Blogman's Notes: Since Fukushima, Japan has been pounded by extreme weather events from more earthquakes to cyclones to floods and more. While all this is happening Fukushima is still spewing forth radiation across this ancient land, and across the world. As portrayed in the fictional movie, The Sinking of Japan, there is real danger that Japan itself may one day become a post-apocalyptic wasteland. And while all this is going on, the Government of Japan continues to falsify data and ignore the needs of its citizens, while lading more and more debt burdens on the Japanese people. As I theorized in March of 2011, after Fukushima, that Tokyo will most likely become the first post-apocalyptic city in the world.
The death toll from landslides and floods in Japan has risen to at least 24. Around 260,000 people living in the area have been ordered to evacuate, and 140,000 more were advised to leave their homes on the southwestern island of Kyushu. Eight people are reported unaccounted for. Most of those killed lost their lives in landslides in and around the town of Aso, situated on the foot of a volcano in Kumamoto prefecture, one of the island’s four prefectures affected by the disaster. Many of the casualties were elderly people unable to leave their houses as water levels rose rapidly. Two hundred and sixty thousand people in the north of the island have now been ordered to leave their houses. They were instructed to go to designated shelters such as schools and other public facilities. Some 140,000 others were also advised to leave their houses to avoid jeopardizing their lives. Television footage showed streets and land masses awash with streaming muddy water carrying pieces of debris.