Japan : Designed for Recovery

Japan, one of the world’s most earthquakes-prone nations, is also one of the most earthquake-ready. We visit ground zero of the 2016 Kumamoto disaster to see how a local landmark and city infrastructures were damaged and local lives altered. But while no two disasters are ever the same, each is an opportunity to draw lessons, and Japan’s long relationship with earthquakes gives them an edge. And the continuous progress of engineering and technology means that measures for damage mitigation and recovery are constantly being upgraded. Learn how dedication and imagination are helping make Japan a special place when it comes to handling seismic events, making them not only an earthquake nation, but also the safest earthquake nation in the world.