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Japanese buy Swiss nuclear shelters

National News // Aug. 30, 2017

The Japanese are looking to Swiss companies for the best technology in building nuclear bunkers.

Following the recent missile launch from North Korea, the Japanese are increasingly concerned.


Scott Wylie Japanese buy Swiss nuclear shelters

Switzerland has always been ahead of the game when it comes to preparing for national disaster. It is unique in the fact that there are enough shelters to accommodate the whole nation.

Most buildings constructed since the 1960s incorporate a fallout shelter. There are currently 300,000 shelters in Swiss dwellings and institutions providing protection for 8.6 million individuals. That means 114% of the population.

Technology and equipment are currently being exported to Japan from Switzerland, which includes items such as reinforced doors, air purifiers and folding beds.

One Japanese importer told Swissinfo orders are so high – he can barely keep up. 

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