• Kyodo News


About 70 percent of Japanese are ready to stock up on food if a swine flu emergency is declared and they are ordered to stay at home, according to a recent government survey.

Of the 893 respondents who said food will need to be stocked, the largest group, some 33.0 percent, said they would expect to need about a seven-day supply, according to the survey by the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry.

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