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Nuclear tsunami : the Japanese government and America's role in the Fukushima disaster

Author: Richard Krooth; Morris Edelson; Hiroshi Fukurai
Publisher: Lanham [Maryland] : Lexington Books, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book begins with the analysis of America's post-war intelligence operations, propaganda campaigns, and strategic psychological warfare in Japan. Banking on nuclear safety myths, Japan promoted an aggressive policy of locating and building nuclear power plants in depopulated areas suffering from a significant decline of local industries and economies. The authors argue that U.S. propaganda programs left a long  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Krooth; Morris Edelson; Hiroshi Fukurai
ISBN: 9780739195697 0739195697 0739195700 9780739195703
OCLC Number: 895030498
Description: xx, 209 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Roots : U.S. psychological warfare strategies and propaganda campaigns in Japan. --
1. Transformation of the most nuclear-fearful population to an atomic enthusiasts: America's psychological warfare strategies --
Part 2: Nuclear fallout. --
2. Trial by sea, trial by fire --
3. Ingenious invisible invaders --
4. Damning the torpedos at full throttle --
5. Facts about nuclear reactors your mother never told you --
6. Hubris and megadeath by 3 A.D. (After the Disaster) --
Part 3: In the maelstrom. --
7. Fail-safe not foolproof --
8. From sea to shining sea: radiation without end --
9. Nature as nuclear trash bin --
10. Can anyone ever pay? --
11. Returning, on shaken feet --
12. Popular rights vs. corporate power --
13. Who's in charge here? --
14. Making a nation safer for profits --
15. Futures unknown.
Responsibility: Richard Krooth, Morris Edelson, and Hiroshi Fukurai.

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This book shows how the bankruptcy of the central state of Japan has led to increased burdens on the population in the post-nuclear tsunami era, and the ensuing dangerous ionization of the population  Read more...

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