Japan`s answer to next tsunami: Mini-Noah`s Ark
Japan`s Cosmo Power says its "Noah" shelter is made of enhanced fiberglass that can save users from disasters.
Tokyo: A small Japanese company has developed a modern, miniature version of Noah`s Ark in case Japan is hit by another massive earthquake and tsunami: a floating capsule that looks like a huge tennis ball.
Japan`s Cosmo Power says its "Noah" shelter is made of enhanced fiberglass that can save users from disasters like the one on March 11 that devastated Japan`s northern coast, leaving nearly 20,000 people dead or missing.
Company president Shoji Tanaka says the capsule can hold four adults, and that it has survived many crash tests. It has a small lookout window and breathing holes on top. It also can be used as a toy house for children.
The company completed the capsule earlier this month and already has 600 orders, including two delivered.