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2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake by [Gibson, William, Ono, Yoko, Eisler, Barry, Adelstein, Jake, The quakebook community]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1435 KB
  • Print Length: 93 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0956883621
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004VP3KHK
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews
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First things first, 100% of the price of this book goes to the Japan Red Cross Society, so please buy it.

The book itself is comprised of lots (about 100) of short stories that focus on many different aspects of the earthquake and subsequent events. Some accounts focus on the role of the media and social networking, some on the earthquake and how it affected them or people they know and others still, on the people of Japan who have shown indefatigable resiliance and unity in the face of, what can only be described as, truly catastrophic events!

There are also various images and illustrations peppered throughout the book which capture moments and ideas appropriate to the book's content.

If you've seen footage of the tsunami and its devastation, you'll understand why there are few first-hand accounts of it included in the book. In fact, most stories are from people who experienced the earthquake from the relative safety of Tokyo or other modernised parts of Japan. There are also some international contributions from people concerned about the people of Japan - sometimes particular people.

At a press conference, the book's editor 'Our man in Abiko' said that if the book is ever revised to include additional content, those who purchased it beforehand won't have to pay again to access it. Instead, it will be available as an update to download and augment the original book.

This book has enhanced my sympathy and affection for Japan and her people, please buy it so she can blossom once again.
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I have a Japanese friend who lived in Morioka and had to flee with her son after the triple whammy to her homeland.
She has not said much about it, she has just relocated and restarted her life. No fuss, no drama.

Having read this book, that is the impression I get of most of the contributors. Deal with it, put it behind them and move on.

The book also put a different viewpoint on events that the view pumped out by the paparazzi to persons not directly affected. The press at the time was very sensationalist and made it look like the Japanese people and government were helplessly slipping into the apocalyptic void. Reading this book has set the story straight.

This started me looking at how a natural disaster would affect my life and how I could reduce the impact.Making plans for the unthinkable.

A thought provoking read.
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OK, so I am closely related to Our Man in Abiko (the guy who first thought of the idea for Quakebook) but having now bought and read the book I can stand behind everything I write with an objective view.

Quakebook is a remarkable book made by a remarkable group of people from around the world. The speed at which this book was created and the method is perhaps a first (through Twitter). It is also the first time that I have read about an earthquake through the eyes of everyday people giving a very different view from the media. Not only this, but 100% of the money from the sale of the book is going to the Japanese Red Cross. Another first. Thanks Amazon.

The stories are heartfelt and honest accounts of the events only one week after the disaster from different perspectives, ages, areas of Japan and across the world helping to make this book a very interesting and insightful account of what was a terrible natural disaster.

If you want to help the people of Japan still suffering from the aftermath,please buy this book.
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This book is a series of accounts regarding the disaster in March 2011. All are moving in their own way ... from those who witnessed something directly to those who witnessed something directly or even merely on the television or through the internet or waited for contact with relatives from a safe place.

Pulled together by a worldwide team in little over a week - this book gives us a window into the ripples the earthquake left behind.
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This little e-book is a quick and engaging read and features the experiences and reactions of ordinary people to the recent Japanese earthquake, in their own words, photographs, and images. It is a fine example of citizen journalism and provokes a real human connection. A broad spectrum of people share their stories, both Japanese and foreigners, young and old, living within and outside of Japan. There's even a contribution from Yoko Ono. Definitely a wonderful idea and a worthwhile read for a good cause.
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I was devastated watching those live pictures of the Japanese Earthquake and consequent Tsunami, I was in tears watching people dying live on rolling news. Made worse with my natural affinity for Japan, this book offers insights in a few families and business affected by the whole thing. One point was when a family man volunteered to be the first man to enter the Fukushima Diatsu Nuclear plant after the disaster there. It tells of his heroism and how he didn't hesitate to volunteer when someone was needed. So brave. That's what the book is about, stories of ordinary people brought under one flag by a disaster that will be felt for many many years to come.
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Excellently written
It catches the emotions of all of us
Recommend to everyone to read of the sacrifice the 50 nuclear workers who stayed to try and contain the radiation and prevent it escalating external
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