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Japan

Japan: A global leader on DRR that can do even more to fight poverty - Opinion

30 Jul 2014, Devex

'Following the 2011 crisis, Japan has continued to exert global leadership on disaster risk reduction and have comprehensively incorporated disaster risk reduction elements across all its development assistance programming', writes Erik Solheim, chair of OECD’s Development Assistance Committee...


National Platform

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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