*First broadcast on September 29, 2022. Japan suffers from frequent water-related natural disasters, such as flooding, landslides and storm surges. Throughout history, methods to mitigate their effects have been devised. Our guest, university professor Kawaike Kenji, introduces a facility that recreates disaster conditions in order to study them. We hear why these events are so common in Japan, and explore some potential solutions. And in Plus One, Matt Alt tries out some innovative emergency supplies.
Peter Barakan finds out what it's like to evacuate from an underground location during flood conditions
Here, he tries opening the door of a car when the surrounding water is 45 centimeters deep
This inflatable, solar-powered light might be useful in the aftermath of disaster