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Generic Other Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 02:30 PM
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Japanese men’s magazine investigates ‘rumor’ that capital may be moved from Tokyo due to radiation
A recent issue of the somewhat disreputable Shukan Jitsuwa looked into a “rumor” that said the capital may be moved to the Kansai region due to the continuing threat of radiation in the eastern part of Japan. The exodus will be spearheaded by the private sector it said, mainly foreign companies but also firms that were born in Kansai but which had over time moved their headquarters to Tokyo. Jitsuwa said that Osaka governor Toru Hashimoto is excited about the possibility, hinting at a rivalry between him and Tokyo governor Shintaro Ishihara, who has never taken the idea of relocation seriously.

Because it was published in Jitsuwa, many won’t take the article seriously, either. However, the earthquake of March 11 reminded everyone just how vulnerable Tokyo is to disaster. <...>

On April 14, Sankei Shimbun reported on a bipartisan meeting of national politicians in the Diet to set up fukutoshin (auxiliary capitals) that can take over if Tokyo is hit by a major natural disaster or terrorist attack. <...>

But while there is certainly a need to have government functions reproduced somewhere outside of Tokyo, there are some people who believe it is not enough. <...>

http://enenews.com/japanese-mens-magazine-investigates-...
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:40 PM
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1. And moved where exactly in Japan?
It is already kinda crowded.
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Festivito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:55 PM
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6. I believe the capitol was once in Kyoto. IIRC.
That might be far enough.

But, they could move it anywhere these days.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:56 PM
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7. You are correct, the shogunate was in kyoto
People forget the history of Japan is LONG.

There were other historic capitals as well.
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Lydia Leftcoast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:44 PM
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2. Shuukan Jitsuwa is a scandal sheet no more reputable
than the National Enquirer.
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octopi23 Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 04:50 PM
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3. But the science-challenged pedestrians here at DU will still take it at face value (nt)
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 04:50 PM by octopi23
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:03 PM
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4. Welcome to DU - enjoy your stay n/t
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octopi23 Donating Member (8 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 05:10 PM
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5. Relishing in it. nt
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:58 PM
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8. I had octopus pizza in Chile - it's going places
:evilgrin:
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RC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:49 PM
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9. The science-challenged pedestrians here feel insulted when confronted with the truth.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 10:53 PM
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10. The NE is WAY more accurate, don't make fun of them
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In 2001, damning evidence exposed Rev. Jesse Jackson to be a philanderer who fathered an illegitimate child with staffer Karin Stanford two years earlier;

To the envy of top 25 dailies like the Los Angeles Times or the Chicago Tribune, dogged, old-fashioned detective work by Enquirer reporters exposed 2008 presidential candidate John Edwards to be just another pathetic and mendacious adulterer who fathered a love child with Rielle Hunter; and,

In November 2009, the Enquirer topped its Edwards’ coverage with the stunning revelation that golfer Tiger Woods frequently stepped out on his wife Elin with a bevy of alleged mistresses, from a cocktail waitress to a porn star.


http://www.bnet.com/blog/media/printing-the-truth-hasnt...
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