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When I told my Japanese friends that I had an emergency store cupboard at home, stocked up with non-perishable items and bottled water, and that I'd bought a mini gas cooker with spare gas cassettes, they thought it was pretty funny that I was so prepared. After all, there...

Japan is known for its proneness for natural disasters. The good news is that in the recent years, in spite of 6 large quakes happening, the number of injuries has decreased in comparison to the past. I'm sure the battle between natural disasters and Japan will take a long...

As you may know, since April 14th, earthquakes have occurred in the entire region of Kyushu from Kumamoto with aftershocks in many neighboring areas. For travelers and tourists that have never experienced earthquakes before, they may find it difficult to seek help if they happen to experience one here,...

While the earthquake in Kumamoto has had devastating effects, the kindness of humanity will be shown after a disaster. Good samaritans have offered help to residents of Kumamoto in various ways such as fixing broken pottery, and now a paper and cardboard company is offering its help using what...

The recent earthquake in Kumamoto has damaged many houses and roads. Not only that but the little things such as pots and plates have also been damaged. While new pottery items can be bought, some of them have sentimental value, and the owners may feel sad to part with...

※The content in this article has been translated from this interview by Nikkei Business Online On April 14th, 2016, an earthquake struck the center of Kumamoto prefecture in Kyushu and the surrounding area. In Kumamoto, the deaths of over 40 people have been reported, Aso Ohashi has collapsed and damages...

The frequent natural disasters that happen in Japan are certainly off-putting for foreign visitors and ex-pats, especially if you come from a country that never suffers from them. Moving to Kumamoto, I felt secure in the knowledge that, as some locals put it, 'earthquakes never happen here'. The last...

On the 14th at around 9:26 pm, a level 7 earthquake struck Kumamoto prefecture. This article will report the sequence of events, present condition, predictions for hereafter, as well as provide a means of gathering further information. Details Up to the Present and Current Condition globalgiving.org/ Since the 14th, earthquakes are...

The word bosai may have a broad meaning, but it is most commonly associated with disaster preparedness and taking actions when such catastrophes strike. This word is taught to children at an early age and the government regularly conducts public awareness campaigns and earthquake drills around September 1, which...

Japan is a land prone to natural disasters. After all, we are living within the infamous ring of fire. Although many people would consider this subject taboo, these are a few essential words you should really know! The fun stuff is easy to remember, but the boring or emergency...

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