THE FOLLOWING ARE ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS GIVEN ABOVE, CONTINUED FROM LAST POST.
6. Whats the situation regarding local schools ? Are they still open and operating as normal ?
7. Are radiation reports/updates being supplied to residents on a regular basis ? What plans are currently in effect to treat or mitigate any
radioactive contamination of the Tokyo environment and it's citizens ?
8. Whats the current status of local transportations systems ... buses, trains, etc ? Still running to schedule or reduced in frequency ?
9. Whats a summary of the general feeling amongst the citizenry to this catastrophe ? Fear ? acceptance ? resignation ? Is there an overall belief
that the government is doing all it can ?
6. I don't know. I believe so. I saw children in school outfits yesterday.
7. Radiation reports are NOT being supplied, which is a BIG FAT RED FLAG if you ask me. The lack of discussion of radiation is glaring in its absence.
If there are plans in place, they haven't been released.
I saw one news show yesterday that touched on the issue of radiation. They spent time talking about how low the radiation in Tokyo was and how little
there was to worry about (this is the MSM we are talking about here people)...then they went on to provide some "helpful hints" like: "Staying indoors
reduces exposure to radiation/ take frequent showers to wash particles away, avoid inhaling air, use masks, etc...." Hmm, nothing to worry about?
No radiation/iodine tablets avalable anywhere.
8. Trains, bus, and taxis in Tokyo seem to be up and running for the most part. Transportation is no longer a problem. If anything, the opposite: The
streets are exceptionally empty and people don't seem to be moving around much at all, so the trains are not clogged and there are plenty of taxis
again. (None were available immediately after the EQ). I believe they are running on some kind of reduced capacity but its not dramatic. I heard that
TEPCO and the railway/subway people were having bitter arguments about energy supply at the moment.
9.I think people are tying to get back to normal and live their lives. What else can they do? Of course there is a sizable element of fear. Now, I
can't really speak for everyone or even "the average person," but the people around me seem to be basically going on with life, throwing themselves
into business, etc. There is this surreal tissue of normlacy, fragile and easily punctured, that people must find very comforting to lose themselves
in. The dim lights and shuttered stores give the city an eerie feel.
These were excellent questions, thank you.
I will post some new pics soon. I took a walk through Roppongi about an hour ago.
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