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Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Osaka/Kobe: Where do you go for news of the Tohoku disaster?


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Rose Tanasugarn
Corporate trainer, 43 (American)
I watch NHK, Fujisankei and other channels for news in Japanese, supplemented by news from BBC stories on the Internet. I prefer BBC's coverage because it is less sensationalist than other Western media sources.

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Adrian Webber
Teacher, 53 (British)
Mostly I check sites online such as the BBC, the Telegraph and The Guardian. Of course, the Japanese papers — The Japan Times and Daily Yomiuri — both in print and online provide other angles.

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Wolfgang Spanring-Forster
Wine consultant, 50 (Austrian)
With Fukushima becoming dangerous, I found a meteorologist in Innsbruck, Austria, who consults expeditions in the Himalayas. He sent me charts with wind direction and radiation levels.

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Chuck Grafft
Company owner, 51 (American)
I used websites: Kyodo News, Nikkei, New York Times and the BBC. I found them to be the most up-to-date, and the New York Times and BBC to have the best in-depth stories.

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Christian Franz Becker
Schoolteacher, 26 (German)
My wife told me first about the earthquake. She was looking at her Docomo phone's TV. I then learned more and kept reading via the German Associated Press at Yahoo! Deutschland.

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Nemani Shivaprasad
Company president, 52 (Indian)
I get most of my English news from the Daily Yomiuri. I also check the Mainichi English Internet site. Also, on Tohoku, I receive copies of letters from the Hyogo mayor sent to the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

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