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Agricultural and Forestry Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake

Tsunami, Radioactive, and Reputational Damages

Editors: Monma, T., Goto, I., Hayashi, T., Tachiya, H., Ohsawa, K. (Eds.)

  • Addresses holistically the tsunami, radioactive, and reputational damages of the Great East Japan Earthquake
  • Includes contributions from not only researchers, but also municipal officials, local farmers, forest owners, and students
  • Contains primary data obtained from on-site experiments
  • Presents new technologies and methods developed to restore and monitor fields and forests
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This book summarizes the results of 3 years of agricultural and forestry reconstructive efforts and applied research conducted directly in the affected areas of Fukushima following the Great East Japan Earthquake. It describes fast and effective revival methods and technologies from tsunami and radiation damages, demonstrated through the collaborative efforts of researchers, students, local farmers, forest owners, and municipalities gathered under the Tokyo University of Agriculture East Japan Assistance Project. Consisting of four parts, the first part of the book provides an overview of the damage and measures taken to overcome them by the local municipalities and the Tokyo University of Agriculture. The second part presents data and results of agricultural recovery from the tsunami—for example, monitoring systems, reconstruction models, and convenient, low-cost methods developed for the restoration of tsunami-damaged paddy fields. The third part focuses on recovery from radiation-contaminated farmlands and forests and consequent reputational damages. Included are various primary data obtained from field experiments and surveys, studies on the mechanism of contamination, and the results of radical monitoring, decontamination, and restoration techniques performed at this site. The final part is a collection of reflections of local farmers, forest owners, and students who participated in the project. The academic trials and errors recorded in this book are an invaluable contribution to disaster management and recovery processes. It is written for a wide audience, not limited to researchers and students, but also for government and state officials, municipalities, agricultural cooperative staff members, and farmers.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Dealing with Disasters of Unprecedented Magnitude: The Local Government’s Tribulations and the Road to Reconstruction

    Tachiya, Hidekiyo

    Pages 3-18

  • Tokyo University of Agriculture East Japan Assistance Project Assisting with Reconstruction: Guiding Principles, Planning, and Propagation of Benefits

    Monma, Toshiyuki

    Pages 19-41

  • Characteristics of the Agricultural and Forestry Industries in the Soma Area and Damage Sustained as a Result of the Great East Japan Earthquake

    Yamada, Takahiro (et al.)

    Pages 43-59

  • Reconstruction Support for the Farmland Struck by Tsunami

    Goto, Itsuo (et al.)

    Pages 63-84

  • Tsunami Damage to Farming Operations and the New Generation of Farmers and Farm Management

    Shibuya, Yukio (et al.)

    Pages 85-103

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-4-431-55558-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-4-431-56280-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agricultural and Forestry Reconstruction After the Great East Japan Earthquake
Book Subtitle
Tsunami, Radioactive, and Reputational Damages
Editors
  • Toshiyuki Monma
  • Itsuo Goto
  • Takahisa Hayashi
  • Hidekiyo Tachiya
  • Kanju Ohsawa
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-55558-2
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-55558-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-55557-5
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-56280-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 264
Number of Illustrations and Tables
76 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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