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REPORT: 88,000 People Are Missing In Japan
businessinsider.com ^ | Mar. 11, 2011, 10:06 AM | Joe Weisenthal

Posted on 03/11/2011 12:23:48 PM PST by BenLurkin

According to the Kyodo News Agency, via BBC, the official missing persons tally is around 88,000.

It's well known that a lot of people are simply stranded in the cities, including Tokyo, and in many cases the people are probaby safe. It's not clear how they're included in the number.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/japan-missing-people-2011-3#ixzz1GKAARmB5

(Excerpt) Read more at businessinsider.com ...


TOPICS: Japan
KEYWORDS: earthquake; quake; sendai

1 posted on 03/11/2011 12:23:49 PM PST by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

Prayers for their safety.


2 posted on 03/11/2011 12:29:03 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: BenLurkin

prayers for Japan


3 posted on 03/11/2011 12:29:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: BenLurkin

I’m expecting most of these people are stranded as the article mentions. I’m hoping the actual death toll is surprisingly low. I feel bad for those people in cars washed away by the tsunami. So horrible to watch.


4 posted on 03/11/2011 12:30:29 PM PST by catbertz
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To: catbertz

I can’t imagine how anyone could have made any calculations to come up with this figure in what, 14 hours?


5 posted on 03/11/2011 12:32:38 PM PST by Dianna
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To: BenLurkin

Whoa!!! BTTT !!


6 posted on 03/11/2011 12:35:30 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dianna

I agree. Seems there would be way too much widespread chaos to come up with any reasonable numbers this soon.


7 posted on 03/11/2011 12:36:09 PM PST by NEMDF
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To: NEMDF

Prayers out to my Japanese friends.


8 posted on 03/11/2011 12:38:39 PM PST by GeoPie
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To: NEMDF
Yeah. I have to say that I thought the early morning reports were strange -- "Massive, massive quake. Totally unbelievable devastation. Biggest ever in Japan. Thirty people dead."

It seemed quite obvious that the death toll would go up, but the news reports I saw at first weren't really hinting at that. But 88,000 seems *ahem* much higher than I would expect. I hope it's too high, anyway.

9 posted on 03/11/2011 12:39:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: ClearCase_guy

That’s the big difference, I think, between the building standards of first-world versus third-world countries. Japan was rebuilt almost entirely in the post-war period and they used sound modern engineering techniques and materials. But a place like Iran has a major quake and the simple stone and mud buildings are wiped out, killing people by the tens of thousands.


10 posted on 03/11/2011 12:45:30 PM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us... one chance in three. More tea?)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I saw that picture on Drudge - not the one he has up now, but one he had up this morning - of a wave going over houses, and couldn’t imagine then how anyone could survive something like that, much less the entire scope of the tsunami that wasn’t even captured in that image. There would just be no hope of survival if you were outdoors at the time (or even indoors, I’d think). I don’t want to believe a number like 88,000, there’s probably a lot of confusion and people just not accounted for right now, but it’s going to be a terrible number either way. Just a horrible, horrible event.


11 posted on 03/11/2011 12:45:30 PM PST by COgamer
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To: Dianna

Probably based on populations of NE Japan towns destroyed by the tsunami - some of them miles inland from the coast so totally unprepared to seek high gorund

helo coverage showed the disaster in Sendai as it was happening, showed little sign of movement or life after the massive first wave went through. One poor soul waving a white towel out her window in an entire city block

They should get better idea of survivors at light tomorrow


12 posted on 03/11/2011 12:46:44 PM PST by silverleaf (All that is necessary for evil to succeed, is that good men do nothing)
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To: BenLurkin

Prayers for the Japanese people ... and their relatives and friends over the world...


14 posted on 03/11/2011 12:49:41 PM PST by GOPJ (http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php - It's only uncivil when someone on the right does it.- Laz)
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To: Dianna

If anyone could it is the Japanese. Very orderly society.


15 posted on 03/11/2011 12:55:31 PM PST by mad_as_he$$
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To: BenLurkin

Wow, that number just took my breath away. Prayers for all.


16 posted on 03/11/2011 12:58:37 PM PST by Cyman
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To: BenLurkin

Isn’t it just like Ubama and the rats to explode an underwater nuclear device off the coast of Japan in order to cause an earthquake which in turn would cause a tsunami that would reach Hawaii and conveniently wipe out the state’s Hall of Birth Certificate documents?

(signed)
Earthquake Troofer


17 posted on 03/11/2011 1:02:01 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: BenLurkin

Illinois?


18 posted on 03/11/2011 1:06:25 PM PST by Mashood
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To: catbertz

“I feel bad for those people in cars washed away by the tsunami. So horrible to watch.”

One clip they show of vehicles being washed away were cars and vans waiting to be shipped overseas. No people in them.

There is a train still missing however.


19 posted on 03/11/2011 1:15:11 PM PST by PLMerite (Thanks for fixing the clock.)
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To: BenLurkin
It's not clear how they're included in the number.

It's because with communications down, names are being understandably added to the missing persons registry.

If i knew someone in Japan in the quake/tsunami zone that I couldn't reach, I'd enter their name in the registry.

20 posted on 03/11/2011 1:53:39 PM PST by fso301
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To: COgamer
but one he had up this morning - of a wave going over houses, and couldn’t imagine then how anyone could survive something like that,

They had some warning. And they live in a region that is used to dealing with tsunamis, so I imagine most people got to higher ground.

21 posted on 03/11/2011 2:04:38 PM PST by dirtboy
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They had some warning. And they live in a region that is used to dealing with tsunamis, so I imagine most people got to higher ground.

Luckily they had aerial notice and it was daylight....alarms were sent QUICK!

Unfortunately, the tsunami was upon them in 9 minutes. I'm not sure I could get my Bug Out Bag, Family, pets, and car out of the wide swath of danger in 9 minutes, even if the car was running when the shaking started. .....prayers for Japan.

22 posted on 03/11/2011 2:51:04 PM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1; dirtboy

Nearly all the footage I’ve seen shows barely any people driving around or walking around in the tsunami.... maybe they WERE all at work in Tokyo knock on wood.


23 posted on 03/11/2011 3:20:44 PM PST by txhurl
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To: BenLurkin; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The update is, the 88K figure is probably greatly exaggerated, thank God. The number of missing includes people stranded elsewhere due to the breakdown of public transporation and closure by authorities of various areas. Thanks BenLurkin.


24 posted on 03/11/2011 3:42:20 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: BenLurkin

I would say at least this many will be dead. Whole towns were being mowed over in some videos


25 posted on 03/11/2011 3:50:33 PM PST by US_MilitaryRules (Where is our military?)
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To: BenLurkin

May a merciful God help Japan.


26 posted on 03/11/2011 4:47:34 PM PST by dervish (I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself)
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To: BenLurkin

An 8.9 quake in a populated area could certainly do this.


27 posted on 03/11/2011 4:49:27 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Yes We Can, have smaller government)
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To: dervish
May a merciful God help Japan.

Amen

28 posted on 03/11/2011 4:50:21 PM PST by windsorknot
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To: HereInTheHeartland
An 8.9 quake in a populated area could certainly do this.

I agree. I thought I heard that the hardest hit area had one million+ population. This figure doesn't seem unrealistic to me.

29 posted on 03/11/2011 4:55:54 PM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: EnquiringMind
Just the city of Sendai has a population of over one million. The entire Miyagi Prefecture has a population of over two point three million.

That being said, remember that these are just estimates. The final numbers could be higher or lower, we'll just have to wait and see.

30 posted on 03/11/2011 5:08:23 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: BenLurkin

My heart goes out to the Japanese people.

My prayers are with them.


31 posted on 03/12/2011 4:45:43 AM PST by Tolkien (Grace is the Essence of the Gospel; Gratitude is the Essence of Ethics.)
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