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About Wataru Sawamura

Wataru Sawamura is London bureau chief and European editor of the Japanese newspaper, Asahi Shimbun

Articles by Wataru Sawamura

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Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

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Japan, the earthquake and the media

The worst disaster in Japan since the second world war hit the country's north-east coastal region on 11 March 2011. The combination of tsunami and nuclear crisis presented the media with great practical problems and ethical concerns. Wataru Sawamura, an experienced journalist with the leading newspaper the Asahi Shimbun, reflects on how he and his colleagues sought to fulfil their professional responsibilities as the tragedy unfolded.
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