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Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Martin Dusinberre

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book tells the story of Kaminoseki, a small town on Japan's Inland Sea. Once one of the most prosperous ports in the country, Kaminoseki fell into profound economic decline following Japan's ... More


The Transnational Hometown: Zenith and Decline

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter argues that the significance of Kaminoseki's transnational era was not merely institutional—the demographic effects of emigration spread across two or sometimes three generations. ... More


Bridging the Postwar Divide

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at how the completion of the Kaminoseki Great Bridge has been perceived as a symbolic act in the healing of intratown divisions. The editors of the Town News reported that the ... More


The Silk Road of the Sea: An Ending

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0012
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter considers how, in the three decades after the nuclear plan was first introduced, Kaminoseki finds itself at the center of national and international attention. As a “green” nuclear site, ... More


The Silk Road of the Sea: A Beginning

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter discusses the significance of studying the town of Kaminoseki. For one, the town's location highlights an imbalance in the historiography of modern Japan. Not only did Kaminoseki ... More


Edo Period Riches

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores how the people of Kaminoseki and Murotsu saw, in the “beautiful” harbor that formed to the west of the straits, an opportunity. Their landscape could generate money, and by the ... More


The Political Culture of the Meiji Village

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at how historian Irokawa Daikichi discovered a set of late-nineteenth-century documents, including a draft of a people's constitution. These materials led to the revelation that ... More


Ritual Culture and Political Power

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the connection between livelihood and ritual, and between ritual and politics. “Politics” in modern Kaminoseki was never simply a matter of bureaucratic administration, ... More


Overseas Migration at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter studies one of the most extraordinary, yet least studied, aspects of Kaminoseki's modern history: overseas migration. From the late nineteenth century onward, hundreds of men and women ... More


Nuclear Decision

Martin Dusinberre

in Hard Times in the Hometown: A History of Community Survival in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835248
eISBN:
9780824871819
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835248.003.0010
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses on the partnership between the Kaminoseki municipality and Chugoku Electric Power Company. Chugoku Electric's involvement with the town began when mayor Kanō Shin was asked about ... More


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