Monday, October 31, 2011

Japan, six months after earth quake

[Thanks to Bert]
One thing you can't get around re the Japanese: dang, these fokkers can WORK! Like Bert said: "The Japanese certainly earned more of my respect and admiration."
Six months after, photo essay.

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Anonymous said...

I shudder when I think of comparative 0 month, 3 month, 6 month pictures of the New Orleans Katrina disaster would probably look like.

I seems to me that number people killed, people displaced and homes destroyed in Japan were seldom reported in the United States media. I don't do much television so others might correct me about this.

Philocalist said...

The Japanese nuclear incident finally brought home to me the absolute reality that we are only told via the mainstream news, the things that the 'powers-that-be' deem appropriate.
A month or so after the disaster, we had friends visit (from the North Island, Japan). What they told us was massively different to what we were seeing on any available (mainstream) news channel at that time. This was at a point when it was still almost headline news on a daily basis (i.e apparently bang up to date, and accurate), yet their telephone calls on a daily basis back home to family still in Japan painted a vastly different picture, both in terms of what they were experiencing personally, and what the Japanese nation were being told about the incident ... with the local, 'Japanese' version being far darker and doom-laden.
Today, many months later, one of our friends is still here, still calling family back in Japan ... and the hideous nuclear problems they are facing are still a daily reality .. yet when was the last time you heard anything at all about it on the mainstream news?

Eolake Stobblehouse said...

Supports what somebody said: "news" is *entertainment*, not information. When the audience gets tired of the doom of the week, the media has to go to another one, or to Lindsay Lohan.

Anonymous said...

This is funny. Everyone would like people to think they're in the know, they're on the inside, getting the real news...only the rubes are having to get their information from the...heh heh...mainstream news. Too funny.

Anonymous said...

If they can do that, why do they keep shrinking my laundry?