I find the Jan. 24 front-page Kyodo brief “New ‘Big One’ forecast: four years” very disturbing. This topic would appear to be a very serious matter as the story states that Japan could experience a catastrophe much greater and much more deadly than the tragedy experienced in the Tohoku-Pacific region on March 11.
So, why is there not more information in this story? If Indian scientists predicted that a major earthquake would strike the nation’s capital, the story would be very detailed indeed. If not, the general public might panic and chaos would rule.
I have dear relatives living in Chiba, and this story vexes me greatly. Could your esteemed publication not research this topic more thoroughly and report it for the general reading public?
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