"Take the ideology of 'An Archipelago of Disasters' and marry it to 'Total Dediction.' Sweeten the match with dowry in form of rich proceeds to politicians and bureaucrats. Glorify it with the government-paid propaganda singing the praises of dam and road builders. The result is an assault on the landscape that verges on mania; there is an unstoppable extremism at work that is reminiscent of Japan's military buildup before World War II. Nature, which 'wreaks havoc' on Japan, is the enemy, which rivers in particular seen as the 'true ban of Japanese life,' and all the forces of the modern state are made to focus on eradicating nature's threats."
Alex Kerr--Dogs and Demons
If you want to attempt to grasp the social gestalt of "Post Tsunami Japan" I would start with this book.