2011 in review

31 Dec

It is now the evening of 2011 December 31st in Japan…a few hours ’til New Years Day 2012.

So, what do you think the five biggest news stories of 2011 were?

I think I’d say:
● The 2011 March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku, Japan.
● The ten year anniversary of the 2001 September 11th terrorist attacks in America.
● The death of Muammar Gaddafi on 2011 October 20.
● The death of Osama bin Laden on 2011 May 2.
● The Occupy protest movement.

Which events epitomized this past year to you? Tell me in the comments section of this post.

Here’s a YouTube video that shows many photos and videos of this year’s biggest news through a series of “Google searches“:

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13 Responses to “2011 in review”

  1. Sven December 31, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    No opinion. Wish you a Happy New Year!

    • tokyo5 December 31, 2011 at 10:19 pm #

      >Happy New Year!

      Thanks. You, too.

  2. cocomino December 31, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Of course, March 11 earthquake and tsunami is the most serious news for us.
    Wish everyone’s peace.

    • tokyo5 December 31, 2011 at 10:21 pm #

      Yes. It was a big news story around the world…but the biggest news in Japan, I think.

  3. jaydeejapan December 31, 2011 at 11:41 pm #

    Only the earthquake had a direct effect on me, so it’s the biggest news for me and my family. Though the whole Arab Spring has been the biggest change in the Middle East, I’d say.

    • tokyo5 January 1, 2012 at 12:13 am #

      >Only the earthquake had a direct effect on me

      Yeah, same here.

      Anyways, it’s after midnight here in Japan now…officially 2012. 明けましておめでとう! (Happy New Year!)

  4. cuteandcurls January 1, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Definitely the earthquake and tsunami (until now I have not heard anything from my friend who lived in Miyagi :-( ) but apart from that (although i am not into politics) are the passing of two dictators who had ruled their countries with an iron fist…

    Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu

    • tokyo5 January 1, 2012 at 12:52 am #

      >I have not heard anything from my friend who lived in Miyagi

      I hope your friend is fine.

      >Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu (Happy New Year).

      Thanks. You, too.
      It’s already 2012 in Japan now…how about where you are?

      • cuteandcurls January 3, 2012 at 2:24 am #

        Thanks, I hope so too, I really do. I just wish there is a way for me to find out :-( At the time I posted my comment to your post it was already 2012

      • tokyo5 January 3, 2012 at 2:33 am #

        >I just wish there is a way for me to find out

        Maybe you could write them a “snail mail” letter and even if they’re in an evacuation shelter, it should get to them…and they could write back to you.

        Just an idea.

  5. girlyme464 January 1, 2012 at 1:23 am #

    happy new year toyko5!

    • tokyo5 January 1, 2012 at 1:30 am #

      Thank you. Same to you.

  6. tokyo5 January 2, 2012 at 3:45 pm #

    I updated this post to include links to posts I wrote about March 11th and September 11th.

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