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Reading after the Disaster: Japan’s Reaction to the 3/11 Events through Literature

[caption id="attachment_7078" align="alignnone" width="1118"] Total destruction in the aftermath of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. Source: © Shutterstock.[/caption] It was a little after two o’clock in the afternoon on March 11, 2011, when a 9.1-magnitude earthquake shook the northeastern coast of Japan, the biggest earthquake ever recorded with modern techniques in the country. Within an hour, a tsunami reaching as high as forty meters in some areas hit the regions of Miyako, Iw...

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