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WAKAYAMA, 5 November, 2018 - This year’s High School Students Summit for World Tsunami Awareness Day attracted 379 students from 48 countries to Japan, a country renowned for its disaster risk management and expertise on tsunami risk. The Summit brought together 244 overseas students and 135 students from Japan in the location where on November 5, 1854…
… students from around the world have pledged to step up efforts to reduce disaster risk, at a global gathering held to mark the first edition of World Tsunami Awareness … of multi-hazard risk after the wave took out the Fukushima nuclear power plant, with enduring consequences. Kuroshio is forecast to face a 34-metre-high wave if an earthquake occurs in the Nankai Trough off Japan. With a philosophy that not a single person should be lost in an earthquake or tsunami, …
… the request of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) has facilitated consultations with countries and organizations … in different regions on the next phase of the HFA (Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, hereafter, HFA2). Informal consultations in the Asia-Pacific have … was used to guide discussions at the 6th Asian Ministerial Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction (6th AMCDRR) and became a key contribution from the Asia-Pacific region …