Feb 3, 2017

Higher risk of metabolic syndrome linked to 3/11 housing damage

The risk of developing metabolic syndrome is 1.29 times higher for men whose homes were destroyed by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, a survey by Tohoku University says. "It may be because such people go out less frequently than before they moved into temporary ...

Nov 9, 2016

Tohoku University institute analyzes huge tsunamis over past 400 years

Tohoku University's International Research Institute of Disaster Science has released a report analyzing major tsunamis across the globe over the past 400 years in a bid to raise awareness about tsunami hazards. The report, published late last month ahead of the first World Tsunami Awareness ...

Mar 15, 2014

Disaster supplies on shaky ground

In the three years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, a survey finds that a large percentage of municipalities across the country still have not taken steps to ensure enough food or fuel to operate for more than a day if another serious earthquake ...

Jan 18, 2014

Will Japan prepared mean nature ruined?

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"Resilience" is a hot topic these days — not in self-help books, but among policymakers worldwide. As governments become convinced that climate change is a real threat, they are taking steps to ensure communities can bounce back from the increasing impact of floods, storms, ...