Aug 22, 2014

Improving disaster preparedness

Japan's municipal authorities must examine why their collective past experience with torrential rains failed to prevent the deaths of dozens of people in mudslides that engulfed hilly residential areas of Hiroshima early Wednesday.

Feb 21, 2014

The volcanoes among us

While the nation continues to step up its defense against earthquakes and tsunamis, it still hasn't made much progress in devising plans to protect people during volcanic eruptions.

Aug 27, 2013

Safety education for prospective teachers to be boosted

The education ministry will strengthen safety education at universities with teacher-training courses in order to raise awareness of disaster response and crime prevention among students aiming to be teachers, according to sources. In its budget request for fiscal 2014, the ministry plans to include ...