Dec 24, 2013

New quake scenario for Tokyo

A government disaster-prevention council predicts that an earthquake of magnitude-7.3 quake below south-central Tokyo on a windy, winter evening would destroy an estimated 610,000 buildings and kill as many as 23,000 people. Such a quake is given a 70 percent chance of occurring within ...

Jun 23, 2011

Tax money for homes, not arenas

Regarding the June 18 article “Ishihara eyes another Olympics bid, this time 2020“: I see that once again Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara intends to waste taxpayer money, this time by bidding for the 2020 Summer Olympics. Tokyo used ¥15 billion in taxpayer money for ...