Inspiration Nation

Inspiration Nation

Writer Lisa Katayama sees innovation triumphing over tragedy in Japan in the wake of the Sendai earthquake.

The Japanese are still recovering from the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami that struck the country’s eastern coast on March 11. But for many, the tragedy is also serving as a solid motivational driver for change. Innovation isn’t just coming from the government or the Red Cross; in the last few months, we’ve seen amazing examples of engineers, designers, and architects rallying together to devise creative solutions to disaster mitigation.

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