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Photo by UNISDR. Participants discuss their company’s measures in resilience and disaster risk reduction.

Japan’s private sector puts focus on resilience and risk-sensitivity as World Conference looms

24 Feb 2015, UNISDR Hyogo; UNISDR AP

More than 250 representatives from Japan’s business community have held an information-packed session on the private sector’s crucial role in disaster resilience and risk-sensitive decision-making, as part of the preparation for next month’s World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction, which will see the adoption of a new global framework to guide risk reduction over the next decade...


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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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