Natural Disaster in Japan
by JessicaZytynsky on November 23, 2013 - 5:52pm
In this article written by CNN staff on October 15th 2013, a 7.3 magnitude earthquake shook the country of Japan. It was approximately 200 miles away from Japan, located in the Pacific Ocean. About three billion dollars of damages have been evaluated. This is not the first time that Japan has had huge natural disasters hit them, making many casualties as well. In 2011, an earthquake with the magnitude of 9.0 hit the Fukushima prefectures, with about 15,000 deaths. This has had a huge impact on the country’s economy since they always have to rebuild. China, who is one of the richest countries of the world and Japan’s neighbors, has not even helped out the Japanese. This has resulted in the downfall of Japan’s economy and power. The less money they have the less dominate they get.
In my opinion, I think that the richest powers should lend a hand to the Japanese population such as Russia, The United-States and China especially. It’s not fair to them, who are located in a place where natural disasters are frequent, to pay for all these damages. This could happen to anyone in the world, and anyone would be more than thankful to have a helping hand.