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What we can learn from Japan’s Disaster Prevention Day

Red Cross Arctic Disaster Management Study

This study focuses on the Red Cross emergency response capabilities, including human resources, equipment, logistics, databases and alerting systems, training and capacity building, cooperation and coordination and long-term programmes in the Arctic. Although the focus is on the capacities for mass emergencies in the Arctic, the importance of everyday activities is recognized as the basis of all Red Cross preparedness. The Red Cross Red Crescent Movement is present in people’s daily lives, building resilience and preparedness through its action and helping in everyday incidents and events…


What we can learn from Japan’s Disaster Prevention Day

Like most annual preparedness efforts, Disaster Prevention Day grew out of a catastrophe. Ninety-five years ago, Japan suffered its worst historic natural disaster, the Sept. 1, 1923 Great Kanto Earthquake. The magnitude 8.1 earthquake was centered beneath the greater Tokyo area and the combination of shaking, tsunami and fire is estimated to have taken over 140,000 lives.

The Great Kanto earthquake was centered only nine miles beneath the Kanto plain, 19 miles east of Yokohama and about 30 miles southeast of Tokyo’s Imperial Palace. The earthquake ruptured a 60 by 60 mile interface related to the subducting boundary between the Pacific and Eurasian plates, thrusting the overlying plate about six feet…

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