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Suga apologizes over construction workers' asbestos illnesses

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Took long enough!

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Surprisingly, not surprisingly, there are not many apologies to all the people who contracted cancer after working in Fukushima following the massive earthquake.

Like most moral issues with the Japanese government, it is a battle attrition. The J-gov will tried to hold out until the people eventually give up instead taking responsibility.

This asbestos issue has been mostly about who they can blame other than the real culprits, so no compensation would be given.

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It also makes you wonder about the people who worked and lived in these buildings. What are the course of action for those people also might have been affected by the asbestos.

Japan is what 30 years behind with this issue.

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My ex-partner lost one lung to asbestos, then died from losing the other to tobacco, which is sponsored by Japanese Government.

nothing will happen.

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He always “feels” responsible. This guy is a clown.

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talk is cheap.

this is exact example.

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The dangers of asbestos were established decades ago. Just like the Japanese courts to leave it to now to acknowledge the science. Maybe Japanese asbestos is "different"...

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Breakout

Surprisingly, not surprisingly, there are not many apologies to all the people who contracted cancer after working in Fukushima following the massive earthquake.

There have only been three workers exposed to high levels of radiation who developed cancers. Their families were compensated. That does not mean there won't be others in the future.

This asbestos issue has been mostly about who they can blame other than the real culprits, so no compensation would be given.

Many countries are in the same position with asbestos cancer. In the UK it kills more people daily than those in road accidents.

Suga is the first PM to apologise for the asbestos deaths.

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Cancers from asbestos can take more than 20 years to show any symptoms by which time it's too late. The is no cure for Mesothelioma Cancer.

https://www.asbestos.com/cancer/

The dangers of asbestos were discovered in the 1920s but countries still used it.

https://www.asbestos.com/featured-stories/cover-up/

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Not only apologize...FIX it!

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Asbestos danger has been known for a long time. However, many countries/government ignored it , until too many got sick and started to file complains. What was the role of lobbies too. Certainly lobbies has a great influence

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"Surprisingly, not surprisingly, there are not many apologies to all the people who contracted cancer after working in Fukushima following the massive earthquake."

It is hard to see why the Government was negligent causing an earthquake in Fukushima.

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