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Taiwanese blogger Chensumi’s post about the lessons to be learnt in the way the Japanese reacted to the disaster was one of the most shared posts among the Chinese. Here are some translated excerpts.
The asia! team
Microblogging site Twitter recorded 1,200 tweets a minute after the earthquake struck Japan. During one of their country's darkest moments, Japanese were sending messages of hope.
The asia! team
The Chinese and the Japanese have a troubled history and a long trail of animosity. How did the Chinese react to Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami?
DAN-CHYI CHUA
Inappropriate – and downright disturbing – responses to Japan’s tragedy.
The asia! team
In the wake of explosions at Japan’s Fukushima plants, the radiation fears are swirling. But what do the millisieverts mean?
SIMONE ERASMUS-LAM
As soon as he heard about the earthquake in Japan, Chinese tycoon Chen Guangbiao sped to the devastated area with cash, supplies, Chinese flags, and his name card.
DAN-CHYI CHUA
A Singaporean in flooded Brisbane wonders what, if anything, one would take along in times of disaster.
UNCLE PHIL