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March2018

TECHNOLOGIES FOR DISASTER MITIGATION

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THEME FOR MARCH
TECHNOLOGIES FOR DISASTER MITIGATION

In this month's Feature, we take a look at some of the innovative — and traditional — technologies and ideas being introduced nationwide to prevent and mitigate disasters.

FEATURES

The Deepening of Disaster Science

An interview with International Research Institute of Disaster Science (IRIDeS) Director Fumihiko Imamura, a worldleading researcher in tsunami engineering.

New Network Speeds Up Disaster Detection

A nationwide observation network for earthquake, tsunami and volcano enables people everywhere to gain time before a disaster occurs

Real-time Risk Maps for Disaster Prevention

A staggered system for flood and landslide warnings recently introduced by the Japan Meteorological Agency helps save lives.

Seismic Isolation Made Simple

A simple but effective new technology enables low-cost retro-fit construction of earthquake-resilient floors where a building most needs them.

Prefabs for Immediate Disaster Relief

A Japanese company is sharing its expertise in quick-build temporary houses with disaster-hit communities around the world.

Safety on the Tokyo Underground

A wide range of measures have been implemented on Tokyo’s subway network to protect both the infrastructure and passengers in the event of natural disasters.

Practicing Preparedness for Disasters

At Sona Area Tokyo, visitors can learn and develop the skills they will need in the event of a major earthquake or natural disaster.

Education to Save Lives

Nobue Kunizaki advocates disaster prevention methods from the viewpoint of a woman and a mother.

Signs of Industrial Recovery in Fukushima Prefecture

Fukushima Prefecture is successfully accelerating activities toward an industrial recovery.

Also

PRIME MINISTER’S DIARY

MY WAY
Sharing the Allure of Fukushima

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Resources from Garbage Using the Power of Microorganisms

 

WASHOKU
Takoyaki: Sharing the Love

NATIONAL PARKS
Eco-tourism in the “Reconstruction” National Park