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Tokyo, the world's largest city: Japan, 1960

Small wooden houses in Tokyo
WHO/Paul Almasy

Slide 3

The great majority of constructions in Tokyo are small wooden houses. Tokyo ranks No. 1 in damage caused by fire in the world. The damage caused by fires last year amounted to 3110 million Yen. (In Paris, the corresponding figure was 250 million Yen).

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