Japan is probably the only country in the world where the government invests quite a bit into landslide mitigation work. As a result, advanced techniques have been developed and improved there over the past few decades. According to "Landslides in Japan (1996)", there are two major approaches to landslide mitigation: "control works", and "restraint works".
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Source: Landslides under Microscope (there are some cool photos over there)