Disaster Preparedness for People of Different Cultures
12m 26s

Broadcast on June 18, 2020
Available until June 18, 2021

"How can we learn about disaster preparedness in Japan?" This is a question sent in by a Burmese listener living in Tokyo. Khin Aye Nge from NHK WORLD-JAPAN's Burmese Language service tries to find an answer. First, Khin visits a monastery popular among people from Myanmar who live in Japan. Together, they go to a facility where visitors can learn about disaster preparedness and take part in earthquake simulations. We look at what they find out. We also report on the problems found by a specialist who checks the monastery's preparedness against disasters. (This program was broadcast on April 2, 2020.)

photo A lecture about disaster preparedness for people from Myanmar at a Buddhist monastery in Tokyo photo People experience an artificial earthquake photo A lesson on how to use a fire extinguisher photo Participants enjoying the experience