A Human & Economic Tragedy Unfolds in Japan

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Nemos
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Nemos   3/15/2011 6:00:08 PM
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So true, this is a wake up call for all , Germany today show us the way. This is the second accident in nuclear plant that I see, I am 31 years old and I see again the same pictures and I experience the same feelings, how many people must die to understand that we cannot control huge powers such as nuclear power. 




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Violet   3/15/2011 5:18:21 PM
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Not only is the saga with the reactors terrifying for Japan (and the rest of the world), but it looks like now they may be awaiting an even bigger and much more deadly earthquake, according to The Associate Press today! The pictures coming out of Miyagi and the coastal areas hit are so catastrophic. How does a country rebuild after a natural disaster of that magnitude? My heart aches for the people and especially the children, of Japan.

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Human and economic tragedy
Barbara Jorgensen   3/15/2011 3:06:16 PM
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As the hours pass, the saga of the nuclear reactors gets worse.  The people and government of Japan truly deserve recognition for the way they are handling this terrible situation.

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Wale Bakare   3/15/2011 12:29:26 PM
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@eemom i quite agree with you. World markets took a surprise free-fall as the repercussions from the Earthquake and Tsunami. In fact, we cannot really estimate time lenght it will have on the world economy at the moment. 

Japan of course top world best economy - 3rd largest economy is sick presently and in semiconductor industry and supply chain community will surely felt the negative impact in world markets. Especially as battle of control in the markets of smartphone and tablet devices continue.

Toshiba the leading giant perhaps largest flash memory chips making, it has just shared its potion from the fallout of the crisis where its price of stock fell 16 percent.

 

 

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eemom   3/15/2011 10:19:29 AM
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The situation in Japan continues to get worse with another explosion in one of nuclear plants.  Now citizens are being warned to stay indoors and some are fleeing their homes altogether.

The market is responding as expected, opening today with a 2% decline.  This disaster will continue to affect Japan (and the world) until the nuclear reactors are under control and Japan is in a place to start re-building.

Our prayers are with them all.

 

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Adeniji Kayode   3/15/2011 9:53:42 AM
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The way the people  pull themselves together is really remarkable and this is a good example for the rest of the world to emulate.With this,i hope for a speedy recovery.

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Ariella   3/15/2011 8:54:34 AM
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Dave, I was going to say the same.  You don't hear of looting or chaos.  The people really deserve a great deal of credit for their responsible behavior.

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Adeniji Kayode   3/15/2011 8:20:57 AM
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Japan is a "world country",Her products are every where all over the world especially the elcetronics and the cars. Japan needs the rest of the world in a time like this.I agree the natural disaster will have adverse effects on the ecomony of Japan and also the rest of the world.I also agree with Kunmi, the rest of the world should come to the rescue so that Japan can recover in time.

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Dave Sasson   3/15/2011 7:29:59 AM
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Bolaji, you hit the nail on the head that the Japanese people have “demonstrated the best of humanity”.  Watching the news coverage and listening to the news reporters talk about how calm, organized, and civil the Japanese people are in light of this terrible ongoing tragedy is really quite amazing and encouraging. 

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Kunmi   3/15/2011 2:48:12 AM
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I agree with you. I got glued to the chair when I saw how water torrent was sweeping houses, cars and many other things that stand on its way. Then I began to think about the effect of this on the economy and the Japan products in the world market. Many of us have affinity for Japanese products like electronics and cars. The unexpected downtime like this is an additional burden for a country that is struggling to find her feet in the shaky economy. In other to get this country on track, all countries should come to their aides by forgiving their loans and help restore their strength. There is no way Japan supply chain will not be negatively impacted but the effect can be minimized if the countries of the world arise for their salvation.

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