Water-related Disasters

Japanology Plus

28m 00s
Broadcast on September 29, 2022 Available until March 31, 2025

*First broadcast on September 29, 2022.
Japan suffers from frequent water-related natural disasters, such as flooding, landslides and storm surges. Throughout history, methods to mitigate their effects have been devised. Our guest, university professor Kawaike Kenji, introduces a facility that recreates disaster conditions in order to study them. We hear why these events are so common in Japan, and explore some potential solutions. And in Plus One, Matt Alt tries out some innovative emergency supplies.

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