Shocking news: Japan plans to eliminate its National Tree—the sacred Concrete Utility Pole, which has been a scenic part of the Japanese landscape aesthetic for past 100 years.
National, local governments advance project to bury unsightly power lines
Mainichi News | February 14, 2016
The Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) is considering a bill to promote the relocation of power lines underground, a project backed by local governments, businesses and the prime minister to improve Japan’s scenery…
…the LDP would require power companies and other businesses to refrain from laying new overhead power lines and installing power poles, and move forward with the removal of existing ones.
Previous reports of Japan’s charmingly favorite “tree” include:
- Nightmare Nippon (3Yen / 2011-01-14)
- Ill Machine — Tokyo (3Yen / 2008-01-22)
- Japan is no longer a beautiful country (3Yen / 2007-10-19)