Land of the Rising Water (2002)

Film details

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2002

  • Type

    Television

Synopsis

Looks at the construction of the international stadium at Yokohama, the venue for football's World Cup Final 2002. The city, like the nearby capital Tokyo, is built on a flood plain, and used to be one of the world's most flood-prone cities. The stadium is built on pillars that place it four stories above the swampy flood plain beneath. It is a small component of a Japanese policy of heading off the threat from flooding while conserving valuable wetland areas.

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