Disaster Prevention / Reduction

Takenaka Corp. Testing Urban Flood Risk Reduction Technology Using Planted Spaces

January 26, 2017

Corporate

 

Takenaka Corp. Testing Urban Flood Risk Reduction Technology Using Planted Spaces

Takenaka Corporation, a leading Japanese construction company, announced on Aug...
 
Tree Planting Initiative in Disaster-Affected Town

June 27, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Tree Planting Initiative in Disaster-Affected Town

On March 6, 2016, nearly five years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, the...
 
Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

May 11, 2016

Newsletter

 

Learning from the Past: Traditional Flood Control Systems in Japan's Kofu Basin

Incidents of heavy rains and floods are increasing around the world as the imp...
 
'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

April 28, 2016

Newsletter

 

'Community Car Sharing' Supports the Bond of Mutual Aid

Even before the disaster, Japan's Tohoku (northeastern) region had many areas ...
 
Escape Road Construction Petition Submitted to Diet

March 10, 2016

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Escape Road Construction Petition Submitted to Diet

Tohoku Fukko Nikki (Tohoku Reconstruction Diary) is a weekly article that appe...
 
Tree Planting Initiatives to Develop Disaster Prevention Green Spaces

February 3, 2016

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Tree Planting Initiatives to Develop Disaster Prevention Green Spaces

The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support people in Japan affected by...
 
LIXIL and Tohoku University Unveil Toilet Lighting System That Works Even in Blackouts

August 17, 2015

Corporate

 

LIXIL and Tohoku University Unveil Toilet Lighting System That Works Even in Blackouts

Since July 2014, LIXIL, a Japanese living and housing solutions company, and To...
 
Dreams for 1,000 Years Declared by JCC2015 at Civil Society Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

May 18, 2015

Resilience

 

Dreams for 1,000 Years Declared by JCC2015 at Civil Society Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The Japan Civil Society Organizations Coalition 2015 WCDRR (JCC2015) delivered ...
 
Kobe City Releases Documentary Photos of Great Hanshin Earthquake

March 29, 2015

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Kobe City Releases Documentary Photos of Great Hanshin Earthquake

Kobe City, the capital of Hyogo Prefecture in western Japan, released on Decemb...
 
Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Civil Society: Recognizing the Role of Citizens

February 27, 2015

Newsletter

 

Global Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction for Civil Society: Recognizing the Role of Citizens

The United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) will b...
 
Disaster Prevention from Women's Perspectives

November 13, 2014

Disaster Reconstruction

 

Disaster Prevention from Women's Perspectives

The JKSK Yui-Yui project, an initiative to support the victims of the 2011 Gre...
 
Japanese Government and World Bank Launch Project to Share Lessons from Great East Japan Earthquake

July 24, 2014

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Japanese Government and World Bank Launch Project to Share Lessons from Great East Japan Earthquake

The Japanese government and the World Bank launched a joint project called "Lea...
 
More than 200 Sets of the World's Smallest Power Station Installed in Japan

May 18, 2014

Renewable Energy

 

More than 200 Sets of the World's Smallest Power Station Installed in Japan

Ecology Online, a Japanese non-profit organization that strives to promote rene...
 
Japan's First Refugee-Themed Radio Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

April 11, 2014

Resilience

 

Japan's First Refugee-Themed Radio Program Celebrates 10th Anniversary

'Nanmin Now!' ('Refugees Now!'), Japan's first community radio program dedicate...
 
Japan's Solar LED Association Unveils Three Models of Small Solar-Powered Water Purification System

March 28, 2014

Water

 

Japan's Solar LED Association Unveils Three Models of Small Solar-Powered Water Purification System

The Solar LED Association in Japan announced in February 2014 that it has start...
 
Coastal Amusement Park in Japan Installs Seawater Heat Pump to Save Energy

November 13, 2013

Energy Conservation

 

Coastal Amusement Park in Japan Installs Seawater Heat Pump to Save Energy

Yokohama Hakkeijima Inc., the company operating Yokohama Hakkeijima Sea Para...
 
 The 'Miracle of Kamaishi': How 3,000 Students Survived March 11

October 22, 2013

Newsletter

 

The 'Miracle of Kamaishi': How 3,000 Students Survived March 11

Photo courtesy of Katada Lab (Graduate School of Engineering, Gunma Universi...
 
Makinohara City Collaborates with Citizens to Create Community Development Plan for Tsunami Disaster Prevention

October 16, 2013

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Makinohara City Collaborates with Citizens to Create Community Development Plan for Tsunami Disaster Prevention

Makinohara City, Shizuoka Prefecture, set up a Community Promotion Council i...
 
Shizuoka Prefecture Trains Disaster-Preparedness Instructors

October 9, 2013

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Shizuoka Prefecture Trains Disaster-Preparedness Instructors

In Japan's Shizuoka Prefecture, under a situation that a major earthquake i...
 
 Transboundary Air Pollution from China: Possibilities for Cooperation with Japan

October 8, 2013

Newsletter

 

Transboundary Air Pollution from China: Possibilities for Cooperation with Japan

In the winter of 2012-2013, a serious air pollution event in China also b...
 
Citizen's Group Offers Seminar to Foster Community Disaster Prevention Coordinators

September 12, 2013

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Citizen's Group Offers Seminar to Foster Community Disaster Prevention Coordinators

Bousai Juku Daruma is a citizen's group in Yokohama that promotes disaster preve...
 
Japanese Non-Life Insurer Starts Joint Research on Water Damage Risk with Kyoto University

February 7, 2013

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Japanese Non-Life Insurer Starts Joint Research on Water Damage Risk with Kyoto University

The Tokio Marine Research Institute, a Japanese think tank for Tokio Marine...
 
Kyoto Pref. Signs Agreement for Free Use of EVs, Power Supply Devices in Times of Disasters

January 11, 2013

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Kyoto Pref. Signs Agreement for Free Use of EVs, Power Supply Devices in Times of Disasters

Kyoto Prefecture and four Japanese companies entered into a partnership agreemen...
 
Survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake Reveals Increased Trust in Self-Defense Forces and Individuals

February 16, 2012

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Survey after the Great East Japan Earthquake Reveals Increased Trust in Self-Defense Forces and Individuals

On August 26, 2011, NTT DATA SMIS Co., a marketing research and systems dev...
 
Offshore Wind Farm Withstands Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

July 10, 2011

Renewable Energy

 

Offshore Wind Farm Withstands Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami

Japan's first full-scale offshore wind power station, "Wind Power Kamisu" in...
 
Convenience Stores to Help Prevent Crime

December 14, 2005

Disaster Prevention / Reduction

 

Convenience Stores to Help Prevent Crime

Seven-Eleven Co., FamilyMart Co., and 11 other members of the Japan Franchise As...
 
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