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  •  Talk of decentralization not realted to Fukushima (4+ / 0-)
    ...let loose the information that they're thinking of breaking up the concentration of all government bureaucracies now sited in Tokyo...a rather stupid propaganda mistake if continued danger from Fukushima isn't part of the reasoning
    I'm just not seeing a lot of talk about this to begin with, and all of the stuff I'm seeing does not refer to the disaster at the Fukushima plant. It is oriented toward the big earthquake that is projected to hit Tokyo sometime in the near future. Check out, for example, this article:
    Kan Told to Decentralize Japan on Tokyo Annihilation Danger

    Two days before Japan suffered its record earthquake and a devastating tsunami on March 11, Prime Minister Naoto Kan appointed [Takayoshi] Igarashi as a Cabinet adviser on coping with Japan’s population decline and rural-region decay. Igarashi says the disaster has made clear the nation must reduce the role of its capital city to avert an even greater catastrophe.

    "I told the prime minister that nationwide dispersal is the first thing we need to do as we rebuild," Igarashi, a professor at Hosei University in Tokyo, said in an interview after meeting with Kan last week. "We have no idea when the big one’s going to hit Tokyo, but when it does, it's going to annihilate the entire country because everything is here."

    I haven't done extensive research on this, but it's clear that the prime minister's comment is directed towards a potential future disaster, not something that is happening now. And it looks like the political motivations of the proposal have as much to do with "population decline and rural decay" as they have to do with disaster planning.

    Linking the prime minister's comment to Fukushima seems to be unfounded. If anybody has evidence to the contrary, please share it.

    •  That talk is BS (0+ / 0-)

      Tokyo built up for reasons, you can't afford to move much out of it

      Name the last time any national capital movesd?

      Look for people who don't want to face t he ugly truth, rationalization is easier.

      Heyspeaking of rationalization , I want to buy a house

      You know any doomer Christians who are selling?

      George Bush is Living proof of the axiom "Never send a boy to do a man's job" E -2.25 S -4.10

      by nathguy on Fri May 06, 2011 at 12:43:06 AM PDT

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