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· March, 2011

Stories about Japan from March, 2011

19 March 2011

Japan: Wondering About the Meaning of Life

Poet Shuntaro Tanikawa's famous poem "To Live", which explores the meaning of life, has been posted by many bloggers who wonder what's the best thing to do now.

Japan: Tweeting from Fukushima

At Japan's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor in Fukushima Prefecture, a brave group of workers, dubbed the Fukushima 50, have been left to tame an escalating nuclear disaster. Japan Ground Self-Defence...

Japan: Help Japan posters

Japan: How to donate to relief efforts

18 March 2011

Japan: YouTube to Reunite Earthquake Victims through Video

Taiwan: Curating Japan Disaster Situation

South Korea: Real-time Checkup on Nuclear Radiation Levels

Japan: Good Wishes and Prayers Sent Through Video

As a response to the situation in Japan after the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis, people have turned to videos and music as a way to send their best wishes...

17 March 2011

Japan: Crisis Management PR Lessons from Cabinet Secretary Edano

PR professional Takashi Kurosawa appreciates Cabinet Secretary Edano's style of communication, detailing what he's doing right in the blog post "10 Things We can Learn from Cabinet Secretary Edano from...

Japan: Citizen Videos of the Earthquake

Citizen videos recorded Friday, March 11 during the earthquake and tsunami that caused mass devastation in many parts of Japan are all over YouTube. Among the many shared online, here...

Japan: Anime Explains Current Nuclear Crisis

The ongoing disaster unfolding at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power station in the wake of last Friday's earthquake and tsunami has received an anime explanation, courtesy of this video by media...

Japan: TV Ads Instead of Earthquake Warning

16 March 2011

South Korea: Old Feuds Forgotten as Koreans React to Japan Quake

Forgetting old feuds between the two countries, South Korean bloggers and tweeps have expressed both deep concern and support for Japan in its time of crisis. Harsh criticisms meanwhile have...

China: Salt Radiation Rumors Fuel Widespread Panic Buying

An official message went out today aiming to reassure people that salt supplies would not be affected by radiation from Japan having leaked into the ocean. This sparked rumors which...

Japan: Earthquakes Moving South? Anxiety Builds in Kansai

Just days after the massive earthquake which struck northeastern Japan, further geological tremors are taking place elsewhere on the island of Honshu. A series of quakes naturally has people living...

Japan: Tokyo's Crowded Metro

Japan: Social Art and Design for Earthquake Relief

Three design-related projects have emerged out of the destruction of the earthquake and tsunami that hit the northeast coast of Japan last Friday 11 March, 2011. They encourage the sharing...

China and Japan: Complicated Relationship

China: Netizens Admire Japan’s Post-Earthquake Behavior

Ukraine: Comparing Fukushima to Chernobyl?

The media are increasingly present the situation at Fukushima as the world’s worst nuclear accident since the Soviet-era Chernobyl disaster. This news has hit home in Ukraine, where Chernobyl is...