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Abe promises special support to rebuild from Typhoon Hagibis

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As he should.

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Another promise pledge, don't hold your breath unless you want to turn as blue as a lapel badge as blue as a corpse.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday the government will take steps under a special law to fully support people living in areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Right, but I hope people dont get their hopes up too high, there are tens of thousands still living life here as refugees from the Tohoku earthquake/tsunami.

The only reason Abe is doing anything is because of the "freshness" of the news, this too shall pass, and he will want to sweep you and the rest under the rug.

If your areas are not "clean" and "respectable" by next July you can bet they will be taken off the "places to see" and "things to do" in Japan list during the Olympics!

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Total BS, just like Fukushima.... people are still living in temp housing.

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It's difficult to believe anything this bag of hot air spouts. Very few (if any) of his 'promises' have into fruition in the last nine years.

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Abe promises special support

Everyday there's always new promise.

 the government will take steps under a special law to fully support people living in areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

Lot of things in Japan is really nice since it's written in law but what about actual implementation?

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He promised 710 million yen...yet the replacement cost of the 10 flooded bullet trains in Nagano is closer to 40 billion yen!

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Just focusing on the headline, but the measures given in the article don't really sound like "rebuilding". They sound more like "recovery", clean up and helping people get back on their feet. Infrastructure aside, arguably that is what the government should be focusing on. Repairing/rebuilding trains and people's homes should really be covered by insurance.

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Abe promises

You can stop reading right about here...

the government will take steps under a special law to fully support people living in areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

You need a special law for that?

Total BS, just like Fukushima.... people are still living in temp housing.

exactly. more than 8 years later.. people should take his words not with a pinch of salt but with the whole damn salt mine.

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In 2011, there were about 160,000 people living in temporary accommodation. Today there are about 11,000 un Fukushima. They are mostly older people who have refused new accommodation. There are also people living outside of the prefecture but have no intentions to return.

The central government has spent to date, about ¥30 trillion on the Tohoku reconstruction. It has also spent about ¥25 trillion on the nuclear disaster.

After the budget is set and agreed, additional funds requires a special law to release it.

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Raise a special levy? That's what we did in Australia after devastating floods in Queensland in 2010.

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wanderlust

He promised 710 million yen...yet the replacement cost of the 10 flooded bullet trains in Nagano is closer to 40 billion yen!

The ¥710 million is only to help the people who are in the evacuation centers. The Shinkansen trains cost ¥28 billion each. But they are not a write just need repairing, checking and cleaning and returned to service. Why do you think they need replacing.

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Code words for "Expect another tax increase"? When the government came up short after 3.11, everyone working for the national govt at any level got hit with a 10% pay cut for three years. We were told we were making more money than those in the private sector, which was an obvious lie.

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As he did Fukushima, I imagine.

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Of course that’s what he promised. It’s very unlikely he would promise not to help them. However, just how he intends to carry out this promise remains to be seen. Yeah, he pulled 7 million bucks drone a ‘special’ fund, but that won’t even last a week in one town. Based on Abe’s previous hollow promises I only have one thing to say, “Liar!”

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@zichi - The newer E7 12 car units are estimated at costing 4 ¥billion for the 12 car set. News report from JR here on JT (Tokyo, Oct. 16 (Jiji Press)--East Japan Railway Co.) a few days ago said that they were looking at replacing them, not fixing them. The cost of a 16-car 700 series unit is approximately 4 billion yen compared with around 5 billion yen for a 16-car 500 series train, the most expensive Shinkansen ever made.

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Thursday

talk is cheap........

the government will take steps

steps? you better be taking leaps and bounds Abe, people are suffering!

under a special law to fully support people living in areas affected by Typhoon Hagibis.

special law in Japan, automatically done in other countries.

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I think its a good opportunity for architects to start designing stronger houses, its probably about time Japan started using stronger and more water proof, more durable, fire proof building materials, better insulation, but throughout the design process they could incorporate Japanese styles and architecture.

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I think the bottom line of this event, and others like it is, you should consider yourselves on your own post event, and will need to fend for yourselves, with luck the Government may help, but don't count on it... so just like saving for your pension, you should also be keeping some money aside for dealing with Disasters. For the old - this type of planning advice is not going to work, but for the young... and if you're making good money, then have a thought towards the future. As the old saying goes, "don't put all your eggs in one basket"...

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