Why Japanese architecture handles earthquakes better

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Japanese architecture is known worldwide for its strength against earthquakes. But what does Japanese architecture have that makes it so resilient? And how prepared is it to deal with tsunamis, like the ones seen on Friday afternoon? WUFT-FM’s Chris Peralta spoke with University of South Florida School of Architecture and Community Design Assistant Professor, Stan Russell, about Japanese architecture’s strengths and weaknesses against earthquakes and tsunamis.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Japanarchitecture.mp3]

About Chris Peralta

Chris is a reporter for WUFT News and can be contacted by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing news@wuft.org.

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