japanese demand for nuclear shelters, purifiers surges as north korea tension mounts - small air purifier
Sales of nuclear protection facilities and radiation equipment
In recent weeks, Japan's air purifier blockage has surged as North Korea continues to push forward missile tests despite U. S. demands. N. sanctions.
A small company specializing in the construction of nuclear shelters, usually under people's homes, received eight orders in April alone, while in a typical year, six orders were received.
Oribe Seiki Seisakusho, based in Kobe, western Japan, has also sold 50 Swiss-
Nobuko Oribe, director of the company, said the air purifiers made are said to be able to prevent radiation and toxic gases and try to get more.
A purifier designed for six people costs 620,000 yen ($5,630)
And a specially designed for 13 people, usually installed in the home
Cost of using Shelter 1. 7 million yen ($15,440).
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a parliamentary meeting this month that North Korea might be able to launch missiles containing sarin nerve gas.
"It takes time and money to build a shelter.
But in this tense atmosphere, all we hear now is that they want one now. "Said Oribe.
"They asked us to come up and give them an estimate right away.
Akira Shiga, the company's sales manager, said: "another small company, Earth Shift, located in Shizuoka county, has seen a tenfold increase in inquiries and quotations for its underground shelters.
He said the survey began to increase gradually in February, from all over Japan.
North Korea is launching missiles more frequently.
Last month, three waters in Japan's exclusive economic zone fell into the water, about 300-
350 from the northern coast of Akita County.
On Friday, the Japanese government urged local governments to hold evacuation drills in the event of a possible missile attack, which increased the public's sense of urgency.
Some orders for shelters are made by small-
Oribe said they set up larger companies for employees and other families.
Nuclear shelters for up to 13 people cost about 25 million yen ($227,210)
It will take about four months to build, he said.
The shelter provided by his company is a reinforced, aerial one.
A tight basement with an air purifier that blocks both radiation and toxic gases.
Even in Hiroshima, the room can withstand the explosion.
The class nuclear bomb exploded 660 away, Oribe said.
North Korea said on Sunday it was ready to sink an American soldier. S.
This is the latest sign of heightened tensions in the region and is an aircraft carrier that demonstrates its military strength.
The United States ordered the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier battle group to sail to waters off the Korean peninsula in response to growing concerns about North Korea's nuclear program and missile program.
In the experience of sarin natural gas, Japan, in 1995, a member of the doomsday cult killed 12 people in the attack on the Tokyo Metro and made thousands sick ($1 = 110. 0300 yen)