Ev­ery­one here has lived with the sea, through gen­er­a­tions . ... The wall keeps us apart — and that’s un­bear­able.”

China Daily (Latin America Weekly) - - World -

So­taro Usui,

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

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