Japan   s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid Book

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid


  • Author : Noriko Hikosaka Behling
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-03-27
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN 10 : 9780128179611
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 8,5 Mb

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Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Has Paid Summary:

Japan’s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture. Reviews the history of Japan’s nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan’s nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid Book

Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid


  • Author : Noriko Hikosaka Behling
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2019-04-15
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 366
  • ISBN 10 : 0128179600
  • Total Read : 97
  • File Size : 5,7 Mb

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Japan s Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price It Paid Summary:

Japan's Quest for Nuclear Energy and the Price it has Paid: Accidents, Consequences, and Lessons Learned for the Global Nuclear Industry identifies major accidents in Japan that have happened at different stages of the nuclear fuel cycle in Japan, assesses the underlying causes of nuclear accidents, and identifies other systemic problems in the nuclear industry. It provides recommendations on how government, industry and academic institutions can work together toward achieving a zero-accident safety culture. Reviews the history of Japan's nuclear programs and commercial activities from the 1950s to the present Describes the underlying causes of major accidents that have afflicted Japan's nuclear industry, along with consequences, including technical difficulties, costs and program delays Outlines the evolution of nuclear policies promoted by competing bureaucracies and how these rivalries influenced program priorities and impeded safety

Competing Discourses on Japan   s Nuclear Power Book

Competing Discourses on Japan s Nuclear Power


  • Author : Etsuko Kinefuchi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000488593
  • Total Read : 76
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb

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Competing Discourses on Japan s Nuclear Power Summary:

This book examines the discursive formation of nuclear power in Japan to provide insights into the ways this technology has been both promoted and resisted, constituting and being constituted by Japan’s sociocultural landscape. Each chapter pays close attention to a particular discursive site, including newspaper editorials, public relations campaigns, local site fights, urban antinuclear activism, and post-Fukushima pronuclear and antinuclear articulations. The book also raises the question of democracy and sustainability through the examination of nuclear power discourses. It demonstrates the power of discourse in shaping nuclear power by creating knowledge, influencing decisions, relationships, identity and community. Readers will gain a range of insights from the book: prominent articulations on nuclear power discourse; state and corporate strategies for enticing consent for controversial facilities and technologies; the power of the media in framing public knowledge; the role of social movements and activisms in civic society; the power of community; and nuclear power as a problematic in representative democracy and sustainability. This book will appeal to students and scholars interested in social discourse, social movements, Japanese society, cultural studies, environmental communication, media analysis, energy and sustainability, and democracy, among others.

Risk Society and Education in Post Disaster Fukushima Book

Risk Society and Education in Post Disaster Fukushima


  • Author : Kaoru Miyazawa
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-12-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000533545
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 7,6 Mb

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Risk Society and Education in Post Disaster Fukushima Summary:

In response to the explosion of the Fukushima Daiichi power plant in March 2011, this book examines how the concept of a risk society was handled in the various education programs implemented in post-disaster Fukushima. The explosion and subsequent radiation contamination that affected the biosphere of the Fukushima region and beyond, revealed that we live in a risk society. Despite this revelation, official discourses in Fukushima have been geared strictly toward the future, with the aim of restoring communities and resuming development projects. Based on the ethnographic data the author collected in Fukushima between 2013 and 2016, various contested emotions emerged in those education spaces as students and teachers remembered their romanticized and difficult past and dealt with the challenges presented by the risk society in their present lives. The emotionally-charged interactions between past and present also shaped their vision of their future community and of the actions they might take. The dialogues and actions that took places in these education spaces encourage readers to examine the meaning of development and question the basic assumptions and methods of education as society shifts to a risk society. A valuable resource for scholars and students in the fields of globalization and education, curriculum studies, sociology of education, and Japanese studies.

The Quest For A Just World Order Book

The Quest For A Just World Order


  • Author : Samuel S Kim
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-07-11
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 440
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000305050
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 16,5 Mb

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In response to a growing sense of dissatisfaction with the state of the world and the state of international relations research, Professor Kim has taken an alternative approach to the study of contemporary world politics. Specifically, he has adopted and expanded the cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, and transnational approach developed by the World Order Models Project (WOMP), an enterprise committed to the realization of peace, economic equality and well-being, social justice, and ecological balance. Systemic in scope and interdisciplinary in methodology, The Quest for a Just World Order explains and projects the issues, patterns, and trends of world politics, giving special attention to the attitudinal, normative, behavioral, and institutional problems involved in the politics of system transformation. Professor Kim also attempts to remedy a number of problematic features of traditional approaches, including a value-neutral orientation; fragmentation and overspecialization; overemphasis on national actors, the superpowers, and stability; and the Hobbesian image of world politics. Part 1 presents a conceptual framework for developing a normative theory of world order. Each of the four chapters in Part 2 examines a specific global crisis in depth, working within the framework laid out in Part 1. In Part 3 a variety of desirable and feasible transition strategies are proposed, and Professor Kim assesses the prospects for achieving a just and humane world order system by the end of this century.

Japanese Industrial Targeting Book

Japanese Industrial Targeting


  • Author : William R. Nester
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-07-27
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 297
  • ISBN 10 : 9781349212842
  • Total Read : 75
  • File Size : 16,6 Mb

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Japanese Industrial Targeting Summary:

Japan achieved it's present economic position by rejecting free trade theory and instead mastering neomercantilist policies which target strategic industries for development with a range of government sponsored cartels, subsidies, import barriers and export incentives. These policies stimulated an economic growth rate which averaged ten percent before 1973, and five percent since, rates four and two times greater than America's during the same periods. This book analyzes the policy making process, implementation, successes, occasional shortcomings, and challenges posed by Tokyo's neomercantilist policies toward its trade rivals.

Competing Discourses on Japan s Nuclear Power Book

Competing Discourses on Japan s Nuclear Power


  • Author : Etsuko Kinefuchi
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 1003044220
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 17,8 Mb

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Competing Discourses on Japan s Nuclear Power Summary:

"This book examines the discursive formation of nuclear power in Japan to provide insights into the ways this technology has been both promoted and resisted, constituting and being constituted by Japan's sociocultural landscape. Each chapter pays close attention to a particular discursive site, including newspaper editorials, public relations campaigns, local site fights, urban antinuclear activism, and post-Fukushima pronuclear and antinuclear articulations. The book also raises the question of democracy and sustainability through the examination of nuclear power discourses. It demonstrates the power of discourse in shaping nuclear power by creating knowledge, influencing decisions, relationships, identity and community. Readers will gain a range of insights from the book: prominent articulations on nuclear power discourse; state and corporate strategies for enticing consent for controversial facilities and technologies; the power of the media in framing public knowledge; the role of social movements and activisms in civic society; the power of community; and nuclear power as a problematic in representative democracy and sustainability. This book will appeal to students and scholars interested in social discourse, social movements, Japanese society, cultural studies, environmental communication, media analysis, energy and sustainability, and democracy, among others"--

Japan s Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States Book

Japan s Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States


  • Author : Keisuke Iida
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2017-07-06
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317311416
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 12,7 Mb

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Japan s Security and Economic Dependence on China and the United States Summary:

With the rise of China, Japan and many East Asian countries are caught between maximizing profit from economic ties with her, and strengthening alliances with the United States to prevent China from overpowering them. Liberals and realists thus debate over the likelihood of either security tensions easing up or economic interdependence getting reduced eventually. On the other hand, Iida introduces a new theory that reinterprets the relationship between state security and economic interdependence among countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Based on case studies of recent episodes in East Asia, and especially on the experiences of Japan, this book highlights an interesting dynamic between security and economic interdependence: risk avoidance. By understanding how risk avoidance affects the behavior of these countries in terms of security and economics, it becomes evident how they eventually settle into what Iida calls "Cool Politics" and "Lukewarm Economics".