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Information Saves Lives
BOSAI, Measures for Saving Your Life
11m 49s

Broadcast on March 24, 2021
Available until April 7, 2022

When disaster strikes, information that's clear, accurate, and prompt is essential. Foreign residents of Japan, however, often encounter problems due to language and communication gaps. A case study of a community of Brazilian residents in Japan hit by flooding offers insights about the challenges they face and necessary solutions.(This program was broadcast on April 1, 2020.)

photo In September 2015, the city of Joso in Ibaraki Prefecture suffered flooding caused by a typhoon. photo Escola Opção is a Brazilian school in Joso. Children study in Portuguese. photo School principal Uemura Mayumi photo Uemura has taken an active part in exchanges with Japanese residents in Joso.