Photo by UNISDR Visitors to the Public Forum of the WCDRR look at a display of personal items (centre) found in the rubble after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami.

Japan: WCDRR public forum drew crowds


A five-day event held as part of the WCDRR turned out to be a magnet for the public, drawing thousands of people keen to share experiences of disasters such as the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami...'This is the largest international conference ever to be held in this country,' said Japan’s Minister of State for Disaster Management Eriko Yamatani, referring to the combined WCDRR and Public Forum tally...

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