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Japan architect builds quake-proof homes from the rubble in Nepal

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Mr Ban showing the prototype for his housing project in Nepal, which he says is strong enough to meet Japan's stringent standards.

Tokyo

AFTER twin earthquakes in April and May claimed 9,000 lives and left vast swathes of Nepal in ruins, survivors worried if they reused the brick rubble, they would end up with the same vulnerable, seismically unsound structures. Renowned Japanese architect Shigeru Ban - who helped