To the people of Japan... we're with you!

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    andycoolposted 12 years ago

    Japan is going through a severe disaster of natural calamities and nuclear radiation. The earthquake and tsunami took several lives and the nuclear radiation from various nuke plants may result in serious health threat to the people who are there in Japan. We should be deeply concerned here at HubPages by sharing our thoughts with the people living in Japan... and hence trying to share their moments of grief and uncertainty.

    You're welcome to leave a comment for the people living in Japan. Please show you're with them. Thanks!

  2. AnnCee profile image67
    AnnCeeposted 12 years ago

    I  heard on CNN last night that many people when greeting eachother in Japan are saying something like "Gom Badi Mas" rather than "kinichiwa."

    The greeting means something like, we are in this together.

    Haven't been able to find the greeting online.   

    Maybe someone here knows Japanese?

    1. tony0724 profile image59
      tony0724posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      kinichiwa means " good afternoon " kwanbanwa means " good evening "

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      ShortStoryposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That would be 'ganbarimasho' rather than 'konichiwa.'

      Good evening would be 'konbanwa.'

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    Home Girlposted 12 years ago

    i think we should stop building those f* nuclear plants unless we want to bring all humanity to extinction. It's enough disaster without nuclear being unleashed. Hopefully it will be a warning to all nations. Nuclear = clean energy = b* sh*t.
    Do we have anybody here from Japan? How do they cope?

  4. Joy56 profile image70
    Joy56posted 12 years ago

    I have a friend returning from Japan today.  Poor thing she went for a holiday, and fortunately has lived to tell the tale, but has returned a month early as she is pregnant, and so worried about the radiation..... fortunately they went to visit friends first before they flew into where the earthquake struck.  She is Japanese, and says we are hearing more about what is going on out there, than the rest of Japan.

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    Home Girlposted 12 years ago

    Radiation is the worst, you don't see it, you don't feel it and already Far East Russia claims it is up!

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Iraq will have to deal with radiation from bombs for decades, it will be the same for Japan also.

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        khmohsinposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Iraq deal with radiation from bombs for decades, it will not the same for Japan because in Iraq there was not any Earthquake But   here is different situation.People of both countries are innocent but understand the difference that they are facing.

        1. Castlepaloma profile image75
          Castlepalomaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Since not one Iraqi person has proven to attack, not one American on American soil. Yes Japanese people from this nuclear plant now and Iraqi people are both innocent.

          “Cancer, Infant Mortality and Birth Sex-Ratio in Fallujah, Iraq 2005–2009,” the people of Fallujah are experiencing higher rates of cancer, leukemia, infant mortality, and sexual mutations than those recorded among survivors in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the years after those Japanese cities were incinerated by US atomic bomb strikes in 1945.

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      Baileybearposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      when I did a chemistry degree years ago, the paper I hated most was radioisotopes - I hated that couldn't see the radiation in miniscule amounts used & that it could be doing invisible damage.  Would hate to be trying to deal with tonnes of the stuff.

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    Home Girlposted 12 years ago

    At least they had experience with it in Hiroshima and Nagasaki at the end of the II World War. In Chernobyl the authorities did not even tell everybody on time. A lot of people were exposed needlessly.

    1. Castlepaloma profile image75
      Castlepalomaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      ''Gross'' human error for the Chernobyl, accident

      Japon has been human error and nature accident could end up worst than Chernobyl,

  7. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 12 years ago

    The images of this disaster become worse every day and our thoughts are with the Japanese people. It is hard to imagine how they will recover from such a disaster, especially the nuclear problem.

    We all need to take better care of our World.

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      andycoolposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, indeed! We all need to take better care of our World. Nuke radiation is of course bad but the common Japanese people are only innocent victims of such a horrible disaster! We pray to the Almighty for their well being and health safety.

  8. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 12 years ago

    All the calamity that is happening in Japan is just heartbreaking. I have already sent some of my funds and I will continue to send my prayers. I love their culture and I have a Japanese language school by where I work and they have become my friends. They are lovely people .

  9. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago
    staff withdrawn now. God help those lads and lassies. They have put their neck out, did all they could, to try and stop a meltdown. they have almost certainly put their own lives n the line.

    The horror in Japan deepens...

    My heart goes out to each and every one of them.

  10. Lisa HW profile image61
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    I know my words (or anyone's words, for that matter) don't mean a whole lot in the scheme of the horror and heartbreak that's going on in Japan; but I don't think I know one person who isn't completely saddened and horrified by all that has gone on, and that continues to go on.  It seems so hollow to say, "hearts go out to each and every person going through this," - but it's true.

    To Hubbers with family or friends in Japan, you're being thought of by so many people around the world too (but there's so little anyone can do, other than send donations). … 5Qod3Uyj9g

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      andycoolposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks a lot Lisa HW for providing the link. If someone wishes to send any donations please follow the link. God bless you!

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    khmohsinposted 12 years ago

    This is really sad with Japanese But we all with them.

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    JASON NICHOLSposted 12 years ago

    First of all we all know that Japan is a place where most often earthquakes occour. Then why to build a nuclear power plant there? Now whatever has occoured has occoured. PEOPLE OF JAPAN WE ARE WITH YOU.

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      Home Girlposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      'Then why to build a nuclear power plant there? '
      Good question. Why build nuclear power plants AT ALL? They are dangerous as hell! You cannot predict any possible disaster. The disposals of power plants activities will be poisoning our planet for ages(centuries?) Only human brain can invent something smart and so stupid at the same time!
      Just really  think about it. How bad it really is.

  13. prettydarkhorse profile image57
    prettydarkhorseposted 12 years ago

    This is really heartbreaking news "Death toll from Japan's earthquake and tsunami reaches 10,035 people, with 17,443 still missing, national police say". CNN breaking news...

  14. brennawelker profile image59
    brennawelkerposted 12 years ago

    I feel sympathy to the people of Japan who lost their love ones.


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