NATURAL DISASTER AND NUCLEAR CRISIS IN JAPAN, edited by Jeff Kingston. Routledge, 2012, 304 pp., £28.99 (paperback)

RECONSTRUCTING 3/11, edited by "Our Man in Abiko" et al. Abiko Free Press, 2012, 82 pp., $4.23 (digital; print version available upon demand)

As Japan marks the second anniversary of the tragic March 11, 2011 "triple disasters," the question remains: Did the crisis spark real reform, or has it simply been a return to business as usual?