13 Mar '11, 9pm

Worried Japanese expats trawl Web for news

SHANGHAI - It took a massive earthquake back in her homeland to persuade Yuki Kosuge to look beyond traditional news sources and log in to Twitter for the first time. "I was relying on conventional media initially, but Twitter is by far the best," said Ms Kosuge, a 35-year-old music manager living and working in London. "You realise you can share the sense of fear more easily, it makes you feel close to the people affected and those who are concerned about Japan." Many of the roughly 1 million Japanese who live overseas are obsessively watching television, refreshing news websites, and phoning and turning to social media to connect with their loved ones and to share emotions. "You do have questionable information on Twitter, such as toxic rain ... but I filter that out," said Ms Kosuge. Ms Kiyo Takahashi, who lives deep in the countryside in Treviso, northern Italy, was gl...

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