It was natural for the Japanese
to also use the atoll and its facilities after they occupied it following WWI.
Unlike the Germans who only used their Pacific islands for economic gain, the
Japanese resettled many of their own people on the islands as an extension of
and amenities were built to satisfy Japanese
immigrants not accustomed to the native's lifestyle. Among them were water reservoirs
from which piped-in water could be had around the village of Jabor.
concrete structure to the left is such a reservoir and the wave deflector to the
right is a small segment of the shoreline protection built to prevent waves from
washing away their community during storms.