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Preparation limits worst impact of disasters

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Japan has suffered a series of major disasters during the Heisei era, and it is possible an earthquake directly beneath Tokyo (see below) or a massive earthquake in the Nankai Trough (see below) will take place in the future. How can we minimize the damage and rapidly restore social functions?

The Yomiuri Shimbun interviewed Yoshiaki Kawata, an expert on major disasters, who was an early advocate of the concept of “disaster reduction.” He now argues for the importance of “disaster........

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