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Heavy rain floods parts of Japan recovering from typhoons

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The ¥160 Billion spent for the foreign and local guest this week and the next still comes to my mind. I 

Sorry. Got confused with ¥16 Billion and 160 Oku yen.

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¥16 billion spent on the emperor enthronement ceremony. Government released ¥750 million immediately following the typhoon disaster to help those in the evacuation centers. Then released further money ti help with the reconstruction but many individuals will still suffer great financial lost. Maybe crowd funding would help.

¥16 billion is excessive but the planning of the ceremony took many months with 2500 foreign leaders and dignities so impossible to postpone unless Tokyo had taken a direct hit.

The ceremonies have not finished and involves about 5 or 6 of them. Next month another ceremony takes place in secret and all night, but attended by 1,000 guest costing about ¥2 billion.

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I hope there will be no more fatalities in this tropical storm. The ¥160 Billion spent for the foreign and local guest this week and the next still comes to my mind. I wonder what comes to the new Emperors mind right now after spending that much. And I also wonder if He ever received any word of sympathy for the victims from his guests.

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Run to the hills

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Most of the deaths are the elderly and the ones who are reluctant to evacuate.

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Rained hard all night in Kansai. All areas have evacuating places including schools and other buildings. You need to know your area.

If it's that straight-forward, how come we experience close to 100 death in the last disaster?

The strong typhoons are irresistible; accepting that with all my heart. However we lost most of these lifes because of the flood like a third-world country, it was not because of strong winds.

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Schools are generally located on the highest ground in the area.

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Rained hard all night in Kansai. All areas have evacuating places including schools and other buildings. You need to know your area.

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really bad now but should abate by tonight.

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evacuate to where? did they show anywhere to go?

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I hope everyone stays safe and recovers quickly.

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