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Sam Pinansky Checks In Post-Quake

by Zac Bertschy and Justin Sevakis, Mar 14th 2011


ANNCast 069 - Sam Pinansky Checks In Post-Quake

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Sam Pinansky is a professional translator and an employee of Tezuka Productions; he was working on translating the latest episode of Beelzebub in his apartment in Chiba, 45 minutes outside of Tokyo, when the earthquake struck.

Sam talks to us about his experience during the quake, his desire to get back to normalcy, the everyday problems facing workers in Japan - especially the transportation gridlock around Tokyo and the rolling blackouts that are now impacting daily life, particularly at working anime studios in the Tokyo area. We also discuss the best way for concerned fans overseas to help, the fate of Tokyo Anime Fair and more. Sam also has some common-sense advice for anyone - tourist or industry - considering making the trip out there.

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