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Japan / Earthquake / Kobe / Preparedness #156437

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 18, 1995
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Kobe: Mark Litke) The devastation wrought by Japan's earthquake featured; scenes shown of the toppled expressway to Kobe, Japan, of people in the streets that are full of rubble and of soldiers coming to help with the cleanup. [WOMAN - (thru translator) laments the situation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Japan's offer of financial help to distressed families noted.

(Tokyo: Deborah Wang) Estimates for the cost of recovery from the quake that struck Japan's industrial heartland examined; map shown. [Merrill Lynch economist Peter MORGAN, Caterpillar, Incorporated, vice president Keith JOHNSON - comment.] The damages to the transportation network in Kobe noted and shown.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(No location given: Bill Blakemore) The lessons of this quake for the Japanese sense of preparedness examined; scenes shown of people practicing for earthquake disasters and of the damages in Kobe. [Hyogo Prefecture Governor Toshitami KAIBARA - (thru translator) comments.] [US Geological Survey Robert HAMILTON - says American engineers can offer advice.] The problem of dismantling the rubble reviewed.

Blakemore, Bill;
Jennings, Peter;
Litke, Mark;
Wang, Deborah

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