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Disasters Earthquake Japan 2003

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#1 Rov Judicata

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 12:02 PM



  Oddly Enough - UK Reuters

Official resigns over post-quake pinball
Fri May 30, 6:26 AM ET 

TOKYO (Reuters) - A senior Japanese local government official has resigned after admitting to playing pinball instead of helping to deal with a powerful earthquake (news - web sites) in the area, Kyodo news agency says.


Takashi Chiba, the deputy governor of Akita Prefecture in northern Japan, was enjoying a game of "pachinko," a popular pinball-like game, when a strong earthquake struck at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, the agency said on Friday.

The official has since resigned.
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#2 Kimmer

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 12:45 PM

I think this is what you would call an addiction.  :eek:  :pout:

#3 Anakam


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Posted 31 May 2003 - 03:45 PM

Ummm.... well then.... :blink:
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#4 Julie

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Posted 31 May 2003 - 07:00 PM

:eh: And I thought I was addicted to Minesweeper...

But I'm willing to bet there's more to this story than we're being told.

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