The Tohoku Geographical Association 東北地理学会 has posted articles about the recent Tohoku Earthquake. They are now available on their website:
See the Earthquake and Tsunami Resources page and the Nuclear Crisis Resources page for more links to more resources on the disaster.
I’ve created a Nuclear Crisis Resources page on the blog. The page includes links to information on Japan’s nuclear reactor situation, and to resources on radiation levels in the country. I will still post links to general pages related to the March 11 disaster, as well as earthquake and tsunami-specific news sources to the Earthquake & Tsunami Resources page.
A UBC alum currently residing in Tokyo has passed along the following links to recent sites and articles which are critical of the coverage of the nuclear situation in Japan by the non-Japanese press.
a wiki created by “various people … who are sick of the sensationalist, overly speculative, and just plain bad reporting that has gone on since the Tohoku quake in Japan last Friday (March 11)”
“Wall of Shame: Media Slammed for Japan Crisis Coverage”
from The New Zealand Herald
“Foreign media take flak for fanning fears”
from The Japan Times
Look in the Earthquake & Tsunami Resources Page for more about the issues related to the disaster.
See the Earthquake & Tsunami Resources Page for an updated list of resources.
Here are some links to news media reports on the devastating earthquake in Japan.
TBS TV live news stream TBSテレビの公式チャンネル
FNN (Fuji TV) live news stream
NHK News live | video footage | aftershock warnings | local news | main
Asahi Online special report
Yomiuri Online bulletin board 震災掲示板 | main page
Yokoso News live feed
Asahi Shimbun (English) main page
NHK World (English) main page
If you are looking for information on someone in the area, try Google’s Person Finder 消息情報.
The 139th Akutagawa Prize has been awarded to Chinese author Yang Yi for her work Toki ga nijimu asa (時が滲む朝). Check the following sites for more information:
Akutagawa Prize Official Site (Japanese)
Asahi Shinbun article (Japanese)
Daily Yomiuri article (English)
Also, the Naoki prize has been awarded to Areno Inoue for Kiriha he (切羽へ).
Check out the following asahi.com articles on Japanese publishing in 2007.