Country: Japan

Past disaster eventsEM-DAT listing of disaster events in JapanDisaster statistics from UN-ISDR and CREDRisk country profile from Index for Risk ManagementDisaster response and management data from ReliefWebGovernment policiesHFA Progress Reports, government plans, and government statements – http://www.unisdr.org/partners/countries/jpnRed Cross + civil societyIFRC appeals and info bulletins for Japan

COVID-19: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience and its Framework

The Asia Pacific Disaster Resilience Centre invites the 2nd International Forum and Disaster Resilience on the topic: “COVID-19: Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience and its Framework” Date: 3 July 2020 Time: 13:00 – 18h30 (GMT+9, Seoul Time) Connection: https://event.voiceboxer.com/event/rcnbtr/login      

10 Key Takeaways from the Immersive Technologies & Digital Games for School Disaster Preparedness Report

The use of virtual reality simulations in a variety of training and pedagogical contexts is expanding, reflective of an upward trend in immersive technologies & digital games’ impact for social good. To embrace this transformative wave, The Global Disaster Preparedness Centre (GDPC) and the American Red Cross commissioned research in 2019 to examine how immersive …

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Disaster Scope

Disaster Scope is an augmented reality (AR) application which contains flooding and fire smoke simulations built by Itamiya laboratory, an organisation lead by Dr Tomoki Itamiya, a professor at Aichi University of Technology (Japan). Itamiya laboratory specialise in image processing and computer graphics technology, and have been working in the immersive technologies space for the …

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Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub – Resources

The Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub develops guidance material, case studies, and reports to help National Societies in the region to be prepared.  Find the latest resources in the following list: Building resilience in Asia and the Pacific (2010) The IFRC Road Map to community resilience (2017)  Asian Pacific Urban Resilience Hub https://preparecenter.org/activities/asian-pacific-urban-community-resilience-hub#overlay-context=resources/asian-pacific-urban-resilience-hub-resources

Resilient Cities, Resilient Lives Learning from the 100RC Network

In the six years since the creation of 100 Resilient Cities, more than 70 cities have published Resilience Strategies containing over 3,000 initiatives. To date, more than US$25 billion has been catalyzed by 100RC member cities toward the resilience agenda, and the world’s leading development financial institutions are building resilience criteria into how large-scale infrastructure projects …

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WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2018

The World Metereological Organization (WMO) marks the twenty-fifth anniversary of the WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate, which was first issued in 1194. The 2019 edition treating data for 2018 marks sustained international efforts dedicated to reporting on, analysing and understanding the year-to-year variations and long-term trends of a changing climate. Some …

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Preparedness for Effective Response

Preparedness for Effective Response (PER) is a cyclical approach for a National Society (NS) to systematically assess, measure, and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of its response system in order to take remedial actions. The PER approach puts the National Society in the driver’s seat to construct a work-plan that, when implemented, will strengthen its …

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Promoting Disaster Resilient Cultural Heritage

 Cultural heritage is vulnerable to the adverse impacts of natural disasters, and climate change is adding to the urgency of addressing this challenge. Countries around the world are employing a variety of measures to safeguard cultural heritage against disaster risks, drawing on relevant conventions, policy frameworks, and guidance. To protect lives, livelihoods, and cultural heritage, …

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