• Kyodo


A former Toyota Motor Corp. engineer who almost died in the March 2011 tsunami is developing a floating vehicle in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, to give drivers a better chance of surviving similar disasters in the future.

Kenichi Yamamoto, 63, a science and engineering professor at Ishinomaki Senshu University in Miyagi, was driving through Tagajo when the tsunami crashed into the prefecture.

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