On Friday, March 11th, 2011, the largest earthquake ever recorded in Japan struck just off the country's east coast. At a magnitude of 8.9, the quake triggered a massive tsunami, which has completely devastated coastal cities.
Casualities have surpassed 10,000, hundreds of thousands are homeless, and thousands more are still reported missing. Meanwhile, Japan faces a nuclear crisis as radiation leaks from power plant reactors crippled during the quake along the northeast coast.
While the need is great, so are the resources through which you can help. Browse this page for information about this disaster and to find out how you can contribute to the saving and rebuilding of lives in Japan.
Japan: Crisis in Communication Panel
Japanese media experts debate about the coverage of Japan's 2011 earthquake and tsunami in "Japan: Crisis in Communication", a panel held March 24, 2011, at American University School of Communication.