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Disaster Preparedness for People of Different Cultures
WHAT'S YOUR CONNECTION?
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