Japan government prepares plan to flee Tokyo -ABC News (Australia)

Published: August 10th, 2011 at 1:52 am ET


Japan government prepares plan to flee Tokyo
ABC News (Australia)
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. […]

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.

Published: August 10th, 2011 at 1:52 am ET


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83 comments to Japan government prepares plan to flee Tokyo -ABC News (Australia)

  • kx kx

    I’m considering moving to the backup immediately

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  • maaa

    Since when is Toyko afraid of Earthquakes? Its radiation that they are worried about.

    • larry-andrew-nils

      yes, and they are making up an excuse to move while publicly ignoring radiation.

      its like they treat radiation like a fart. no one talks about a fart.

      people here in town of dease lake are many sick and home from work. (northern bc) west coast canada…

      i think it is the radiation releases because two weeks ago the radiation was getting worse in fukushima and therefore the bad air would be here for a while…

      the whole continent is getting misted.

      too bad we are so stupid as a “whole group”.

      too bad.


      and any “one” with a good idea is useless.


      because demons are at the helm.


      • larry-andrew-nils


      • maaa

        Change the headlines to “Tokyo is fleeing from a Fart” I hope they relocate to Fukushima. That will dispel all fears seriously.

      • zaneinvernon

        Dease Lake too, thats terrible. Its here in south central BC too. Can also see it in the plants and wild animals. It is a large culling for living things for sure so do what you can. Oppose Neucular At All Costs!!. Our business elite and coservative government want to build them in northern Alberta to run the oil sands. Yes DEMONS who can aford the Radex Vaccine….

    • Daruma

      they probably flee because of radition too and don’t mention it, but they are not lying about an earthquake which could strike Tkyo in a the future like the one from March 11th. Tokyo is a more dangerous sismic zone than other cities in west japan like Osaka. I don’t know if you have already heard about this professor of Kobe University Ishibashi Katsuhiko ? He was the one who founds the neologism genpatsu-shinsai (earthquake causing nuclear disaster) and he already warmed the japanese governement about the total unsafety of anti earthquake measure about japanese nuclear reactors in 2007 (obviously nobody heard him…) But in 2005 he was among other japanese scientists who discovered in 2005 that a future big one (like in california) is waiting japan in the 40 years to come, (they don’t know where it could really hit, kanto, or chubu, or even kansai) but they know this earthquake could be the worst that japan ever knew (even worse than the one from march 11th) and it could kill not only 20 000 people but more than one million… Based on this, japanese governement already planned to move capital away from tokyo as soon as possible, but the project was abandonned (at least it wasn’t mentionned anymore) until march 11th. This plan is no news, it makes 6 years now they are considering it and march 11th disaster did make it back in the media, they already mentionned it in the national diet around april or may, you can find a video about it on youtube (i have to find it back too.)

    • Edward Edward

      I agree it’s the radiation they are concerned over and still covering up/lying to the public. FYI, us commenting here does nothing. Very large numbers need to step up and challenge the nuclear industry/government. Most of the people I know either don’t care or aren’t aware that this nuke disaster is still ongoing due to the lack of media coverage. These people will continue to operate and build more of these deadly nuclear plants until the majority is against them.

  • Atlantis

    “it could destroy the country’s political and economic base.”

    hahaha, japan is alrealdy gone, a zombie that is on slow slope to oblivion.

    (it is NOT sarcastic to japanese, althought those who stayed there definetly deserved it. I’m french and if a fukulike would have happened in france, believe me i’m out of the continent within a week)

    • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

      Hi Atlantis,
      the French WILL get their Fukulike, I’m afraid. And will take a big part of Europe with them.
      We must stop this madness.

      • Atlantis

        I’m fully aware of it u know. I worked for safety for 4 years until i found about REALLY scary incidents that happened. About the total secret about it. About their complete inability to evolve and make it safer. I no longer take any of nuke issue at work. Waste of time.

        I’m part of all asso around. But the truth about nuke is that it serves MILITARY purpose, and *only* military ones. Fighting against nuke is useless if u dont aim at the root of it. Realy. The main issue there is that root remain hidden in the ground u know …

        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          Atlantis, I hear you, and I’m share your frustration.
          But I’ll never stop fighting nukes. And I won’t let myself be stopped by the ones who tell me it’s useless if you don’t aim the military root of it.
          Not one minute of protesting, raising awareness, spreading information, ruining their business is useless.
          I’m living near Cattenom, and the beast is freaking me out.

        • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

          Yes..big bombs..little bombs..nuclear power is not efficient for producing useable energy.
          It’s weapons…
          DU weapons
          Some folks have a hard time saying NO to the military …why?..we pay their wages…and they are SERVANTS of the people.
          The military poisons their own….
          A letter from Marion Fulk and Leuren Moret to Chris Busby.. 2004.
          The environmental concerns are immense.
          Any possible way of bringing awareness to this situation is extremely valuable.
          And I wish …I could feel so mildly about it…
          The fact the Fukushima is an ONGOING nuclear disaster…it is affecting the daily lives of the people ..endangering the lives of the people and there are some precautions they may want to consider…and should have the right to consider.
          ONGOING..the people must understand ongoing.
          To turn this into a generalized protest will weaken the impetus to move quickly.

  • Flapdoodle Flapdoodle

    The earthquake excuse is as ridiculous as if they said they feared an attack by Godzilla.

  • WindorSolarPlease

    This article says a lot.

    If Japan Government is fleeing Tokyo, then why should you stay behind?

    If it’s not good for them, then it’s not good for you.

    I don’t think they have fled before, due to the earth quakes they get there.

    I believe it’s because of the Radiation. I can’t blame anyone for getting out of there.

    • Mica

      It struck me that the Japanese govt. is more concerned at preserving it’s own power, it’s political base, and it’s economic markets than it is about helping the people of Japan.

  • AustralianCannonball

    This is really the first admission by the Japanese Government radiation “is” affecting Tokyo.

    Think of it like this:
    C.Nuclear Meltdown
    D.Evidence of Radiation in Tokyo
    E:There is a coverup but families of government officials start making up their own minds.
    F:Divisions occur between “normal people” in government.
    G:Solution to start moving functions to OSAKA gradually to maintain employees. They will probably move the officials with kids first.
    H:They all sell off their properties to the unsuspecting population.
    I:Before you know it the whole government has moved and the people catch on.
    J:It becomes impossible to sell property at market value and pay off mortgages for residents who suspect why the government shifted as I think quite a few would catch on.
    K:Nuclear crisis, Economic crisis and we start to see all the illnesses firstly around Fukushima and eventually expanding.
    L:Japan admits the severity but too late for most. As usual the “average” people lose.


    • Steven Steven

      Good to see you posting here again AC, maybe you should provide a link to your webpage? (I wouldn’t presume in case there’s a reason you didn’t).

      • Steven Steven

        btw in reference to the story, I think it is significant that they are even talking about this, considering they (the Japanese) have a cultural refusal to run away from a problem (yeah I know, they seem to be ok with denial). This has even been evident in the general attitude towards those evacuated from the exclusion zone, who are apparently seen as having failed in some way (and probably feel some sense of failure themselves). Go figure.

      • AustralianCannonball

        The fact they are talking about this is very obvious to some of us. I’ll stick to those points I made.

        Ok my website is http://australiancannonball.com

        I never posted it as I’m not sure if its bad to post my site on another forum. However I’m less of a forum and more of a “small” news feed to be honest. Enenews can take anything I put up off my site and put it here to get that subject more exposure.

        I never posted much here in the past as I was making videos. Now I have more time to some degree so want to keep in the loop.

    • americancommntr

      Excellent thinking.

      That woman who was an expert on Chernobyl had it 100% right, “Run for your lives.”

    • fireguyjeff fireguyjeff

      Great to see you here again AC.
      I still miss your videos.
      They were a great way to sharpen the knife for cutting through all of the BS.

      • AustralianCannonball

        Thanks for all your good comments. I left 15 of my 28 videos up and they will stay up for life. I will come out and make a video from time to time. I’m just aiming for higher quality, less frequency videos in future. I made all of my videos off one take!. Thats half the reason I deleted 13 of them.

        I’m just looking forward to building my own site gradually and coming over here as well. I should have more time to actually join in conversations now. I actually am a fan of ENENEWS and it was never only a place to drop my videos. I always knew I’d be back to join in.

  • AustralianCannonball

    I should add “Mark Willacy” the writer of that article would not make this up. He is fairly well known in Australia by people who follow the ABC.

  • larry-andrew-nils

    meanwhile, all the wind takes all the radiation to north america then all places else.

    im eating marijuana oil in order not to get cancer.

    it tastes terrible.

    i’m eating one gram per day.

    this takes a half-pound of marijuana per month.

    this may or may not suppress the effects from fukushima.

    mairjuana oil… though it cures cancer, leukemia, herpes, multiple sclerosis, glaucoma, warts, diabetes, and more, no one knows if it can help someone who is radioactive.

    …but it’s my only hope…. what else has a chance of being that magical?

    and i’ll only know if it works if all the people around me get ill.

    i’m scared, but life is an adventure.

    hey you guys?… you know how in chernobyl, the dose that those guys got who went up onto the roof 6 or so times was much greater than was reported.

    now, because their dose was much greater than reported, and because we use the official numbers to figure out how much radiation is survivable, we are wrong in the figures.

    we are able to handle more radiation than the official numbers that the guys who went up on the roof got.

    they were able to handle about 8 times that number because they all got about 8 times more radiation than reported…

    … so is this why we’re not all dead yet… ? because by the numbers, there should be alot more sick and dead shouldn’t there be?

    is rocky the racoon even dead yet?

    how many workers are dead?

    • Steven Steven

      larry it’s not about being ‘dead’. Everyone knows how quality of life is reduced by a relatively harmless illness like the ‘flu, having any of the various health issues from radiation exposure would be devastating, especially in light of the ongoing risk to future generations. This is a slow moving menace, thus the difficulty making enough people aware of it to make some positive changes.

    • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

      Actually death rates are up by 50% in some areas. Look for posts by Bobby1.

      • Dr. Anne Lee Tomlinson Maziar anne

        I meant to say: in North America.

      • larry-andrew-nils

        a lot of people are (an unusually high number) are sick in
        Dease Lake where i live.

        i was told that many people were sick.

        the person who told me that many people were sick said, “from some flu”… “or bug”.

        nobody here even thinks about radiation, but what if it is from radiation?/// because sickness from radiation is an advanced stage of poisoning…

        • larry-andrew-nils

          oh, also, this past weekend, everybody who was anybody was out in 6-mile an an outdoor weekend concert.

          i stayed home.

        • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

          I don’t know where you are located, but I am in the SF Bay Area, and I have not been feeling sick; I actually feel better than usual lately sometimes. People I know have had small illnesses, but nothing major or that could be definitely blamed on radiation.

          I take some precautions, though…I stay indoors a lot more often, take zeolite and drink kombucha every day. But the people around me in general seem healthy enough, too, and they don’t do anything.

          I am just wondering because there still has been no clear information about radiation levels in this area…I am sure we were totally nuked in March, April and possibly beyond, but I am not sure what the dangers are now, although I have seen the live cam and it looks truly frightening sometimes.

          Still looking into buying a geiger counter, still haven’t actually bought one…

          • larry-andrew-nils

            im located up north, further up than the alaska-panhandle starts.

            We are in northern BC Canada.

            very far north in from the west coast.

            i’ve actually had diarrhea lately… and today.

            i hope it’s just a flu because that is totally possible right?….

        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          Larry, not to downplay anything, but there are more things which can make you feel ill besides radiation. Social isolation being one of it.
          And yes, also the good old flu and cold still exist.

  • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

    By the way, does the marijuana oil have a drug effect on you? I have thought about THC as a preventative, but I don’t usually like the effects of pot. I would like to find a dispensary, since they have so many options.

    • larry-andrew-nils

      the oil has no mental effect because i take it daily and the dose must be increased to get high.

      it’s like when we were kids and took acid… we knew you had to take double if you wanted high the next day right?… lol

      the man who turned me on to eating oil is rick simpson. he has a video called “run from the cure”

      i watched that video and i started taking the oil.

      i did not have cancer, nor was i sick, but my goal was to be completely healthy by eating this cure-all. (and i can read faces and voices well, and the testimonials i saw and heard in the video i knew were true.

      and rick simpson says his friends say he looks younger.

      and i look younger and feel younger.

      i know that the oil is the cure for all of the long term effects that fukushima can cause… health-wise that is… that is not respecting the children who may be born of someone on thc but highly irradiated.

      very high doses of radiation will likely not be shielded by thc; i feel that a cancer cure will not be a bad thing to take in this situation.

      i’m spreading the idea because i like people.

      • mungo mungo

        apart from the known side effects of smoking, does marijuana help against radiation if you smoke it?

        • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

          mungo, I know it’s sad, but i just imagine the japanese evacuees smoking pot in their gym hall shelters. Might send those poor souls to a nicer place…

          *grim smile

          • mungo mungo

            the weed is probably radiated too..not only in japan, but also in california, where weed is the biggest money spinner… nice broad leaves to soak up the rads, watered with rain water, yum yum

          • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

            Those were the 2 places on our lovely spaceship earth i really wanted to visit: japan and california….
            i quit both, japan for fuki, california for US so-called homeland security politics. will not have my fingerprints taken at the airport…

        • larry-andrew-nils

          eating the oil helps against the effects caused by the radiation… and some studies long ago i remember reading told of mice that could take more radiation with thc… it’s a faint memory… However, the man, rick simpson has done studies and says that smoking it doesn’t do much at all except get you high.

          he says you have to ingest the oil for bodily illness, and use it topically on anything topical. i believe he would suggest ingestion and topical application if you had anything topically… that you did not approve of.

          the shit only works if you eat it.

          smoking it just makes you feel stoned and relaxed or tweaked-out or paranoid…

          eat it.

          • arclight arclight

            ” i remember reading told of mice that could take more radiation with thc… it’s a faint memory…”
            sounds like youve been overdoing the oil! lol 🙂

      • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

        Hey thanks for the info…seeing as I am in marijuana-friendly California, I should look into it. I am always interested in health and anti-aging, as well as cancer prevention…

  • maaa

    Dont know about marijuana, but silver can cure cancer. http://www.godlikeproductions.com/forum1/message1590481/pg1

  • StillJill StillJill

    Yes Larry,…Phoenix tears-Rick Simpson! His work rocks! They have isolated the CB1 and CB2 canninabinoids STOP cancer cells from replecating, spreading, PERIOD. Also, new studies indicate that the CB’s , not actually the THC, slows and prevents cancer cell formation!
    I have used the oil now for 6 or 8 months,…and my tumors are GONE–they can not find them.

    Yes, I have also read new murmurings that THC and CB’s aid in the collection and dispersion of environmental toxins. I don’t think that is proven yet however,…even in holistic circles.

  • Whoopie Whoopie


  • pg

    Yes, radiation is slowly driving out officials, business owners, and CEOs. I mean common, who wants to walk around with a geiger counter in their pocket all day testing everything they eat only to find it TIC up to 30cpm. No one. Eventually I can see the big wigs being elsewhere. I addition, more EQs mean more reactors melting down. The EQs will not subside, and appear to only be on the rise. In addition, they need to do this quietly so the world doesn’t catch only the Japan’s production will start to dwindle even more than what it has already. EQs, radiation tsunamis, loss of leadership, more and more grid loss means less and less production. The world relies on Japanese components. A shortage of these items will wreak havoc upon the markets and currencies.

    Last but not least, it is possible Japan wants to evacuate their entire people because of some other unforeseen reason…but they must not use the “evacuate” word so the world doesn’t go into panic mode. There could be Earth changes underway.

    • “A shortage of these items will wreak havoc upon the markets and currencies”
      Seen the Stock Market lately ?

    • westcoastgirl westcoastgirl

      I am wondering what you mean by “earth changes…”

    • Misitu

      “Be Very Suspicious” of major Japanese Organisations putting extra emphasis on electronic communications and turning their HQ street addresses into PO Box Numbers then!

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    Goes along with all the announcements by Japanese companies to off-shore to China all of a sudden…..

    • I posted a long list of moving to new lands such as China and other counties, takes time to build, set up and get people trained to do these jobs abroad !

  • BreadAndButter BreadAndButter

    As they care so much about money: would it be cheaper to find a new capital or to shut the beasts down for good??
    Would be a cruel joke to move the “important people” to the west coast / south island / wherever to have the next meltdown just there.

    • nohobear nohobear

      Maybe we could cede Detroit to the Japanese for a new capital. We’ve left it to die anyway. Imagine how quickly the Japanese would transform it into New Tokyo and make the area an industrial powerhouse again. They would have to promise not to build any nukes though.

      On a serious note though, I don’t think eventual abandonment of Tokyo is far fetched anymore. Fukushima is Godzilla, three of them,(and probably 4 when the area becomes too irradiated for workers, another quake hits, and number 4 goes down). Prosecution of Tepco and government officials is long overdue for this crime against humanity.

  • Heart of the Rose Heart of the Rose

    “This is unadulterated, indigenous anger and ennui. It’s a provocation, a test of will and a hamfisted two-finger salute to the authorities.”
    Mercy on our youth.
    Liberty calls…..

  • farawayfan farawayfan

    A few months after Fuku, we have suddenly realized the need for an emergency preparedness plan to evacuate Tokyo of all the high level officials urgently to a location farther from Fuku.

    Don’t worry though, this has nothing to do with Fuku, it’s all earthquake preparedness, because, y’know, living on the Ring of Fire it never occurred to us before to do this. So we’re doing it now. RIGHT NOW.

    Feeble, but it’ll work on the sheeple. Anybody still interested in that video billboard idea, maybe in downtown Tokyo? (As if that would ever happen, lol).

    • Misitu

      Be interested to see if any whistleblower comes up with a DATE STAMPED original version of the evacuation plan.

  • Caveat Emptor


    A man from Tokyo went to Hokkaido for sightseeing.
    He had a whole body counter check to see if he’s taken radioactive particles into his body.

    The result was “positive”.

    Cesium137 ; 868bq
    Cesium134 ; 6373bq

    The doctor asked him if he went to Fukushima,he replied no.

    He normally spent days in Tokyo.

    • Pallas89juno Pallas89juno@yahoo.com

      That’s a news piece. That’s a big deal. More of this sort of thing, disseminated widely enough might spark some more anti-status quo BS, better.

  • StillJill StillJill

    How about ALL of us presupposed to prayer–all pray at one time,….especially that TPTB don’t manage to ‘pull an Oceanina’? I do not wish they get away ONE second before the very least of these! Please Father. Amen.

  • Bob Hardin Bob Hardin

    The Japanese government has been talking about moving out of Tokyo since the 1880s. Just saying.

  • Nukeholio

    That would really be something…seeing a HUGE city turn into a ghost-town in just a few months.

  • sueec

    Rt news today
    Seems a lot of people for 38oC. Weakened due to radiation or just lack of cooling in apartments? The hospitals there near to prepare cos it’ll get busy soon!
    … Two people killed, 859 hospitalized due to Japan’s heatstroke Two people have been killed and 859 more hospitalized as … the Fire and Disaster Management Agency on Thursday. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, Gunma Prefecture became the hottest …

    • @sueec
      Just look at the hotspot map of Japan for the pask week at University of Maryland Web Fire Mapper and swoon. Lot only radiation -all the destroyed spentfuel pools, the three melthroughs are contributing to the maximum intensity hotspots near Tokyo. Add to this the continuous rubbing action of the archimedean lever effect surges of the dams- also causing surges of giant forces because of rapid fill up of the reservoirs- the giant sledge-hammer effects resulting in Love and Rayleigh waves travelling across the cruts of Japan and the world and the friction heating the crusts up- Lo you have heatstrokes of course!And constant earthquakes; you already had three today-5.2 MM so the highest. Flee!