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Author Sasa, Ryōko, 1968- author.

Title Saving the mill : the amazing recovery of one of Japan's largest paper mills following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami / Ryoko Sasa ; translated by Tony Gonzalez.

Publication Info. Tokyo, Japan : Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    676.0952 SAS    Available
Edition Eibunban.
Description 201 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color plates, maps ; 22 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Japan library / Japan Publishing Industry Foundation for Culture
Japan library (Shuppan Bunka Sangyō Shinkō Zaidan)
Language In English with parallel title in Japanese.
Note Originally published in Japanese: Kami tsunage! karera ga hon no kami o tsukutteiru : saisei Nihon Seishi Ishinomaki Kōjō (Tokyo : Hayakawa Publishing, 2014).
Edition statement from colophon.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 199).
Summary "On March 11, 2011, one of the largest earthquakes in human history struck offshore of northeast Japan, triggering a massive tsunami that devastated surrounding coastal areas. One of the many victims of this epic disaster was Nippon Paper Industries' Ishinomaki Paper Mill, which was so flooded and covered in debris that it was completely shut down. NPI provided around 40% of the paper used by Japan's publishing industry and its Ishinomaki mill--home to one of the largest paper machines in the world--was its core production facility. Loss of this plant would have been a devastating blow. When the factory's leader Hiromi Kurata announced that the mill would be producing paper again in just six months, few believed him. The city of Ishinomaki still had no power, no gas, and no water. Even finding food and shelter was a challenge for many, and the plant was so covered in debris that large parts were still inaccessible. Even so, the burden of saving their company, their city, and even the Japanese publishing industry had been placed on the shoulders of the mill's employees. Their story is a monument to the indomitable spirit of the Japanese worker."--Publisher's description.
Subject Nihon Seishi Kabushiki Kaisha. Ishinomaki Kōjō.
Paper industry -- Japan.
Papermaking -- Japan.
Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, Japan, 2011.
Disaster relief -- Japan -- Tōhoku Region.
Added Author Gonzalez, Tony, translator.
Added Title Kami tsunage! Karera ga hon no kami o tsukutte iru. English
Note Japanese title on colophon: Kami tsunage! Karera ga hon no kami o tsukutte iru : saisei Nihon Seishi Ishinomaki Kōjō
Japanese title on colophon: 紙つなげ! 彼らが本の紙を造っている : 再生・日本製紙石卷工場
ISBN 9784916055477

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