A group of overseas students at Kumamoto University has compiled an English booklet recording the experiences of foreign nationals during last April's powerful earthquakes.

"We wanted to record people's different experiences, and we think we can learn from other people's experiences" to prepare for future disasters, said Khine Zar Wynn Myint, a graduate school student from Myanmar studying pharmaceutical science.

Armenian graduate student Mariam Piruzyan was among those who recounted their experience on April 14 when the first strong quake with a magnitude of 6.5 struck the region.