The Great East Japan Earthquake Tadashi Ideishi Senior Commentator NHK
unparalleled • unexpected • multiple
M9.0 the Great East Japan Earthquake, 2011 M9.0 the Indian Ocean Earthquake, 2004, M9.2 Good Friday Earthquake ,1964 M9.5 the Great Chilean Earthquake ,1960.
over 30 meters tall tsunami over 24000 death toll 500 km long tsunami struck area
the roles of traditional and mass media are decreasing • in relative terms.
the roles of traditional and mass media are decreasing • in relative terms. • - mass media still have a strong presence.
- the media’s role during a natural disaster is still tremendouslyimportant.
- our ultimate role of the media during a disaster is saving lives and serving the people.