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JDR Vol.10 No.1 pp. 145-149
doi: 10.20965/jdr.2015.p0145
(2015)

Survey Report:

Developing Manga-Style Tsunami Information Materials Based on the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake

Ma. Mylene Martinez-Villegas, Lucille Rose Del Monte,
Renato U. Solidum, Jr., John Paul Fallarme,
Monique Realis, Melcario Pagtalunan, and Eumelia Belo

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology – Department of Science and Technology (PHIVOLCS–DOST), PHIVOLCS Bldg., C. P. Garcia Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines

Received:
October 26, 2014
Accepted:
December 8, 2014
Published:
February 1, 2015
Keywords:
comics, manga, tsunami survivors
Abstract

People in other countries may benefit from learning about survivors’ experiences of the March 11, 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami. The Philippines has a similar tectonic setting to Japan. The experiences of Filipinos living in Japan during the event were documented in face-to-face interviews conducted three months after the event; data from these interviews were compiled and reviewed. From among the survivors’ experiences, four stories were selected for depiction in manga-style comics, which are popular among young people. Using storyboarding, each of the featured stories was carefully illustrated to present important details that readers could easily understand and relate to.

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