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Thousands stranded after typhoon; death toll at 41, over 50 missing

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This is sad, but I know my Japanese amigos are strong! They will over come this and become stronger and over come so many obstacles this life has to offer. Ganbarou!

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I used to visit tanabe ken which is not too far from totsukawa,, it's a very nice and beautiful place, the people are nice too... If you love nature this is the very nice place to visit..Beautiful nature you can see while having a long drive... But I was just wondering why there's always tragedy hitting all over japan??? **

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It was good to see a very quick response to the Typhoon victims

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I hope the victims of this latest disaster will receive aid quicker than the victims of the Mar.11 who after six months have received none or very little

yeah, those affected by the march 11 disaster have not received any help after 6 months... exactly how can you compare this to the march 11 disaster and the aid given/received? well done.

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Back on topic please. March 11 is not relevant to this discussion.

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Nature is getting nastier with the increase in global temperatures, just as the climatologists have been predicting.

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One thing we can take away from this is that for a very typhoon prone country, Japanese people and local governments are not conscious of the risks. Japan is mountainous and many rivers, with many people living in these areas.

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Very good observations Zichi, specially about the radiation rain, definitely something to think about.

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We have suffered a series of very bad natural disasters, the earthquake and tsunami, and now the typhoon and a manmade nuclear disaster. Relief operations are still very poorly organised even though many lessons should have been learnt after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. Very little preparation for dealing with major disasters even though this is a country with a very long history of experiencing them.

Heavy criticism, but no specifics (sounds just like a politician in the non-ruling party). Working backwards on the ACTUAL natural disasters: What SHOULD have been done after the typhoon that wasn't accomplished, and why weren't YOU ensuring it was addressed prior to the typhoon? What SHOULD have been done after the Tohoku tsunami/earthquake that wasn't accomplished, and why weren't YOU ensuring it was addressed prior to the earthquake? I'm amazed at all these Hindsight Experts.

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2012 doom is on^^;

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@zichi

Relief operations are still very poorly organised even though many lessons should have been learnt after the 1995 Great Hanshin Earthquake. Very little preparation for dealing with major disasters even though this is a country with a very long history of experiencing them.

Sources?

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