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December 30, 2015

Disaster Preparedness Tokyo

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"It is predicted that there is a 70% possibility of an earthquake directly hitting Tokyo within the next 30 years. Are you prepared?"

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So asks "Disaster Preparedness Tokyo," a 340-page booklet created to help Tokyo residents better survive the likely disaster.

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7.5 million copies were distributed free of charge to Tokyo residents, and it has proved so popular that thousands of people living outside the capital have inquired how they might get a copy and Tokyo residents are selling theirs online for "several thousand yen [$20]."

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Above and below, the opening pages of the English translation of the manual.

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[via The Guardian and Milena]

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