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Yahoo finds traffic jams nearly doubled after Osaka quake in June

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traffic jams nearly doubled after Osaka quake

ya think?

Yahoo Japan believes the heavy traffic was due to the quake's occurrence in commuting hours and the closure of expressways and suspension of train services.

yeah maybe!

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With the gigantic number of people riding trains in Kansai, I'm not surprised. Over a few million people a day use them.

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Yeah duh, it was the first big earthquake in central Osaka, threw everyone of guard. No trains and no monorail means everyone had to use the taxi, get picked up by car or like me walk home.

So now that they know this, what will they do with this information?

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Yahoo Japan believes the heavy traffic was due to the quake's occurrence in commuting hours and the closure of expressways and suspension of train services.

Left unstated, why were millions of people determined to get to work after a major EQ. Why can't companies consider their employees' well-being and just say, hey maybe you should just take the day off.

I recommend Murakami's book Underground about subway commuters who were poisoned by sarin but still endeavored to reach their workplaces (rather than hospitals). While admirable, perhaps this is not entirely a healthy mindset.

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yahoo? Use Google and they would get quadruple the amount of data. Google maps in incredible for its real time traffic data.

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yahoo? Use Google and they would get quadruple the amount of data. Google maps in incredible for its real time traffic data.

This is Yahoo Japan (separate entity from US Yahoo). Yahoo Japan has considerable amount of more local resources within Japan and profits compared to "regular" Yahoo.

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Yahoo. Lol. I love Japan, buy good lord it really is the text book example of an island nation.

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Yahoo Japan believes the heavy traffic was due to the quake's occurrence in commuting hours and the closure of expressways and suspension of train services.

Wow! How many 'brainiacs' did it take to come up with this little pearl of wisdom? Furthermore, can anybody tell me what the point of this study and the article really is? If it was to confirm the blatantly obvious, I think they have achieved their goal.

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Furthermore, can anybody tell me what the point of this study and the article really is? If it was to confirm the blatantly obvious, I think they have achieved their goal.

Unfortunately, it’ll probably be used to justify construction of another highway.

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Wow. Next Yahoo will be telling us rain is wet and the sun comes out during the day.

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Ah, Japan! The only country still using Yahoo seriously. In any case, the only thing surprising here is that it only doubled -- I would think it at least quadrupled, given the number of people that depend on trains, which were completely crippled. And since many will still expected to go to work, or they and/or students stuck on the way but returning home or heading to the office anyway, they had only the bus, a car, taxi, or their feet (maybe bikes).

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Give Osaka a break, they had a nasty quake, and now these rains will be 5-10 times the destructive power as the quake. Denka no dai dokoro .. Kitchen under the sky ! Take care of my roast beef don !

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its doubles because elite employees took the car to work when they realize all trains stopped. Work is their highest priority, no earthquake nor typhoon can stop them.

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