Japan’s Greatest Tower was in Minamisoma— Earthquakes and Networks

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With the cooperation of the Minamisoma City Museum, Genron presents an exhibition about the Harami Wireless Tower of Minamisoma, Fukushima Prefecture, a 201-meter concrete tower that was the tallest tower in the East until Tokyo Tower. Built in 1921, it played a crucial role in informing the world of the Great Kanto Earthquake. The Great East Japan earthquake reminded people of the relationship between disasters and the flow of information, bringing up fresh memories of the tower, which was torn down in 1982.

[Related Event]
Talk by culture critic Hiroki Azuma and Genron’s Riken Komatsu (in Japanese)
Date: Aug. 9 (Sat) 19:00
Please see the venue’s website for details.

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from July 05, 2014 to August 09, 2014

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