We discuss the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan on Friday, including recovery efforts and ongoing concerns over the possible meltdown of nuclear reactors.

Japan was considered the world’s leader in earthquake and tsunami preparedness. What lessons can Northern Californians living in earthquake country learn that will help heighten overall preparedness?

Japan Earthquake Update 14 March,2011forum

Ross Stein, geophysicist at the U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park
Charles Ferguson, president of the Federation of American Scientists
Brad Alexander, spokesman for the California Emergency Management Agency
Daniel Okimoto, professor emeritus at the Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center
Paul Osaki, executive director of the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California
Willie Pesek, columnist at Bloomberg News' Tokyo bureau

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