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Posted on 04/09/2011 9:08:56 AM PDT by Brandonmark
Kunio Shiga must have felt like the last man on earth.
The feeble 75-year-old was discovered stranded alone in his small farmhouse on Friday, surrounded by fallen trees, dead pigs and garbage strewn by the deadly March 11 tsunami in Japan.
He doesn't know where his wife is, and his neighbors have all fled his city of Minami Soma because it's within the 12-mile zone of a radiation-leaking plant. Authorities had ordered evacuations but Shiga, who has trouble walking, and was unable to leave.
"You are the first people I have spoken to" since the earthquake and tsunami, Shiga told the Associated Press.
With the man's permission, local police were notified of his dire situation.
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How many more have not been reached yet? Prayers for Japan continue.
Here’s hoping his wife turns up safe, sound, and worried sick about what happened to her husband.
My heart goes out to these people. If it were in my power I’d bring folks like this little guy to my home and care for him. Sadly though all we can do is watch and pray for them.
his neighbors have all fled his city of Minami Soma because it's within the 12-mile zone of a radiation-leaking plant
Notice all the artifacts around him: humidifier, breadmaker, remote... nothing but the battery-powered radio bringing life.
Amen!!!! The misery level is off the charts :( God bless the people of Japan.
All the Japanese People are heros even the ones with tails.
As someone who lost a lot in Katrina, it is just a blip on the history radar compared to this disaster. I’m sure in five years they will be ahead of us in recovery, they don’t seem to have that sense of entitlement that so many people and all politicians have.
The destruction in Minami Soma.
Dogs wander around the town of Minami Soma, inside the deserted evacuation zone established around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, April 7.
They all look like they’re related, or is there a Japanese-standard dog ?
Oh no! They are beautiful. Why are they all the same breed? Shelties? Border Collies?
There are 2 classic Japanese dogs, but these dogs are not it. Shiba Inus and Akitas are the ancient and preferred breeds.
Oh man, potential radioactive dog packs.
I think I see a coupla empty sake bottles back there on the table. He’s probably better off where he is than at a shelter.
>>Notice all the artifacts around him: humidifier, breadmaker, remote... nothing but the battery-powered radio bringing life.<<
The farmer said he had spent his days sitting in his dark home listening to a battery-powered radio.
How’s it feel to make a very stupid comment?
He’s in shock.
It's hard to sneak up on cats when you glow in the dark.