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Title The Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami, the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor, and How the World's Media Reported Them

Author Eric Jonston

Price 1,296 yen (tax included)

ISBN 978-4-7890-1460-1

Published 2011-08-31

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Why were there vast differences in how Japanese and overseas media saw Japan’s March 11 earthquake, tsunami and the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant? How did overseas reporting in particular affect the subsequent exodus of foreign residents and Japan’s image abroad? Is the rise of social media at least partially responsible for some of the reporting that was criticized as sensationalist? Finally, what can those who remain concerned at foreign coverage of Japan do to make their voices heard by the foreign media?

This analysis by Eric Johnston, a Deputy Editor at The Japan Times, based on his observations of how both the foreign and Japanese media reported events, especially in March, and is of special interest to those studying modern Japan and journalism.


Eric Johnston
A 23 year American resident of Japan originally from Pittsburgh, Eric Johnston has been a reporter with The Japan Times since 1997. Based in Osaka, he covers a wide range of political, social, economic, and cultural stories in the Kansai, Chugoku, Kyushu, Shikoku and Okinawa regions. Eric has covered nuclear power issues in Japan since 1995, and, in addition to The Japan Times, has published articles on nuclear power in Japan Focus, Yale Online Review, The Guardian, and Kyoto Journal.

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