There’s a God for That
Optimism in the Face of Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Meltdowns
TRAVEL / Asia / Japan
RELIGION / Shintoism
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Peace
1. Japan – Religious life and customs
2. Earthquakes – Japan
3. Tsunamis – Japan
4. Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (Japan) Accidents
5. Antinuclear movement
6. Ghost stories, Japanese
TONE: Moving; Reflective
WRITING: Lyrical; Thoughtful; Richly detailed; Stylistically complex
PAGES / WORDS
xvi, 168pp, glossary
MAPS / ILLUSTRATIONS
12 maps, 2 line drawings
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS CONTROL NUMBER
US $28.00 (hardcover)
US $16.00 (pbk.)
US $11.99 (eBook)
US $9.99 (Kindle)
“There's a god for that”
Every journey is an adventure, but when a major earthquake strikes Japan, triggering cataclysmic events, the author's travels are cut short.
What starts out as a quest to discover the sacred meanings of the native Shinto religion, becomes something much more profound.
When all of the fail-safe mechanisms at the Fukushima Daiichi Power Station are overrun, and thirty million lives in the greater Tokyo region are in peril, everyone is forced to confront the reality that nuclear energy is not the “clean alternative” they were led to believe.
The author chronicles the events as they occur, and reveals the uniquely Japanese way of remaining optimistic in the face of multiple catastrophes.