Tokyo park proposed to be built from earthquake rubbish

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Along similar lines that Yamashita Park in Yokohama was built with debris from the 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake, a new proposal has been made by the mayor of Urayasu, Hideki Matsuzaki to fill in a part of Tokyo Bay with debris from last years earthquake and tsunami which devastated northern Japan.

Uruyasu city is in Chiba prefecture, west of Tokyo, famous for its Disney parks.

A park would then be built on the land, helping to create a new green space in congested Tokyo while helping to clear the rubbish and debris left over the earthquake. The proposal is now under consideration by the government.


Mike has lived in Tokyo for more than 10 years and loves sharing his knowledge about Japan's metropolis.

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