Since January 17, 2005

The Great Hanshin Earthquake: Kobe, January 17, 1995


The reconstruction works in and around Kobe may appear brilliantly successful. That is not entirely wrong and, yes, it does have some successful aspects. The question, however, is this: Is that all there is to it?

It is also true that many of the people affected by the disaster have been suffering and struggling behind the "successful" reconstruction.

Here are some internet websites that have posted information -- from a different angle -- about the post-disaster restoration process and the actual situation of the quake-stricken area and people.


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