Voices
in
Japan

quote of the day

A lot of people say, 'I think I'll be OK,' without anything to support their reasoning. People need to think about what they would do if an earthquake hits — where they would escape to, what would hap

2 Comments

Kazuchika Asano, a senior consultant at Nomura Research Institute in Tokyo. (Bloomberg)

© Japan Today

©2022 GPlusMedia Inc.

2 Comments
Login to comment

Based on statistics, (the sheer size of Tokyo, the number of people, expected number of deaths, etc) most people, like 99.9% of people in Tokyo, WILL be OK. I think this guy is just trying to use scare tactics to drum up some business.

1 ( +1 / -0 )

with respect to Tokyo given that the government announced the other day that in such a situation the major highways, roads etc. out of town will be closed to normal traffic, assuming of course that said roads/highways survive the quake and are usable in the first place, I don't think any of us will be going/escaping anywhere fast. of course it doesn't hurt to be prepared with emergency supplies, copies of important documents etc. but beyond that there is not much more people can do.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Login to leave a comment

Facebook users

Use your Facebook account to login or register with JapanToday. By doing so, you will also receive an email inviting you to receive our news alerts.

Facebook Connect

Login with your JapanToday account

User registration

Articles, Offers & Useful Resources

A mix of what's trending on our other sites