2020 tokyo olympics

Tokyo prepares foreigners for potential disasters

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By Jack Tarrant

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You'll need more than English, try adding Spanish, Chinese, Portuguese, French at least...

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Wobot,

Over 30 interpreters, speaking six different languages, were on hand to help the participants, who hailed from 44 countries.

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Lol

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This is gonna be the greatest circus humanity ever witnessed LOL I mean, how often do you see a show starting at the radiation-contaminated soil?

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Is that a class B fire? They should be using dry chemical extinguishers or a fire blanket.

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@Bungle, are these portable extinguishers the safe colour coding as the UK or the rest of the world? is there an international colour coding system? is Japans different from the rest of the world?

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I thought this was from The Onion at first.

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Asking a Japanese “where are the fire extinguishers?” In anything other than Japanese will get many a blank look...

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Asking a Japanese “where are the fire extinguishers?” In anything other than Japanese will get many a blank look...

exactly ...

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Is that a class B fire? They should be using dry chemical extinguishers or a fire blanket.

But if you only have a water available, what do you do? I was fortunate once to take part in a similar exercise at a factory in Chiba (annual event promoted by the local fire service). The guy in charge assumed we all knew the standard rule - don't pour water on a fire of flammable liquids. But he also demonstrated how it can be done with water (using a very fine spray - mainly to cool the fire). I was impressed.

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Good foresight, good to ensure foreigners know these skills.

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Dear "Wobot": Did you read the article? It said: "Over 30 interpreters, speaking six different languages, were on hand to help the participants, who hailed from 44 countries." So, uh, they'll have "more than English."

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