Jan 4, 2017

Tsunami alert issued as M7.2 temblor hits near Fiji

Authorities say a magnitude-7.2 earthquake hit near the Fiji Islands, causing a tsunami warning for parts of the Pacific near the nation in the South Pacific Ocean. The U.S. Geological Survey says the earthquake hit a part of the ocean about 227 km southwest ...

Disaster preparation course to be mandatory for aspiring teachers

Dec 5, 2016

Disaster preparation course to be mandatory for aspiring teachers

The education ministry plans to make university students training to become teachers take classes on how to respond to safety threats at schools. The initiative to make the safety classes a mandatory course partly reflects the Okawa Elementary School tsunami deaths in Ishinomaki, Miyagi ...

Nov 28, 2016

High school students vow to lead anti-disaster efforts

At a two-day summit held in the town of Kuroshio in Kochi Prefecture, some 360 high school students from 30 countries around the world, including Japan, vowed to become future leaders in promoting measures against natural disasters. In the “Kuroshio Declaration,” adopted Saturday, the ...