Japan Joins Social Media Sites In Wake Of Earthquake Disaster

Japan Joins Social Media Sites In Wake Of Earthquake Disaster
technology

The Prime Minister’s office is using Twitter and Facebook to reach a wider audience with real-time updates about the crisis and the recovery process.

Emma Hutchings
  • 25 march 2011

After the recent Earthquake disaster, the Prime Minister’s Office of Japan launched an English Twitter account to provide updates about the situation. Since joining on March 16th, the office has gained over 22,800 followers. It features statements made by Prime Minister Naoto Kan that have been translated for English-speakers across the world looking for information.

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