Nobody Dies in a Ghost Town: Path Dependence in Japan's 3.11 Disaster and Reconstruction

Eiji, Oguma
November 2013
Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus;11/4/2013, Vol. 11 Issue 44, p5
An essay on the reasons why the victims of the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011 have difficulty in finding jobs and starting a new life despite the large amount allocated by the government for reconstruction, is presented. The author blames bureaucracy based on questionable public-works projects. He examines the role of topography and social structure of the affected areas. He also looks back to previous disasters encountered by the nation and the reconstruction measures after 1945.


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