2011年3月19日土曜日

journalism wall of shame

For all my family and friends overseas and everyone else's as well. This is a great site looking at the different media reports that have come out.

Seeing this I have much more understanding of why fellow foreigners from some European countries are far more panicked about the whole situation than I am.

And a life goes on moment- MIL got a phonecall from a neighbour this morning. (Their city is within the 80km zone the US and Australian embassies are asking us to evacuate from) She was very worried and picked up with a 'What's wrong?!'

"If you are going to miss the neighbourhood committee AGM next weekend you need to bring me your absentee form by Wednesday."

It takes more than a nuclear scare, intermittent power and water, no gas, limited petrol and a supermarket without food to keep the neighbourhood committee from their bureaucratic workings!


1 件のコメント:

L. さんのコメント...

Ha, I was interviewed one day on Neil Cavuto's show -- I didn't know he was a fear monger!

I was sitting in the Wall Street Journal's office the whole time and personally thought they all did a great, even-handed job, so I was disappointed to see someone put them on the list.

Then again, I watched almost nothing but NHK with all the official press conferences (no foreign coverage at all), and I still managed to get very scared about the possibility of a huge radiation release. I worried I would be at work and my kids would be home alone when suddenly the govt said, stay indoors or else....

Ugh. I just hope it's over, and the recovery can begin.

I'm heading back to Tokyo Tuesday.