Abe visits flood disaster zone; new warnings issued

By Kiyoshi Takenaka and Issei Kato

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Time for another photo op and hand waving campaign!

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There is no reason why there shouldn't be AC in the shelters. Restore the power there ASAP or run generators and wire up portable ACs. If these are not options for some reason, evacuate the 8000 people in shelters (the total number according to NHK) to another area where there is power. It's going to be 35 in Hyogo by Friday.

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He crouched down on the floor to speak with people, many of them elderly, and asked about their health.

> He clasped one man's hands as they spoke.

No need for these useless details, makes the article really sound like a promo piece for Abe.

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He crouched down on the floor to speak....

Sounds like the old gut-rot’s playing up again....

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No need for these useless details, makes the article really sound like a promo piece for Abe.

It's either satire, or very much a promo piece for our supreme leader...

Either way - good for a laugh.

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Hehe.  Great headline.  Abe visits and new warnings issued.  Made me chuckle.

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A number of the dead in Mabi were found in their homes, suggesting they did not have enough time to flee, media reports said.

Something went wrong with weather reports, emergency warnings, and evacuation. These poor people should not have died.

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Japanese Abe Government has passed some problematic bills in the shade of This Disaster.

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I don't care Mr. Abe is doing the visit for his next election campaign but one thing is very essential his presence there to take providence the flood disasters would happen again every year in this typhoon season going until October. For the disasters it's quite normal to government support and I understand it, just what should be avoided are those LDP lawmakers closer to Abe's policy use the taxpayers tributes to waste the money for nothing, for only their mouth opened to speak BS.

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Is it wise to stand near those precariously placed vehicles?

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i feel for these people.How horrible it must be to lose your homes to freak weather and in the boiling hot Summer to boot.

I wish they can get things in order ASAP.

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Not quick enough? No kidding right? Way faster than any other disasters. Follow articles chronologically. Anyways, AC are not a default setting in school gymnastics, which are always used as shelters, but not real shelter, shelter. Let's condemn the government later, shall we? Rescue them first.

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Time for another photo op and hand waving campaign!

And yet if he didn't visit the devastated areas, you'd be criticizing him for "not caring" or something.

He's damned if he does and he's damned if he doesn't, at least in some people's minds.

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> KaerimashitaToday  03:25 pm JST

Hehe. Great headline. Abe visits and new warnings issued. Made me chuckle.

Why would you "chuckle" at the thought of more severe weather bearing down on people who are already suffering so much?

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Should have stayed in his cozy home.

Might get cold feet out there!

But he is probably doing (at his best) what he always does - uttering words, words, words, and nothing but words.

And what would you have said if he had "stayed in his cozy home"?

You probably would have criticized him for being too uncaring for not visiting the devastated areas.

Some people just have to bend & twist everything into something they can score political points with. How sad.

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I wonder if any preventative measures are being taken to secure other mountainside towns from future natural disasters. It's very sad that even with all the warnings of heavy rain, the death toll continues to rise.

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Abe, who cancelled an overseas trip to deal with the disaster, was criticised after a photograph posted on Twitter showed Abe and his defense minister at a party with lawmakers just as the rains intensified.

He put the caviar down, and rearranged some deck chairs

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