Natural Gas or Clean Coal in the Post-311 Scenario? A Narrative Analysis, Historical Overview and Selected Public Policy Commentary of Japan and Other Comparative Case Studies



In this chapter, I look at media reports written after a traumatic event has occurred—a post-traumatic analysis of energy studies in the Asian Studies (area studies) context after a game-changing event like the Great East Japan Earthquake. I used secondary sources such as policy studies and academic pieces writings for corroboration or comparative studies. The speed of the news cycle and the editorial review process of academic work have their own respective strengths and advantages as the former provide speedy real-time information for consumers while the latter generates analysis and theoretical discussions with greater depth for the topic. Together, these two sources provide a combination of real-time and longer-term perspectives of the subject matter.


Liberal Democratic Party Clean Coal Great East Japan Earthquake Clean Coal Technology News Cycle 
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