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Japan earthquake survivors battle unsanitary conditions with no running water

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By Sakura Murakami and Tom Bateman

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Japan would rather to build security camera then build water treatment facility for those people.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2024/01/3b20f1231dd1-japan-to-fight-crime-in-quake-hit-areas-with-1000-security-cameras.html

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Its unbelievable. Japanese government, what are you doing? Eating luxury sushi and niku at luxury restaurants?

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I hope their situation improves soon. I saw on the news the 3 or more types of temporary housing that will be built for them, I assume for free. They small apartments are actually really nice and better than what most people live in in Tokyo.

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Why I never donate to charities. The middleman is probably living it up as we speak. If you want to make a difference, volunteer or donate directly.

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Those temporary houses may look nice, but remember that these are folks by and large used to living in a freestanding house. I know that after 3/11, this was a source of stress for folks in the disaster zone.

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@Protestant

Good Lord - it’s been 30 days and these poor people are still living in squalor? What in the h-e-double hockey sticks is going on?

What do you mean? Kishida-san visited like 3 weeks after it happened and took some photos. He did all he could.

:D

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I'm live in Noto Cho in an area called Yanagida Mura. There is no water in some places like Ushitsu and parts of Yanagida but you still can't use it to do anything. We are getting water daily from the Japanese Military as well as a bath house by the military which you can take a bath any day from 2pm to 9pm. There is plenty of food you can buy from Shinya Super which is the local supermarket. Though doing laundry is difficult, I go from Noto cho to the coin Laundry in Hakui city which is about 70km away to do laundry. Other than that the situation here is liveable and all of the locals here are helping each other. Its a difficult situation but we getting by.

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Middle of winter to boot, talk about brutal, hopefully Kishida San's $stepping up big time to assist.

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I hope their situation improves soon. I saw on the news the 3 or more types of temporary housing that will be built for them, I assume for free. They small apartments are actually really nice and better than what most people live in in Tokyo.

I remember here after the Kumamoto earthquakes back in 2016, many people who lost their homes, and who had no earthquake insurance, ended up with very nice little houses far superior to their previous hovels, all at taxpayers' expense.

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藤原

Stay strong. You are very committed.

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Sorry Kishida forgot about you poor sods…he’s doing fine though…

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It’s not like it’s never happened before. It’s not like the central government doesn’t know what to do. It’s not like it’s a one-off occurrence. This country suffers from major earthquakes all the time! How can people still be shivering in freezing conditions with no water?!

oh, of course, there’s the 2025 Expo to prepare for. That’s much more important. So much so that building materials won’t be sent to Ishikawa.

https://japantoday.com/category/national/japan-to-host-2025-expo-as-scheduled-despite-powerful-quake-gov't

unbelievable, Kishida. Just unbelievable.

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It’s like a third world country!!! Japanese Government throws trillions of yen on other countries but can’t even help its own citizens who were affected by this disaster and face so much difficulty with daily necessities.., shame on the Japanese Government!

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They should’ve started vaccinating people sooner as it takes two weeks for the vaccine to become effective. But keep in mind that some of the worst hit areas are still difficult to reach. The access roads have been damaged or have become dangerous due to the earthquake. It’s not as simple as just driving trucks there with tons of supplies and people to help. I don’t believe anyone in the government is being deliberately malicious or dragging their feet for some nefarious purpose.

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If you vaccinate, you weaken your body's naural defences.

If you do not vaccinate, your body'defences become stromger!

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