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Measures to Boost
Japan's experience with disasters have prompted the country to establish highly effective responses to enhancing earthquake readiness.
|Lessons Learned from Kobe||PDF(1,055KB)|
The Kobe tragedy has taught the importance of both self-help efforts and mutual assistance in the wake of disasters and containment strategies to minimize damage.
|Japan's Latest Earthquake-Resistance Technology||PDF(1,068KB)|
The high share of fatalities caused by collapsing buildings in the 1995 Kobe quake has spurred the evolution of antiseismic technologies.
|Everyday Efforts to Reduce Disaster-Related Damage||PDF(813KB)|
Innovative initiatives are being made by local residents, volunteer groups, corporations, and local governments to bolster disaster readiness.
|Recovering from the Niigata Chuetsu Earthquake||PDF(890KB)|
Damage from the October 2004 earthquake that wiped out roads and left mountain villages isolated has largely been repaired, and the affected areas are on their way to a full recovery.
|Predicting Damage from Earthquakes||PDF(635KB)|
Japan's earthquake-related countermeasures are based on research to learn the mechanisms by which earthquakes occur and to predict how much damage they are expected to cause.
|International Disaster Relief||PDF(1,068KB)|
Being an earthquake-prone nation, Japan has actively provided international assistance in the wake of major quakes in places like Sumatra, Sichuan, and Haiti.
"Wa—Harmony of the Hearts, Harmony of the Arts":
Japan Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo
The Japan Pavilion at the largest world exposition in history will convey a message of harmonious coexistence and environmental sustainability.
Aomori's "Miracle Apples"
Akinori Kimura became the first modern farmer to cultivate apples without the use of pesticides or fertilizers.
Cutting-Edge Robot Design
Flower Robotics seeks to develop a robotics industry from the design and marketing perspectives and launched the world's first line of mass-produced humanoid robots.
|INGREDIENTS OF JAPAN
The Craft of Beer
Kiuchi Brewery is a sake company that also makes craft beer with a splash of Japanese originality.
|MONOZUKURI & SMEs
Imaging the Future
Two SMEs have expanded the possibilities of imaging, contributing to the evolution of LCD TVs and enabling the scanning of 3D objects.
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