#JAPANQUAKE: Collecting links, notes, reax

March 11, 2011 at 5:39am

#prayforjapan#prayforjapan ABOUT THIS PAGE: This is a collection of news and socmedia items, photo and video links and twitter feeds connected to the March 11, 2011, quake and tsunami in Japan. Curated by Prof. Sree Sreenivasan (@sree) of Columbia Journalism School (who was born in Tokyo) and crowdsourced with the help of dozens of others around the world (US, Canada, India, Argentina, and, of course, Japan).

 

If you have links, items to share, please post them in the comments and we will use them. Or email: sree at sree.net or tweet: @sree

 

SHORTCUT FOR THIS PAGE: http://bit.ly/japansoc

 

SECTIONS BELOW INCLUDE:

  • SELECTION OF NEWS HEADLINES/ALERTS/TWEETS
  • FUNDRAISING EVENTS
  • DONATION INFO
  • VIDEO & PHOTOS
  • BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS
  • LIVE VIDEO FEEDS
  • RESOURCES
  • REAL-TIME WARNINGS & UPDATES
  • NEWS COVERAGE
  • SOCMEDIA COVERAGE
  • TWITTER FEEDS TO FOLLOW
  • TWITTER HASHTAGS
  • JOURNALISTS/STRINGERS/WITNESSES AVAILABLE
  • THE SCIENCE
  • OPINION/ESSAYS
  • UPDATES VIA EMAIL

==> NEWLY ADDED TO THIS PAGE: Section on fundraising events Section on opinion pieces; section on donations; section on nuclear situation

 

Thanks to those who are helping with this: Eliza Cooper (@elizain140), Rudi Borrmann (@donrudi), Melanie Huff (@MGHuff), Sarah L. Zielinski, Rebecca Lim, Connie Preti (@Conz), Dorian Benkoil (@dbenk), Andrew Humphrey (@andrewhumphrey), Arik Hesseldahl (@ahess247), Vicky Austin, Ryan Murphy (@rmurphydigital) Leslie Helm (@lesliehelm), Furhana Afrid (@furhanaafrid), Ruben Kenig (@rubken), @Eliza2854, David Clinch (@davidclinchnews),  Damon Kiesow (dkiesow), Carlos Martínez DelaSerna (@cmdelaserna), Michael Cervieri (@bmunch), Misako Hida, David Lawrence (@abysswriter), Rick Martin (@1rick), Sharon Shiroma (@sshiroma), Paul Niwa (@pniwa), Lonnie Hodge (@lonniehodge), Rosa Yum (@rosayum), Susan Farlow (@FarWriter), Tunku Varadarajan (@tunkuv). YOUR NAME HERE.

 

==> NEW: Sree's essay, "5 Things I'm Learning From #JapanQuake, #PrayJapan, etc: http://bit.ly/dnajapan

 

SELECTION OF NEWS HEADLINES/ALERTS/TWEETS:

  • Sun, March 20, 7:30 pm ET: "It is a fact, in this part of Japan, that at this moment in time, there aren't enough living to take care of the dead." - Scott Pelley, "60 Minutes" correspondent in a must-watch segment on CBS tonight: http://bit.ly/fo8QiA
  • Sun, March 20, 6:30 pm ET: [travel advisory to US students] ISOS Travel Update on Japan: Situation at Daiichi nuclear plant remains unpredictable despite positive developments; continue to defer non-essential travel to Tokyo, northern Honshu
  • Sat, March 19, 4:25 am ET: WSJ ASIA ALERT: Higher-Than-Normal Radiation Found in Food Near Japanese Plant
  • Fri, March 18, 10:40 am ET: @ShreeyaSinha: #Japan raises nuclear crisis to level 5 on 4-7 scale. Three Mile Island = 5 & Chernobyl 7 http://ow.ly/4hg3R
  • Thurs, March 17, 9:16 am ET: @SanjayGuptaCNN says on TV: US government recommending evacuation for people within 50 miles of the plant; Japanese government recommending evacuation for people within 20 kilometers (note miles vs km)
  • Wed, March 16, 6:31 pm ET: Brian Williams on his show puts up these stats: 4,164 dead; 12,000 unaccounted for
  • Tues, March 15, 10:40 pm ET: NYT NEWS ALERT: Workers Evacuated From Nuclear Plant, Japanese Official Says
  • Tues, March 15, 8:41 pm ET: WSJ MARKETS ALERT: Japan Stocks Climb 5.9% Early Wednesday
  • Mon, March 14, 10:31 pm ET: WSJ ASIA ALERT: Japan's Kan Warns of High Radiation Level
  • Mon, March 14, 4:17 am ET: WSJ ASIA ALERT: Tokyo Shares Dive as Asia Remains Steady [Nikkei down 6.25 percent, 633.94 points to 9620.49, sharpest single-day percentage loss since Dec. 2008]
  • Sun, March 13, 8:25 pm ET: WSJ ASIA ALERT: Japan Stocks Drop More Than 5% on opening
  • Sun, March 13, 8 am ET: BBC: Japan crisis 'worst since WWII' says PM
  • Sat, March 12, 5:50 pm ET: CNN: Official says meltdown may be under way
  • Sat, March 12, 9 am ET: @DanielleCNN: Missing: nearly an entire town in #japan. truly unimaginable. 9,500 people unaccounted for. http://on.cnn.com/gzqBrm
  • Sat, March 12, 4:40 am ET: WSJ ASIA ALERT: Japan Confirms Explosion at Nuclear Site
  • Sat, March 12, 3:31 am ET: Friend from Tokyo writes: 

Just a quick line to tell you that one of the nuclear power plants in Fukushima was exploded. We don't know how far the radiation could spread, but we are asked to stay inside, not to expose your skin. Be careful! Will keep you posted.

  • Fri, March 12, 1:43 pm ET: TOKYO (AP) Japanese authorities will release radioactive vapor to ease pressure at nuclear reactor.

FUNDRAISING EVENTS/BENEFITS:

 

NY

OTHER US CITIES

  • Please suggest more

DONATIONS/FUNDRAISING INFO:

In English

In Japanese

 

VIDEO & PHOTOS:

 

BEFORE/AFTER PHOTOS:

 

LIVE VIDEO FEEDS:

 

RESOURCES:

 

REAL-TIME WARNINGS & UPDATES:

 

NEWS COVERAGE:

SOCIAL MEDIA COVERAGE:

 

TWITTER FEEDS:

  • @RosaYum, Rosa Yum, journalist in Tokyo
  • @BlaisePlant, a musician in Sendai
  • @TomokoHosaka, AP reporter in Tokyo
  • @tokyoreporter
  • @TimeOutTokyo
  • @gakuranman
  • @japantimes
  • @yoreekoh, WSJer Yoree Koh, live-blogging from Tokyo
  • @lamthuyvo, WSJ Lam Thuy Vo, multimedia journo newly arrived in Japan to cover the story
  • @1rick, covers tech and innovation in Tokyo
  • @w7VOA, Steve Herman, VOA Asia correspondent covering the crisis * sample tweet: Shaking now in Tohoku at 10:28pm
  • @Japan_Reuters
  •  http://bit.ly/quaketweets - @1rick & @TheTokyoPost collection of 20 reliable quake feeds

 

TWITTER HASHTAGS:

JOURNALISTS/STRINGERS/WITNESSES AVAILABLE:

  • Megumi JIMBO, freelancer available: +81-(0)90-8017-1313; megumijimbo@aol.com; jason0509megumi@docomo.ne.jp
  • Rosa Yum is in Tokyo: Twitter - @rosayum Skype - newswoman007; email - newswoman007 at cal.berkeley.edu
  • Yuki Kokubo is leaving NYC for Japan on Wednesday, 3/16. She is available to shoot video; email - yukikokubo at gmail.com; she will be in Kasama, Ibaraki
  • Scroll down to see the list of well-known Japanese-Americans in Tokyo who can be contacted via the US-Japan Council.
  • Please suggest more

 

THE SCIENCE:

 

NUCLEAR SITUATION:

 

OPINION PIECES, ESSAYS, COLUMNS (in reverse order):

 

NOTES VIA EMAIL:

  • Rosa Yum (@rosayum), journalist in Tokyo, Monday, March 14, 2011, 11:43 am ET:

many japanese people have used their phones to take photos of official

lists of names. each town and prefecture have their own lists, so this is where

everyone drops off the lists so EVERYONE can access at one spot.

https://picasaweb.google.com/116505943227607394790/2011_03_14_1300_name_list#

  • Carlos Martínez de la Serna <carlosmartinezserna at gmail.com>, Friday, March 11, 8:35 am ET:

Last update from 10.30pm, Tokyo time.

Family from Tokyo can't get into their apartment, an old condominium in

Hiroo (Tokyo). The building is blocked. They can't take the car or train,

and hotels are closed. There's no electricity. Long night expected in Japan.

 

@cmdelaserna

(Spanish journalist based in NYC, married to a Japanese journalist. All info

after speaking through Skype with my father-in-law, living in Fukuoka,

Kyushu, and in contact with his relatives in Tokyo and Kamakura)

 

E-mail from US-Japan Council, via Paul Niwa:

MEDIA ADVISORY

A group of distinguished Japanese Americans traveling in Tokyo witnessed the

earthquake.   The delegation includes members from Seattle, Los Angeles,

Chicago, Honolulu, Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, Sacramento,

Boston, Dallas, and Portland, OR.

 

The delegates are available immediately for interviews with the media. Laura

Goldstein of the U.S.-Japan Council can make interview arrangements.  Please

call 202-223-XXXX or e-mail lgoldstein at usjapancouncil.org.

The delegation is lead by U.S.-Japan Council President, Irene Hirano Inouye.

During the trip the delegates met with new Foreign Minister Takeaki

Matsumoto and were scheduled to meet with the Prime Minister the afternoon

of the earthquake.

In addition to Irene Hirano Inouye, the individuals available for interview

are:

.       Phyllis Campbell, Chair of JPMorgan Chase & Co, Pacific Northwest

(Seattle, WA)

.       Erwin Furukawa, Vice-president,  Customer Programs and Services,

Southern California Edison (Los Angeles, CA)

.       Kathryn Ibata-Arens, Associate Professor, Department of Political

Science, DePaul University (Chicago, IL)

.       Bill Imada, Chairman and CEO, IW Group, Inc. (Los Angeles, CA)

.       Val Iwashita, Headmaster, 'Iolani School in (Honolulu, HI)

.       Susan Morita, Partner, Arnold & Porter, LLP (Washington,DC)

.       Gary Moriwaki, Partner, Tax & Estates Department, Fox Rothschild LLP

(New York, NY)

.       Susan Muranishi, County Administrator, Alameda County (San

Francisco, CA)

.       Gary Oda, President, Allied Builders System (Honolulu, HI)

.       Kenneth Oye, Co-Director, Program on Emerging Technologies,

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston, MA)

.       Genevieve Shiroma, Board Member, Agricultural Labor Relations Board,

State of California (San Francisco, CA)

.       William Tsutsui, Dean and Professor or History, Dedman College of

Humanities and Sciences Southern Methodist University (Dallas, TX)

.       Mari Watanabe, Executive Director Nikkei Endowment (Portland, OR)

 

About the U.S.-Japan Council

The U.S.-Japan Council is a 501(c) 3 non-profit, educational organization

established in 2009 that seeks to establish a network of Japanese American

leaders who are committed to maintaining a strong U.S.-Japan relationship.

Working in collaboration with American and Japanese institutions and

organizations, the Council develops programs that give Japanese American

leaders opportunities to add a unique perspective to this important

relationship.  More information is available at www.usjapancouncil.org.

 

A look at the quake alerts service from USGS (automatically forwarded by @ahess247). Note first email arrived at 1:08 am ET.A look at the quake alerts service from USGS (automatically forwarded by @ahess247). Note first email arrived at 1:08 am ET.

A look at the front page of Google as we woke up to the story in NYC.A look at the front page of Google as we woke up to the story in NYC.

Please keep posting here or email me: sree at sree.net or tweet me: @sree

 

 

==> NEW: Sree's essay, "5 Things I'm Learning From #JapanQuake, #PrayJapan, etc: http://bit.ly/dnajapan