JAPN3081

Japan: Earthquake nation

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Assessment:

6

TBC

100% coursework

Prerequisite:

Nil

Co-requisite:

Nil

Description

English-medium elective_Japan’s long history of destructive earthquakes has shaped the nation in significant ways. Using earthquakes as a window into Japanese society, students will explore the interconnections between nature, politics, economics, ideology, and the built environment in new and exciting ways. This course will also examine how and why disaster preparedness has become entrenched in the infrastructure, mindset and culture of Japanese state and society over the course of the twentieth century.

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