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One Year Later: Japanese Responses to the Fukushima Disaster

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Webinar slides by Daniel Aldrich, Purdue University

Webinar slides by Daniel Aldrich, Purdue University


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  • 1. Daniel P. AldrichPurdue University and USAID
  • 2.  Understand how Japan – the only nation to have experienced atomic weaponry – developed one of the most advanced nuclear power programs in the world Recognize the ways in which public opinion on nuclear power has shifted since the 3/11 compounded disaster Intuit the engines for recovery that will help Japan rebuild after the disaster
  • 3. Increase Maintain Decrease* Abolish* Unknown status quoDecember 55.1 20.2 14.7 2.3 7.72005 (PM)October 2009 59.6 18.8 14.6 1.6 5.4(PM)4 April 2011 10 46 29 12 3(Yomiuri)9 June 2011 4 41 36 16 3(Asahi)5 August 5 49 32 13 12011 (Sokagakkai)28 October 2 23 42 24 92011 (NHK)
  • 4. Annual Population Growth Rates in Tokyo 1Population Growth Rate (Percentage) 0 -.5 .5 1922 1923 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 1929 1930 1931 1932 1933
  • 5. .15Population Growth Rate (Percentage) Chi-squared value: .001 0 .05 -.05 .1 Low levels of social capital High levels of social capital
  • 6. Predicted Population Growth Rate -.02 0 .02 .04 .06 60 50Voter Turn Out (Percentage) 80 70
  • 7. Data from Katsuji Nagata A Before Fukushima B before2001: 231Population 191 180Average age 51.1 50.6# Households 73 64Household age 62.4 59.2Average Household 442 man 402.8 manIncomeNumber of Years in 32.3 43.4the Community% born in the 9.2 71.9community% Renting 34.7 15.9% Working 64.6 69.8
  • 8. Chuo-ku Higashinada-ku Hyogo-ku 120000 220000 130000 115000 200000 120000 110000 180000 110000 105000 160000 100000 100000 Kita-ku Nada-ku Nagata-kuPopulation 240000 130000 140000 230000 120000 120000 220000 110000 210000 100000 100000 200000 90000 80000 Nishi-ku Suma-ku Tarumi-ku 250000 190000 240000 185000 235000 200000 180000 230000 175000 225000 150000 170000 220000 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 Year
  • 9. .03Predicted Population Growth Rate .01 .02 0 0 .0001 .0002 .0003 Lagged Number of NPOs Created per Capita
  • 10. Social capital / networks played large role in site selection, and will continue to play a role in the post-crisis recovery processCitizen science, protests, and anti-nuclear movements indicate bottom-up responseJapan stands at a crossroads and its choices could set the standard for other nations