NEWSWORTHY

Dealing with disaster in Japan

Digital | ON: TECH Sep 16, 2018

Dealing with disaster in Japan

by Chiho Komoriya

It's been a tough month for Japan. First the biggest typhoon in 25 years blew through the western region, then a major earthquake in Hokkaido swiftly followed. Both wreaked havoc and recovery is still in process. On Tech takes a look at apps offering ...

Editorials Mar 17, 2018

After 3/11 'reconstruction period'

The experiences of the communities hit by the 3/11 disasters should be reviewed and shared by the national government so that the lessons drawn from the data can be utilized.

Hyogo group issues multilingual disaster preparation guidebook

National Oct 15, 2014

Hyogo group issues multilingual disaster preparation guidebook

The Hyogo International Association in Hyogo Prefecture has created a disaster preparation guidebook in nine languages, including Vietnamese and Spanish, for families that can't speak Japanese. The guidebook provides explanations of eight kinds of natural disasters common in Japan, including mudslides, and Japanese terms related ...

Tsunami-hit town releases new disaster prep map

National Jul 9, 2014

Tsunami-hit town releases new disaster prep map

An updated tsunami evacuation map has been released by officials in the disaster-hit town of Otsuchi, Iwate Prefecture, and includes warnings and important safety tips. The map, available on the town's official website, was revised based on lessons learned from the March 2011 earthquake and ...

Earthquake safety book for children wins praise

National Mar 14, 2014

Earthquake safety book for children wins praise

An illustrated book created by a nonprofit organization in Aichi Prefecture to inform children how to protect themselves in an earthquake is winning wide-ranging praise. The NPO Kasumin, based in the city of Kasugai, issued "Jishin ga Kitara — Bosai-ehon" ("When a Quake Hits — ...

National Jan 17, 2014

Disaster plan to swiftly evacuate socially vulnerable citizens revised

The government's disaster prevention panel Friday revised its basic preparedness plan in hopes of ensuring that the elderly and other vulnerable people can evacuate quickly and smoothly, drawing from lessons from the March 2011 disasters. Under the revised plan, the government will put stronger measures ...