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dc.contributor.advisorMaclachlan, Patricia L.
dc.creatorWright, Gregory Harrison
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-25T19:19:39Z
dc.date.available2018-07-25T19:19:39Z
dc.date.created2018-05
dc.date.issued2018-06-27
dc.date.submittedMay 2018
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T22F7K84C
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/65807
dc.description.abstractAtomic bomb survivors, called hibakusha, are active in campaigning against nuclear arms, but also in demanding that the Japanese government recognize their healthcare needs and meet them. This fight for recognition, of both their status as atomic bomb survivors and of their healthcare needs, has been long and arduous, and does not exist in a vacuum. Influencing and influenced by Japanese environmental disaster cases of the twentieth century, hibakusha set the standard for the Japanese government to set a high burden of proof policy for victims of environmental disasters, excluding large numbers of suffering populations. Even after seventy years of litigation and reform, the Japanese government does not recognize all atomic bomb survivors. I analyze the history of hibakusha activism, legislation, and litigation, and compare it to other environmental cases, including the ongoing 3/11 Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster. I examine the justification for hibakusha petitions, how activism proceeded, how it influences other cases, and ultimately the legacies of hibakusha activism going forward.
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dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectHibakusha
dc.subjectActivism
dc.subjectAtomic bomb survivors
dc.subjectAnti-nuclear campaigns
dc.subjectJapanese activists
dc.subjectAtomic bomb survivor healthcare
dc.subjectEnvironmental disasters
dc.subjectEnvironmental disaster victims
dc.subjectHibakusha history
dc.subjectHibakusha legislation
dc.subjectHibakusha litigation
dc.subjectHibakusha influence
dc.subjectFukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster
dc.titleAtomic activism : the history and legacy of Japan’s Hibakusha activists
dc.typeThesis
dc.date.updated2018-07-25T19:19:39Z
dc.description.departmentAsian Studies
thesis.degree.departmentAsian Studies
thesis.degree.disciplineAsian Studies
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-3677-752X
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