A European broadcasting service has made a TV series entitled "Global Japan - From Japan to Bhutan: improving resilience against earthquakes", highlighting the project. The programme has been on air via internet since 4 March 2019 at
Since 2 March 2019, the project has been applying a series of stress tests to the full-scale houses reinforced in the premises of the Department of Culture (DOC). This is the second series since last December, when tests were carried out on the houses without reinforcement. The object is to verify and gather evidence on the seismic technology proposed by the project.
A full-scale stone masonry house before stress testing
Stressing on the wall of the house on the left by hydraulic jacks, monitored by the displacement censors
Cracks appeared in the wall
A DOC engineer sketches the after-effects