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Quake Quotations

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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.

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