For those not already aware, blogger Our Man in Abiko and his team of editors have put together a book of personal accounts from the March 11th Tohoku Earthquake. Called Quakebook, the entries were largely submitted from the English-speaking Japan Twitter community. The book was assembled in one week and released a month and a day after the earthquake and tsunami that killed an estimated 27,000 people and left another 150,000 homeless.

Two of Japan Security Watch‘s regular bloggers, our own James Simpson and Corey Wallace, have entries in Quakebook. (I did not submit an entry but if I had, I would have sent this. Consider it a bonus for reading this entry.)

The book is available on Amazon for $9.99 USD, and 100% of the money from the sale of the book will go to the Japanese Red Cross Society. Not even Amazon is taking their traditional cut. You’ll be making a donation to help quake victims and pick up some compelling, often gripping reading at the same time.

The book is currently available for downloading through Amazon’s Kindle system, where it can be read on the Kindle eReader, smartphone, iPad, and PC. Click here for links to the book and ordering.

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A contributor and editor at the blog War Is Boring, Kyle Mizokami started Japan Security Watch in 2010 to further understand Japan's defenses and security policy.
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