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Been cobbled together by the lovely brother of a lovely lady from Leicester. He lives in Japan and is 'Our Man in Abiko'. He managed to put this together within days of the event with the help of people from all over the world. Yoko Ono contributes. Nice one.

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"The Quakebook - A Twitter-sourced charity book about how the Japanese Earthquake at 2:46 on March 11, 2011 affected us all"

2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake
2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake [Kindle Edition]

Product Description

In just over a week, a group of unpaid professional and citizen journalists who met on Twitter created a book to raise money for Japanese Red Cross earthquake and tsunami relief efforts. In addition to essays, artwork and photographs submitted by people around the world, including people who endured the disaster and journalists who covered it, 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake contains a piece by Yoko Ono, and work created specifically for the book by authors William Gibson, Barry Eisler and Jake Adelstein.

“The primary goal,” says the book's editor, a British resident of Japan, “is to record the moment, and in doing so raise money for the Japanese Red Cross Society to help the thousands of homeless, hungry and cold survivors of the earthquake and tsunami. The biggest frustration for many of us was being unable to help these victims. I don’t have any medical skills, and I’m not a helicopter pilot, but I can edit. A few tweets pulled together nearly everything – all the participants, all the expertise – and in just over a week we had created a book including stories from an 80-year-old grandfather in Sendai, a couple in Canada waiting to hear if their relatives were okay, and a Japanese family who left their home, telling their young son they might never be able to return."

ONE HUNDRED PERCENT of the price you pay (net of VAT, sales and other taxes) goes to the Japanese Red Cross Society to aid the victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

5.0 out of 5 stars
100% of the price of this book goes to the Japan Red Cross Society!, 12 April 2011

Derek J. Johnston "windhoek" (Glasgow) - See all my reviews

This review is from: 2:46: Aftershocks: Stories from the Japan Earthquake (Kindle Edition)
First things first, 100% of the price of this book goes to the Japan Red Cross Society, so please buy it.

The book itself is comprised of lots (about 100) of short stories that focus on many different aspects of the earthquake and subsequent events. Some accounts focus on the role of the media and social networking, some on the earthquake and how it affected them or people they know and others still, on the people of Japan who have shown indefatigable resiliance and unity in the face of, what can only be described as, truly catastrophic events!

There are also various images and illustrations peppered throughout the book which capture moments and ideas appropriate to the book's content.

If you've seen footage of the tsunami and its devastation, you'll understand why there are few first-hand accounts of it included in the book. In fact, most stories are from people who experienced the earthquake from the relative safety of Tokyo or other modernised parts of Japan. There are also some international contributions from people concerned about the people of Japan - sometimes particular people.

At a press conference, the book's editor 'Our man in Abiko' said that if the book is ever revised to include additional content, those who purchased it beforehand won't have to pay again to access it. Instead, it will be available as an update to download and augment the original book.

This book has enhanced my sympathy and affection for Japan and her people, please buy it so she can blossom once again.
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