Some Other Japan News Blogs Covering the Earthquake Tohoku

March 27, 2011

A few other blogs have been doing a great job of taking to task the sensationalist mainstream English language media, but also being straight about the information available.

I just wanted to provide links to some other blogs definitely worth taking a look at for information.

Japan Probe’s latest post: “New York Times Quietly Edits Article About Fukushima Evacuation” shows why the NYT may not be worth paying a whole lot of money to read.

Hanlon’s Razor’s latest provides useful information for people who are not going to be so quick to give up on Japan… jobs are available in Tokyo to replace the non-Japanese that jumped ship.

And I’m looking forward to some political analysis from the Big in Japan Blog out of Okinawa. I think a lot of politicians are chomping at the bit for it to be an appropriate time to call a no confidence vote and kick Kan to the curb.

{ 5 comments }

1 Dave March 27, 2011 at 4:32 am

I do actually need to write on the story regarding Kan that broke the morning of the earthquake. That national disaster may have just extended his tenure as PM.

2 Mr. S. March 27, 2011 at 9:47 am

Thanks for the link to my post: Hanlon’s Razor! Hope it helps somebody.

3 Mr. S. March 27, 2011 at 9:53 am

For some reliable links I’d suggest people check the blogroll down the side of my own, but especially the following:
http://newzjapan.com/
http://www.japanprobe.com/
http://ourmaninabiko.blogspot.com/
http://www.mutantfrog.com/
http://www.fuckedgaijin.com/? (NSFW!)

4 Mr. S. March 27, 2011 at 9:56 am

Sorry, one more comment. For reasonable English news, forget anything American, or Canadian (alas), or Japanese in English. Use these:
http://english.aljazeera.net/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/

No, I am not British, or Qatari, but these sources have corroborated each other and not masturbated to disaster porn, like most of the rest.

5 jay@newzjapan March 27, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Looking forward to the article, Dave. I selfishly hope that you start finding more time to work on the blog, just for the well thought out stories.

Mr. S- Also, thanks for the links. I don’t read nearly as much Japanese blogging in English as I probably should so I’ll be sure to check these out.