As a nation vulnerable to a variety of natural hazards, Japan has been striving to bolster its national resilience on a continual basis. We asked Satoshi Fujii, a professor at the Graduate School of Engineering at Kyoto University who serves as a special advisor to the Cabinet, about Japan's disaster risk reduction policies.
On Japan's Shinkansen high-speed railway, punctuality and safety are never in doubt.
A 53-story skyscraper in Tokyo has been retro-fitted with a new system that effectively counters the long-period ground motion caused by earthquakes.
For Japan's largest domestic and international airline, communication is the key to reducing human errors and preventing accidents.
Japan's advanced anti-counterfeiting technologies are beginning to attract the attention of countries around the world.
Face recognition technology is being used in an increasingly wide range of applications around the world.
Water experts from Okinawa[nakashima1] are introducing water supply technologies to the Polynesian islands of Samoa.
"Himawari" series Japanese weather observation satellites contribute to meteorological forecasts and disaster reduction not only in Japan, but also in East Asia and the West Pacific region.
Professor Hiroshi Ueda and his research group have discovered a technology for the quick and simple detection of illicit drugs.
Netra Prakash Bhandary has been researching disaster risks in Japan for almost twenty years while transferring local knowledge and expertise to the land of his birth, Nepal.
Designer Risa Kojo brings a deep understanding of the history of her art to the intricate, age-old craft of Ise-katagami pattern making.
Tomita Some Kogei is the last remaining exponent of a most refined traditional craft.
Craftspeople in the Kiso region of Nagano Prefecture have honed their skills in woodworking while preserving the natural surroundings that make it possible.
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