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LittleBigHeart
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 7:31 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 15 Jul 2008 Posts: 1669 Location: Osaka, JAPAN
Aww!
Guys, did u see the news ?? This morning, they had a terrible earthquake in japan....
For instance, 44 deaths Sad
I hope ai-chan is fine, but also every single person in japan.. Sad
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 7:41 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Jun 2009 Posts: 1481
Yes, I have wrote it too, here. Sad

I hope the damages & casualties are not very big. Sad

I wish Ai-chin and especially her cute baby didn't got shock by the strong earthquake.
 
skeedatl
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 8:42 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 Feb 2010 Posts: 4374 Location: Himeji
I'm watching it now on the news. Crying The damage is incredible in the north east region, certainly lots of casualties. Crying It will be a while before the scope of the damage can be completely understood. And with the government debt in Japan of 200% of GDP, it is going to be a huge financial burden on top of the emotional one. The effects of this disaster will be felt for many many years all over Japan and likely other major economies as well.


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mizuno121
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 10:58 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 23 Jan 2009 Posts: 672 Location: Tabasco Mexico
Crying Crying
I just saw the news a couple of hours ago Sad
93 deaths up to now No
 
LittleBigHeart
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 12:32 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 15 Jul 2008 Posts: 1669 Location: Osaka, JAPAN
337 deaths, and 531 missing :'( !!
 
1337rice
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 11:14 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 24 Apr 2007 Posts: 892 Location: Toronto
LittleBigHeart wrote:
337 deaths, and 531 missing :'( !!


It's a lot higher now...A LOT higher...

estimated 1400 deaths, over 88,000 missing
pretty much all of Sendai is underwater (Monkey Majik survived)
radioactive steam is being released...but some sources say that radioactive material might leak out, and if it does, it might leak up to a 3km radius and will only damage the equipment in the plant

you can go to YouTube Japan to view the TBS live stream of the current situation...for those who have iPhones and iPod Touch, you can download the NHK World application to view the news in multiple languages.
 
Aprilis.
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 6:45 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 26 Aug 2005 Posts: 958 Location: Japan
YokosoNews on Ustream is also great for information about the current situation (they're translating what is being air on TV in Japan)
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/yokosonews
 
mangomalte
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 11:59 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 10 Oct 2006 Posts: 3587 Location: Sweden
yeah, it's been a few horrible days for japan lately...
my closest cousin actually lives in Sendai and has since 5 years back, and we were very worried since it took a long time before we heard anything from him, almost a day, but he's okay. he even ended up on the front page of the biggest newspapers here in Sweden, "Swedish Philip, 24, is missing after the tsunami".
i have a lot of friends in Japan, both swedish and japanese, so i am very worried, especially about the impending dangers with the reactors exploding. i sure hope it won't turn out to be another Tjernobyl.

also, 1337rice, where did you hear that pretty much all of Sendai is covered in water?
my cousin lives in somewhat central Sendai, in a basement, and he hasn't have any problem with his apartment more than that he doesn't have any water. the pictures i've seen of Sendai is mostly areas close to the coast, but it's a pretty big city.
 
saltvanilla04
Posted: Mar 14, 2011 8:08 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Nov 2009 Posts: 144 Location: Philippines
I have seen some pictures of before and after of Japan.. http://www.abc.net.au/news/events/japan-quake-2011/beforeafter.htm

I really feel bad... Let us pray for Japan.
 
1337rice
Posted: Mar 15, 2011 10:26 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 24 Apr 2007 Posts: 892 Location: Toronto
mangomalte wrote:


also, 1337rice, where did you hear that pretty much all of Sendai is covered in water?
my cousin lives in somewhat central Sendai, in a basement, and he hasn't have any problem with his apartment more than that he doesn't have any water. the pictures i've seen of Sendai is mostly areas close to the coast, but it's a pretty big city.


well..probably not ALL of it, I probably exaggerated that way too far. Sorry.
 
skeedatl
Posted: Mar 17, 2011 12:41 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 01 Feb 2010 Posts: 4374 Location: Himeji
The nuclear plant issues continue but the situation is not nearly as dire as the media makes it appear. The media gets viewers only if there is a major crisis that keeps people watching constantly for updates. The reality does not accommodate this media requirement all the time so the media must invent or add panic. It is true that outside the plant, radiation levels are higher than normal but are still well within safe limits, not harmful to people, plants or animals. Only in the immediate area of the plant are radiation levels considered unsafe and at the majority of the plant site, radiation emitted per hour is about the same as a person would naturally receive from outer space during the course of 1 year and FAR lower than you would get from a chest X-Ray or MRI scan. So yeah, it is high, but it isn't immediately lethal. Tepco is concerned about the workers since they are trying to spend many many many hours at those exposure levels.

According to the Nuclear Energy Institute this is the current conditions at the power plant site. All of the reactors are STABLE.


UPDATE AS OF 11:35 A.M. New York time, THURSDAY, MARCH 17:

Fukushima Daiichi
The reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi plant are in stable condition and are being cooled with seawater, but workers at the plant continue efforts to add cooling water to fuel pools at reactors 3 and 4. (Skee-chan says we saw steam following the water drops, evidence that the dropped water hit something hot, like the spent fuel pool).

The status of the reactors at the site is as follows:

Reactor 1ís primary containment is believed to be intact and the reactor is in a stable condition. Seawater injection into the reactor is continuing.

Reactor 2 is in stable condition with seawater injection continuing. The reactorís primary containment may not have been breached, Tokyo Electric Power Co. and World Association of Nuclear Operators officials said on Thursday.

Access problems at the site have delayed connection of a temporary cable to restore off-site electricity. The connection will provide power to the control rod drive pump, instrumentation, batteries and the control room. Power has not been available at the site since the earthquake on March 11. (Skee-chan says, this is an excellent development. When the earthquake happened, the reactors turned off automatically and the quake caused loss of power to the cooling pumps. The reactors have residual heat even when off so they have to be continuously cooled for awhile. The backup power, diesel generators, turned on automatically and they worked until the tsunami came and damaged them. Then immediately when that source of power was lost, the 2nd backup, battery power, turned on and ran the pumps for 8 hours, until the batteries were dead. Restoring power will restore the pump operation and recharge the backup batteries. But setting the new high capacity power cables has been slowed by radiation levels at the reactor site according to NHK and TEPCO but may be completed as quickly as Friday)

Reactor 3 is in stable condition with seawater injection continuing. The primary containment is believed to be intact. Pressure in the containment has fluctuated due to venting of the reactor containment structure.

TEPCO officials say that although one side of the concrete wall of the fuel pool structure has collapsed, the steel liner of the pool remains intact, based on aerial photos of the reactor taken on March 17. The pool still has water providing some cooling for the fuel; however, helicopters dropped water on the reactor four times during the morning (Japan time) on March 17. (Skee-chan says news video taken from a helicopter shows a shiny spot; glare that is the surface of the cooling pool, evidence that there is water contrary to USA claims of the pool being dry). Water also was sprayed at reactor 4 using high-pressure water cannons. (Skee-chan says, according to NHK, radiation levels at the plant started dropping shortly after the water drop and 2 hours later were shown be continuing to drop)

Reactors 5 and 6 were both shut down before the quake occurred. Primary and secondary containments are intact at both reactors. Temperature instruments in the spent fuel pools at reactors 5 and 6 are operational, and temperatures are being maintained at about 62 degrees Celsius. TEPCO is continuing efforts to restore power at reactor 5.
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Mar 18, 2011 7:29 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Jun 2009 Posts: 1481
I have donated Japanese Red Cross Society via Google yesterday.

I'm praying, please the nuclear problems will soon to be stopped.




March, the beginning of spring season should be a good time (Although Aichin doesn't like March. Tongue )...
There should be hanami, watching the sakura...
But the hanami time this year... Crying

Please, I hope all these disasters will soon be stopped...
 
saltvanilla04
Posted: Mar 18, 2011 10:25 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 14 Nov 2009 Posts: 144 Location: Philippines
to chokokokoa:
Reading your post about Ai-chin not liking March piqued my curiosity. Laughing
Why is that Ai-chin doesn't like March?

Let us hope for the better.. Osu~.
 
chokokokoa
Posted: Mar 19, 2011 11:02 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 11 Jun 2009 Posts: 1481
saltvanilla04 wrote:
to chokokokoa:
Reading your post about Ai-chin not liking March piqued my curiosity. Laughing
Why is that Ai-chin doesn't like March?

Aichin had several times said about it.
Also, it is written in the factbook Laughing . Tongue

Quote:
Dislikes
Season: The time between spring and winter
 
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