Tokyo, the capital of Japan, is 137 miles south of Fukushima Prefecture, wherein lies the damaged Daiichi nuclear plant.
Mark Willacy of the Australia’s ABCNews reports on August 9, 2011:
Japan is considering the possibility of creating a back-up capital city in case a major natural disaster, like the March 11 earthquake, strikes Tokyo.
A new panel from Japan’s Ministry of Land and Infrastructure will consider the possibility of moving some of Tokyo’s capital functions to another big city, like Osaka.
Japan is located on the junction of four tectonic plates and experiences one-fifth of the world’s strongest earthquakes and geologists have warned Tokyo is particularly vulnerable to powerful earthquakes.
It is feared if a massive earthquake like the March magnitude 9.0 quake struck Tokyo, it could destroy the country’s political and economic base.
So how many of you believe this cover story?
Or maybe, just maybe, the Japanese government knows something it’s not telling, about the radiation leaking from the damaged reactors of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant? Afterall, didn’t the government admit — three months after the earthquake-tsunami that damaged the reactors — that the damage was worse than first said?
H/t beloved fellow Joseph.