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万が一のときは (Disaster Preparedness Guide)

どんなに災害に備えていても、災害を防ごうとしても、とても残念なことですが、自然災害は起きてしまいます。自然災害が起きたときに、どれだけ被害を少なくするか、「減災」という考え方が大切です。”日頃からの備え”と落ち着いた行動が被害を最小限にします 万が一のときは(tenki.jp) http://www.tenki.jp/docs/note/bousai/page_5

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Think Tsunami

Excellent video, in Japanese with English subtitles, on the effects of powerful Tsunami and how we can best prepare for them. The video also highlights a lot of myths and mistruths about Tsunami behaviour that must be weeded out if lives are to be saved. From the Japan Meteorlogical Agency   津波の準備をします。このビデオでは、命を救うことができます。津波についての真実を学び、私たちは彼らのためにどのように準備することができます。 気象庁より Video Link

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Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Persons and Information and Communication Technology in the Face of the Great East Japan Earthquake

Presentation on the experience from the Great East Japan Earthquake in terms of the impact of the disaster events on people with disability and their inclusion in response and recovery efforts. Jo Matsuzaki, Associate Professor, Miyagi University of Education, 2013. Online version of presentation http://www.preventionweb.net/files/globalplatform/519e280f8fb60Jo_Matsuzaki_English_revised.pdf

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Managing Disaster Risks: Sendai Report

The Sendai Report argues that the practice of disaster risk management (DRM) is a defining characteristic of resilient societies, and should therefore be integrated– or ‘mainstreamed’–into all aspects of development. The report outlines how the World Bank will work to further integrate DRM into development planning and upscale support for targeted DRM initiatives. English version

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