• Kyodo


Japan will host a World Bank seminar on disaster mitigation and developmental assistance in October to share its experience of the March 2011 calamities with the international community, the Finance Ministry said.

The seminar, to be held Oct. 9 and 10 in disaster-hit Sendai, will take place on the sidelines of the annual general meetings of the World Bank and its sister organization, the International Monetary Fund, from Oct. 9 to 14 in Tokyo, the ministry said Tuesday.

Participants will include World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and ministers, officials and experts from around the globe.

The World Bank and Japan are jointly studying the damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku and will adopt an interim report at the Sendai seminar underscoring the need to factor in disaster mitigation when offering aid to developing countries.

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