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Japan braces for double punch of coronavirus, natural disasters


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A real possibility.

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that will really be a one-two killer punch should it happen.

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Not the first time Japan got hit by multiple disasters at the same time. Taking precaution, being prepared and ready is the best way to keep the public safe.

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Always have your camping gear ready and packed at any given time.

Avoid evacuation centers at all costs unless you have no other option.They are crowded, uncomfortable,no privacy,a source of arguments and now Corona.

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There were three earthquakes just this morning

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Natural disasters are a far bigger genuine threat than COVID-19. For this virus, protect the people most at risk and let the rest of us get on with our lives.

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Natural disasters are a far bigger genuine threat than COVID-19. For this virus, protect the people most at risk and let the rest of us get on with our lives.

India just reported the largest single day death toll of 8000 deaths. I am not trying to underplay natural disasters I think this is far more serious.

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Japan has seen many natural disasters for many centuries.

Japan is strong and Bounces back quickly.This is what i believe in japan.

i hope that japan remains meticulous all the time.

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India just reported the largest single day death toll of 8000 deaths.

Cases, not deaths. Quite different.

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Cases, not deaths. Quite different.

I stand corrected...yes...8000 cases...but still nothing to take lightly.

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No, not double punch. The real threat would be the triple punch, and one that the govt has not been preparing for even with all of their disaster preparedness days. Doing the annual fire drills and putting out fires with a fire extinguisher is just another example of how Abe has squandered time to prepare for the worst. Loss of power, that would be the third and final blow. 3/11 showed us that without electricity we go back to cave man days. Hospitals, internet, cell phones, AC, trains, and yes, even the washlet toilets. What is the government's contingency plan? They've had how many years since 2011 to get into gear?

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Over the past decade, there’s tendency that heavy rainfall hit in the western part of Japan in this rain weather season. June to July.

Not only bracing for disaster earlier but also it’ll necessary and vital for elderly people to move to other houses like their relative or friends who live in safer area a few days before we see the rainfall

It will be hard to prepare suitable shelter with there Cs. Because number and space of the each school and community centres are limited.

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For earthquakes, the best protection is to live in a house that is likely to survive. If you build, make sure it is a large priority in what you build. If you cannot afford to build and own an old home, get some experts in and brace the hell out of it if it is post and beam. Reinforce the foundations if necessary. Given the huge cost of rehousing people after quakes (10 million yen plus), the government should really subsidize people to make their homes safer. If you rent, choose what you rent carefully. Living in an old house in Japan comes with risks that it does not overseas.

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But I thought all that great social distancing, bowing and regular hand washing the natives do had already gotten rid of the coronavirus.

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Even I already live a long time in Japan, and I experienced many earthquakes here, they still scare the hell out of me.

The Corona Virus doesn't scare me at all!

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Only waking up now? Pathetic. Focus on this instead of the Olympics.

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Mirai Hayashi

Don't give incorrect information of other countries

'India just reported the largest single day death toll of 8000"

Even the total deaths gave not reached 8,000.....


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Japan's disaster management capability is third world level now. Pretty much non existent. Don’t expect too much.

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Let's try again...

Double punch of disaster(s) and coronavirus is better than some have it.

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With typhoons coming, this is a very real, very scary possibility, and it should be mandatory that all municipalities and prefectures, as well as the central government, be taking concrete measures to prepare NOW -- not considering, not forming panels, not talking about maybes.

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More distractions from the fact that Japan is broke(n).

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When will the Japanese wake up and understand that their "Government" will never take care of them. They only take care of their own. Always be proactive! This is not fear-mongering, this is common sense.

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bring it on! we will fight it

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No problem, just do another multi trillion yen stimulus.

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Overblown hysteria

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TL;DR: "Shinzo-abe works out something that was obvious to everyone else in January, when he should've ramped up testing, closed borders and stop trying to send out novelty masks to everyone"

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Are we really in tthe world 3rd largest economy ???.

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Always have your camping gear ready and packed at any given time.

Backpacks are cheap. One should always have one or two by the door filled with canned food, a set of clothes, copies of passport, visa and DL, some money and any gear you might think you need. I also have a folding shovel, string, an old pair of sports glasses, flashlights, lighters, rain parka etc. most in plastic bags in the backpacks ready to go.

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Recently lots of earthquakes. Big one is coming. Fujisan also on countdown. Almost zero done at Fukushima Dainichi, and about to release into the sea and air. Cancers are starting now.

70,000 temporary housed in Fukushima and about 20000 in Kumamoto.

BUT peeps, you have to remember japan survived 2 nuclear bombings and the fire bombing of Tokyo.

we will survive. Be prepared. Have bags packed with important essentials. Petrol tanks should be full.

you can’t trust the failure Japanese govt. but you can trust yourself and your local community.

preparation is survival.

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The opposition did solar

not clinge to the nuc village.

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