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publié le 04/07/2012
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What have been the effects of the tsunami disaster on Japan's hard and soft power? What does the future of the country hold? The purpose of this paper is to answer these questions, contending that Japan will emerge weaker.
[...] Now more than half a century after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings, the country finds itself in a state of recovery where the use of nuclear energy is now questionable. This dilemma results from a stem of large-scale disasters such as the tsunami of March 11, 2011, the Thoku earthquake, and a power plant tragedy in Fukushima. (Pelletier, L'Ere Post-Fukushima 11; Central Intelligence Agency) On that day, a magnitude-9 earthquake hit the coast of Honshu, close to Sendai. This seismic activity was the strongest to have ever been recorded in Japan and it led to a 38-meters tsunami (Nagai et al. 1). Buildings shook violently, houses were swallowed by the waves, and debris washed away; thus causing approximately 20,000 deaths (Pelletier, L'Ere Post-Fukushima 15). With such a devastating toll on the nation, many were left wondering how Japan will recover.
[...] Initially, this paper will define the terms hard and soft power as they apply to nations such as Japan. Then, it will examine the impact of the earthquake on the economy, the military forces, the culture, ideological values and foreign policy of the state, before and after the disaster. Finally, this paper will conclude that Japan needs to convert its hard into power in order to maintain its soft power and regain its qualifications as a hegemon.
[...] The Fukushima earthquake also had an economical impact on the energy industry. Many questions about safety and security have risen after the consequences of the Daiichi power plant damages. According to Mycle Schneider, an independent expert specialized in nuclear policies; thirty nine percent of Japanese were against the nuclear energy in March 2012, which was twice more than before the tsunami (Vey, Kermanach and Hypolite). Besides, even if Japan is the third nuclear power in the world, it still has to import about eighty percent of its energy and ninety seven percent of liquefied natural gas. In fact, Japan has no major energy resources except the nuclear energy and hydroelectricity. (Ciattoni and Veyret 110) Because this form of energy was privileged after the oil shocks of the 1970s, Japan built fifty-four nuclear reactors (...)
B. Re-building Costs
C. The Nuclear Energy: Into a Greater Economic Dependence?
D. After March 11, 2011
B. International Help during the Disaster
C. Prediction: Realist Theory
IV) Soft Power
A. Culture (Japanisation, Attractiveness to the state and Prediction)
B. Ideology (Country of Natural disaster, NGOs, and Attractiveness of Foreign Policies and Values
Docs en anglais publié le 04/07/2012
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