RADIATION IS COMING: Sensational Reporting in Japan

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    The international media are not the only ones out there who are playing up fear to help sell papers. Here’s how the Japanese magazine AERA is depicting the Fukushima nuclear accident:

    The headline says “RADIATION IS COMING.”

    You can read reactions from Japanese netizens, which seem to be mostly negative, here and here. Some seen to be mocking it’s use of the word “放射能”, which apparently sounds weird in Japanese. (Question to native speakers: Would 放射線 have been more appropriate?)

    The overall situation here with the domestic media has been a bit different, though. The Wall Street Journal has a good article up about it: Japanese, Foreign Media Diverge

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