Disaster experts, fishermen fret as Japan opts for huge, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

March 22, 2015 7:50 AM

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Disaster experts, fishermen fret as Japan opts for huge, costly sea wall to fend off tsunamis

In this March 5, 2015 photo, a Shinto shrine gate remains standing on a hill as sea walls are being built in the waterfront area in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometer (250 mile) chain of cement sea walls, at places nearly five stories high. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) (The Associated Press)

In this March 5, 2015 photo, workers build sea walls in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, northeastern Japan. Four years after a towering tsunami ravaged much of Japan's northeastern coast, efforts to fend off future disasters are focusing on a nearly 400-kilometer (250 mile) chain of cement sea wall...

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