Everyone here has lived with the sea, through generations . ... The wall keeps us apart — and that’s unbearable.”
head of a tuna supply company Airport Research Institute in Yokosuka, near Tokyo.
Many residents initially welcomed the idea of the walls but have become more critical over time. Some say they were not consulted enough in the planning stages or that money spent on the walls has meant that other rebuilding, such as housing, has fallen behind.
Others worry the walls will damage tourism.
“About 50 years ago, we came up here with the kids