This video explains measures Japan took to prevent natural disasters.
The video discusses barriers, embankments, dams, early warning systems, satellites, standard building codes, etc. Education plays an important role in disaster reduction in the future. Initiatives like community walks and children contests are shown.
The video ends by showing examples from all over the world where Japan worked together with local disaster reduction teams.
As the situation is alarming more international cooperation is necessary.
More info: Ministry of foreign affairs Japan
Produced by: Japan Center for Intercultural Communications