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Conclusion: Reflections on the Rhythms of Internationalisation in Post-Disaster Japan

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  • On 7 Jul 2012. a concert was held at Makuhari Messe near Tokyo. The concert

    was part of a growing movement against nuclear power in the wake of the

    triple earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan on 11 March

    2011. The headline performers were the Japanese band Yellow Magic Orchestra

    and the German band Kraftwerk. Since the earliest days of Yellow Magic

    Orchestra. band leader Sakamoto Ryuichi has forged an international career as

    a performer and composer, moving between Tokyo, New York and other global

    cities. In recent years, he has used his public profile to argue for environmental

    sustainability, so that it was unsurprising that he would become associated with

    the anti-nuclear movement. The concert was streamed live on the internet, and

    could be watched from anywhere (as long as one had an internet connection).

    Listeners thrilled to Sakamoto's techno reworking of the phrase 'Saikado Hantai'

    (opposing the resuming of operations , the chant from demonstrations against

    the restarting of the nuclear power plants which had been shut down since the

    earthquake-tsunami-nuclear crisis.

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  • 2014

Citation


  • Mackie, V. (2014). Conclusion: Reflections on the Rhythms of Internationalisation in Post-Disaster Japan. In J. Breaden, S. Steele & C. S.. Stevens (Eds.), Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice (pp. 195-206). London: Routledge.

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  • 2-s2.0-84956732067

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2693&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1688

Book Title


  • Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice

Start Page


  • 195

End Page


  • 206

Abstract


  • On 7 Jul 2012. a concert was held at Makuhari Messe near Tokyo. The concert

    was part of a growing movement against nuclear power in the wake of the

    triple earthquake-tsunami-nuclear disaster in northeastern Japan on 11 March

    2011. The headline performers were the Japanese band Yellow Magic Orchestra

    and the German band Kraftwerk. Since the earliest days of Yellow Magic

    Orchestra. band leader Sakamoto Ryuichi has forged an international career as

    a performer and composer, moving between Tokyo, New York and other global

    cities. In recent years, he has used his public profile to argue for environmental

    sustainability, so that it was unsurprising that he would become associated with

    the anti-nuclear movement. The concert was streamed live on the internet, and

    could be watched from anywhere (as long as one had an internet connection).

    Listeners thrilled to Sakamoto's techno reworking of the phrase 'Saikado Hantai'

    (opposing the resuming of operations , the chant from demonstrations against

    the restarting of the nuclear power plants which had been shut down since the

    earthquake-tsunami-nuclear crisis.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Mackie, V. (2014). Conclusion: Reflections on the Rhythms of Internationalisation in Post-Disaster Japan. In J. Breaden, S. Steele & C. S.. Stevens (Eds.), Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice (pp. 195-206). London: Routledge.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84956732067

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2693&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1688

Book Title


  • Internationalising Japan: Discourse and Practice

Start Page


  • 195

End Page


  • 206