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Top news stories of 2010

11 Dec

It’s almost 2011. It seems that 2010 just flew by! But maybe it only feels that way because I’m getting older. 😉
What would you say were the biggest news stories of 2010?
Which stories were covered by the news media extensively where you live? Which stories affected you the most?

As for me, I think I’d say that 2010’s biggest headlines were:

  • North Korea attacked South Korea in November 2010.
    I live in Japan and Korea is the nearest country to us. So if the Korean War were to restart, it could affect Japan.

    Norea Korea bombed South Korea, Nov. 2010
  • Haiti Earthquake
    On 2010 January 12, a major earthquake struck the country of Haiti. Over 90,000 people died.
    Japan is an earthquake-prone country. I think they are the worst of the natural disasters since they can strike anytime without warning.

  • Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico
    In April 2010, a major oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused over 4 million barrels of oil to pollute the water and cause immense damage to the eco-system.
    I grew up on the Gulf coast of Florida.

Which news stories do you think were 2010’s biggest?

Earnest Mercer interview

11 Apr

Earnest Mercer has seen Japan from the 1950’s to 2006.

I have seen Japan change a lot in the twenty years I’ve lived here…so I can only imagine how many changes he’s seen.

Mr. Mercer was kind enough to do an interview with me.

…the economic recovery of Japan after WWII is one of the greatest achievements in modern history…

(Earnest Mercer)

"Kirin Beer" delivery truck, 1950s Japan (photo by Earnest Mercer).

Click here to read the interview.