Japan = Tall Buildings.
Is that true?
Well , in the big city, it is true.
This photo is Tokyo, Shinjyuku City.
Shinjyuku- is one of the down towns on the Yamanote-line.
This is 29th floor of my office.
Is the tall buildings safe for earth quake?
Well, many of those buildings are built with earthquake ploof.....means,
It will shake and take a balance. The lower half floors shakes a little,
and higher half floors will shake more than that to spread the shakes.
But none of these have any gallantry that you are safe.
when 3.11 earthquake occured, I was on this 29th floor.
My floor shaken like movie.
This is the first time that I felt my life in danger.
Even the heavy lockers are moved from right to left.
I felt fear if the floor breaks down and we fell down to the down stairs.
At this time, my life was saved. But next time, we never know.