Lights to Our Future: Stories of Trial and Hope from Fukushima, Minamata, and Japan

Thursday May 14, 2015

Bruce Allen will tell stories of trial and hope based on Japanese environmental incidents, including those in Fukushima and Minamata. His talk will incorporate segments from a recent documentary film about Ishimure Michiko, Japan's foremost environmental writer-activist, who is known as the "Rachel Carson of Japan." The film shows efforts of Japanese to come to terms with environmental and energy challenges, and to nurture reconciliation and hope for the future.

Presenter: Bruce Allen of Department of English Language and Literature at Seisen University, Tokyo