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Japan Gov't studies leaving Tokyo

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posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 08:27 PM
Japan government prepares plan to flee Tokyo

Japan is considering the possibility of creating a back-up capital city in case a major natural disaster, like the March 11 earthquake, strikes Tokyo.

A new panel from Japan's Ministry of Land and Infrastructure will consider the possibility of moving some of Tokyo's capital functions to another big city, like Osaka.

Japan is located on the junction of four tectonic plates and experiences one-fifth of the world's strongest earthquakes and geologists have warned Tokyo is particularly vulnerable to powerful earthquakes.

It is feared if a massive earthquake like the March magnitude 9.0 quake struck Tokyo, it could destroy the country's political and economic base.

So they want to move the government, its like rats leaving a sinking ship. They say they want to move because of potential earthquakes - Who exactly is buying that story? Government officials want to leave because THEY KNOW that the radiation from Fukushima is dangerous.

Just take a look at Chernobyl and the surrounding countryside of Kiev, while still habitable - who wants to live in a radioactive area - it is highly undesirable. So those in Tokyo who have the means, will start to move away - it isn't like the Japanese government can evac 30+ million - so they just say we are moving to prevent the collapse of the government due to an earthquake.

The political leadership in Japan is leaving its people high and dry.
edit on 10-8-2011 by MidnightTide because: putting in link to article

posted on Aug, 10 2011 @ 08:29 PM
So with the Japanese Government gone, what will happen next? I mean it seems that the future is bleak

edit on 10-8-2011 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 11 2011 @ 05:17 PM
They should certainly move some or all of the government installations to the most stable and secure part of the country that is still practical from an efficiency point of view. They have some huge problems in that country. They don't need to compound them by having the government entangled in whatever disaster comes along.

I think they probably should be evacuating children out of the Fukushima danger zone as well. It's a terrible thought but it has been done before, by the UK for instance during the blitz in WW2. The alternative is looking to be dreadful.

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