Social Media in Japan and the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake

  • Muneo Kaigo


This chapter gives a general overview of social media usage in Japan and describes the background of the project through a recap of the role of social media during mid-level disruptions by natural disasters. It does this by examining the case of the city of Tsukuba in Ibaraki prefecture during the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 2011. The chapter also reviews the role of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident and how that accident led more of the Japanese population to adopt social media.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of TsukubaTsukubaJapan

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