More on Japan earthquake and tsunami

The latest on Japan: AP: Soldiers warn of tsunami threat in NE Japan AP: 3 injured, 7 missing in blast at Japan nuke plant NYT: Radioactive Releases in Japan Could Last Months, Experts Say NYT: Death Toll Estimate in Japan Soars as Relief Efforts Intensify For images, here’s a roundup from The Atlantic. And here’s […]

Resources for following the Japan earthquake news

Here are a few resources I recommend for following the Japan news online: This AP story does a good job of summarizing the day’s events. This BBC News live blog has running updates. The WSJ also has a live blog. A few journalists on Twitter I recommend following are: @TomokoHosaka (AP); @JaymesSong (AP); @AkikoFujita (ABC […]

NYT: “China Passes Japan to Become No. 2 Economy”

NYT: “China Passes Japan to Become No. 2 Economy“: After three decades of spectacular growth, China passed Japan in the second quarter to become the world’s second-largest economy behind the United States, according to government figures released early Monday. The milestone, though anticipated for some time, is the most striking evidence yet that China’s ascendance […]

Japanese Rice Art Each year, farmers in the town of Inakadate in Aomori prefecture create works of crop art by growing a little purple and yellow-leafed kodaimai rice along with their local green-leafed tsugaru-roman variety. This year’s creation — a pair of grassy reproductions of famous woodblock prints from Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji — has […]