The Ten Ugly Rivers of the World by zuzutop.com seems to be unaware of Japan’s OFFICIAL governmental directive called “The Fundamental River Management Policy.”
The photos above and below of The Ten Ugly Rivers of the World look scary but ….
…Only two of the rivers of The Ten Ugly Rivers of the World are attributed to G-8 countries, and none of the rivers mentioned are in Japan, which can easily beat the 3rd World’s rivers like the Ganges for toxicity and ugliness.
This governmental policy has mandated destroying all of the Japan’s rivers and shorelines with concrete (as well as Japan Inc’s unofficial carte blache to fill their concrete river troughs with dioxin, endocrine disruptors, heavy metals, etc).
—Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan by Alex Kerr, 2001:
“CONCRETE public works in the next five years will exceed that in the United States by 300 to 400 percent, despite there being only a twentieth as much land area to be manipulated. The Japanese lay 30 times as much concrete per square foot as does the United States”
—NewScientist.com: Land of the rising concrete – The concrete pourers of Japan are going berserk
—Concrete tetrapods japanfocus.org by Stephen Hesse