Inside A Tokyo Grocery Store During The Quake

Submitted by: yzarc_jr 6 years ago in

I would have been in the adult diaper section, changing out of my soiled underpants and into a fresh pair of nappies.
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Male 7
Clean Up on Isle.... I`m on lunch be back later..
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Male 25,416
yet they tried to hold up the stock, dedication!
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Male 190
i love how the employees are desparatly trying to save the merchandise instead of getting the fark out of the building.
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Female 437
I don`t understand earthquakes really, I get the theory behind them but my brain just doesn`t like to think about it sensibly.
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Female 126
scaaaary! ;-;
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Male 907
So, grocery store employees routinely wear surgical masks?
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Male 77
Hey! Not too much stock was lost considering it was an earthquake.. I heard them going straight to work at the tills shortly after the quake stopped lol! Some how i think they will bounce back :P
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Male 44
Almost completely off topic, but I was surprised to see that the grocery store and set-up looked identical to any ginormous chain store here in the states. I`m not sure what I expected.
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Male 2,748
Damn, and to think you`d have to deal with after shocks for quite a while after that...
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Male 426
Best way to describe an earthquake is like trying to walk when a bus is moving, or when your on a cruise the waves are really heavy. Almost feels as if you yourself are dizzy and cant walk straight. IT`s a very awkward feeling, I hate earthquakes. Stupid california.
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Female 84
I`m guessing most of you (especially those living in Eastern US) have no idea what an earthquake feels like. Sometimes it`s best to stay indoors under strong columns. Japan is a country that is prepared for earthquakes (most buildings specially in the cities, are built to resist quakes). Coming from a quake prone country, in certain cases they do recommend you stay inside and take cover under columns. Also, with a quake as strong as that one, it`s pretty hard to walk.
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Male 802
Just to answer some of the comments here. I have been in Tokyo for almost 10 years and I can tell you there are a lot of quakes. This quake felt just like all the other quakes that we shrug off as a minor annoyance. But the problem is it didn`t stop after a 10 seconds like all the others, it just kept getting worse and worse. Most people were prepared for a small shake, but honestly by the time you realize it`s not stopping you couldn`t even walk without falling down. Really there is not much you can do but get into some immediate cover and ride it out. So I didn`t see the reactions on the video as unusual.
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Male 437
"... and trying to save corporate merchandise during an emergency rather than seeking safety. Dumbasses."

Japan has earthquakes quite often. There is nothing to immediately tell you how powerful the earthquake is going to be. Besides that, they are the ones that have to clean all that merchandise up after it falls.

Anyhow, Japanese people are short so they have short shelves.
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Male 2,402
@wunderfulbabs

Such hate out of the mouth. You need to take the `wunderful` out of your name and put `hateful`. Your racism is showing.

BTW moron where the freak are they gonna go? Outside in a city full of tall buildings raining concrete down. After all they were getting pounded at one time by 20 6.0 magnitude Eq`s in one hour alone. After getting slammed by so many you just become numb and ride it out.

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Male 2,402
Damn that MF`er went on for 40 seconds. The energy released must have been several A bombs. To think they built nuke planets near the ocean and in Eq country. Nice call Japan now your going to have your Chernobyl. Future sushi will have to be screened as well.

Yet we are all worried about global warming. I doubt the population is going to make it through the radioactive and rare metals poisoning era alone.
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Male 1,931
I personally would be running outside. Staying inside a building during an earthquake does not seem like a good idea.
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Male 51
that stupid frickin` mask some of them wear over their mouths

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Cartunze is right, the Japanese are trying not to spread disease. It`s actual an act of consideration.
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Male 840
To wnderfulbabs: You hate them because of the masks and because of their loyalty to the company? You are a big hater indeed. I wondered about the masks when I went to Japan. I thought they had a fear of germs and didn`t want to catch other people`s diseases. It turns out that the people wearing the masks are the ones with the cold or flu and didn`t want the germs to spread to other people. How considerate is that?
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Female 16
This makes me hate japanese people for two reasons: that stupid frickin` mask some of them wear over their mouths and trying to save corporate merchandise during an emergency rather than seeking safety. Dumbasses.
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Male 56
And this was in Tokyo - not as close to the epicenter as other cities, where the magnitude was 8.3-8.9

Here`s hoping the most people possible make it through all this. Good luck, Japan...if I could be there to help, I would.
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Male 117
QUICK! SAVE THE TENTACLE PORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Male 336
wine shelf accident? why does this look familiar?
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Male 5,078
SouthpawSlew
The epicenter was just 130 KM away from the nearst part pf Japan territory, is really close for sn earthquake with such strenght. If today we don`t have a lot of dead peaople is just because japanese have create the best antiearthquake structures. The real killer in this targedy is the Tsunami not the eartquake.
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Male 5,078
GParadox Going in to streeets is not the safest way cause buildings,or pieces of buildings( a window for example) can collapse on you anyway. A square would be better. The architraves like the door arch are the preferables spot where to stay during an eartquake. But this heve best efficency only if buildings are builded like in Japan.
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Male 5,078
@SilverThread
Yes they are so cold in that situation, but you must also think they are used to earthquakes,in Japan they are so frequents that all population is trained for that. Certainly this last event go over every prevision but japanese people have shown us great civilisation. Most of people have start to take cover just after several eartquake seconds and in neat way. The real disaster is not the eartquake,in fact we don`t have notices about numerous building destroyed, real damage is the Tsunami. Major part of damages are done by the water cause we don`t have a way yet to stop that kind of force of nature allready. Japanese have show to the world the best anti eartquake building knowledge.
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Male 3,431
I am honestly amazed at the composure of the Japanese. Even under duress they behave like civilized human beings. Despite your crazy game shows and deranged fetishes, I salute your decorum.

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Female 1,205
this must not have been close to the epicenter, this wasn`t bad compared to Sendai and throughout central japan, these people were really lucky!
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Male 7
why do i need my coffee now? LOL
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Male 5,194
What`s with the facemasks? That kind doesn`t stop germs and pollution, it doesn`t even stop dust.
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Male 512
First it came for the Haitians, and we did nothing. The it came for New Zealand, and still we did nothing. Now it`s after our tentacle-rape-porn! For gawd sakes, if not now? WHEN?!
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Male 87
"cleanup: aisle 1 through 15"
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Male 914
at least it wasn`t Godzilla...ok, i know, i`m a jerk and comment was unnecessary...but still...
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Male 385
The quake there did`nt seem so bad..the water is the part you crap your pants.
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Male 474
Holy cow would you look how shiny their floors are! er...were
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Female 122
@greenbasterd

That is exactly what I was thinking.
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Male 541
FREE WINE
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Male 10,440
I like japan. They are handling that quake pretty well.
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Male 1,064
@SarahofBorg

They`re protecting the merch. They were hanging on to all the products with glass containers
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Male 2,376
random white guy going about his shopping lol..
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Female 3,562
I`ve seen a bunch of videos where it appears everyone in Japan knows to grab the nearest big thing to hold on to when the ground starts shaking. How does that protect them in any way?
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Male 1,744
there comes a point at which you must simply say "fcuk it" and run
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Male 96
They didnt get out cause that really wasnt that bad of shaking. That is somewhere around 350 miles away from the epicenter. That kind of shaking doesnt look like it would take down a building.
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Male 2,229
@SlothOfDoom--Fear of Germs and air polution
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Female 95
That. Is. Adorable. But seriously people gtfo the building before you die.
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Male 321
Do you know how hard it`s going to be to clean up all that rice?!
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Male 2,033
Wait...why do they all have masks on?
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Female 1,589
The WINE! For the love of God protect the WINE!
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Female 737
I don`t understand why they did not run into the street where there is nothing that can collapse on you. That`s what I would do, run out from anything that is structurally above me.
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Male 38,455

Not the Beer & Wine section!
NOT THE BEER & WINE!!!!!


oooooooo the humanity.!!!!!!!!
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Male 132
"Clean-up on aisle...every aisle..."
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Male 76
I like how all of them are more concerned with the products on the shelves then their own safety. True professionals LOL.
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Male 452
nice work saving the booze
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Male 1,598
Screw saving the groceries. Duck and cover!
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Male 290
F*ck the quake... save the groceries!
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Male 587
Screw the merchandise, I would have been out the door before the first bottle could hit the floor.

I`m a little surprised at how calm everyone seems to be. I guess they are used to it.
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Male 10,339
What I don`t get about all this, is...

...when something like this starts, who`s first instinct is it to grab your phone and start recording? I`d be saving my ass thank you very much.
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Male 2,050
Clean up aisles 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

But, seriously what the drat is happening to the world?
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Male 125
Link: Inside A Tokyo Grocery Store During The Quake [Rate Link] - I would have been in the adult diaper section, changing out of my soiled underpants and into a fresh pair of nappies.
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