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Thursday, April 23, 2009

Landslide Mitigation, Japanese Style

The Japanese apparently do nothing by halves, and that appears to extend into Landslide Territory:

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".
Source: Landslides under Microscope (there are some cool photos over there)