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Notable Quotations Related to the 2011 Great Tohoku Earthquake
WHO: Hans Sautter, German photographer living in Japan for the past 37 years
WHEN: March 19, 2011
WHERE: In a message posted in response to the over-the-top press coverage of the quake and Fukushima Daiichi, particularly by the German media
"If you want to write about your feelings, then write poetry, not news."
WHO: Sir John Beddington, UK's Chief Scientific Advisor
WHEN: March 18, 2011; 16:00 hrs
WHERE: Q&A Session during British Embassy briefing for BCCJ members
Q: Why is the French [embassy] giving different advice?
Sir John: Their advice is not based on science.