The story continued long after the news cameras leftby Emily Finch / August 15, 2017 / Leave a comment
Published in September 2017 issue of Prospect Magazine
by Richard Lloyd Parry (Jonathan Cape, £16.99)
Tohoku is a region to which most Tokyoites would never venture. Seen as a “rustic” and old-world place, the accent is hard to understand for those not originally from north-east Japan.
Richard Lloyd Parry, the Asia Editor of the Times, spent six years reporting from Tohoku in the wake of the 2011 tsunami. His new book offers a well-researched, polyphonic narrative of what happened on the day 133-ft waves swept in—and how the story continued long after the news cameras left.