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10 years after Fukushima disaster: How ready is Japan for the next 'big one'?

Tokyo Electrical Power Company's Fukushima Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant under decommissioning work in Japan on March 11, 2021.PHOTO: EPA-EFE

TOKYO - The odds of a 'big one' - an ominous reference to a giant earthquake - hitting directly beneath Tokyo in the next three decades stand at 70 per cent, government seismologists here have long warned.

A disaster-prone nation, Japan faces many other risks as well.

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