This is a shout-out for Marketing Japan, a blog written by Tokyo resident Mike Rogers. Marketing is Mike’s business, hence the blog title, but since March 11 he has been boldly blogging about the earthquake/tsunami/nuclear disaster focusing on the media reporting and contrasting it with facts about life in Tokyo and surrounding areas. His blog quickly provided facts about the situation in Tokyo (for instance) with links to websites where you can see for yourself the most recent readings in various locations. Based on his own findings, he roundly castigated those who fled, often with caustic humour (that’s Mike’s castigations, not the fleeing).

As well as having valuable and timely info, his blog always includes well-chosen music videos and graphics. I don’ t know how he finds them all so quickly.

Mike is not all words: he acts.

Last week, Mike and friends organized a charity concert. Today, he delivered relief supplies to Miyagi prefecture.

Well done, Mike and friends.

Today I went with 4 friends to deliver relief supplies to Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture in Japan. Ishinomaki and Kesenuma were ground zero for the earthquake and tsunami….

These photos say it all. Being at Ishinomkai and walking around and taking pictures and breathing the air was like a bad dream: Everything was covered in black sh*t and it smelled like a plugged toilet on a dirty, swampy fishing boat; it was like a nightmare.

via Marketing Japan: Japans Disaster True Ground Zero – Not Nuclear Power Plants.
The video below was taken March 11 on the 2F of a building in Ishinomaki. The explanation tells us that what you see is what was happening at the time the tsunami siren rang.

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