The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series

Animals and the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

Authors: Itoh, Mayumi

  • Investigates the policy of the Japanese government toward the animals of Fukushima and the voluntary animal rescue work that filled the void left by the government
  • Offers a dedicated insight into the individual fates of a number of animals in the aftermath of the disaster
  • Illustrates the problem of the conflict between the goals of neoliberalism and those of environmental and animal protection
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This book is the first comprehensive, in-depth English language study of the animals that were left behind in the exclusion zone in the wake of the nuclear meltdown of three of the four reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station in March 2011, triggered by the Great East Japan Earthquake of magnitude 9.0.The Japanese government designated an area of 20-kilometer radius from the nuclear power station as an exclusion zone and evacuated one hundred thousand residents, but left companion animals and livestock animals behind in the radioactive area. Consequently, about 90 percent of the animals in the exclusion zone died. This book juxtaposes policies of the Japanese government toward the animals in Fukushima with the actions of grassroots volunteer animal rescue groups that filled the void of the government.    

About the authors

Mayumi Itoh is a former Professor of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.  She has also taught at Princeton University and Queens College, City University of New York , and has written numerous books, including Globalization of Japan (1998), The Hatoyama Dynasty (2003), Japanese Wartime Zoo Policy (2010), The Making of China‚Äôs Peace with Japan (2017), and The Japanese Culture of Mourning Whales (forthcoming 2018).

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Itoh, Mayumi

    Pages 3-9

  • Government Animal Relief Operations in the Exclusion Zone

    Itoh, Mayumi

    Pages 11-21

  • Headquarters for Animal Relief in Emergencies

    Itoh, Mayumi

    Pages 23-32

  • Volunteer Animal Rescue in the Exclusion Zone I

    Itoh, Mayumi

    Pages 33-55

  • Volunteer Animal Rescue in the Exclusion Zone II

    Itoh, Mayumi

    Pages 57-76

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eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-70756-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Animals and the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster
Authors
Series Title
The Palgrave Macmillan Animal Ethics Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70757-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70757-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70756-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 246
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