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Search and clean-up work continues as flood death toll tops 200

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By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato

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Maga pain photos of a massive scale disaster for hundreds of thousands of people. Very hot weather and lack of drinking and washing water. My heart bleeds for them.

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May the situation calms quickly.

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I see people already taking advantage of the "free pick-up" for items damaged by the floods. I remember after the Kumamoto earthquakes, things got ridiculous. People were throwing out sofas and all sorts of stuff unrelated to the earthquake damage.

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The insurance companies will be crying in their beer right now so expect premiums to rise soon.

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The man in the second photo is throwing away a plastic 'riser' block, normally used at the edge of the road to allow a car to roll smoothly into the homeowner's driveway. They don't wear out, so why throw it away?

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Why it is good to consider buying a helicopter in times like these or the 'big earthquake' everyone is predicting to happen..

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The man in the second photo is throwing away a plastic 'riser' block, normally used at the edge of the road to allow a car to roll smoothly into the homeowner's driveway. They don't wear out, so why throw it away?

Probably because it washed up on his property from far away and he doesn't need it.

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"Disasters set off by torrential rains have become more frequent in Japan, perhaps due to global warming, experts say. "

Which experts are these? The comment does not fit with the article. This is about the disaster, not about global warming. The "experts" should find better ways to deal with the disaster instead of taking a political chance. Same with JT for running an unsubstantiated claim.

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The man in the second photo is throwing away a plastic 'riser' block, normally used at the edge of the road to allow a car to roll smoothly into the homeowner's driveway. They don't wear out, so why throw it away?

Maybe he has lost his house?

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Not building on flood plains or slopes liable to land slides would be a quick win! But then greedy developers wouldn’t make as much money and corrupt officials wouldn’t get their nice kick backs!

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How can this disaster be focus too much, I only feel uneasy when Typhoon seasons will intensely coming for real, end of August to October.

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My first reaction upon seeing this is a phrase that's in my language but not in Japanese. This is indescribably horrible. My heart goes out to these people. A sad tragedy.

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Very sad.

A Taiwanese charity has been distributing hot food to the people there.

While other nations ignore Japan in times of need like these (even though Japan itself contributes mightily to others), Taiwan continues to show that it is Japan's truest friend in this world.

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There is definitely some kind of climate change taking place. For instance right here in Northern Minnesota so far this summer we have had an unprecedented amount of hot weather and high humidity resulting in numerous heavy rains and flooding.

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oldman_13, while Chinese (Taiwan) are helping Japan, Abe govt is supporting Taiwan traitors in any way he could find, like twitter, or something like calling the vegetable a president.

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