03.14.2011 12:00 PM
NHK Opens Signal to U.S. Platforms
TsunamiJapanTOKYO: Japan’s state-funded broadcaster, NHK is temporarily offering its news feed to North American TV distributors to allow for live coverage of the aftermath of last Friday’s earthquake and tsunami. According to C21 Media, Cablevision, AT&T’s U-verse and Verizon FiOS have picked up the Japanese-language feed and are running it free of charge so Japanese speakers in the United States can keep up with events. C21 says a secondary audio channel is being run for non-Japanese speakers. The signal is to remain open until March 17.

NHK World, the U.S. English-language version of the Japanese channel, also is providing ongoing coverage of the conditions in Japan following Friday’s 8.9 magnitude earthquake 82 miles from the nation’s coastline. A primary concern now is a meltdown at a nuclear reactor destabilized by the quake in Northern Japan. Two explosions already have been reported at the plant, reports indicate.


CBS News
has posted what it says is amateur footage of the wave surge hitting the beach and spilling over a coastal highway into a city. What appears to be a 50-plus-foot fishing vessel is carried over a roadside barrier and shoved under a bridge. The black water is seen rushing into neighborhoods and sweeping cars down the street like toys.

The death toll continues to rise, and is expected to reach as many as 10,000, according to published reports.


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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Mon, 49-14-2011 06:49 PM Report Comment
A more immediate need may be getting food to Japan. This will have disproportionately impacted their fishing industry, which is a much bigger part of the food supply there than in most countries. People freak out too much about anything nuclear. This looks a lot more like Three Mile Island than Chernobyl. Nobody dead, very few with significant exposure, the big part of that story is billions of dollars worth of infrastructure rendered permanently worthless. 20% of their generating capacity isn't just off line, it's gone.
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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Tue, 22-15-2011 11:22 AM Report Comment
"Russia issued a statement regarding helping Japan: russia will help if Japan 'requests it'? What kind of help is that?" If you understand Japanese culture,you will know this is the most respectful thing we and Russia can do. The Japanese are a very determined and proud culture, just stomping in there and forcing ourselves on them would be a huge insult. Russia is not forcing them to beg or anything, they just understand the Japanese culture and how to offer help diplomatically.
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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Wed, 10-16-2011 02:10 AM Report Comment
japan should deal with allies and friends before russia ! Russia could help by getting off japans islands in the north!
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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Mon, 03-14-2011 02:03 PM Report Comment
Russia issued a statement regarding helping Japan: russia will help if Japan 'requests it'? What kind of help is that?
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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Mon, 24-14-2011 02:24 PM Report Comment
You misunderstood. This is the way we do it to respect the country being helped. We ask if they need help before taking action. Not only Russia but also all other nations and the UN had such a statement. The true meaning of the statement is: "we are here to help if you permit us to."
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Posted by: Deborah McAdams
Mon, 23-14-2011 04:23 PM Report Comment
Is there a plan to host Japanese families in the US or abroad?




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