Sunday, December 29, 2013

宮脇昭、果てなき戦い – Endless Battle of Akira Miyazaki


Professor Miyazaki’s proposal after the catastrophe was to use the huge heap of tsunami and quake debris as the basis to build forests with traditional Japanese trees that function as seawall along Tohoku coastline, that I thought was a brilliant idea and actually attracted fairly large media attention. In reading this book, you will understand that this idea of his did not just popped up but whole his life as botanical sociologist has been devoted to recreate diminishing landscapes with variety of trees in our country. Regrettably, the progress is rather limited because of inflexible laws regarding the processing of industrial wastes.

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