Researching• Used the ProQuest Newspapers as a database• Keywords used: Tohoku earthquake, tsunami, TohokuJapan, Tohoku nuclear power station• Times range: 2011-03-11 ~ 2012-12-31• New York Times and South China Morning Post
Comparison• New York Times– In scope of global– Global economy– Numbers and Statistics• South China Morning Post– In scope of Japan and Asia– Japan’s economy– Opinions and feelings
Examples – New York Times• “Like everyone else, corporate executives, economistsand financial analysts in Tokyo, New York, London andbeyond struggled last week to wrap their heads aroundthe scale of this disaster” – Sommer, J. New York Times,(2011, March 20, p. BU 1).• “Exports jumped 6.2 percent as manufacturers gotproduction back on track. Private consumption, whichaccounts for almost two-thirds of Japans economy, grew1 percent, helped by a rebound in consumer sentimentand replacement demand in the tsunami zone” – Tabuchi,H. New York Times, (2011, November 14, p. B3).
Examples – South China MorningPost• “It is also likely that the economic impact on the widerregion will prove less severe than investors first feared.Japanese factories are vital links in many of EastAsias supply chains” - "Economic and market fallout”South China Morning Post, (2011, March 21, p. 12).• “Our goal is not simply to reconstruct the Japan thatexisted before March 11, 2011, but to build a new Japan”- “Japan has made” South China Morning Post, (2012,March 11, p. 14).
Conclusion• Reason of differences in writing– Geographic locations each newspaper ispublished from