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Nov 2021

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Disaster Preparedness Workshop for International Residents in Tokyo

Have you heard about Tokyo Inland Earthquake? It is a powerful earthquake that could occur in Tokyo in the next 30 years with possibility as high as 70% according to experts. It has been estimated that approximately 180,000 buildings would collapse in central Tokyo due to the mega-quake. Are you and your family fully prepared for such an event? Do you know how to contact your family when your smartphone does not work during the disaster? Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is organizing workshops for international residents in Tokyo to raise awareness and improve preparedness for the possible mega-quake in Japan. The workshops are open to the public and conducted […]

01
Nov 2021

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International Residents in Tokyo Prepare for a Possible Mega-quake Together

Last Saturday, Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) organized a household disaster preparedness planning workshop for international residents. Two sessions were held on this day: one in simplified Japanese and the other in English. 20 people attended in total. The workshop covered the basic preparation methods for the possible mega-quake in Tokyo, including risk mitigation at home, evacuation procedures and emergency stockpiles. Although Tokyo residents have been experiencing frequent earthquakes recently, international residents have very limited opportunities to learn about disaster prevention. One of the participants commented that although she has lived in Japan for 20 years, this workshop was the first time for her to learn about disaster responses comprehensively. […]

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Oct 2021

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Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Foreign Residents to be Launched

Did you know that experts in Japan have warned us that the chances of a powerful earthquake striking Tokyo in the next 30 years could be as high as 70%? Are you and your family prepared for such an event? Peace Boat Disaster Relief (PBV) is organizing workshops for international residents in Tokyo to raise awareness and improve preparedness for the possible mega-quake in Japan. The workshops are open to the public and conducted in English and simplified Japanese (Yasashii Nihongo). During the workshop, participants will learn the basics of disaster preparedness, such as ways to prevent/mitigate risks at home, evacuation procedures and emergency stockpile. PBV is a Tokyo-based non-profit […]