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Can someone explain this to me? (about Japan)

The map I looked at online that they said was "affected" by the whole tsunami area looks to be VERY small, so where is the rest of the country in helping/why can't the people go to other areas/ etc? I don't get it.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Mar. 17, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • People can't get there because there are no roads or train tracks intact to get there, and even if they could, they risk radiation exposure from the nuclear power plants in the process of melting down. People are being advised to leave those areas, not go into them, and a lot of them can't even get out.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 11:31 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Japan itself is only about 10% smaller than California!! So When you think of 50 miles of affected area (according to United States stats) that is a HUGE radius... You have to think that Japan itself is probably only 146,000 square miles..... so you take a 50 miles radius out of the center of it and you have not a whole lot left.. plus with the tsunami they obviously got their butts handed to them I think that its only maybe 100 miles wide if that??? so really it is a HUGE disaster!!
    Kelly_Ann

    Answer by Kelly_Ann at 11:33 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Have you seen pictures of what happened? There is no way in or out. The nuclear plants pose threats.
    tiddliwinks

    Answer by tiddliwinks at 11:49 AM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • There are no boats on the other side of the country?
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:14 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • This is the reason why anonymous questions shouldn't be allowed in this section.
    adnilm

    Answer by adnilm at 1:36 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Why's that? I seriously don't get it about Japan.
    Anonymous

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 1:38 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • There are no boats on the other side of the country?

    The wreckage of entire towns is lying scattered along the shore, miles out into the ocean. What exactly would you accomplish with boats large enough to travel all the way around the island (assuming the whole radiation issue didn't exist, which it does)?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:47 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • Ports are damaged, roads are damaged, airfields are damaged, railways are damaged. It's like standing on one side of the Grand Canyon and needing to get aid to the OTHER side with no method of transport except maybe the burros.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:42 PM on Mar. 18, 2011

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