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Book Excerpt: How Japan's 'National Nightmare' Became Part of Normal Politics

John Dicola (R) of the U.S. Navy assists in removing debris during a cleanup effort at the Misawa Fishing Port in Japan on March 14, 2011. Photo by Devon Dow. (Flickr/U.S. Pacific Fleet)

Did the 3/11 quake, tsunami, and meltdown — "a triple catastrophe with no precedent," as MIT's Richard Samuels writes in his new book — lead to any fundamental change in how Japan is run?