Monday, Mar. 28, 2011

Martyn Williams

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Sample tweet: "Wow. Miyagi's Oshika Peninsula moved 5.3 meters east and dropped 1.2 meters in last week's quake"

When the eyes of the world focus on your field of expertise, it's time to step up to the plate and play ball. Based in Japan since 1995, U.K. native Martyn Williams has done just that in the wake of the March 11 earthquake. A tech correspondent who in normal times covered Japan's electronics, gaming and IT markets, Williams has refocused his energy on broadcasting information about the nation's human tragedy, becoming the handle of record for outsiders who want to know more about the crisis gripping Japan. Williams has also traveled widely throughout Asia and has a particular interest in North Korea. When the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Spring ensues, we'll know whom to follow.