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Flowers bloom among the foundations of houses destroyed by the March 11, 2011 tsunami and earthquake in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture.

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We must not despise an ecosystem on the earth!

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Wonders why the government is sending aid money overseas instead of rebuilding these homes?

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What an awesome picture!

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At least one house remains...

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Wonders why the government is sending aid money overseas instead of rebuilding these homes?

Wonders why people don't understand that it's not prudent to rebuild these houses in this and other locations that will somewhere, someday, in the future face the same fate.

These people were victims of these tsunamis partially due to man forgetting the warnings of their forefathers.

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Yubaru, there are no "safe" places in fact none. So where should people build?

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Yuri Otani:

" So where should people build? "

On places higher up, above the historical tsunami warning markers they they have been ignoring. Or was that a trick question?

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YuriOtani

the same could be said for tornado alley?

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Nature claims back what once was hers. Now many spirits must be roaming these fields! There are not only no safe places, it's also a matter of that the people grew up there, lived their lives there and lost their loved ones there. Understandable that they don't want to move away from the area. Everyone would feel like that.

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YuriOtani: Wonders why the government is sending aid money overseas instead of rebuilding these homes?

Overseas? Projects financed by the $150bn (£93bn) March 11 aid fund include roads in Okinawa, an ad campaign for Japan's tallest building and support for whaling research

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One could just imagine any country stopping any and all overseas aid to developing countries in the aftermath of a natural disaster. The human suffering that would be felt world-wide would be enormous.

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Wonders why the government is sending aid money overseas instead of rebuilding these homes?

Governments have responsibilities beyond that of it's own people. The suffering that would be felt if Japan stopped all overseas aid would be enormous and then you would complain why they werent doing more.

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Quite a lot of Japan's overseas aid goes towards marketing and selling Japanese goods and services, it's often included in the contracts; so it indirectly supports local communities. But back on topic, as nature reclaims these lands, so the former inhabitants should go elsewhere, and heed the lessons of their ancestors.

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WilliB higher up there are mudslides from rain and earthquakes. Building on soft ground is dangerous in Japan. Where is it 100 percent safe to build?

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