• Kyodo


A company that has been building a number of skyscrapers around Tokyo’s Shibuya Station over the past several years has completed a huge underground facility, tasked with safeguarding the major transit hub against flooding in times of torrential rain.

The water storage facility, built by Tokyu Corp. during a 10-year project, can hold some 4,000 tons of rainwater, or enough to fill nine 25-meter swimming pools, according to the major railway and real estate business group.

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