46 Photos Of Japan: Two Weeks After The Earthquake

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago in
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/03/japan-earthquake-two-weeks-later/100034/

There are no words to describe these photos.
There are 38 comments:
Female 1
# 16 struck a cord with me, in that photo those young people looked so carefree, and if they still live their lives will never be the same. Blessings to you all in Japan.
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Male 6,694
Wow. Just wow. Truly amazing power.
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Female 857
Well said misiz sjmxo
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Male 2,619
Even in the time of destruction and chaos a lone soldier stands proud on duty in #22. The Japanese are so respectful. God bless em all
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Male 2,402
@mdgeist

Not everyone.
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Male 314
woah woah woah
that picture in IAB earlier with the fixed road was real?
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Female 77
RIP
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Male 151
This is not demon city shinjuku. This is real life people with real disasters. Everyone associates Japan with some demonic issues.
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Male 1,010
"38% of Americans believe that this disaster was sent from God. (Google it)

I hate you 38% America."

I believe God gave America handguns, hamburgers and television. Takes longer, more suffer.
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Male 626
I donated 10$ through the RedCross, I know that`s not much, but atleast it`s something, right?
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Male 3,745
"This is truly tragic.. i remember when new orleans got hit and i didn;t really care.. heh

but this is different.. i guess i respect japanese people more than some of the low life people in my own country"

lots of conflicting emotions for this comment but ill just say that i agree with you...even if only a little
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Male 773
` Not enough resources could be brought in play in such timely manner.`

I thought the same thing, seeing how alot of road crews I know take 3 months to do a ONE KILOMETRE STRETCH OF ROAD. But seeing how most of the japanese probably ARENT beerchuggin rednecks while paving, it`s 100% more believable.
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Male 37,762
Picture #10 - they really did fix the road in six days! Of course they need roads open to help people, but the IAB picture before wasn`t as clear as this one.

It`s terrible and sad that there`s been so much loss.
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Male 773
#9: did anyone think about left4dead? No? just me? ohh..ok.
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Male 207
My favorite is #9. The Japanese are so efficient that it is no wonder that they are doing so well for relief efforts as compared to New Orleans and Haiti. Zero looting and getting stuff done.
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Male 256
It`s amazing to me that Japan, only two weeks after a massive geological event are pulling themselves together, cooperating with each other, fixing their towns and moving on yet here in America, we still have people whining about Katrina waiting for their handout six years later. Sad....
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Male 911
This is truly tragic.. i remember when new orleans got hit and i didn;t really care.. heh

but this is different.. i guess i respect japanese people more than some of the low life people in my own country
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Male 341
Some of them were okay
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Male 40
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Male 801
Broken.
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Male 5,094
502: Bad Gateway.

:(
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Female 412
@handys003: If you google that, you do get that, but when you click on it you`re taken to places that are posting it for THIS earthquake, not the 1995 one. If you google what you did, you don`t just get photos of the 1995 earthquake.
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Male 209
I spent 10 of the best months of my life in Japan. I am crushed by these images. I wish I could donate more than money. F nature.
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Male 2,402
Hmmm in photo #10 we had earlier on IAB. I did the research on that. It was damage from the 1995 Kobe earthquake. All you have to do is google "road damage 1995 earthquake japan" and on page #9 it comes up on images. Lots of wire photos are used without checking by news services. I don`t care how efficient you are no way in 6 days to move that much earth and repair that road. Not enough resources could be brought in play in such timely manner.
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Male 67
So sad I had some tears roll. sony online entertainment this weeknd re having purchasable items in their games ( most are a cherry blossum tree)) for jpan,.. they are donating like 3 million dollars plus those what the people who buy th items as well. I`m buying one tomarrow.
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Female 1,324
@LazyMe484

it is two disasters in a row, followed by a potentially catastrophic third. Though I agree there is a lot of trouble, especially with the more rural areas, if it had been in most other places, it would`ve been much worse :(

I hope everyone is safe, I know a great deal of friends are but...
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Male 2,703
the picture of the road STILL bothers me. now it looks like someone went and photoshopped the signs so they match, but if you were to walk those 100ft forward so the landscape to the right lined up, the signs would no longer line up...

then again, I wouldn`t be surprised to find out it was photoshopped as lots of photographers like to do that to add emphasis to a situation.

BP fake photos
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Male 36
I was talking to my Japanese real estate agent. I said ‘is there a school in this area.’ She said ‘not now, but just wait.’
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Male 10,440
I remember saying something along the lines of "Japan is highly developed, they will get through this without much trouble" after the earthquake... I was wrong :-(

Interesting that the major pictures are of `rural` areas being hit. Much of japan is highly dense urban. I sense there is some unmentioned engineering at work that saved the day there.
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Female 500
Woah. The horse picture made me tear up.
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Male 92
38% of Americans believe that this disaster was sent from God. (Google it)

I hate you 38% America.
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Male 25,416
Wow, very interesting to see tho
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Male 4,746
They`ve handled this with dignity and strength. I greatly respect the Japanese and wish them all the best as they try to put their lives back together.
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Male 553
I donated $10 to red cross. I would give more but as a student with loans it`s all I can for now :(
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Male 153
Cool
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Male 513
Nature can be a bitch
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Male 220
Frakking hell. That`s going to be my home (Vancouver) next. >_<;
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Male 20,148
Link: 46 Photos Of Japan: Two Weeks After The Earthquake [Rate Link] - There are no words to describe these photos.
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