Little solutions for big disasters

Digital | ON: TECH Nov 18, 2019

Little solutions for big disasters

by Chiho Komoriya

Recent typhoons and heavy rains have left local governments in some parts of Japan having to deal with reconstruction, and residents thinking more about being better prepared in the future. This month On: Tech looks at a few gadgets that could be useful during ...

Municipalities launch multilingual services for crises

Mar 11, 2019

Municipalities launch multilingual services for crises

by Eriko Arita

The eighth anniversary of the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11 is a good opportunity to learn disaster preparedness measures. Understanding how to obtain emergency information from reliable sources, such as local governments, is a good first step. With foreign visitor numbers expected to ...

Tokyo's 'absurd' emergency fuel stockpile system to be overhauled

National Mar 4, 2015

Tokyo's 'absurd' emergency fuel stockpile system to be overhauled

Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe said the capital's system of stockpiling fuel reserves for emergencies will be overhauled following the discovery that more than ¥300 million worth of fuel purchased from oil retailer associations under the system was not actually being stored. Masuzoe told a news ...