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This edition: Japan: Natural Disasters and Recovery

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Episode Details

Original tape date: March 30, 2017.

First aired: April 10, 2017.

While on location in Japan, This Is America & The World and Dennis Wholey explore the incredible ways that Japan has navigated its vulnerability to powerful forces of nature such as earthquakes, volcanos, typhoons and tsunamis. Speaking with Japan's Minister for Reconstruction, Masahiro Imamura, Dennis gains insight into Japan's recovery and revitalization efforts following the March 11, 2011 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident. Additionally, Dennis visits with an Irish-born scholar living Tokyo named Peter MacMillan to learn about the various aspects of the Japanese culture and spirit that have enabled the country to rise above massive challenges throughout history and to always comes back stronger than before.