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Boxes of emergency aid are piled up in an evacuation center in Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, on Monday.

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fantastic! now let's get them out there where they're needed!

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They should've air-dropped packages of food/supplies a week ago. Too bad it's against the law in Japan.

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Dear God, Please help the people of Japan - especially the old, children and women. Please also remember those who are still recovering/rebuilding their lives in the last big earthquake and tsunami that hit Acheh, Indonesia years ago. Thank you.

Your child

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get that stuff outta there and to the people who need it.

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The Samurai Spirit lives on !!!!! I`m not going to rant and complain because earthquake relief plans are not so perfect or will it run so smooth. But I do pray and hope people will be warm tonight and have a desent food.

I wish the people in Tokyo will stop hording bread milk and etc. Please just buy 1 milk, 1 loaf of bread and etc. Let`s work together people.

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The Samurai Spirit lives on !!!!!!

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Keep them coming! I hope these relief goods also make it to the smaller towns and villages that are hard to reach but are just as hard-hit as the main cities. Getting it there is the biggest problem.

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I would like to be there to help....

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The Samurai Spirit lives on !!!!!!

whiskeysour -- even if true, so what? As the picture clearly shows, supplies desperately needed by the over 450,000 people in shelters is sitting in warehouses because there is no well-coordinated plan to get them distributed. Mainly due to a shortage of fuel up north. As a result, people are suffering needlessly in the shelters and some are actually dying due to the poor conditions. Spirit is great. But what is needed now is leadership and basic street smarts.

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More management and manpower tasks are required here in order to reach out people. Everyone is waiting for helps, supplies and assistance. Delivery on time, delivery with appropriate amount, and delivery with right things.

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this is the result of every citizen from around the world

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Using warehouses to store supplies meant to be distributed is extremely organized. But I guess some people don't understand how actual distribution processes work. I bet they think Amazon ships to 100 million people from 1 million sources. Nope.

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I bet they think Amazon ships to 100 million people from 1 million sources. Nope.

Amazon is a business with inventory checking mobile devices. Most of Japanese rescue centers receive goods and money from different sources in different categories. People at these centers have to put them into order or grouping categories in order to deliver to each shelter or specific area ... furthermore, they also need to know how many people at each shelter or area, including seniors, kids, women and men. If they know particular needs, they can ship in one truck, helicopter and other transportation means ... Many things are considered and arranged and set with priority ... Amazon has several hubs of distribution around the U.S., if customers choose buying directly from Amazon, otherwise, online buyers can buy from affiliated sellers who ship packages by UPS, USPS or FedEx. Please not compare these rescue missions with business venue like Amazon.Furthermore, some goods need to be shipped first or later - medicine, fresh milk, water, diaper, clothes, blankets, canned foods, rice, vitamin and others ... No refrigerator and conveyors at these temporary supply centers in nearby areas.

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Considering the number of people in need of help, in Japan, that photo is close to nil of what is REALLY needed.

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that won't even last 2 weeks... buy not many planes are allow through, without Japanese government consent. plus, there is no gas anywhere, to deliver the supplies. but, the japanese military should at least air bourne them in by helicopter. i heard the other day, a person died in his car, because was waiting in line for gas...

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