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Japanese professors to discuss Japan's triple disaster

by Jeanne Baron

Nov. 14, 2011 | WMU News

KALAMAZOO--Japan's triple disaster of a devastating earthquake and tsunami and subsequent problems at the Fukushima nuclear reactor will be examined Monday, Nov. 21, on the campus of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

"Aftershocks of 3.11--Contemporary Japan Since the Triple Disaster," will take place from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Room 210 of the Bernhard Center.

This roundtable discussion will feature three visiting anthropologists addressing the massive changes the tragedies begun in March 2011 have prompted in all areas of Japanese society.

Participating in the "Aftershocks" discussion will be Kyoko Nakamura and Itaru Ota, both from Kyoto University, and Toru Soga from Hirosaki University. The event is being sponsored by WMU's Department of Anthropology and Soga Japan Center.

For more information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Angles, Soga Center director, at or (269) 387-3044.