Breaking Ground For A New, Improved Japan

In a vast construction site near Kobe, Japan, there's a hole in the ground as wide and deep as a huge oil-storage tank. Giant backhoes and bulldozers scrape up dirt and rock, filling 220 dump trucks each day. Looming over the crater is an eight-silo cement plant, readying for the day the hole will be filled.

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