Finding More Japan Earthquake News

March 21, 2011

The earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and the disaster relief efforts since then, have saturated world news media.  But very few mainstream news media outlets have delivered substantive coverage of the situation of people with disabilities in Japan.  The disability community around the world, but especially in Japan, are filling in the gap.  We will continue to share more news and resources via the Humanitarian Response news page at the USICD website as information becomes available.  Readers also can read local news via the following sources:

Appeal for Donations
http://dpi.cocolog-nifty.com/en/2011/03/we-need-your-su.html 
Instructions for how people outside of Japan can make donations to disaster relief efforts for people with disabilities via credit card.

Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities of Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake
http://dpi.cocolog-nifty.com/en 
Regular updates on the local situation for people with disabilities in post-earthquake and tsunami Japan and the efforts to help them.  From Relief Headquarters.  In English.

Yuki_Adi
http://twitter.com/yuki_adi 
Yukiko Nakanishi has been tweeting news about disaster relief efforts for people with disabilities in Japan since soon after the earthquake.  In English.

 

The following resources are in Japanese.

Google translator
http://www.google.com/language_tools?hl=en  
Can’t read Japanese?  Plug the URL (web address) for the Japanese web site you want to visit into this on-line, automated translator.  The translation will be flawed and highly imperfect, but it may still give you a general idea of what is said in the Japanese original.

Blog from Relief Headquarters for Persons with Disabilities of Tohoku-Kanto Great Earthquake
http://shinsai-syougaisya.blogspot.com/ 
Regular updates on the local situation for people with disabilities in post-earthquake and tsunami Japan and the efforts to help them.  From Relief Headquarters.  In Japanese.

Wind Dream Blog
http://yumekaze.in.coocan.jp/ 
Blogs about planning, and raising funds for, long-term recovery plans for the Japanese disability community following the March 11 earthquake.  In Japanese. 

Message from the Chairman Ishino Association of Earthquake East
http://www.jfd.or.jp/tohoku-eq2011/vmessage 
The Japanese Federation of the Deaf has released this 14-minute video message from the Chairman of the Ishino Association of Earthquake East.  In Japanese sign language with Japanese subtitles.