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    Posted June 17, 2011 by
    Tokyo, Japan
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    Recovery in Japan: After the earthquake

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    Much of Japan Queuing for Recovery!


    Orange safety cones warn of the fallen signpost, roads remain buckled and broken as the result of the massive force unleashed beneath them, causing them to sink into the earth as water seeped up through them as the forces of nature attempted to reclaim this area that was once under the sea before being reclaimed by man! 

    There are signs of recovery in Shin-Urayasu, yet there are also signs of a complete standstill!  In fact due to the recent rains that have hit Tokyo this week the area looks even worse now than it did when I visited it over a month ago!  Now it looks as if the area has not only suffered from the earthquake, but also a Tsunami!  Clearly Japans recovery requirements are so huge, that some areas will just have to wait in queue for recovery funding.  Yet with a little under 500 square kilometres of the worst hit areas in a far greater need of the available resources, this little convenience store may well remain a symbol of the Great Earthquake for many years to come!

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