Tokyo Is Melting: Foreign Press Spread Fear Of Panic
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…