Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fox News - Nuclear Egg edition

Media Matters appears to be the first to pick this up...

Below is a map of Japan that appeared in Fox News - "Your World With Neil Cavuto" from March 14th to be exact.

You will note with no little astonishment that Fox have discovered a nuclear reactor in central Tokyo, in the district called Shibuya, one of my favourite areas. It is called Shibuyaeggman on this map.

Shibuya Eggman is a music venue, celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Their site, in its tribute to the victims of the quake now notes - in English - "Shibuya Eggman has no nuclear plant. Our electricity's powered only by music."

By the way, the Sendai represented in this map is not Sendai the city in northern Honshu that was badly hit by the quake. For a moment I thought that too was a mistake but it is not. It is Sendai Nuclear Power Plant (the two Sendai are written with different characters). Not a mistake per se, but... would it not have been more helpful to show the Sendai that was affected rather than the power station that was not?


  1. Hope the lack of postings isn't an indication that something is wrong there.

    Here's a very interesting story that you might enjoy:

  2. Thanks for checking tnlib and sorry I haven’t responded earlier.

    I’ve just been caught up with work and other stuff. Insanely busy.
    I’ll be back, but maybe not for a little while.
    Except for television screens in shared spaces talking constantly about Libya – and some wedding – I haven’t been able to see more than headlines and probably can’t contribute much at the moment.

    Thanks for the article. Very interesting.