Cosmo Power “Noah’s Ark”

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(File Photo) Hiratsuka, Japan – In the file photo released on November 25, 2011 shows Shoji Tanaka, 66, Chief Executive Officer of Cosmo Power Co., Ltd., standing between two Noah’s Ark safety capsules in his company factory in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, October 20, 2011. Shoji came up with the idea to make Noah’s Ark after watching the torrential rain that hit Kyushu approximately 4 years ago. His primary vision for the company is to make products that can save as many people in the future from large natural disasters. The construction process to fully complete a single capsule takes one day but the company aims to make 20 per day. There are currently two models of the safety capsules that can fit up to 4 people (1,200mm) (priced at 315,000 Japanese Yen) and 6 people (1,500mm) (priced at 471,450 Japanese Yen). There has been a demand of buyers for Noah’s Ark from countries such as the United States, Brazil, China, Thailand, Bangladesh and New Zealand, however, the company is not ready to sell overseas at present. Shoji mentioned that he plans to make a more advanced model of Noah’s Ark in the near future. (Photo by: Christopher Jue/AFLO)

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(File Photo) Hiratsuka, Japan – In the file photo released on November 25, 2011 shows Cosmo Power’s Noah’s Ark floating in the water at a port in Hiratsuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, October 20, 2011. (Photo by: Christopher Jue/AFLO)