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Developing infrastructure is an effective investment to mitigate flood damage. Flood protection system substantially mitigated damage in Tokyo. Japan has invested in flood protection and increased its resilience to floods.

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This case shows the effectiveness of investment in flood protection.

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This page is a summary of: Effectiveness of investing in flood protection in metropolitan areas: lessons from 2019 Typhoon Hagibis in Japan, International Journal of Disaster Resilience in the Built Environment, April 2021, Emerald, DOI: 10.1108/ijdrbe-07-2020-0081.
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