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Japan: Disaster risk discussed at conference organized by Harvard students

26 Aug 2014, Japan Times Ltd., the

'We always emphasize that disaster risk reduction should be seen as investment and not an expenditure,' said Satoru Nishikawa, former deputy director for disaster preparedness and international cooperation at the prime minister’s office at a a panel discussion organized by the Harvard Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR), reports Japan Times...


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