Japan crisis: aid groups, Asian manufacturing, and Thai elections

Three items that have caught my eye of late: WSJ: Aid Groups Temper Their Contribution International relief organizations are raising donations, delivering water and blankets, and setting up children’s centers to aid victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. But compared with last year’s earthquake in Haiti or the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami that […]

Explaining Japan’s nuclear crisis

Quick note: Here are two sites I’ve come across that help explain, in technical terms, what’s happening with Japan’s nuclear reactors. Mitnse.com, from MIT’s Department of Nuclear Science and Engineering, has status updates, background information, and diagrams like the one you see here. The Neutron Economy, a blog by what appears to be scientists in […]

English language TV coverage from Japan’s NHK

Japan’s NHK World TV offers, on its Web site, live English-language coverage of Japan’s unfolding nuclear crisis. But if you have trouble viewing that feed — as I’ve had here in Thailand — you can also find the stream here, on the NICO NICO live site. You’ll find pictures and some details here that don’t […]

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 […]