Over a year after the tragedies that hit Japan including the earthquake, tsunami, and the nuclear disaster communities are still forming in the digital sphere. Many of the social media projects are crowdsourced productions that focus more on how life has progressed in Japan since the events.
In commemoration of the year anniversary director Ridley Scott joined forces with Fuji Television Network to create a montage of videos. The project, called Japan In A Day, involved asking people to send videos detailing their lives. The purpose was to document the everyday activities to show how the country is rebuilding itself.
Mirrored after Ridley Scott’s Life In A Day, there were no prerequisites in terms of having to recount something specific related to the disasters. The public had twenty-four hours to present their videos that can now be found on their own YouTube channel titled Japan In A Day.
The following trailer shows a glimpse of the dimensions of Japan In A Day.
Yet another cool project is Tsunami Stories, created by Voice of America. Tsunami Stories is about telling the stories of survivors from their own voice. It is a Tumblr based website that has also relied on crowdsourcing for all of its content.
With the theme of “How a nation heals from invisible wounds” the site promotes the sharing of how people are managing with all that comes with the aftermath of such a massive natural disaster. Adding the hashtag #tsunamistories has inspired many to submit links, videos, text, and pictures.
The following clip is an example of a submission illustrating how a cute invention is brightening the lives of many senior citizens.