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‘Build Back Better’ and lessons learned from Japan’s 2011 earthquake, tsunami

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, March 11 2019   /  01:41 am
Giant seawall: After the 2011 disaster, a giant seawall facing the Pacific Ocean was built to replace the previous one that was broken after the tsunami. The new seawall is 9 kilometers long and 7 meters high.(JP/Riza Roidila Mufti)

Giant seawall: After the 2011 disaster, a giant seawall facing the Pacific Ocean was built to replace the previous one that was broken after the tsunami. The new seawall is 9 kilometers long and 7 meters high.(JP/Riza Roidila Mufti)Eight years after it was hit by a massive earthquake and tsunami, Japan has been aggressively campaigning for disaster preparedness and mitigation. The Jakarta Post’s Riza Roidila Mufti was among a number of Indonesian journalists invited by Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in an eight-day program that covered post-disaster reconstruction, among other disaster-related issues, organized by the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS).  Empty grassy fields stretch along the coastline of Arahama district, Sendai city, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Only one large building stood within 700 meters from th...