Publisher description for Strong in the rain : surviving Japan's earthquake, tsunami, and Fukushima nuclear disaster / Lucy Birmingham and 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. Following the narratives of six individuals, the book traces the shape of a disaster and the heroics it prompted, including that of David Chumreonlert, a Texan with Thai roots, trapped in his school's gymnasium with hundreds of students and teachers as it begins to flood, and Taro Watanabe, who thought nothing of returning to the Fukushima plant to fight the nuclear disaster, despite the effects that he knew would stay with him for the rest of his life. This is a beautifully written and moving account of how the Japanese experienced one of the worst earthquakes in history and endured its horrific consequences.
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011 -- Personal narratives.
Fukushima Nuclear Disaster, Japan, 2011 -- Personal narratives.
Disaster victims -- Japan -- Tňohoku Region -- Biography.
Tňohoku Region (Japan) -- Biography.
Tňohoku Region (Japan) -- Social conditions -- 21st century.