading writers and thinkers, from prominent journalists like Financial Times Asia-Pacific editor David Pilling to former Economist editor Bill Emmott to best-selling author Robert Whiting.
Published in real-time and available to readers on their Kindle, iPad, and computers, Tsunami: Japan’s Post-Fukushima World uses new technology to tell the story of Tsunami that devastated Japan and the resulting nuclear aftermath that continues to plague the country.