New Book Published:“3.11 – Testimony of 3001 Victims – Loopholes of Disaster Communication in Digital Japan, from Information Behavior Survey after the East Japan Great Earthquake”
We are pleased to announce that a new book titled “3.11 – Testimony of 3001 Victims – Loopholes of Disaster Communication in Digital Japan, from Information Behavior Survey after the East Japan Great Earthquake” has been published from Impress Japan Publishing. Written by members of Information Support Pro bono Platform (iSPP), a not-for-profit group started after the devastating disaster in March 2011, this book contains testimonies of 3001 victims from the earthquake and its subsequent Tsunami on how they tried to send and find information to survive and support their lives under the extreme conditions.
The result of online questionnaire of 2815 persons and field interview of 186 persons are compiled and analyzed, providing comprehensive views on how Internet, mobile phones, and social network services worked or not. The role of conventional media such as TV, Radio and Newspapers are also discussed. In essence, there existed many loopholes on the flow of information especially in the heavily devastated areas hit by Tsunami and also by the severe accident of Fukushima Nuclear Power plant. The devastated people lost critical measures of sending information of their own situation.
In addition, a series of visits to the devastated Tohoku areas drawing stories from the officials of local governments in charge of crisis management and information system support provide additional dimensions.
This book is currently available in Japanese Language edition only.
For more information, please contact iSPP: firstname.lastname@example.org www.ispp.jp