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Most firms affected by disasters want gov't to spend more on infrastructure

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By Tetsushi Kajimoto

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One would think this is the priority : get businesses back and running; pump the economy.

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But wait ! The coffers are run dry: the string of lavish enthronement ceremonies and parties , . .

AND, wait, still !

the remainder has been promised to cover all the Olympics infrastructures.

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Part of Abenomics was spending money on infrastructure construction projects, in a hope that it would spur the overall economy.

Yet another broken arrow here!

I also really want to hear from the "rah rah rah" Japan Club fans here on what's so great about this now?

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If you look closely at the picture, you can just make out the tops of the heads of the teenagers squatting outside the front doors still using their ketais.

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Rivers break their banks at river junctions. These points need reinforcing works to make them stronger against collapse.

The ten Shinkansen trains will now be scrapped costing ¥15 billion. Better protection for costly assets when located next to a major river.

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Every nation will have to build of their infrastructure because of global warming including Japan.

Let us hope they do so before it gets worse.

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Before the cash gets to those needing it somehow gets into the pockets of those not needing. Am I alone seeing this?

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This is exactly what money should be spent on

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all of you who say abe sucks because of this ... Japan was hit by a hugh disaster every other country in the world would have suffered the same of even more :/

And of course it doesn't help but look at most other countries in the world, even here in Germany the infrastructure isn't half as good as in Japan !

That is crying on a super high level.

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And of course it doesn't help but look at most other countries in the world, even here in Germany the infrastructure isn't half as good as in Japan !

This would be just as bad elsewhere, but this happens every year in Japan. The government should be more prepared.

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