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Stranded Japanese farmer, 75, found alone in Minami Soma, city rocked by tsunami, earthquake
NY Daily News ^ | April 9, 2011 | Aliyah Shahid

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.

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


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: earthquake; japan; survival; survivor; tsunami

Japanese Survivalist

1 posted on 04/09/2011 9:08:58 AM PDT by Brandonmark
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2 posted on 04/09/2011 9:12:33 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: Brandonmark; onyx; maggief; STARWISE; penelopesire; SE Mom

How many more have not been reached yet? Prayers for Japan continue.


3 posted on 04/09/2011 9:17:26 AM PDT by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Brandonmark

Here’s hoping his wife turns up safe, sound, and worried sick about what happened to her husband.


4 posted on 04/09/2011 9:26:25 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: Brandonmark

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.


5 posted on 04/09/2011 9:30:41 AM PDT by spitter
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks Brandonmark.
his neighbors have all fled his city of Minami Soma because it's within the 12-mile zone of a radiation-leaking plant

6 posted on 04/09/2011 9:31:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Brandonmark

Notice all the artifacts around him: humidifier, breadmaker, remote... nothing but the battery-powered radio bringing life.


7 posted on 04/09/2011 9:38:36 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: hoosiermama

Amen!!!! The misery level is off the charts :( God bless the people of Japan.


8 posted on 04/09/2011 9:56:38 AM PDT by MsLady (Be the kind of woman that when you get up in the morning, the devil says, "Oh crap, she's UP !!")
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To: Brandonmark

All the Japanese People are heros even the ones with tails.


9 posted on 04/09/2011 9:56:48 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 Blasphemy of them which say they're Israelites, and are not, but are the synaGOGue of Satan.)
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To: Brandonmark

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.


10 posted on 04/09/2011 10:20:33 AM PDT by A Strict Constructionist (Oligarchy...never vote for the Ivy League candidate.)
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To: JoeProBono

The destruction in Minami Soma.

11 posted on 04/09/2011 10:35:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Dogs wander around the town of Minami Soma, inside the deserted evacuation zone established around the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex, April 7.


12 posted on 04/09/2011 10:44:40 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

They all look like they’re related, or is there a Japanese-standard dog ?


13 posted on 04/09/2011 10:54:35 AM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down!)
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To: JoeProBono

Oh no! They are beautiful. Why are they all the same breed? Shelties? Border Collies?


14 posted on 04/09/2011 11:02:45 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: PLMerite

There are 2 classic Japanese dogs, but these dogs are not it. Shiba Inus and Akitas are the ancient and preferred breeds.


15 posted on 04/09/2011 11:04:32 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: JoeProBono

Oh man, potential radioactive dog packs.


16 posted on 04/09/2011 11:04:49 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: JoeProBono

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.


17 posted on 04/09/2011 11:07:54 AM PDT by Palladin (Trump Card: Obama's birth certificate.)
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To: hoosiermama; Brandonmark; goodnesswins; Cheetahcat; fatima

Heart-rending.


18 posted on 04/09/2011 12:04:45 PM PDT by La Enchiladita (Remember, Reflect, Renew: 2011, 10 years since 9/11. Never Forget.)
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To: txhurl

>>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?


19 posted on 04/09/2011 12:17:16 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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To: La Enchiladita

He’s in shock.


20 posted on 04/09/2011 12:47:11 PM PDT by fatima (90% of the art of living consists in getting along with people you can't stand.Sam Goldwyn)
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To: Rebelbase
... radioactive dog packs

It's hard to sneak up on cats when you glow in the dark.

21 posted on 04/09/2011 4:13:30 PM PDT by reg45
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