While I generally don’t discuss the events of the world on this blog, Japan' s 9.0 magnitude earthquake, which would have been a huge emergency in itself, followed by that tremendous, unforgettable tsunami, another catastrophe in itself, the ongoing aftershocks and the looming threat of a potential nuclear disaster are impossible to not acknowledge.
I am very grateful to have access to a variety of satellite television channels here in Vienna. In addition to the Austrian news channels and CNN, it has been very informative to watch NHK World, a Japanese news channel. They have broadcast many more videos and have shown in-depth interviews with survivors, rescuers, and a variety of experts, all adding to the understanding of the events in Japan today. Here's an image from NHK World describing the difficulty in distributing electricity throughout the country due to differing frequencies used in the country: