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They have special guests on Japanese morning programmes too, this particular episode featured an earthquake as special guest right at the top of the hour one morning, making it as punctual as the trains in Japan:

(Japan sits on an earthquake belt and has many earthquakes every year, and so this earthquake warning stuff is actually quite common on NHK, as they're the public broadcaster over there and are required to basically "get the word out" as it were when an earthquake strikes, and all the "chattering" at the end of the video is the wake-up call for Japanese TVs to power up and tune to NHK at full volume.

Its sort of a slight oxymoron that the warning tone for an earthquake/tsunami in Japan sounds like a mobile phone going off followed by the information, and yet in America where you have the Emergency Broadcast System (and the later Emergency Alert System) which generates the most irritating tone going and I believe is also used on the occasions where they test it)

Sometimes, the earthquakes will make guest appearances on the evening news too. As a matter of fact, the latest surprise guest appearance was just under a week ago.

And here is a collection of all the Earthquake Early Warnings that occurred in 2019.

That video shows how they appeared on NHK. Other stations have different styles, although they convey the same information. Here is how a warning from 2016 was shown on NHK, Nippon TV, TBS, Fuji TV, TV Asahi and TV Tokyo.

Those videos also show how tsunami warnings were presented on each station at that time. Just in case you don't know, a tsunami is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions (including detonations, landslides, glacier calvings, meteorite impacts and other disturbances) above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami.

Interestingly, you can also find people who have created their own style of earthquake and tsunami warnings (much like The Gallery here on TV Forum), based on information about previous earthquakes, or predictions about future earthquakes.

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Mods should warn (/ban?!) you for those comments. This topic isn't really what the forum is about... but those comments are so beyond the remits of this thread/ site.

I certainly think speculating that this has happened to 'save his job' is astounding. wow.

I think the interview was tasteful and incredibly brave. I am really proud and happy for him and his family and glad he felt ready to approach this in public. The affect of his honesty will be felt incredibly across a lot of the LGBT community. I think it will also help open dialogue across many demographics. I've actually felt very emotional about this today, and commend his bravery. I couldn't have done that when I came out at 21, a number of years ago!

I came out as bisexual recently and I am just so proud of him for his bravery and courage to speak up and be who he really wants to be.

I'm gonna give all my support for Schofe as he's now brave to love himself for who he is. He's one of the best British TV presenters and I can say this must have been a life-changing moment for his long career. This can inspire so many people who are too afraid to come out to just build up a little courage and be as brave as they can to express their own identity and be proud of it.

I wasn't originally gonna talk about this, but the above point about inspiring people means I might as well.

If it wasn't for the fact that Phillip came out today, I wouldn't have come out as bisexual today. I hadn't planned on coming out today. However, getting the notification from Sky News just before the show started prompted me to watch the interview, alongside my mother. This also made me think about when a good time to tell my parents would be. Then, as we were watching the interview, Phillip's bravery, honesty and courage struck a chord with me, and I decided that I'd have to do it at some point soon. Then the interview came to an end, and Eamonn and Ruth joined Phillip and Holly on the sofa, and me and my mother started talking about it. At that point, I decided it was now or never, and I opted for that moment.

As Sh1ruba has said, it takes a lot of bravery and courage to speak about these things, and Philip has likely given many people the boost they need. I can attest that he has given at least one person the courage they needed.

I'd also just like to say well done to both Sh1ruba for being so open about your sexuality and thanks for giving me the courage to write about everything here, and Ne1L C for being open about your autism (I know what it's like). As others have said, we still seem to be a while away from topics, like sexuality and mental health, being a non-issue for a majority of the population. However, despite some negative remarks on social media, the support shown for Schofield shows that we are, at least, taking steps in the right direction.