They just got through replacing all those old red-tile things that had what looks like the NATO symbol on them, like, three years ago? And already the new sidewalks (the ones with wavy-edged bricks, like that helps) look just like the old. You step on one in the rain and it wobbles, with water spurting out.
Why can’t they just stack all those bricks onto the side of the sidewalk, and let us walk on the concrete part? That way they could serve as a kind of protective wall against vehicular traffic.
But seriously, who do we blame? Contractors for shoddy construction work? The weather, for being too wet? Motorcycles, for driving on the sidewalk? This doesn’t happen in Japan, does it?