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Japanese government wants to build 'back-up' Tokyo (Wired UK)
Follow the money, since this smells like pork to keep Itami airport afloat. Unfortunately, the normally sane option of just setting up in Osaka proper faces NIMBY issues for land allocation, and there is something to be said for a green field facility, provided it is actually done right. I don't expect it to be done right though, since that is usually very ugly, and japanese people have become overly concerned about outward appearances these days. Also, what took them so long? The Hanshin earthquake should have been enough to show the need for government continuity facilities, but no one did jack then. It takes a real rumbler felt in Tokyo to get them to move? Typical reactive behavior.
japan  government  backup  recovery  facility  site  city  continuity  IRTBBC  Itami  airport  Tokyo-2  Tokyo2  fail  business  Delicious 
november 2011 by asteroza

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