Facts About Life in Japan That Could Baffle Any Foreigner

No, these aren’t stills from the movie, Pacific Rim where walls were built to protect people from monsters appearing from the bottom of the ocean. It is modern day Japan.

When a massive earthquake struck Eastern Japan in 2011 triggering a nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima power plant, the government decided to build sea walls to protect coastal towns. The walls are 41 feet high. But even if a tsunami was bigger than the wall, the wall would delay flooding and guarantee more time for evacuation.

In the beginning, local people supported the construction of the walls but their opinions changed later. Some people feel uncomfortable, the walls are too high and block the sea view — some citizens say they feel like they’re in a prison. Some people, however, say that these walls are a guarantee that a disaster like that of 2011 will never happen again.

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Facts About Life in Japan That Could Baffle Any Foreigner

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