Evacuees at a gymnasium of junior school, acting as an evacuation shelter, during blackout after an earthquake hit the area in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Photo: Reuters

Japanese are prepping for natural disasters by stocking up on hand-cranked radios, batteries and old tech

Shops are running out of stock and manufacturers are trying to ramp up production to respond to surging interest

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Evacuees at a gymnasium of junior school, acting as an evacuation shelter, during blackout after an earthquake hit the area in Sapporo, Hokkaido. Photo: Reuters
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