While Rebuilding After Tsunami, Japan Seeks to Prevent Future Disasters

BY Jenny Marder  October 20, 2011 at 3:00 AM EST



On the NewsHour Thursday, Science correspondent Miles O’Brien looks at the elusive science of earthquake prediction — whether seismologists will ever be able to predict an earthquake with any certainty — and how far they’ve come in Japan come toward making that a reality. This will be the first in a series of pieces from Miles that chart his month-long reporting trip through Japan.

While in Tokyo, he talked to Hari Sreenivasan about one little-known, but comparable precedent to the March tsunami, how Japanese are uniquely approaching the effort to rebuild tsunami-devastated areas, and their changing approach to nuclear energy in the wake of the disaster.

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