Japanese nuclear shelter sales surge as North Korea presses ahead with missile tests

Sales of nuclear shelters and radiation-blocking air purifiers have surged in Japan in recent weeks as North Korea has pressed ahead with missile tests in defiance of UN sanctions.

A small company that specialises in building nuclear shelters, generally under people’s houses, has received eight orders in April alone compared with six orders during a typical year.

The company, Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western Japan, also has sold out of 50 Swiss-made air purifiers, which are said to keep out radiation and poisonous gas, and is trying to get more, said Nobuko Oribe, the company’s director.

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  • Dana Garcia

    Japan really has unlucky geography these days, being a neighbor of the nutty Norko fat boy.

  • I’m still trying to figure out what set off Ding Dong to suddenly reach new levels of insanity (as opposed to his normal level of madness).

    The only thing I can think of is when John McCain called him “a crazy fat kid”, it really seemed to send Ding Dong over the edge. Maybe we need to have an international “Draw The Crazy Fat Kid” contest to see who reacts with more insanity to such “blasphemy” –.Islamists or Communists.

  • Let Japan nuclearise.

    • DavidinNorthBurnaby

      Mmm, I don’t trust the Nips. Who knows what happens down the road with them? The Americans have the nukes and can use them to defend South Korea from Kim Fatty the Third.

      • andycanuck

        Cabinet Minister Hacker: …Anyway, the Americans will always protect us from the Russians, won’t they?

        Sir Humphrey: Russians? Who’s talking about the Russians?

        Hacker: Well, the independent deterrent.

        Sir Humphrey: It’s to protect us against the French!

        Hacker: The French?! But that’s astounding!

        Sir Humphrey: Why?

        Hacker: Well they’re our allies, our partners.

        Sir Humphrey: Well, they are now, but they’ve been our enemies for the most of the past 900 years. If they’ve got the bomb, we must have the bomb!

        Hacker: If it’s for the French, of course, that’s different. Makes alot of sense.

        Sir Humphrey: Yes. Can’t trust the Frogs.

        Hacker: You can say that again!

      • No, the Japanese are not the enemy and it’s time we updated our thinking on that.

        It’s time for Asians to defend themselves against rogue China.

      • I don’t trust the Americans with nukes if the new Marxist-militant Democrat Party ever gets back into power under its current extremist leadership. Cops blatantly disobeying the law, Judges disregarding the Constitution, Presidents supporting violent communist organizations and Islamic terror fronts, Mayors and Governors aiding and abetting convicted criminals and giving them sanctuary, foreign policy that overthrows Governments that are behaving themselves, etc. The only thing that makes America — or any Nation — superior is its moral principles. Once they’ve lost that, they’ve lost everything.

        Sorry, but an America like that would have to be invaded by every freedom-loving Nation in the world, and nuclear disarmed, for the good of humanity. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Americans don’t realize that they dodged a bullet with the election of Trump, and they’re still not out of the swamp yet.