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Diversified Background of the "Anti-nuclear Movement" After the Fukushima Accident: Results of a Nation-wide Survey of Civic Groups in Japan
MACHIMURA Takashi, SATOH Keiichi, TATSUMI Tomoyuki, KOMODA Reeya, KIM JiYoung, KIM Sunmee and TAN Uichi
Hitotsubashi Bulletin of Social Sciences(NCID: 12187323) 7, pp1-32 (March 2015) [lang: ja]


After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident in 2011, Japan witnessed a sudden upsurge in anti-nuclear social movements and various types of civic activities related to nuclear accidents and nuclear energy issues. These social movements and civic activities included mass demonstrations calling for the shutdown of the nuclear power plants, support for evacuees in the disaster-stricken area, gauging radioactive substances by themselves, and many other activities. Although many individual cases of such activities were reported, almost no research has been done before on who was the agent behind the movements and how the movements and activities as a whole have progressed geographically and chronologically in Japan. In order to give a broad picture of the movements, we conducted a nation-wide survey during February and March 2013 of various types of civic groups that were active on the above nuclear-related issues. We received responses from 326 out of 904 groups (response rate: 36.1%). We also interviewed different types of civic groups country-wide. From these studies, we found that, first, the so-called "anti-nuclear social movements" consist of diverse types of groups and organizations. Second, there are cleavages among those groups and organizations based on their activities and their attitudes towards anti-nuclear issues, based on the year of their foundation, the location of the of fice (the distance from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant), the attributes of their members, and the organizational culture. In spite of these differences, some tactics such as setting priorities on particular issues they could agree upon and avoiding contentious topics made it possible for those organizations to keep their integrity as "a movement" to some extent. In sum, the coexistence of the different groups and organizations linked the broad range of nuclear-related issues in a relatively new way. This new linkage provided the more diversified background for the activities, which enabled the movements to continue to sustain themselves energetically nation-wide.

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Reshaping the Nuclear Energy Policy Domain: The Japanese Anti-nuclear Movement after the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant Accident
SATOH Keiichi, OKADA Atsushi, KIM Sunmee, KIM JiYong, KOMODA Reeya, TATSUMI Tomoyuki, TAN Uichi and MACHIMURA Takashi
Sociology in the Post-Disaster Society, pp178-199 (Jun. 2014) [lang: en]
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pp1-130 (Mar. 2014) [lang: ja]
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はじめに p.1
調査の概要 p.2
町村敬志 計画停電の実際 pp.3-6
町村敬志 節電への取り組み——変化する街の風景 pp.7-9
金知榮 1. 計画停電の影響 pp.10-1
渡邉安奈 2. 被災者支援の活動 pp.12-3
渡邉安奈 3. 原発事故の影響 pp.14-5
内海咲 4. 自粛ムードと売り上げ pp.16-7
町村敬志 5. 計画停電から節電へ pp.18-9
金善美 6. 商店と商店街の将来 pp.20-2
金知榮 7. 一橋大学との関係 pp.23-4
調査票と単純集計 pp.25-9
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