that cut off 3550 hectares of Isahaya Tidal Flat, Japan's largest,
famous for its mudskippers, sent a shockwave throughout the world.
The resulting anger and resentment towards senseless public works
was a major reason for the great shift in public opinion that led
to the cancellation of the garbage landfill project at Fujimae.
There was some movement towards conservation, from
Fujimae to Nakanoumi, Sanbanze and Nakanoikemi. Isahaya, however,
was not restored and Wajiro, Awase and Yoshino R. are still threatened
by development projects. We need to continue efforts to conserve
the tidal flats that still remain in Japan and try to restore environments
that have been destroyed.