More than 200 Filipino professionals have attended disaster management trainings in Japan, providing an opportunity to the Philippines’ Office of Civil Defense to learn from Japan’s experiences, technology and innovation.
This booklet includes 14 best practices on the application of technology for reducing disaster risks from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea in which the experience, impacts and results, lessons and relevant challenges are introduced.
ARISE Japan’s annual public symposium, titled “Creating disaster resilient communities by ‘going local’ in DRR,” was held online on 2 March 2021. The event was attended by 60 participants, over half of whom were from the wider private sector, as well as others from academia, local government, and civil society.
This article captures the experiences and reflections of Japanese UN staff as they recall where they were and what they did ten years ago when Japan was struck by the most powerful earthquake ever recorded; the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake.
Ahead of this year’s World Tsunami Awareness Day (WTAD) on 5 November, three winners of the 2020 Hamaguchi Award were announced by the International Promotion Committee for Tsunami/Coastal Disaster Resilience Technology.
The shared trauma and experiences of disasters over the decades have helped shape Japan’s unique disaster culture, where all segments of society contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation. The current COVID-19 pandemic has been no exception, and