Tokyo prepares for the 'Big One’

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Seen from atop the towering Tokyo Sky Tree, the patchwork of narrow alleyways and ramshackle houses that make up Tokyo’s Sumida district is a picturesque throwback to the Japan of yesteryear.

But this densely packed district — home to about 230,000 people — is one of the Japanese capital’s most at-risk neighbourhoods, where officials are busily preparing for the “Big One”, a long-expected monster earthquake that experts say will one day rock the city of 12 million.

“The earthquake will happen,” said Shinishi Sakai, a professor at the University of Tokyo’s quake research institute.

“We don’t know when, but it definitely will happen.”

Source: khaleejtimes.com

 

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