Japan Already Repairing Destroyed Roads? Yes! [Pic

Submitted by: orange_panty 6 years ago in

Is this a "Shop? I don"t think so. This is Tokiwa road--repaired in about 4 days. Can anyone else confirm? Go Japan!
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Female 39
Haha, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ news/article-1369307/ Japan-tsunami-earthquake- Road-repaired-SIX-days-destroyed. html is reporting this repair!
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Male 2,690
Handys003 thanks! Was highly skeptical as it is :)
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Male 2,402
Okay I did some investigative work as I was suspicious. Too much earth moving and cement for resources stretched already. I typed in Google search under images: "Japan earthquake damage to road in 1995" This was during the huge Kobe EQ in 1995. On page #9 under images I came across this.



Think it`s a recent pic that`s legit now?
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Male 92
@Terial You seem to be pretty quick to judge the differences between seasons. Have you been to the other side of the world? It`s kinda different from what Southern US looks like.
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Female 1,070
oh and jamilworm too =P
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Female 1,070
Niiiice Thdot.
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Male 256
No ... nuh huh. With fresh trees already planted on the median? Bull. I think they have better things to do than plant trees in the median.
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Male 325
This may be a little polished by the news..but i was stationed in Okinawa japan and i would drive from Kadena to Naha and they would have like 2 miles of road tore up.. Come back later that night and it would be completely repaved and painted...
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Female 250
bloody hell, in britain the road would be closed off for a month...and that just covers re-surfacing
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Male 299
"how the f-ck do they shift the earth back into place??"

Giant sledgehammer
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Male 758
`Don`t Fox News the situation`

^Love it.

Besides, didn`t Murdoch admit at one point that Fox `News` isn`t news, just entertainment? I know I heard that one go around...
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Female 258
Re: Quackor - I think you underestimate the Japanese importance of beauty.
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Male 4,793
Good eye, Thdot.
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Male 425
I`d call shenanigans, but the Japanese are INCREDIBLY efficient at this sort of thing. I`ve seen if first had over there... they can do a week`s work overnight somehow.

Much love Japan <3
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Male 147
how the f-ck do they shift the earth back into place??
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Male 658

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Male 2,855
I doubt planting bushes is a top priority atm, so i call fake
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Female 1,148
Japan always bounces back in no time. Go Japan!
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Male 1,627
the picture was taken further up the road where it wasnt broken.
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Male 69
Granted they fixed it, but they didn`t even sweep up.
Not impressed :/
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Male 54
@Terial we all know the one on the left was from the recent earthquake. So yes the one on the right is from spring, they both are.

Look at the tree next to the power line tower and green sign. You think it would look exactly the same in different seasons?
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Female 1,112
I don`t know how terial has determined the seasons. All I noticed about the foliage is that there are leaveless trees in each. I think it`s possible to repair a road so quickyly, however, wtf Japan (as usual)? Aren`t there bigger issues afoot? How about you spend these resources figuring out how not to kill us all with radiation.
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Male 72
I think they got the date and time the wrong way around.
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Male 23
This is the worst photoshop i`ve ever seen, it`s not even the same season! it`s Fall in the pic on the left and spring/summer on the other one... who needs to zoom in, just look at the dang pic.
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Male 1,623
The attitude of the population is a major factor in the well-being of the population.
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Male 573
I don`t buy it
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Male 677
This doesn`t suprise me at all. The japanese are super efficient and diciplined.
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Male 54
Looks legit, but the part of the road that was destroyed in the left picture is not really visible in the right. People seem to think the road has already been fixed. The picture on the right was taken farther back on the road so the damaged part is way up I think by that red thing sticking up, and is probably still messed up.

It is still impressive that they are already fixing it, but it not that amazing as if it was already fixed like people seem to think.
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Male 6,694
Thats snappy.
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Male 2,700
Save the Pic, open in W/e editor you use, zoom in on the area in the second pic, its really not all that fixed. They may have it all dug out but you can still see plenty of dirt. Decent photo trick though.
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Male 38,507

Road repair... really?

I am not so bored that road repair is entertaining.

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Male 4,746
It`s the same road, only down a little farther. Look at the hydro tower and large tree on the left. Problem is, in the second pic, you can`t actually make out the area that is damaged in the first pic. It could still be fairly rough...
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Male 15,510
This is why theyll rule over us one day
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Male 255
They did an excellent job changing all the trees in the background too...
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Male 3,745
idk...4 days sounds kinda of sketch to me...if they did then good job for them :) hopefully the rest of what they need to do goes just as smoothly
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Female 152
Sheeple... all of you who believe this is true, what with the beautiful little shrubs all nice and neat amidst disaster and ruin too, are damn Sheeple. Its on the internet, someone said it was true... then it must be true! Like WIKIPEDIA!!!! </sarcasm> I worry for the human race and their inability to question and their overall lack of COMMON SENSE. Flame... rage... anger... annoyed... over it.
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Male 2,402
@hatface said:

Meanwhile in Japan they still queue and wait patently in a country ravaged by quakes and possible radiation leaks.

handys003 replied:
It`s not correct. There is radiation leakage and it`s going to hit the Aleutian islands Thursday and Southern California Friday. It is projected to be less harmful here in USA due to wide dispersal. However it is high in Japan.

That is confirmed by 200 NOAA and the NRC scientist who are staying at the Hilton Waikoloa Hotel since Monday. They have been heading out of Kona since Tuesday in planes to test the atmospheric conditions around the Pacific. It`s a fact that there is several leaks from several reactors as my wife confirmed speaking with them there yesterday. They said the whole situation is looking to be very bad with each passing day for the Japanese in that region. So bad that the Japanese government has issued black outs on all radiation readings effective yesterday. Now what does that tell you abo
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Male 835
Look at we`ve accomplished since 9/11 in New York, or since 2005 in New Orleans. Then look at what these folks are doing; not just this section of road, but how they are handling their homeless, hungry and cold.

We have alot to learn here in the States.
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Male 335
get that road crew on the reactors and maybe they can avert a meltdown.
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Male 25,416
I have doubts, as i used my spot the difference skills developed through primary school
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Male 7,378
Wow. That little section of road would take us 6months or more to rebuild. Gotta give it up to the Japanese. THIS is impressive.
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Female 152
This is an insult to what is happening over there. That much damage, no matter how many people are working on it non-stop, can not be rebuilt in just four days. There are so many inconsistencies between the two photos... its just wrong. This being in existence is wrong. Stupid internet... >.<
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Male 2,552
Fake. Impossible to get it finished that fast!
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Male 6
Ok its not even a picture of the same area on the road. Look at the sign by the power tower (whatever its called)
On the before picture the sign is kind of close. In the after picture the sign is far away. If you imagine your point of view from kind of the same spot.. going up like 15 ft in the air (It looks to me like they took the after picture from up high.) The sign should move AWAY from the tower.. not right in front of it and an extra couple hundred yards down the road..
If you look close the landscape matches up so it is the same road I think. But the machines and the size of the picture stop us from seeing the real progress.
Going by "its the same road" Look at the telephone pole by the trees in "after". You don`t see it in "before" so the before picture must be taken from before the telephone pole.
That`s pretty far away in my book.

Case closed.
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Female 2,764
I respect the Japanese
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Male 3,059
Seriously?

First, there is no Tokiwa Prefecture.

Second, not even the Japanese could repair the level of damage that section of road sustained in four days. And right now I seriously doubt that re-landscaping the median strip would be a priority.
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Male 102
Get real people. This would takes months to repair.
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Male 605
God I love Japan. I heard Americans are panic buying rad medicines in case radiation reaches the US. Meanwhile in Japan they still queue and wait patently in a country ravaged by quakes and possible radiation leaks.
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Male 243
Japan rule. All other countries suck.
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Male 169
They`re drated if they have another one soon.
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Male 269
I love how they even planted new vegetation in the middle ^^
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Male 514
If only they would fill potholes in my city in half that time.....
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Male 633
It would take 3 months here to do the same work. Go Japan!
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Male 22
Go Japan, they know how to clean up a disaster a lot better than us Americans.

"why would they even bother with repairing a road when (there`s) bodies to be dug out(?)"

The Japanese government can sanction multiple jobs to be done at the same time. They don`t need every person in Japan digging for bodies. There are people in Japan who already specialize in engineering and construction. They could either do what they are good at and what is, or at least should be, one of the top priorities, or they can do a task that can be done by most able bodied adults.
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Male 225
Um yeah, if it wasnt for major roads being knocked out they probably would have gotten that reactor under control by now. Having to fly in supplies, and manually run power grids to power the cooling system because there are no roads is a major hinderence. Why rebuild roads you ask? Because they are trying to avoid a situation like chernobyl.
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Male 66
and we can`t even do a pot hole
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Male 5,194
Now wait just a damn minute - fix roads, yes. Stop and plant SHRUBBERY? I don`t think so!
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Male 218
hey maybe they built the road so you know....THEY COULD GET TO THE BODIES.
jesus roads are so important and you guys dont even know, ambulance firetruck police and just regular citizens all need roads to do their jobs
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Male 331
the second picture is from a lot further away, and you really cannot see the site they are working on clearly enough to know whether or not it has been fixed!
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Male 2,850
@DeathToLems

Also, the grim truth is that digging bodies out isn`t really the number one priority; they`re dead. They`re not going to get any more or less dead if you don`t hurry to reach them.

Keeping the survivors alive is the number one priority, not retrieving the dead.
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Male 2,850
@DeathToLems

"why would they even bother with repairing a road when theres bodies to be dug out."

And how do you suggest they transport the heavy equipment needed to dig the bodies out to the damaged areas if the roads leading to them are destroyed?

Not to mention transporting food, fuel, medicine, and other equipment (to restore power, water, gas, etc).
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Female 1,435
agreeing with peabody. why would they even bother with repairing a road when theres bodies to be dug out.
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Female 385
i thought it wasnt the sort of quake that makes cracks, it was the other kind
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Male 2,402
Yes I agree with MrPeabody.
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Male 107
They have a giant population of unemployed anime addicts looking to get back to their lives after repairing all that damage...
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Male 588
But they still havent dug out all the corpses from the big buildings?
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Male 1,920
I`m gonna call maybe on this one. To me it appears they are taken at different times of the year. The trees and shrubery in the first pic are orange, and in the second are green/brown. Also a few other things seem a little odd. Although not really clear, it appears the buildings and infrastructure in the background of the second pic are undamaged. You would also think for such a clean up job, i.e the removal of the damaged road, pouring of new cement etc. their should be alot more equipment and people present.
If I had to bet money, I`d say the second pic was taken before the disaster.
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Male 1,081
With giant mechs, anything is possible.
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Male 55
it is the same road, the one where the road is fixed was actually just taken up farther, thanks revolutioniz, i thought it had been altered using the Adobe® Photoshop® program.
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Female 3,696
*Switches pictures* Yehh...
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Female 1,324
@prettymaryk

Japan moves quickly. Very quickly. I wouldn`t be surprised at all if this was real, and I`m going to believe it is. There are pros and cons but at least Japan knows where money should be spent (repairing the infastructure) besides where they want to spend it (light rails that no one uses, etc.)
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Male 2,988
doesn`t look real. but if anyone can do it i would think the Japanese could
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Male 911
For you people who don`t think it`s the same road, try using some markers.
the power line tower over there with the green sign, and the bush is the same one, u can tell cause there is that same leafless tree closer up on hte left.
also past the tower, you see two of what look like pine trees of identical height.
also on the left side, off the road. you can see white pole-like markers that run the road`s distance in both pictures
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Male 2,372
We here in The West are conditioned to expect small stretches of road like the one in the picture to take months instead of days. :-/
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Female 74
1. doesn`t even look like the same road
2. it takes a while to fix roads (calculations plus actual labor)
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Female 513
Yea, not buying it.
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Male 2,005
...thats kinda amazing that they`re able to recover that fast from a disaster
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Male 377
I don`t doubt it. The roads are an essential to getting things going and the Japanese are efficient and focused people without time for BS.
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Female 240
I really hope this is real! Amazing!! :`)
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Female 956
o.o
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Male 202
i hope this is real but i can`t believe it could be fixed THAT quick. i mean there are still some aftershocks goin about no? i do hope this is real tho!
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Female 596
Link: Japan Already Repairing Destroyed Roads? Yes! [Pic [Rate Link] - Is this a `Shop? I don`t think so. This is Tokiwa road--repaired in about 4 days. Can anyone else confirm? Go Japan!
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