Demand for nuclear shelters up in Japan amid N Korean threat


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Well, fear is good for business.

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I live on the 7th floor of a mansion block.

Guess im done for!

unless... I buy one of those shelters and put it on the roof!!

(OFAH... lol)

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Didn't you guys run this story just a few months ago? Maybe I should buy some stock in these companies too.

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Not months ago years ago, with the same photo same doom and gloom but on the bright side we have years of Shinzo to protect us. How could anyone complain.

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I made my own. You can do too. Of course the internet has lots of info...I recommend you buy lots of plastic and tape from a local home center. Seal your temporary living place. To protect against iodine, 8 days about. You will need a gas cooker and easy food, like couscous or rice and pasta. Canned food is good, balance Tomato and white sauce. Nuts are also good. Juice. Water is 2liters per need bags for toilet and food waste.

find a room in your house or apartment that has a water pipe or strong window you can open for 5 seconds. Seal everything. Also, radio, internet or some fun games. Cards are good. Most important thing is to relax and wait. Don’t stress. In Japan we have many disasters, so just be prepared and ride the storm.

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Uno is a fun card game, played it many times during the Fuckashima disaster and after. I'm afraid I'm a smoker (only outside) so the cancer risk is mine. An object impacting in my vicinity that's another story. Being vaporised actually pleases more than suffering what's on TV.

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Why is everyone being so flip about this? Do you people have any idea what horrors await you if one of these devices goes off in your vicinity?

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Seems like a lot of people here would rather say "Shouganai... war is coming" and just wait for it and buy things like this than vote for people who would help prevent it. Abe is encouraging it, as are lawmakers. War is good for the economy, regardless of those it kills in the process. Some also want a return to Japan's old "glory days".

In any case, I can't see this being a regular thing. The company is based in Osaka, but where on earth -- or under -- are you going to put it? There is no space in most of the country. It's not like people have backyard's here, or rooms under the non-existent basements. I can see it in some inaka areas, maybe, but not for the majority.

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Same same how lame

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you answered your own question people are flippet because there is no where go. Don't think Shogani applies, just where on earth do you go. Back yard...who has one, basement who has one? If I sell my imaginary Ferrari and that huge block of gold in my imaginary basement I might have enough money to actually build a real basement.

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I have similar shelters they are small, crowded with little storage. Water, Electricity, etc are also a concern.

Doubt that they can realistically shelter/sustain a group for more than 2-3 weeks, cabin fever is a problem for sure.

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There is a more realistic chance of another man-made nuclear incident taking place within Japan, at the hands of the Japanese nuclear industry. Japanese folk should be preparing for that one.

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Talk about paranoid.

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Very skeptical about this. The temperature at ground zero shoots up past 6,000 degrees C within a few minutes. Does a basement shelter really protect you from that? Everything carbon based vaporizes almost instantly. Metals melt etc. And there is a vacuum. Very skeptical. There is no protection from an atom bomb exploding anywhere near you.

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It may be time to think about going home. But wait Japan is home.

"If war comes, make no mistake, the North Korean regime will be utterly destroyed," Nikki Haley.

Do you feel better?

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No I don't, because when Kim knows it's over he has nothing to lose by lobbing nukes into Japan, South Korea, the US, and a few other neighbors for good measure

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a bit paranoid and excessive, but if you got the cash to burn, it might be a good party room or retreat from the missus

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What you see in the pic(above) is the whole shelter beds, storage (food, water, etc), no shower, just a toilet bowl, 4-6 people. Angle of the shot, etc makes it look more spacious than it is.

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that shelter... if i need to spend few month with that design.. i might just rather go out and risk it

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If you say it often enough, some people will be frightened into doing whatever you tell them to do. The gas mask adds a certain chill factor to those easily scared.


Uno is a fun card game, played it many times during the Fuckashima disaster and after.


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I just hope that I'm close enough to be vaporised!

i don't want to live through a nuclear holocaust....

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I have a bunch of plastic bags, which will protect you from Nuclear bomb explosions, fall out, etc, guaranteed or your money back if it doesn't work.


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Hope you have enough water/ food / canisters of O2, and everything ELSE you’re going to need for the rest of your life underground....oh, and will Tokyo Electric Company still be supplying your power?

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I could even believe this is a conspiracy by the government, led by Abe. Does not sound impossible after 9th November...

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Talk about scaremonger. Most construction material have already been tested for nuclear radiation blocking capability. Just look it up online. The Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant explosions were the eqivalent to many nuclear bombs and contaminated massive areas with fallout. The only safe place is away from nuclear.

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Sorry if some people doesn't want to know it. I talked with a older generation person who experienced the A-bomb in Nagasaki. What this person said: -It was much difficult to stay alive to watch corpses all around and everything destroyed. I tried to kill myself so many times but at last I found myself the duty to speak next generations the hell I experienced... This is what Abe should hear and understand from his heart how it is disastrous energy all nukes have.

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I think I have seen this same story many times over the past couple of years. It's a real Golden Oldie.

And, I'm not afraid because I am sure Donald Trump will take care of the Little Rocket Man.

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The gullibility levels never seize to amaze

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Not months ago years ago, with the same photo same doom and gloom but on the bright side we have years of Shinzo to protect us. 

In April, 2017

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First, Japanese have about a 1% awareness of what's going on in the world outside Japan (wow, there's actually a world beyond this perfect civilization?)

Second, good that these shelters are made outside of Japan, because if the state of houses and buildings here and their constant need for make-overs are any indication of building quality, you'd be pissing your money away.

Third, you can guarantee that the people buying these shelters are having them installed onto their house, or buried in a shallow grave - neither of which will do anything for them. And stocking them full of junk they don't need, will never need.

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So you've spent your Millions upon the state of the art Nuke bunker, but will you be in the Office or out Shopping at the time an Attack warning is announced ?

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