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Tokyo Is Melting: Foreign Press Spread Fear Of Panic

by | 18th, March 2011

TOKYO is melting! Paul Cunningham, Europe Correspondent for RTE, Ireland’s national tv and radio, tweets:

“Is fear stalking the streets of Tokyo? No. But there is a lot of anger being directed at the int media for scaring the public.”

Let’s see. Here’s The Diplomat, a magazine based in Tokyo:

Central Tokyo is quiet, more like a Sunday than a Thursday. But there are multiple reasons why people might be keeping staff at home, including the erratic blackouts and the risk of an aftershock. If there is tension I didn’t notice it. I saw no evidence of panic. – March 17

Here’s the Telegraph, based in London:

Panic has begun to spread Tokyo [sic] after elevated levels of radiation were detected in one of the world’s largest metropolises.

Panic. Don’t panic. Let’s have a heated debate…



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