The Madeleine Brand Show

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Pacific Rim Diaries: an expat's view on the Japan earthquake

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Author Roland Kelts, who splits his time between New York and Japan, talks about the strange experience of watching the tragedy in Japan from afar. Roland was in Portland, Oregon when the quake hit. Getty Images/Jung Yeon-Je

Japan expert and Pacific Rim Diary contributor, Roland Kelts join us to discuss how the arts in Japan address the country's many natural and man-made tragedies -- from the earthquake that devasted Tokyo in 1923 and the nuclear devastation during World War Two to the work of Japan's most famous filmmaker - Hayao Miyazaki in Ponyo.

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