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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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Top 5 Natural Disaster reported
Disaster Date Affected (no. of people)
Earthquake* 1995 541,636
Flood 2000 360,110
Storm 2005 270,140
Storm 2004 180,050
Storm 2000 180,041
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
Data version: v11.08   *: Including tsunami
Data displayed does not imply national endorsement.
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