Thursday, October 11, 2018
Japanese are prepping for natural disasters by stocking up on hand-cranked radios, batteries and old tech
PUBLISHED : Monday, 08 October, 2018, 11:04am
UPDATED : Monday, 08 October, 2018, 10:00pm
Old-fashioned electronics, such as hand-cranked radios and battery operated lights, are making a comeback in Japan as more people become sensitive to the impact of natural disasters on their lives after heavy downpours and earthquakes hit the country.
Shops are running out of stock and electronic manufacturers are trying to ramp up production to respond to surging interest for appliances that do not depend on power points.
Additional story at: https://www.scmp.com/news/asia/east-asia/article/2167405/japanese-are-prepping-natural-disasters-stocking-hand-cranked
(South China Post)