Strong in the Rain

Strong in the Rain : Surviving Japan's Earthquake, Tsunami, and Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

By (author) Lucy Birmingham , By (author) David McNeill

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Blending history, science, and gripping storytelling, 'Strong in the Rain' brings the 9.0 magnitude earthquake that struck Japan in 2011 and its immediate aftermath to life through the eyes of the men and women who experienced it. It gives a moving account of how the Japanese endured the earthquake's horrific consequences.

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  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 165.1 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 430.91g
  • 30 Oct 2012
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • Basingstoke
  • English
  • 0230341861
  • 9780230341869
  • 425,503

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LUCY BIRMINGHAM is TIME magazine's Tokyo-based reporter and covered the March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. Since coming to Japan in the mid-1980s, her work has appeared in Bloomberg News, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, Forbes, Fortune, The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, and U.S. News and World Report. A board member of the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan, she lives in Tokyo. DAVID MCNEILL writes regularly for the Independent, the Irish Times, and Japan Times, while teaching at Sophia University in Tokyo, Japan. His work has appeared in Newsweek, New Scientist, The Face, Marie Claire, New Statesman, the International Herald Tribune, The Chicago Tribune, on the BBC, RTE and CBC and in many other outlets. He is a board member of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan and chair of The Foreign Press in Japan. He lives in Japan.

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'Birmingham and McNeill have created a compassionate and important book which both gives valuable information about one of the most important events of the last few years, and helps call to account both the Japanese government and TEPCO...Strongly recommended.' -The Book Bag

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