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Landslide

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Japan Self-Defense Force soldiers search for survivors at a site where a landslide swept through a residential area in Asaminami Ward, Hiroshima, on Wednesday.

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I see relatively new houses in the disaster pictures. If they are still paying housing loans, they not only lose their houses but also have to continue to pay remaining loans for their lost houses. It is awful. The Japanese government does not help them. What happens in such cases in America?

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I saw a report on NHK last night and I think they said there are more than 30,000 locations nationwide where houses have been built right at the foot of mountains like this, and are in danger of being engulfed by landslides. I suppose in a densely populated country, you're in trouble, no matter where you build. If you're near the coast, you are risk from a tsunami, near a mountain, it's landslides, near a river, it's flooding, and anywhere else, typhoons.

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This is the worst picture of the day ever....I wish I could help...everything destroyed....

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What happens in such cases in America?

If they have insurance (fire/disaster/flooding) the house will be rebuilt or a cash payout to build/buy in another area. Wouldn't home insurance cover this here?

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Insurances for the results of landslydes exist as an option. I wonder how many opted for that.

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@Schopenhauer Well the JSDF is there right now helping them in this picture, doesn't that count towards government help?

I suppose in a densely populated country, you're in trouble, no matter where you build. If you're near the coast, you are risk from a tsunami, near a mountain, it's landslides, near a river, it's flooding, and anywhere else, typhoons.

Which is why I think Japanese are the toughest and nicest people in the world. Here we are complaining about our problems and robbing each other and there they are experiencing this on a regular basis and still manage to remain polite and crime free.

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I meant financial burdens.

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I meant financial burdens.

Ah I see.

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