Japan has so many natural disasters that their culture is steeped in adapting to the whole disaster process. For example, here is a webpage about a museum exhibit dedicated to their history of disaster, the Rekihaku Special Exhibition of the National Museum of Japanese History, Documenting Disasters in Japan from 1703 to 2003. They say:
Located at the subduction zone of oceanic plates, Japan frequently experiences earthquakes, volcanic eruptions , and tsunamis, the earliest recorded disaster being that of the 684 Hakuho Quake. The number of tsunamis in Japan totals 195 over a 1,313 year period, averaging one event every 6.7 years, the highest rate of occurrence in the world.
There is also a detailed list of Volcano Eruptions being tracked at Current Eruptions in Japan, provided by the VRC-ERI, Univ. of Tokyo.
July 5, 2009- Fire in a game parlor: 4 dead, 19 injured.
2008 - Over 870 Japanese have killed themselves by inhaling toxic fumes from household chemicals, 30 times more than in 2007, the government said, as reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
June 14, 2008 Iwati Earthquake kills 12, injures 258; 10 reportedly missing.
November 7, 2007 Saroma Tornado slays 9, harms 26
March 25, 2007 Noto Earthquake, 1 dead, 214 hurt
2006 to Present Japans elderly (65+) are criminals! They have exceeded their youths criminal activity (at least as far as being caught for their wrongdoing); I wonder where their children get such role models you dont have to look very far. Proverbs 16:31- The hoary head [i.e. silver, gray haired] is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. Of course in Japan, this isnt the case.
July 14, 2005 Northern Japan Flooding sweeps away 11 to Hell
April 25, 2005 Amagasaki Railroad Crash takes the lives of 107; 649 hurt
March 20, 2005 Fukuaka Earthquake kills 1, 1087 God-smacked but alive
August 2004 Mihama Nuclear Power Plants Steam Leak kills 4, and 7 others injured
2004 Japan has the highest female suicide rate in the world (9.5 per 100,000)
September 12, 2000 - Nagoyas flooding triggered by Saomai Typhoon drown/overwhelm/inundate 7
June 28, 1998 - Heavy rains, flooding, and a grand total of 854 landslides; leaves 29 dead and 16 missing
January 17, 1995 - Kobe Earthquake a/k/a Great Hanshin Earthquake kills 6433; 2 million affected; cost of 131 trillion dollars in damage.
October 23, 1994 Chuetsu Earthquake causes 39 to perish; 3000 injured
July 22, 1993 - Tsunami in Hokkaido destroys 129 people
August 12, 1985 Japan Airlines Flight 123 All 15 crew members and 505 out of 509 passengers died, resulting in a total of 520 deaths. The LORD of Hosts left a grand total of 4 people alive to warn their fellow neighbors. Inquiring minds want to know if they actually did their duty
August 9, 1945- God caused the Doomed american brutes to work His Will; the LORD kills and makes alive: as many as 140,000 were killed in Hiroshima, Japan from the atomic blast of “Little Boy” and the radiation poisoning
August 6, 1945- God caused the Doomed american brutes to work His Will; the LORD kills and makes alive: as many as 80,000 were killed in Nagasaki, Japan from the atomic blast of “Fat Man” and the radiation poisoning
March 9, 1945- God sent the Doomed american brutes to bomb Tokyo, Japan; Japan was steeped in idolatry then, and is worse today: “more than 16 square miles of Japan's capital city were gutted, [2,000,000] were left homeless, and 100,000 were dead.”
September 1, 1923- Tokyo and Yokohama were devastated by an earthquake, causing massive damage and killing 140,000 dead. “Hundreds of thousands of houses crumbled or burned.” “Side effects: Twelve-meter high tsunami crashed against Atami on the Sagami Gulf, destroyed 155 houses and killed 60 people.”
1896- A giant tsunami drowned 27,000 people in Japan.
1703- The LORD visited Awa, Japan, in a tsunami, killing more than 100,000.