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We need to secure and prepare more places volunteers can stay, so disaster-hit areas can be quickly restored.

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Ishikawa Prefecture Governor Hiroshi Hase. About 26,000 individuals have registered as volunteers to help in the quake-hit areas but logistical problems mean fewer than 2,800 of them have actually set foot in the disaster zone.

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 26,000 individuals have registered as volunteers to help in the quake-hit areas but logistical problems mean fewer than 2,800

This is Japan, you need to register and then you they'll contact where need to tell your desired volunteer dates, etc. Before you really volunteering it already take some amount effort. Japan Inc have really good way in make things difficult.

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Most volunteering is helping clear out compromised houses. While manpower heavy, this manpower needs to be housed, fed, insured, and monitored to avoid theft and other problems (livestreaming etc.).

It is another reason why efforts should be focused on reinforcing houses so they can survive earthquakes. Every house that survives mean one household's fewer places needed in shelters, one family less to rehouse, one family home less worth of volunteers, one house less of subsidized demolition, one house less of demand for rebuilding by (vastly overworked) local builders, .... Prevention is far better than cure here.

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O, you should finally prepare better for natural disasters which are certain to happen in Japan. Train and prepare regionally certain army divisions to step in immediately.

make deals with hotels so that victims can immediately be housed. All this could have been done decades ago. The coordination and tasking of volunteers is complicated and often they require more attention than all their goodwill does good.

Volunteers are great but it should not be relied on by government. It is the governments duty.

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I think they need to focus on reconstruction and temporary housing for residents.

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