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Nearly 8,000 still in temporary housing on 1st anniversary of deadly Typhoon Hagibis

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Tragic. I hope they are able to resettle in permanent housing as soon as possible.

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Government is spending huge amount of money on the stupid Olympics, but none to help their citizens out of this desperate situation!!!

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I would prefer that our taxes will go more in social welfare and helping these poor people rather than in missiles and olympics.

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Government is spending huge amount of money on the stupid Olympics, but none to help their citizens out of this desperate situation!!!

The prefab houses used as temporary housing cost about six million yen each and disaster victims get to stay in them rent free for a few years, often with free water rates. It is standard practice after earthquakes for the government to cover the cost of demolition, and I guess the same thing has happened here for the lady in the story who has already demolished her house. The work is subcontracted out and typically done by immigrant labour on one of those training schemes. Due to garbage separation rules, demolishing a house now typically costs upward of two million yen.

You can argue that this spending is not enough, but the government is certainly not spending "nothing" on the disaster victims. That is completely false. I've never heard of the UK government helping people to this extent after floods.

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They are safe, cared for and relatively comfortable currently, so chill, people. I just hope they aren't doing the "reconstruction" in the flood zones where their original houses were located. Re-locate your homes inland, folks, not along riverbanks.

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That river bank property is cheap for a reason.

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Who thought of that name in the first place? To me, it seems like some Scot bloke smoking up some weed in the hills before a rainstorm.

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Marumori Mayor Kunio Hoshina said at the local memorial event, "Reconstruction will still take time, but we will work together to realize a peaceful life."

Yes, I’m glad to see this. But hopefully that will include finding permanent housing for all those still in temporary housing as well. Otherwise, this plan can’t be truly realized.

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@kohakuebisu

You can argue that this spending is not enough, but the government is certainly not spending "nothing" on the disaster victims. That is completely false. I've never heard of the UK government helping people to this extent after floods.

Very good point! I live in the US, so I know of plenty of stories here regarding that kind of stuff.

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I'd say this is par for the course when it comes to handling disasters.

It's been 9 years since 3/11 and there are still people in temporary housing.

Prefabricated temporary housing units in the three hardest-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima are still occupied by 709 people.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13205445

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I'd say this is par for the course when it comes to handling disasters.

It's been 9 years since 3/11 and there are still people in temporary housing.

Prefabricated temporary housing units in the three hardest-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima are still occupied by 709 people.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13205445

From the article:

The number of evacuees stands at 47,773 spread across the nation. Most of them fled their homes after the triple meltdown at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant in Fukushima Prefecture.

I guess their supposed to go back into radiation zone.

From the same article:About 320,000 victims took refuge in makeshift housing at the peak period. The figure now stands at 5,884.

Prefabricated temporary housing units in the three hardest-hit prefectures of Iwate, Miyagi and Fukushima are still occupied by 709 people.

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Thanks for pointing out evacuees which have no bearing on the temporary housing numbers because most of them have been relocated to other areas in non-temporary housing. Since this article is only about people in temporary housing since last year, I didn’t see the relevance of the evacuee numbers.

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