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Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology

Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan

A Trip to the Reactor

Authors: Low, Morris

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  • Examines the forces that shaped Japanese images of nuclear power from the Pacific War to the Fukushima nuclear disaster and beyond
  • Highlights the impact of visual media in promoting nuclear power in Japan, including discussion on the “atoms for peace” program and US-Japan relations
  • Appeals to scholars of Japanese history, history of science and technology, art history, film studies, and politics
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This book explores how Japanese views of nuclear power were influenced not only by Hiroshima and Nagasaki but by government, business and media efforts to actively promote how it was a safe and integral part of Japan’s future. The idea of “atoms for peace” and the importance of US-Japan relations were emphasized in exhibitions and in films. Despite the emergence of an anti-nuclear movement, the dream of civilian nuclear power and the “good atom” nevertheless prevailed and became more accepted. By the late 1950s, a school trip to see a reactor was becoming a reality for young Japanese, and major events such as the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and 1970 Osaka Expo seemed to reinforce the narrative that the Japanese people were destined for a future led by science and technology that was powered by the atom, a dream that was left in disarray after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

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Dr. Morris Low is Associate Professor of Japanese History at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Visualizing Nuclear Power in Japan
Book Subtitle
A Trip to the Reactor
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Science and Technology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-47198-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-47198-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-47197-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 260
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