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Terrible event, horrific memories linger. RIP to those who perished and thoughts with those who managed to survive.

Truely hope we never experience anything like this again.

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Such a terrible disaster which unfolded on live TV. So many lives washed away by the tsunami. The answer was to build concrete walls the length of Miyagi coast and Iwate coast. When there's a powerful typhoon no where for the water to run off to.

But doubts have been cast on whether Japan can stick to its time frame for dismantling the crippled nuclear power plant, operated by Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc.

Japan decided in December to delay the removal of spent fuel from the plant's Nos. 1 and 2 reactors by as much as five years to March 2029.

TEPCO have set unrealistic targets since the beginning. It will take more than 50 years and ¥100 trillion and still no government plan for the long term storage of the nuclear waste, one million tons of it.

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Terrible event, horrific memories linger. RIP to those who perished and thoughts with those who managed to survive. Truely hope we never experience anything like this again.

Sadly, it will happen again. If only we could know "when" to save lives :/

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Still remember where I was, and what happened, at the exact time and date, and I will never forget. Nor will most other people never forget. As such, I don't think the people speaking as though it's a contest between the memory of these disasters and the current disaster unfolding. People can pay their respects on their own, outside of groups. Or they can do so in groups, ignoring government "advice". But I'm quite sure, again, that everyone in the nation has at least thought about 3/11 if they were here at the time.

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Zichi, walls will have gates. No issues.

But there will always be those markers in stone up on the coastal mountains telling nobody to build below this point. The walls will not be big enough when a super tsunami hits, and it will over and over again. The earth is a dynamic living creature

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My j-wife's girlfriend's mother in law and daughter in law were washed away and never found in that disaster. What a way to go. RIP

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Zichi,

You were a godsend 9 years ago.

Your info was awesome.

9 years ago......for anyone who wasn't here was way worse than Corona.

If the wind and nuclear reaction had been worse we would have all been dead.

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Tom

Zichi, walls will have gates. No issues.

No actually. There are two types. High concrete walls with some small windows. Another are the embankment type raised up and you can walk along those.

I was born next to the sea and here live near the sea too. Not being able to see the ocean, the waves must be very depressing. Also they will act like dams in a powerful typhoon retaining the water.

You can see these new construction if you use Google Street, Kilometer after kilometer of concrete.

But there will always be those markers in stone up on the coastal mountains telling nobody to build below this point.

That is true.

Spitfire

Zichi,

You were a godsend 9 years ago.

Your info was awesome.

Thank you. It's why I joined JT. Different back then.

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Overshadowed, but never forgotten.

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May their souls rest in peace all those we lost in these horrific events. I remember vividly March 11, 2011, 2:46 pm, the very moment the earthquake struck. In central Tokyo, Chiyoda Ku and the subsequent events of that night. Was forced to seek shelter and spent the night in an elementary school gymnasium near Akihabara because all train lines grounded and couldn't go home in Yokohama.

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Images one can never forget.

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I watched this morning on the news an old woman praying and silently crying, still dealing with the anguish and pain she suffered 9 years ago as if it were yesterday. One can only imagine her pain and loss. It made me cry this morning. I was in the countryside in Oita when this happened. I was shocked and thought it was a movie or something.

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I live in Iwate, thankfully inland, so no tsunami here, but my house was damaged by the earthquake.

More so, my soul is damaged every time I think of those who were lost.

But the greatest thing is the spirit of the Japanese people who live around me. They gave me great hope for recovery, and they, and I, will do everything we can to continue that recovery, despite all the hindrances that PM Abe puts in front of us. Think of all that money that went to the Olympics that might be cancelled that could have instead been used for recovery. Absolutely sickening.

Luckily, it is the Japanese people, not the Japanese government, that is strong enough to bring us forward to recovery.

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The government spent ¥30 trillion on the Tohoku reconstruction.

"According to Reconstruction Agency figures, over the last year more than 20,000 people displaced by the Great East Japan Earthquake have moved from provisional accommodations to permanent housing. As of January 2019, though, approximately 54,000 evacuees remain in temporary lodging, including around 5,000 in temporary prefabricated structures."

https://www.nippon.com/en/japan-data/h00404/the-state-of-recovery-in-tohoku-eight-years-after-311.html

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