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Tornado rips through eastern Japan, injuring dozens

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Looked like F1 or F2, good thing it wasn't big

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But it was big enough to rip the roofs off many homes, schools and now a few people are in the hospital, etc..Only will get worse with all of the Global Warming, etc..

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Why have these only been reported in the last 2 years? Japan is totally unprepared for Tornado's, lucky no one was killed!

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>Why have these only been reported in the last 2 years?

It happened many time before in Japan.

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hopefully japan has storm chasers I think....

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Tornados in Japan? What next? Earthquakes in Kansas?

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One more reason to buy a storage container and bury it. Stocked with supplies to weather out the tornados, radiation and economic meltdown.

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I seen a lot of cellphone videos where people were obviously too close to this thing. It's still rare to see a live tornado in person in Japan. I just wish they would truly learn how to run for safety instead of trying to become an amateur storm chaser.

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Harashana.

Try 'tornado alley' etc in the USA, etc. :)

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The fact is that the landscape that is most hospitable to the formation of tornados, one that is open and flat, is also perfect for farming.

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Lots of comments...no assistance....

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Only will get worse with all of the Global Warming, etc..

Yes and no to that, it will eventually get hot enough where a tornado can't form.

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The fact is that the landscape that is most hospitable to the formation of tornados, one that is open and flat, is also perfect for farming.

The perfect places and most common for tornado occurence in Japan is Tohoku, Saitama, Tochigi and Chiba prefectures and around 2-3 PM. Also Okinawa down on the map Those are conclusions from sciencists conference earlier this year held in Tokyo.

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Thunderstorms can be cool to watch but the potential damaging winds and possible tornadoes are not. Fall and winter can not come soon enough. This heat is really tiring. I'll take the cold dry Siberian winds blowing down into Tokyo in January any day over this crappy, humid, stinky, sweating, human soup of a commute. Who would like a cool refreshing day in the sun around 6c right now.?

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I didn't even know Japan could get tornadoes. Now I do.

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Why would anyone want to live in a country in which one has a greater chance of experiencing natural disasters? I guess an answer suitable to that question is: Probably for the same reason I'd rather live in Seattle, Washington than the safest place in Colorado.

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Whatever. It was nothing.

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It was nothing.

Not to the dozens injured, it wasn't.

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@theinterstat, why don't you come to my neighborhood, so I can personally show you what nothing looks like, but watch yourself with all the debris and folks like me cleaning it up!

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I feel sorry for the locals but does this warrant 15 minutes of prime time NHK news? There are much greater problems out there to cover.

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only one: such as...? I am curious to know

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Man made? Government did say they want to use technology to make it rain.

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