• Kyodo


The government called for an electronic mapping system Thursday as part of measures to respond to the feared Nankai Trough earthquake, which threatens to spawn 30-meter tsunami that could wipe out populous areas of the Pacific coast from central to western Japan in a matter of minutes.

The measures in the interim report, which the Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry adopted the same day and aims to finalize by March, include a four-step timeline for countering the feared quake.

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