Japanese city moves mountains to rebuild

  • 25/08/2015

More than four years after Japan's devastating tsunami, residents of one town are going to extraordinary lengths to get their home back.

The wall of water killed more than 15,000 people across Japan, and in the town of Rikuzentakata nearly every home was destroyed.

Now they are literally moving mountains to prevent that tragedy happening again.

Useable land is scarce through the disaster zone, so the city is being lifted three stories higher by shaving off the top of a mountain and redistributing the soil.

Watch the video for the full CBS News report.