At least 73 killed, 63 missing after torrential rain in southwest Japan

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato

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Automakers including Mazda Motor Corp and Daihatsu Motor Co suspended operations at several plants on Saturday due to a shortage of parts or dangerous conditions. They were set to decide later on Sunday on plans for the coming week.

Electronics maker Panasonic Corp said one plant in Okayama, western Japan, could not be reached due to road closures, although it had been closed for the weekend anyway. A decision about next week would be made on Monday.

Seriously? Who gives a guano? The lives of the people take precedence!

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First an Earthquake and now floods. The resilience of Japanese people is an example for the world.

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Seriously? Who gives a guano? The lives of the people take precedence!

I'd say those whose livelihoods depend on working at these facilities would give a guano.

Anyways my thoughts and prayers are with the people there. It takes some kind of person to take a tragedy and use it to showcase their anti-Japanese bias here.

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The flooding damage is a bit shocking, to say the least. Kurashiki was hard hit because the Takahashi River (and the Oda River north of Kurashiki) way overflowed their banks. It could be quite a while before train service on the San'yo Main Line is restored because there have been several landslides on the route in the Okayama area.

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"You only have to to look at the Tohoku mega earthquake ....The resilience f the Japanese is remarkable."

I'm not sure about that. The number of suicides and depression cases in the years following the Fukushima disaster soared. Lots of people were moved to temporary housing where they remained in a state of helplessness, and boredom and depression set in. The region and its people are still a very long way from returning to normal. Perhaps they never will.

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Back on topic please.

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