Originally posted by Human0815
reply to post by FlyersFan
There are even more wrong Claims!
Tokyo had a horrific Air-Pollution back in the '70 and '80
but now the Air is cleaner than anywhere else/ Metropolis
and Kawasaki is in between Tokyo and Yokohama,
and not far away in the South-West!
I know this is an older thread and I am just going in to read some posts I missed but, have you been there? You always speak with such authority on
any thread you post in. I am curious if/when you lived in Tokyo. Are you there now? If so, then you would no doubt admit that the pollution you see
once you cross the Yokohama Bay Bridge is horrendous. Worst I have ever seen, next to Cairo. Tokyo is quite polluted because of all the cars jammed
into such small spaces. That whole region is basically one big city. We used to get this black funk on our cars that you could only clean off with
formula 409. That was just the air settling on the paint. Older CRT computer monitors would attract the black funk and you couldn't get it off. It
really is quite dirty.
Heck, I remember how sick I got when I moved there. They called it the "Kanto Crud", named after the region. Everyone who moves there gets it and it
lasts, well, for the entire time you are there. It is pretty nasty at first, lots of hacking and wheezing and spitting up stuff. Later it "calms
down" a bit and you just kind of walk around with a permanent chest cold. Never a shortage of phlegm. This is year round, so it isn't an allergy or
pollen thing. It is that funk in the air.
Multiple areas incinerators which would burn just about everything and blow that right up into the air, in the middle of a completely residential
neighborhood. The stacks couldn't have been 300' tall. There was no form of reprocessing of the smoke, just blowing it all out there. Nasty stuff.
There were always lawsuits trying to shut it down but hey, guess the Japanese got to get rid of their trash somehow. I think it was eventually shut
down in about 08. People lived right next to it. Lots of birth defects and MAN did it STINK. You never wanted to be anywhere downwind from it.
Then there is the runoff. The little river we lived near was so polluted you wouldn't want to eat fish from it. It was ok for holding a BBQ, but no
eating or drinking from it. There are a lot of factories along the river who have questionable dumping practices. I used to surf at the mouth of
that river where it met the ocean. Had to stop, started developing some sort of odd lesions. As soon as I stopped surfing there, lesions were gone,
never ever came back.
On top of that, I can assure you the Japanese are professional liars. They will do absolutely ANYTHING to save face. Because of this they will dump
chemicals in rivers and decry it in public. They will pump pollution into the air so thick that it causes cars to get all black and funky while
holding the "Kyoto accords" decrying pollution. (I saw a hilarious special on Japanese TV once that blamed all their pollution on China!) They will
pretend their reactors are just fine, even though they are dumping tons of water on them every hour and it is all still very hot and they have no plan
for how to shut them down anytime within the next 40 YEARS! That whole "honor" system only comes in to play when they get caught. Then they will bow
profusely and spit all over the place apologizing. They will admit they have been lying all the time and because they will admit and bow until they
break their back and make those crazy "Gomenasai!" faces you are supposed to forgive them. Funny honor system if you ask me.
People in Tokyo have radioactive pee. The fish are all contaminated and so is the seaweed. Just youtube some videos for yourself.
So, have, or do you live there?
ETA: I see a subsequent post which seems to elude that you live there. Good deal. So, you know what I am talking about for a fact.
13-4-2012 by Bakatono because: (no reason given)
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