tsunami

How Do Ancient ‘Tsunami Stones’ Warn People About Future Disasters in Japan?

Tsunamis are fairly common in Japan, primarily because of major earthquakes that tend to hit the area every 100 to 150 years. Because of this, the country implemented advanced countermeasures against future tsunamis and education for disaster preparedness. As a reminder of the devastating impact of tsunamis, tsunami stones came into use. In Aneyoshi, Japan,…

Are You Aware of the Truth Behind the Plight of the ‘Fukushima 50’?

The term, “Fukushima 50,” was coined by the media to refer to the remaining workers of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant (福島第一原子力発電所) after a series of nuclear accidents following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. The number was supposed to reflect the workers that were at the site at the time but 50 is…

Japan vs Earthquakes: How to Prepare for Disasters

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 time to end if it ever…

4 Important Safety Tips to Remember for when an Earthquake Strikes in Japan

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, perhaps due to language barriers and…

10 Awesome Japanese Heroes You Have Probably Never Heard of Yet

Japan is a land with a long ancient history. Throughout her generations, Japan has produced some incredible people. Hundreds of thousands of great people, and among them there are some truly awesome people. Some you will have heard of, but many you may not have. Here are 10 most epically awesome Japanese people you should…

5 Japanese Disaster Names You Should Know

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 related stuff is also important. Brush…

Natural Disasters: 3 Historical Catastrophes in Japan

If you frequently tune into International News, the story of a natural disaster in Japan will be a common sight for you. The geographical location and topography of Japan makes it a prime target for earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and typhoons. These days, while many disasters can be predicted, prepared for and controlled, in days gone…

Reasons for shutting down the Tomari Nuclear Plant

After 42 years, the last Nuclear Power Plant has just been closed in Japan on May 5th of 2012. Located in Hokkaido, Japan, Tomari Nuclear Plant is the only nuclear power plant providing energy in the area. Japan and its Nuclear Power Plants commons.wikimedia.org/ It was in 1954 that Japan started its Nuclear Power Plant…

4 Years After the 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami: Tohoku Now

The tragic earthquake and tsunami in Tohoku may still seem fresh for many of you. It was the most disastrous phenomena which occurred last March 2011, killing and injuring numerous people in Japan. It was the strongest earthquake ever recorded in the area. I remember being at home that time and started panicking when the…
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