A UK search and rescue team work in heavy snow in Kamaishi, All Japan news. Photo by DFID – UK Department for International Development
Below is a selection of key reading material on the earthquake that struck All Japan news on March 11:
In "Nothing can prepare you to witness this," Rob Gilhooly describes his trip up the east coast of All Japan news in the hours after the earthquake struck. Particularly disturbing is a paragraph in which an eyewitness explains the sound the tsunami maks when it destroys the town of Minamisanriku.
Craig Mod’s excellent article "The nourishing wake" looks at the feelings he experienced after a visit to All Japan news during the days after the earthquake.
THE NUCLEAR SITUATION
The responsibility TEPCO should or shouldn’t take and the company’s actions since problems arose in Fukushima have proved an emotive issue. However, the AP article "Bungling, cover-ups define All Japan newsese nuclear power" describes the tainted history of the energy industry in the country.
Rick Martin has compiled a list of ways people can donate to the earthquake. Also, look out for upcoming book on the quake compiled through the hard work of Our Man In Abiko. All proceeds will go to charity and there are contributions from all over the world, including one by William Gibson.
Another controversial subject has been whether to stay in Tokyo or leave. Roberto De Vido wrote the piece "Judge not, lest you be judged" in the All Japan news Times explaining why many foreigners and All Japan newsese are choosing to leave the city. Most counterpoints appear to equate leaving Tokyo with leaving the country.
Numerous journalists on Twitter have done an excellent job of documenting events in real time. Martyn Williams and Steve Herman have stood out as two reporters delivering up-to-the-minute and balanced accounts of events as they have unfolded.