Japan Disaster 2011

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QUOTE (nijlandp @ Mar 16 2011, 10:22 AM) One of them said the following: as long as the emperor stays in the city there is nothing to fear.

Emperor urges nation not to give up
Wednesday 16th March, 06:56 PM JST

http://www.japantoday.com/category/nationa...-not-to-give-up
I am sure many will be inspired by his message...but reading some of the comments in response to his message, were amusing, to say the least.
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JunMisugi

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QUOTE I also have some friends in Tokyo and one in Sendai. My friend and his family in Sendai lost his home in the tsunami but fortunately he and his family are alright.It is good to hear that your friend and his family are save, especially Sendai suffered pretty much under the earthquake and the tsunami.


QUOTE The ones in Tokyo are still staying in the city but they all say that it is a tense situation. One of them said the following: as long as the emperor stays in the city there is nothing to fear.That now is a huge speculation from my part, but if I would live in Tokyo, and all my relatives would be here, and all my friends, basically my whole live...I seriously dont know if I could move away even if its like this. I personally would be afraid of the unknown what comes then, I mean if a megalopolis of 30 million starts to move, even if its only a small percentage in the end of the day it would be still a mass of people, so then I would be afraid of, do I find a good place to stay for a while, especially if my savings are not that high ( yeah in real life I pretty much have no savings for emergency...
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) and other thinks like job etc.., then yeah I dont know if I could move. I probably would wait until the very last moment until I get said from the government move or you'll die, until then I would stay. Maybe some people in Tokyo think so as well...but then again in general I'm a huge worrywart so it would most likely only apply to one or two people.


QUOTE Emperor urges nation not to give up
Wednesday 16th March, 06:56 PM JST
http://www.japantoday.com/category/nationa...-not-to-give-up
I am sure many will be inspired by his message...but reading some of the comments in response to his message, were amusing, to say the least.
Ah I also heard that speech, I think it is good that he finally has said something, and considering that as far as I know a lot of people in japan like him it should give them some moral extra support.

I also just heard that the German government said that Germans who live in the area of Tokyo should immediately leave it...as much as I want to believe that the media is making it bigger as it is and that the situation actually gets better, but that really does not sound that good...I mean they dont say it just for fun
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Kaeru-P

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QUOTE (JunMisugi @ Mar 17 2011, 03:20 AM) Ah I also heard that speech, I think it is good that he finally has said something, and considering that as far as I know a lot of people in japan like him it should give them some moral extra support.

I also just heard that the German government said that Germans who live in the area of Tokyo should immediately leave it...as much as I want to believe that the media is making it bigger as it is and that the situation actually gets better, but that really does not sound that good...I mean they dont say it just for fun
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A Good Speech Indeed, this is what truly a man in his position may do. Words can be sometimes a powerful weapon when used properly.

I think your gov't just taking consideration since they are after all foreigners in that country, pretty much my gov't is also the same Telling Filipinos over there(which a LOT of them are there) to gather in groups and move towards the embassy to register up.

And Some PEOPLE aren't helping with the exaggeration either, just yesterday a prank text message circulated here that there will be an Acid rain because A leakout has already occured(yeah right) and reached our country(since were near japan) . To the point that a Certain University declared that there will no classes for a week. Thank god the gov't got wind of this and they got pretty pissed off because of this >_> to the point they asked all the media here to explain the damn thing properly for the masses.
Well successful it was a successful troll though...


QUOTE (nijlandp @ Mar 17 2011, 02:22 AM)
I also have some friends in Tokyo and one in Sendai. My friend and his family in Sendai lost his home in the tsunami but fortunately he and his family are alright.
The ones in Tokyo are still staying in the city but they all say that it is a tense situation. One of them said the following: as long as the emperor stays in the city there is nothing to fear.
Watching comedies may indeed be a way to get some tension away. It does sound strange though.

I Think its normal to be still tense afterall Aftershocks are still occuring If Im not mistaken and with the hysteria of the Nuke plants but overall nobody is panicking and everyone is helping out each other. Heck even the media in my country and some politicians were astounded on how calm the japanese were despite what just happened. You could see the rations lay flat on the airport, yet no one was rushing to get it all was patient and falling in line. Its Sad though I just saw an article in Yahoo telling a completely opposite scenario when actually its plain irresponsible journalism.
 

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@ lavenderdays-san...I was talking to another friend about all the animal life that has been lost in those hard hit areas, when I came across this video:
Dog in Japan stays by the side of its ailing friend in the rubble
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/d...d-in-the-rubble
More and more stories may arise about the various animals affected by this natural disaster. Read some articles about birds colonies wiped out from the Tsunami. The adult birds survived while the chicks did not. After looking at the pics of the destroyed farmlands, one can only imagine the livestock and domesticated animal life lost.
 

khael

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I just heard this on local radio:

Background: The reporter gives an outline on the situation of the evacuation efforts in the affected region. The bus they were using was out of gas and thus, evacuation is at a standstill.

During this, the reporter went to the driver and suggested that they take the gas from the cars wrecked by the tsunami.

The bus driver responded: If you're going to do that, then I'm not going to drive for you.

BROFIST.

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[by Keiko-san]

*Such dignity!

A man, probably over 80, was rescued in an afflicted area. "No problem! I've experienced the tsunami in Chile. Let's rebuild!" he said with a smile. The reporter attempted to get comments of grief, but he returned, "Crying just won't help the matter," and smiled. His wife standing next to him also said, "I look ridiculous. Don't get me on camera." Those people who built Japan have dignity.

MORE BROFIST.
 

khael

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Now some good news:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/interest/2...ake-in-ny-times
He confirms what I have believed from the start...the Japanese will rally and unite as one, when push comes to shove and in a very quiet and dignified manner. No looting, shoving, or cutting in line for them...such unsavory behavior is beneath them. Have always admired that about them:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/17/opinion/...qTnY+6YU62q/LdQ
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_leagu...s?urn=mlb-wp884
And this:
Listen to Japan’s massive quake
http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/2...s-massive-quake
 

ImTakes

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Saw this poem and thought it apropos for all the courageous people of Japan. Now begins the daunting task of picking up the pieces, putting them together, and getting on with the fragile gift that is life. My best wishes to all who will be involved in the formidable task of doing so.
And now...
~Invictus~
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find me, unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll.
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.


~William Ernest Henley~

In confirmation of said poem...a resilient pair of folks...
Woman, grandson found alive at quake-wrecked home
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110320/ap_on_...rthquake_rescue
 

khael

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QUOTE (khael @ Mar 24 2011, 03:38 AM) Wow. Seriously. Wow.
I'm not sure if this has been posted yet but... wow.
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wo...0,7192950.story
Pardon me but this guy is a BADASS. Just reading this normal news article about him already gave me visions of some action hero braving every dangerous/evil thing just to save the people he loves.

And then there's this:
http://www.badassoftheweek.com/akaiwa.html
This man deserves a brofist.
He deserves more than a brofist...
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I am glad you have shared this story with those herein who want to keep abreast of what's going on. I like the man. Fearless, energetic, heroic and full of life. Not one to just throw his hands up in the air and wait. Happy to know he was able to rescue his wife and mother. What a tremendous relief that must have been for him. His wife is one lucky woman...I can only imagine her joy at seeing him come for her. And his mama....a noble son, indeed.
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Reports continue to come in with regards to the survivors. It seems the elderly and the most young are suffering the most. I also read an article about the red tape bureaucracy that continues to cripple Japan's all out efforts.

Japan Struggles to Deal with the World's First "Complex Megadisaster"
http://ecocentric.blogs.time.com/2011/03/2...x-megadisaster/
A well written article about the ongoing crisis and the "inefficient domestic sector that drowns in red tape."

People will continue to struggle for a long time to come...
Tokyo shoppers clean store shelves of basic goods
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110324/ap_on_...apan_earthquake

Heart breaking but a reality...
Parents in Japan comb through school that's now a graveyard
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/wo...0,2848039.story

Life is not back to normal for thousands of Japanese people, not when after two weeks, you are only beginning to come up for air, you have begun to realize you have lost all that you worked so hard for...family, home, work, school.
So many have lost entire family members...many, the fruit of their labor...the beautiful farmlands they toiled, with honor and much love...gone, wiped out.
One day, yes, it may all return but for the many elderly, not in their lifetime...for their one true hope, their sons and daughters? Much of that hope was swept away with the sea, that for one day, was too strong to stand against...
 

Kid-Wolf

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Ok I know animals can survive after a natural disaster like what happened, but that is more along the line of amazing on how that dog survived 3 weeks out a sea. I kind of wonder if that dog was the only one that was in the house, or near it when it got swept out to sea now.
 

franzoir

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Kaji's creator gives 30 million to Kodansha quake relief funds. Also an illustration of Kaji screaming Japan dont give up. It is an appropriate illustration since Kaji is the ultimate suvivor.

http://www.animenewsnetwork.co.uk/interest...o-quake-victims

What I find slightly funny and ironic is in the anime Kaji gets his ear cut off, trying to win 20 million yen, yet the creator gives away 30 million like its nothing.

Anyway, all donations are good donations.
 
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