Yesterday, a major earthquake hit Japan.
Airports shut down and bullet train service was interrupted. Tourists in Japan answered incessant Facebook inquiries. Although no deaths were reported, each earthquake in the island nation is stark reminder of the destructive possibility. The 2011 earthquake and deadly tsunami took 18,000 lives.
It’s tough to be prepared for a surprise natural disaster, but Japan’s authorities are leading the way.
In 2015, Japan attracted 20 million international tourists. Officials from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport say that by the time of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the total number of foreign visitors will increase dramatically.