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  • Update on Breeders in Japan

    I received this information this morning, from Japan

    1.Seki: ( shiro Breeder) Hopless, he is in hospital
    2.Igarashi:, 1/3 koi are alive
    3.Yamajle Tanaka: 1 year old koi Hopeless, Sold koi seems OK.
    4.Takano: All koi DEAD
    5. Kase: All koi OK
    6. Torazo: All koi ok
    7. Shinoda: All koi dead
    8. Jirosuke: koi surviving
    9. Hosokai: Koi ok
    10. Ofuch: koi ok
    11. Otsuka: sold koi ok
    12. Dainichi: home damaged, greenhouse damaged
    13.Izumiya: damaged koi house, Lost many JUMBO
    14. Hirasawa: Koi OK
    15. Marudo: Lost all koi in greenhouse at home. Greenhouse across the street from house Ok, new greenhouse ok
    16. Aoki: all koi ok
    17. Isa: home and koi OK
    18. Iwashita: 2 year old koi LOST, purchased koi surviving. without power still
    19. Kaneko: Marlisho, Tanaka: UNKNOWN
    20. Nogami: less damage
    21. Yamazaki: house damaged, koi OK
    22. Hasegawa: all koi dead
    23. Tuna, masaki, miyatora: All Unknown

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    Hi Nancy,

    Katsunori Miya (Miyatora) was actually on the TV news last night, and the house looked as if it can be rehabilitated, but the floor was flooded. His family was busy cleaning and mopping the mess up.

    He definitely took some koi losses, but from what I can tell it didn't seem to be a total wipe-out. May take some time to recover, but I think they'll be able to continue on.

    Kawaguchi-machi actually took the strongest of the tremors, and the cracks in the earth there are substantial...even though it is on mostly flat ground. Yamazaki is also in the area, so I imagine that he's been adversely affected as well.
    Brian Sousa
    Koi-Bito Forum

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    • #3

      Nancy,

      Thanks for the update. Very sorry to hear of breeders completly wiped out, some very well known 'household' names there as well.
      Regards, Bob
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      • #4

        was the first i had gotten word of hasegawa. not what i wanted to hear but what I expected. Last time by his place he gave me a tour of his new house.

        Hard for me to envision it anything but as it was-beautiful! I've seen alot of beautiful kohaku and this man sure new how to breed them!
        Dick Benbow

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        • #5

          Brian and others when I searched on the net for Nigata earthquake I found out that this is the third one since 1945 the others were devastating to the area too. Is the land cheaper there or what? The last one before this was in 1965. I guess what I am saying is do the residents of this area expect a earthquake every 20-30 yrs? I guess the koi business was not so developed in the mid 60's but the area seems to have a history of this sort of thing.
          The perfect koi is always one purchase or spawning away!

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          • #6

            Seems land is expensive there. They might have the best soil to raise koi, but the soil there isn't the best, when an earthquake hits.
            The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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            • #7

              This is a good lesson for all koi keepers what is our emergency plan? How would we handle massive power outage or gas loss? In my area if the power is off for a couple of hours that is about the maximum so far but what would I do if it was off for a couple of days in winter or mid summer when demands are at the max.
              The perfect koi is always one purchase or spawning away!

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              • #8

                Sanke56: It's all about being home.... transport all the people to another place and the community is gone. Californians all know their time will come.

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                • #9

                  Invest in a Generator

                  Here in the Uk you can pick up a small generator for £45 + VAT I have 2 that would run enough pumps to maintain the filters and maintain air to the ponds and quarantine sytems. All I need to do is ensure I am around when it happens lol.
                  Jules

                  www.jewelspondsandgardens.co.uk

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                  • #10

                    Originally posted by Jules
                    Here in the Uk you can pick up a small generator for £45 + VAT I have 2 that would run enough pumps to maintain the filters and maintain air to the ponds and quarantine sytems. All I need to do is ensure I am around when it happens lol.
                    Jules, I always wondered what a "VAT" was? is it a tax? Kind of a stupid question, but need to know.
                    The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                    • #11

                      Aquitori

                      Yes it's a sales tax (Value Added Tax) imposed by our wonderful UK government.

                      Present rate 17.5%

                      Mark
                      Mark Gardner

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                      • #12

                        Originally posted by MikeM
                        Sanke56: It's all about being home.... transport all the people to another place and the community is gone. Californians all know their time will come.
                        True we Californians will know when our time comes but then again we have been through alot with earthquakes. The last one hit in 1989, kinda funny to be watchin the World Series when it hit, then watching the water leap out of my pool. I think with stricter earthquake and geological codes it would lessen the damage next time. It's sad to say but it is a hard lesson learned. We all have are fair share of natures wrath and we all take it, because we want to leave in a certain area. Anyways, It's funny to watch non-Californians panic when one hits...Then again I dont think we are concerned about earthquakes, but more in the lines of Rolling Blackouts!
                        The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                        • #13

                          I can vouch for the Californians contempt for quakes.


                          I was in LA sometime during the nineties when a 5.5 hit. I was working in a tower block near the airport and the building shook. The locals comments was "Wow that was a big one" and then they all just carried on with there work, with the one piece of advice "Restrict all phone calls to a minimum, so as not to impede the emergency services". The reaction was so low key that I forgot about it.

                          When I got back to the hotel that evening my wife was ready to pack up and go home. She'd been subjected to the endless 'public info bulletins' on the TV and then the News broadcasts showing the damage, which was quite substantial, and was at the end of her tether.

                          Next day, there was a booth set up outside the hotel with a guy selling T-shirts with the logo "I survived a 5.5".

                          When we got home all our families interogated us about the whole experience because it was a big news story in the UK. But for me, there was nothing to relate, the local attitude had dulled any potential worry, concern or excitement about the whole thing.

                          When I saw the results on the TV it was like looking at something on the other side of the world and yet it was only a few miles away.

                          rgds
                          South East Koi Club

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                          • #14

                            Originally posted by markgardner
                            Aquitori

                            Yes it's a sales tax (Value Added Tax) imposed by our wonderful UK government.

                            Present rate 17.5%

                            Mark
                            Good lord! I thought our state tax was high 8.25%. I don't feel so bad...Plus I guess it's always good to pay cash when your buying something from your Koi Dealer.
                            The world sleeps as the chance to learn something new passes.

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                            • #15

                              V.a.t.

                              Indeed V.A.T. stands for Value added tax + 17.5%. Yet another lovley financial sting our tremendous goverment hit us with. Not as bad as "saftey cameras" otherwise known as Stealth Tax for insureed drivers, blagh blagh blagh blagh blagh.Excuse my ranting.

                              Jules
                              Jules

                              www.jewelspondsandgardens.co.uk

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