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Ken Joseph, an associate professor at Chiba University, is in Ishinomaki with the Japan Emergency Team.
He told the Evening Standard: 'I think the death toll is going to be closer to 100,000 than 10,000.'
'Why is there no food? I have been to every disaster zone in the last 20 years and I have never seen anything remotely like this. I think we’re on the brink of chaos.'
He said the Prime Minister was 'a wonderful man in many ways' but indecisive as a leader: 'In yesterday’s press conference on the nuclear reactor, he looked like he was going to cry, like a man having a nervous breakdown.
'Where is the sense of urgency? We need somebody to take charge. We’ve had an earthquake followed by fire, then a tsunami, then radiation, and now snow. It’s everything.
'There is nothing left. The world needs to step in. Where are the Americans? The Japanese are too proud to ask, but we need help and we need it now.'
Originally posted by lcbjr1979
reply to post by Unity_99
You know that is an excellent point. I would have to assume that they are rationing what they have in the cafeteria, however with no electricty i would have to say that most of the food is rotten by now. Hopefully there is rescue soon.
Originally posted by Night Star
Originally posted by Versa
reply to post by lcbjr1979
Although it doesn't surprise me I'm gutted this thread hasn't received more attention as of yet
It seems to me that people love to talk about the possibility that radiation might in a million years get to them but they don't really care about what's happening over there. Children waiting for mothers that will never come isn't as important to some people as potassium iodine selling out in a country 4.5 thousand miles away Thats humanity for youedit on 18/3/11 by Versa because: (no reason given)
With the countless threads on the horrors of what's happening in Japan, and many commenting all over the place, what is left to say? It is difficult for people to keep repeating the same things over and over. Of course people care and they care deeply. There comes a time when people have said all there is to say and their hearts are broken. They continue to pray and have compassion.
Originally posted by backinblack
reply to post by lcbjr1979
I'm in Melbourne, Australia and I heard on the radio yesterday that there are a few Japanese schoolgirls who are on exchange programs near me..
Their entire families have been killed and they are thousands of miles from home..
So saddening but the offers of support from private citizens here was a joy to hear..
They will be well looked after and allowed to stay if the wish..
At least they are safe..