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What is your biggest worry in the aftermath of Friday's earthquake?

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My biggest worry would be radiation sickness.

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Disease and illness from contaminated water supplies. And aftershocks.

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it would be nice to stop the feeling of constant movement, like being on a rollercoaster 24/7,,,,trying to ignore the panic feeling of getting on the nearest plane to go home,,,,trying to be brave for my kids

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Nuclear meltdown at the reactors.

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Lack of government transparancy on what is going on with the nuclear plants, and an over-all poor and dis-organized plan by the Kan government to pull Japan out of this. Leadership in crisis situations is not in high supply here generally.

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herefornow - DITTO. I've always said it's the PEOPLE of Japan who make this country so great to live in. If it were the political and corporate whores who set the example for this country the nuclear power plants would have all went into meltdown on Friday and there would have been no more Japan. I'm still so happy that I can count on the average citizen here to remain calm and not panic.

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more big quakes, fires, nuclear leaks

hope all are ok at JT & all the posters etc take care

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Our biggest worry in Aomori is no gas, no kerosene, and the supermarkets running out of food. With the highways closed our port destroyed and limited flights in and out, and with Sendai being the main distribution point for Tohoku, it might be while before we have resources we need. At least our power has been restored but we are being very careful with propane usage and trying to limit how much water we use.

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hachmike66.

Hoping you and yours will be fine. Not sure how I could send a care-package your way right now.

Be strong.

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How the people of Japan who live along the coast line will sleep at night from now on, after seeing all that monstrous tsunamis on video times and times again? Will this affect prices of real estates (very close to the sea) world wide at all?

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I'm very worried that the witless managers of many Japanese companies will not be able to make the leap of logic required to cancel unnecessary activities until the emergency is over, and demand their staff go about the facade of business as usual although obviously the majority of humdrum office workers would be better served looking after their families.

The herd, unused to critical thought, follows orders without question, and heads into town to make gestures of doing their job (dusting things, etc.)

Then lunchtime arrives and there's not enough food to go around. They muddle through, joking about being hungry.

Then, at about 3, the main fault running between the Philippine and Amur plates kicks off, having been weakened at its apex. The line running directly through Tokyo Bay.

That's what I'm most worried about. And that's why my boss and my daughter's headmaster are likely to be disappointed tomorrow.

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Lack of fresh water. It is always the main problem at times like this.

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The whole day they are rerunning pics from the tsunamis, but not a single word about the shortage of gasoline in other areas or whether the situation for "the rest" of the nation will improve or not. This way of thinking to avoid bad news, at all costs so as not to panic people, doesn't feel good.

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I wish Japan had a strong leader who could inspire some hope for the future. Instead, we have Kan...

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Lessee...another monster quake bringing down my building, radiation sickness, losing my job, no milk or bread to buy with the money I have left...

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Instead, we have Kan...

Who mobilised a task force within 8 minutes. Makes the woeful response to Katrina look fairly insipid, don't you think?

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Having a bunch on inept clowns like Krusty the Clown running the country worries me greatly! This Kan dude is not the right person we need in a crisis I don`t think

I very much fear for the future!

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Ivan - not sure where you are coming from. Spot on with Japan having a team in place quickly (and at least they seem to be accountable), but why prey on corporate Japan? Do you have a schedule for the next 'quake? Or believe that we should just evacuate now?

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Given the size/scope of earth moved...big aftershock and tsunami part II/and or big Kanto quake/Fuji eruption.

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Losing my job. Chances are people from affected areas may move to Tokyo and job preference would be given to Japanese. In times like this it doesn't matter to the J employer about how well I'm handling the responsibility, they'd rather survive with a lesser quality work.

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I'm afraid of a repeat, only in a different area. Knowing that it is possible to happen again, but not knowing when and where.

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The fear of the spread of radiation!

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Also afraid of a repeat. Absolutely terrified. But there's nothing I can do about such a worry except leave, which is not an option for me at this point. This has become my home too.

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